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Overall Statistics
  • There are 255 General Purpose Foreign Trade Zones in all 50 states and Puerto Rico
  • There are 17 Foreign Trade Zones in California
  • There are 517 Foreign Trade Subzones in the U.S. and Puerto Rico
  • Subzones account for 80 percent of Foreign Trade Zone activity
  • Two-thirds of merchandise in Foreign Trade Zones is domestic status
  • Merchandise received in Foreign Trade Zones in the U.S.

By Year
  • 1980 - $1 Billion
  • 1990 - $95 Billion
  • 2002 - $249 Billion
  • 2006 - $491 Billion
    • Merchandise received in San José’s Foreign Trade Zone in 2006-07 - $101 Million
    • Exports from U.S. Foreign Trade Zones
  • 2000 - $14 Billion
  • 2006 - $30 Billion