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EFI has an international office in Sao Paulo that serves Brazil.
In 2019, total merchandise trade between Brazil and Florida was $21.0 billion, making it Florida’s largest bilateral merchandise trading partner. In the previous five years, bilateral trade has grown by 11.3%, and 30.7% in the last ten years. Furthermore, Brazil was the state’s single largest export market in 2019, with merchandise exports totaling $15.8 Billion. Merchandise imports from Brazil were $5.2 Billion in 2019, making it the third-largest source for merchandise imports in the state.
Brazilian companies account for 4,700 jobs in Florida, according to the most recent statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis statistics, making Brazil the thirteenth-largest foreign investor in the Sunshine State. It’s estimated that there are at least 2,000 Florida-based companies owned by Brazilians, mostly small and medium-sized enterprises and spanning industries like financial services, aviation/aerospace, manufacturing, logistics, engineering and more.
Florida is home to hundreds of airports, including commercial and general aviation airports, 15 deep-water ports, 3,000 miles of freight rail tracks and over 122,000 miles of highway to move your products and services to market. Additionally, Florida is the world’s largest telecommunications gateway to Latin America and the Caribbean, with state-of-the-art connectivity supported by 61,000+ total fiber miles, 47,000+ fiber-connected buildings and 275 data center locations to ensure unparalleled global connectivity.
Brazil ranks third in the number of visitors to Florida. In 2018, 1.2 million Brazilians visited Florida, up by 9.8% over the previous year, and accounted for 8% of total international visitors to Florida. Florida has established Sister Cities partnerships with several cities throughout Brazil to continue supporting a strong cultural relationship, including Fort Lauderdale’s Sister City relationships with Belo Horizonte and Sao Sebastiao, Brazil, and Tampa’s Sister City relationship with Porto Alegre, Brazil.
Av. Roque Petroni Junior
1089 – Suite 713
Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil 04707-900