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Manufacturing sector takes the biggest hit
DOWNTOWN -- The Asian flu cut into Pittsburgh's exports last year, slowing steady export growth the region had enjoyed the previous five years.
Between 1993 and 1998, local exports jumped 36 percent from just under $3 billion to almost $4.1 billion. But the 1998 figure was 6 percent below 1997, when exports totaled $4.35 billion.
The drop can be traced to a $275 million plunge in exports to Asia, a 29 percent decline from the prior year.
Exports from the Pittsburgh region to Asia climbed between 1993 and 1995 from $683 million to $1.16 billion, before falling slightly the next two years and then …