Mimi Whitefield – The Miami Herald, 07/26/2012
The Brazilian economic juggernaut has slowed this year, but Florida’s trade with Brazil still shows growth.
During the first four months of the year, total merchandise trade with the state’s largest trading partner was up 13.4 percent, according to an analysis by Enterprise Florida, the state’s public/private economic development agency.
Florida exports to Latin America’s largest country grew by 4.6 percent to $5.22 billion and imports from Brazil were up a whopping 87.4 percent to $1.1 billion. Trends were similar in the Miami Customs District, which handles much of the state’s trade with Brazil.