PHOTO OF THE DAY: Port Canaveral Recognizes May as World Trade Month
By Space Coast Daily // May 23, 2022
Since 1938, the United States has recognized May as World Trade Month
BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – Port Canaveral recognizes World Trade Month and the importance of exporting to the U.S. economy.
Since 1938, the United States has recognized May as World Trade Month, as Seaports around the world celebrate the importance of international trade to the U.S. economy and the maritime industry.
U.S. exports of goods and services totaled $2.5 trillion in 2018 supporting 11.5 million U.S. jobs and accounting for nearly 13% of gross domestic product (GDP), according to the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Of that, 97% of the nearly 300,000 U.S. companies that export are small- or medium-sized businesses, which the U.S. Census Bureau defines as having 500 or fewer employees.