The Value of Agriculture

We are pleased to announce the release of our updated report: “Economic Contributions of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Food Industries in Florida in 2011”, available at The report summarizes economic contributions for major industry and commodity groups, regions and counties, and changes over time since 2001. Highlighted results for 2011 include:

• Industry output or sales revenues of $130.37 billion, and total output contribution of $198.90 billion, including indirect/induced multiplier effects arising from foreign and domestic exports of $47.45 billion

• Employment impacts (including multiplier effects) of 1.96 million full-time and part-time jobs, representing 20.2% of all jobs in the state

• Value-added impacts of $104.30 billion, representing 14.2% of state GDP.

• Labor income impacts of $67.52 billion for employee wages and benefits and business owner income.

• Indirect business tax impacts of $11.82 billion paid to local, state, and federal governments.

• Employment impacts grew by 4.4% from 2010 to 2011.

Additional detailed information for individual Florida counties is available at


Posted: July 22, 2013

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture

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