Trade data

United States Trade Data | Jul 2, 2013 12:01PM EDT
Journal of Commerce Economist Mario Moreno upgraded his forecast for the eastbound trans-Pacific lane to 3 percent growth to a total of 13.1 million TEUs. Better-than-expected traffic in the first quarter was the major driver in the upgrade — issued in the June report of Container Shipping Outlook — from the forecast of 2 percent growth made at the TPM conference in Long Beach in March. “China was the region’s best performer sending 4.9 percent more volume or nearly double the four-quarter moving average rate of growth to U.S. ports than in the same period last year,” he said.
U.S. cross-border exports to Mexico. Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics
United States Trade Data | Jul 1, 2013 3:05PM EDT
Exports by truck from the U.S. to Mexico jumped nearly 20 percent year-over-year in April 2013, according to data obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Overall value from cross border traffic increased in April.
Japan's imports and exports through May 2013; year-over-year change. Source: Japanese Ministry of Finance
Asia Trade Data | Jul 1, 2013 2:52PM EDT
The value of Japan’s trade increased 10 percent in both exports and imports in May 2013, according to Japan’s Ministry of Finance. Imports reached their highest value in more than 2 1/2 years.
U.S. cross-border imports from Canada. Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics
United States Trade Data | Jul 1, 2013 2:37PM EDT
Cross-border trade via rail and truck between Canada and the United States climbed in April, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics. The combined value of exports rose 4.8 percent year-over-year to roughly $21 billion, while import value grew 5.3 percent to $18.7 billion.
U.S. Apparel Imports. Source: PIERS
United States Trade Data | Jul 1, 2013 12:20PM EDT
First quarter 2013 container imports of apparel (not knitted or crocheted) through U.S. ports jumped 11.3 percent year-over-year, preceded by a 7 percent jump in fourth quarter 2012. Before the recent upturn, apparel imports experienced six quarterly declines.
U.S. cross-border trade by truck with Canada and Mexico. Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics
United States Trade Data | Jul 1, 2013 10:19AM EDT
U.S. cross-border traffic with North American Free Trade Agreement partners Mexico and Canada via truck and rail was up 8.3 percent from $69.17 billion in April 2012 to roughly $75 billion this April, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
U.S. Containerized Imports of Bananas. Source: PIERS
United States Trade Data | Jun 21, 2013 4:22PM EDT
Containerized banana imports into the U.S. climbed for an eighth straight quarter in the first quarter of 2013. Increases in the past four quarters have been by double digits.
US Toy Imports. Source: PIERS
United States Trade Data | Jun 20, 2013 8:46AM EDT
The number of containers of toys imported through U.S. ports increased 1.4 percent in the first quarter of 2013. This is only the second year-over-year increase in the past eight quarters, the other being a 2.4 percent increase in third quarter 2012.
U.S. Footwear Imports. Source: PIERS
United States Trade Data | Jun 17, 2013 9:35AM EDT
Containers of footwear imported through U.S. ports jumped 14 percent year-over-year in the first quarter of 2013, the largest increase since fourth quarter 2010, according to data from PIERS, a JOC sister company.
U.S. Auto Part Imports. Source: PIERS
United States Trade Data | Jun 11, 2013 11:30AM EDT
Containers of auto parts imported through U.S. ports in the first quarter of 2013 were up year-over-year for a 14th straight quarter. Although the rate inched up from 8.1 percent in fourth quarter 2012 to 8.3 percent in first quarter 2013, the rate of growth has formed an overall trend of deceleration.
U.S. agricultural exports: value and year-over-year percent change. Source: U.S. Census Bureau
United States Trade Data | Jun 6, 2013 11:54AM EDT
Agricultural exports from the U.S. declined for a second straight month in April 2013 to $10.6 billion.
U.S. Furniture Imports. Source: PIERS
United States Trade Data | Jun 5, 2013 3:15PM EDT
Containers of furniture imported through U.S. ports increased significantly year-over-year in the first quarter of 2013, rising 7.6 percent or 37,722 20-foot-equivalent units, the sixth consecutive quarterly year-over-year increase. Imports totaled 532,943 TEUs, compared with 495,222 TEUs in the first quarter of 2012.
Japan's imports and exports through April 2013; year-over-year change. Source: Japan’s Ministry of Finance
Asia Trade Data | Jun 4, 2013 7:53PM EDT
Japan’s import volume saw month-to-month and year-over-year increases in April 2013, according to Japan’s Ministry of Finance. Import growth has been consistent for the past 6 months.
U.S. scrap exports market shares - China vs. rest of the world. Source: PIERS
United States Trade Data | Jun 3, 2013 3:12PM EDT
U.S. containerized exports of scrap metals, plastics and paper to China have increased at a remarkable pace over the last 20 years.
U.S. cross-border rail imports from Canada. Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics
United States Trade Data | Jun 3, 2013 3:03PM EDT
Cross-border imports by rail from Canada into the United States jumped to their highest value in March since the JOC began collecting data in January 2009, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
U.S. cross-border imports from Mexico. Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics
United States Trade Data | Jun 3, 2013 1:56PM EDT
Imports by rail into the U.S. from Mexico jumped 21.7 percent year-over-year in March 2013, according to data obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
U.S. cross-border trade by truck with Canada and Mexico. Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics
United States Trade Data | Jun 3, 2013 1:43PM EDT
The share of U.S. traffic with North American Free Trade Agreement partners Mexico and Canada via truck was down in March 2013, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
U.S. containerized exports through February 2013. Source: PIERS
United States Trade Data | May 29, 2013 4:21PM EDT
U.S. containerized exports were up 5 percent in February 2013 year-over-year, reaching 1,011,874 20-foot-equivalent units, according to advance figures from PIERS, a JOC sister company.

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