A Florida TaxWatch economic report
Florida's fresh fruit & vegetable production
Florida produce benefits other Florida Industries
Several industries, including manufacturing, benefit from the wide availability of fruits and vegetables in our state.
The “Food and Kindred Products Manufacturing” industry had an economic output of $1.79 billion in 2010 from fruit and vegetable canning, pickling, and drying. This amount represents 8.4 percent of Florida’s total “Food and Kindred Products Manufacturing” output.
In addition, the Florida transportation and distribution industries greatly benefit from the shipping of our produce to international markets.
Florida’s fruit and vegetable production is an important part of the Florida economy and helps provide fresh, healthy food to Floridians and others outside the state and the country. Exports of these products are important to Florida logistics companies and increase Florida’s already-positive balance of trade.
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