More Welsh firms are looking to overseas markets to fill their order books, driven by sluggish demand at home.
Over £13bn of goods are exported from Wales each year, with more than a quarter going to the United States.
Now the First Minister is heading to San Franscisco - the latest stop in a series of 16 trade missions this year designed to promote Wales as a place to invest and Welsh companies abroad.
Our Business Correspondent Carole Green has been to see several Welsh firms whose thirst for overseas business in paying off.
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