Canada was Florida's 3rd export market and South Florida's 33rd largest trading partner in 2008. Florida's top exports to Canada include fresh orange juice, phosphate-based fertilizers, and parts for electric motors and aircraft. Florida's top imports from Canada include petroleum oil preparations, high value-added products such as engines and various aircraft, and packaged pharmaceuticals. There are nearly 30 Canadian companies operating in Broward County, employing over 1100 people.
Trade Numbers (2008)
| South Florida's Total Exports to Canada
|| $US 81 million|
| South Florida's Total Imports from Canada
|| $US 477 million|
| Overall Trade between South Florida and Canada
|| $US 559 million|
| Florida-Origin Exports to Canada
|| $US 3.8 billion|
| Florida's Imports from Canada
|| $US 4.9 billion|
| Total Merchandise Trade between Florida and Canada
|| $US 1.07 billion|
| Canada's Foreign Direct Investment in Florida (2006)
|| $US 2.99 billion|
Source for South Florida Data: Miami Trade Numbers 2009 (primary data: U.S. Census Bureau)
Source for Florida Data: Canada and Florida: An Economic Impact Study (Primary data: Census Bureau)
Canada Trade Mission July 2004
• End of Mission Report Canada 2004 (PDF)
The Canada mission with Montreal International was designed to work towards an agreement with Broward County and McGill University to create a synergy for growing biotechnology within the County. A very important economic development goal for Broward County is bioscience.
Mayor Ilene Lieberman met with the U.S. Consul in Montreal; U.S. Ambassador for Canada; economic development and tourism ministries; high-tech companies ranging from information technology and biotechnology to photonics.
Canada, Florida's #2 trading partner, has a thriving economy that is closely integrated with that of the United States. Canadian business organizations provide excellent exposure to new potential prospects for Broward County. A meeting was scheduled with the Secretary of International Trade for Canada and County's economic development agency.
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