World Economy News

World Economy News

The latest news in global trade, including trade deficits, production and orders indexes, exports, manufacturing and more.

Commentary

Accelerating freight growth is raising questions about capacity at North American ports, the truckload market and other troublesome bottlenecks.

News & Analysis

19 Dec 2014
The Japanese government has recently expressed concern to the U.S. government regarding the delays of U.S. forage exports because of U.S. West Coast port congestion, according to an agriculture shipper group.
17 Dec 2014
Japan’s trade surplus with the United States expanded by a whopping 20.4 percent in November on a year-on-year basis, as exports grew relatively strongly while imports fell, according to preliminary trade figures released by the Japanese Finance Ministry on Wednesday
05 Dec 2014
Brazil’s trade deficit narrowed for the third month in a row in November as the economy continues to face headwinds.
19 Nov 2014
The good news is the U.S. economy will continue to expand through at least 2017. The bad news is it won’t expand that much
18 Nov 2014
India’s global merchandise exports in October fell for the first time in seven months on a year-on-year basis, primarily due to a sharp decline in engineering shipments, according to provisional government statistics.
15 Oct 2014
Growth expectations for the Asian middle class are staggering, but so is the scale of supply chain upgrades that will be needed to meet demand.
06 Oct 2014
Growth rate figures from the World Trade Organization appear to be an underestimation of growth in container volumes, and as a result, SeaIntel Maritime Analysis still expects global container demand growth to be 4 percent to 6 percent in 2014, despite downward revisions to WTO forecasts.
Energy
29 Sep 2014
Shippers need to think about end-to-end power costs, not just fuel prices, when designing supply chains, speakers at the CSCMP meeting said. Those costs, they warn, could become more volatile.
16 Sep 2014
India’s merchandise exports in August rose 2.35 percent year-over-year to $26.95 billion, the lowest growth rate in five months.
06 Sep 2014
Chinese factories are still expanding production even though most orders for the holiday season in the U.S., Europe and elsewhere have already been shipped, suggesting global demand is building.