According to WorldCity’s latest analysis of US Census Bureau data, imports and exports at Miami have accounted for more than 40% of Florida’s international trade business through the third quarter of 2014.
Among the 24 Florida airports and seaports that reported trade data through September, it accounted for 40.55% of state’s 2014 international trade measured in dollars, more than double Florida’s next-busiest trade port.
Importantly, which the airport refers to as the "Gateway of the Americas' has proven to be a consistent leader for the Sunshine State’s import and export sector, driving more than 40% of statewide international trade for each of the past five years.
Miami's trade surplus has also been a bright spot in 2014, with exports exceeding imports by nearly $10 billion, a total that accounts for 63% of the state’s combined trade surplus.
Miami-Dade aviation director, Emilio T. González, explains: "WorldCity’s recent report makes a resounding case for MIA’s importance to both our local and statewide economies.
“These numbers are a clear reminder that Miami is so much more than a leading passenger hub – we’re also America’s number one airport for international freight.”