For the eight year in a row, Foreign Trade Zone No. 62 at the Port of Brownsville remains near the top in the nation for the value of exports. The recognition comes from information in the U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones Board’s annual report to Congress.
FTZ No. 62 ranks second in the country with more than $4.3 billion in exported goods in 2019. This is an increase from the $3.8 billion reported in 2018. The port’s FTZ has consistently ranked in the top three for exports out of 193 FTZs nationwide since 2012. Additionally, FTZ No. 62 ranks number 18 in the nation for the value of imports. The total is $4.6 billion, up from $3.69 billion in goods in 2018.
“These are the highest numbers we’ve seen in the zone’s history, which highlight the importance of the Port of Brownsville as a statewide and regional economic driver,” said Eduardo A. Campirano, Port director and CEO. “This year, we’ve made significant investments in infrastructure and FTZ 62’s continuous high ranking only further validates our efforts to increase the port’s role in the global marketplace.”