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JAXPORT one of nation's fastest growing import ports

Forbes contributor Ken Roberts has named the Port of Jacksonville one of the nation’s fastest growing import ports by value in 2017. The more than $2 billion increase in import value places Jacksonville’s port in the top ten in the U.S. Roberts' import/export data company WorldCity posts monthly trade statistics at ustradenumbers.com.

WorldCity’s research shows the Port of Jacksonville registering a $2.20 billion increase through the first 10 months of the year.

  • Motor vehicles for transporting people rose 15.19% compared to last year to $9.33 billion.
  • Commercial vehicles rose 0.67% to $568.11 million.
  • Gasoline and other refined petroleum products rose 19.46% to $262.89 million.
  • Coffee rose 26.29% to $257.25 million.

Read the full Forbes column here