By Santiago A. Cueto

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The latest issue of Global Trade Magazine ranks the Top 25 Cities for International Trade. The ranking is based on the largest export volume increase in 2011.

This approach is different than the International Administration’s Top 50 ranking, which is largely the same every year.

Houston and New York topped the list with a combined increase of $44 billion. That’s leaps and bounds above the numbers they posted in 2010. Houston posted a 30% increase and New York improved by 23%.

Other cities also saw a dramatic rise in international trade. San Antonio, Peroria, Greenville and Davenport all increased their export/imports by at least 30%.

The largest increase was in Corpus Christi, Texas, which posted an astounding 100% increase over the previous year.

The Top 25 Cities for Global Trade are:

  1. Houston, Texas
  2. New York, New York
  3. Los Angeles, California
  4. Miami, Florida
  5. New Orleans, Lousinana
  6. Chicago, Illinois
  7. Seattle, Washington
  8. Detroit, Michigan
  9. Salt Lake City, Utah
  10. San Antonio, TX
  11. Dallas, Texas
  12. Peoria, Illinois
  13. Philadelphia, Pensylavania
  14. Greenville, South Carolina
  15. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  16. Minneapolis, Minnesota
  17. Corpus Christi, Texas
  18. Portland, Oregon
  19. Atlanta, Georgia
  20. San Francisco, California
  21. Brownsville, Texas
  22. Bridgeport, Connecticut
  23. Davenport, Iowa
  24. Beaumont, Texas
  25. Decatur, Illinois

I’m glad to see that my hometown Miami, Florida saw a 20% increase in international trade to $43 Billion.

What do you think about the list?