|1||Motor vehicles for transporting people||$2.22 B|
|2||Motor vehicle parts||$287.62 M|
|3||Insecticides, fungicides||$163.49 M|
|4||Commercial vehicles||$86.38 M|
|5||Transmission shafts, bearings, gears||$83 M|
|6||Parts for heavy machinery||$82.33 M|
|7||Centrifuges, filters, machines and parts||$79.79 M|
|8||Chemical wood pulp, dissolving grades||$70.76 M|
|9||Harvesting machinery for poultry||$68.69 M|
|10||Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks||$58.23 M|
|1||Motor vehicles for transporting people||$8.6 B|
|2||Gasoline, other fuels||$506.39 M|
|3||Commercial vehicles||$476.5 M|
|4||Travel goods, including handbags, wallets, jewelry||$441.36 M|
|5||Rubber tires||$309.51 M|
|6||Furniture, parts||$249.13 M|
|7||Paper and paperboard, coated with kaolin||$231.76 M|
|8||Seats, excluding barber, dental||$196.33 M|
|10||Essential oil resins||$188.59 M|
Port of Jacksonville, Fla.’s trade increases 0.19 percent through October
Port of Jacksonville, Fla.’s trade with the world rose 0.19 percent, from $20.94 billion to $20.98 billion through the first 10 months of 2018 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.
During the same time period, the nation’s total trade was $3.51 trillion, with exports at $1.39 trillion and imports at $2.12 trillion. The nation’s total trade increased 9.25 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports rose 8.95 percent and imports rose 9.44 percent.
Port of Jacksonville, Fla. ranked No. 40 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through October of 2018. During the same period of 2017 it ranked No. 35. It finished No. 35 in the last full year.
The nation’s top five “ports” — airports, seaports and border crossings — so far this year, by value, are Port of Los Angeles; Port Laredo; Chicago O’Hare International Airport; John F. Kennedy International Airport and Port of Newark.
Through October Port of Jacksonville, Fla.’s top trade parters were No. 1 Japan, No. 2 China, No. 3 Brazil, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Germany . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Japan, China, Mexico, Germany and Brazil, respectively.
Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:
- Trade with No. 1 Japan fell 2.05 percent to $5.22 billion.
Exports fell 1.88 percent to $108.97 million. Imports fell 2.05 percent to $5.11 billion.
- Trade with No. 2 China rose 12.42 percent to $2.32 billion.
Exports fell 15.3 percent to $205.6 million. Imports rose 16.1 percent to $2.12 billion.
- Trade with No. 3 Brazil rose 35.42 percent to $2.07 billion.
Exports rose 43.76 percent to $1.53 billion. Imports rose 16.47 percent to $543.64 million.
- Trade with No. 4 Mexico rose 2.28 percent to $1.91 billion.
Exports rose 21.22 percent to $113.11 million. Imports rose 1.29 percent to $1.8 billion.
- Trade with No. 5 Germany fell 19.15 percent to $1.25 billion.
Exports rose 12.59 percent to $23.37 million. Imports fell 19.59 percent to $1.23 billion.
Port of Jacksonville, Fla.’s top five trading partners through October accounted for 60.88 percent of its trade with the world.
Port of Jacksonville, Fla. had trade surpluses with 118 countries and deficits with 59 through October. That compares with 115 surpluses and 62 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through October of this year were with Brazil, $981.83 million; United Arab Emirates, $455.66 million; and Saudi Arabia, $453.83 million. The top three deficits through October of this year were with Japan, $5 billion; China, $1.91 billion; and Mexico, $1.68 billion.
Through October it’s top exports were Motor vehicles for transporting people; Motor vehicle parts; Insecticides, fungicides; Commercial vehicles; and Transmission shafts, bearings, gears, in that order. Those accounted for 51.89 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Motor vehicles for transporting people; Gasoline, other fuels; Commercial vehicles; Travel goods, including handbags, wallets, jewelry; and Rubber tires, accounting for 66.58 percent of all inbound shipments.
Looking more closely at Port of Jacksonville, Fla.’s exports:
- Motor vehicles for transporting people rose 14.51 percent compared to last year to $2.22 billion.
- Motor vehicle parts rose 21.62 percent compared to last year to $287.62 million.
- Insecticides, fungicides rose 30.82 percent compared to last year to $163.49 million.
- Commercial vehicles fell 59.08 percent compared to last year to $86.38 million.
- Transmission shafts, bearings, gears rose 15.69 percent compared to last year to $83 million.
On the import side:
- Motor vehicles for transporting people fell 7.87 percent compared to last year to $8.6 billion.
- Gasoline, other fuels rose 92.62 percent compared to last year to $506.39 million.
- Commercial vehicles fell 16.13 percent compared to last year to $476.5 million.
- Travel goods, including handbags, wallets, jewelry fell 22.46 percent compared to last year to $441.36 million.
- Rubber tires rose 27.95 percent compared to last year to $309.51 million.
Last year Port of Jacksonville, Fla. posted total trade with the world of $23.43 billion. The Port’s deficit was $11.31 billion . At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, Germany, Iceland, Norway and The Netherlands. Exports totaled $6.06 billion and imports came to $17.37 billion.