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Mississippi exports hit $11.4 billion

Special to the MBJ

Merchandise exports from Mississippi hit $11.4 billion in 2014, the U.S. Commerce Department said in release on Thursday.
That was down from $12.4 billion in 2013, but the state’s 2014 total for goods and services helped the nation achieve a record of $2.35 trillion.
Goods exports from Mississippi supported an estimated 51,000 U.S. jobs in 2013, contributing to the 11.3 million jobs nationwide that were sustained by goods and services exports that year. On average, jobs in these export-related industries pay up to 18 percent more than nonexport related industries. 
Mississippi’s goods exports in 2014 were led by a number of sectors, including petroleum and coal products, $3.9 billion; chemicals, $1.2 billion; and transportation equipment, $968 million.
The Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula area led the state in 2013 with exports valued at $5.2 billion.  It was followed by the Jackson metro area’s $1.3 billion and Hattiesburg’s $322 million.

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Ross Reily is editor of the Mississippi Business Journal. He is a husband to an amazing wife, dad to 3 crazy kids and 2 dogs. He is also a fan of the Delta State Fighting Okra and the Boston Red Sox.

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