As Dave Forest points out in the article referenced below, the United States exports relatively few consumer products, like t-shirts and CD cases. What may not be well-known is that the U.S. continues to enjoy relatively strong levels of capital goods exports.  In fact, Forest points out that capital goods exports levels earlier this year were at 2006 levels, still 35% higher than 2003.

 Opportunities to expand and increase revenue exist.  Take advantage, even in a down economy.