Chart showing percentage of companies interested in various exporting regions.
More and more small companies are. The U.S. Department of Commerce's export hot line (800-USA-TRADE) logged 30,981 calls in its first year, mostly (62% of calls) from companies with fewer than 50 employees. Here are the regions callers were interested in.
Percentage of callers interested in each region
Latin America 14
Western Europe 20
Eastern Europe 8
Former USSR 10
Southeast Asia 12
Note: Because of multiple responses, figures add up to more than 100%.
Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C., 1992.