Trade Data

Trade Data

International commerce produces great quantities of trade data, compiled by both governmental and private organizations. This page contains stories dealing with aspects of trade data, both across borders and internally.

Commentary

With economic conditions in the U.S. continuing to improve, the outlook for U.S. imports via ocean container from northern Europe remains highly favorable.

News & Analysis

16 Apr 2015
In the first two months of 2015, Chinese exports by value to Hong Kong, its second-largest trading partner, fell 6.5 percent year-over-year, while outbound shipments to Japan, China’s third-biggest receive of its exports, slipped 0.4 percent in the same period, according to statistics from Global Trade Information Systems, a sister company of JOC.com within IHS Maritime & Trade.
16 Mar 2015
Facing higher transportation costs and a shift in consumer demand, shippers are changing how and what kind of apparel they import into the U.S.: opting for less expensive cargo that can be packed and stacked over luxury goods shipped on the hanger.
13 Mar 2015
Freight rates fell on all major east-west trades this week with Asia-Europe recording $708 per TEU, its lowest level in almost 18 months, according to the latest reading of the Shanghai Containerised Freight Index (SCFI).
12 Mar 2015
A look at full-year 2014 U.S. containerized ocean trade with Asian countries.
12 Mar 2015
A look at full-year 2014 U.S. West Coast containerized ocean trade via Asian ports.
12 Mar 2015
It’s a known unknown: We will never know what 2014 could have been, volume-wise, for U.S. West Coast ports, the gateway to the trans-Pacific container trade.
U.S. and India flags
12 Mar 2015
India’s two-way trade with the U.S. totaled about $54 billion in the first 10 months of fiscal year 2014-15, which ends this month.
11 Mar 2015
The behavior of a handful of mega shippers in China completely defines the market, and any analysis of imports and exports must take this into account, advised Seabury Group managing director Gert-Jan Jansen.
06 Mar 2015
China’s containerized exports for February leapt 17.5 percent to 8.6 million 20-foot containers as strong foreign trade and a late Chinese New Year pushed up volumes leaving its ports.
cosmetics in story in Shenzhen
04 Mar 2015
While the growth pace of overall U.S. trade is slowing, perishables trade expansion is “significantly faster,” World City President Ken Roberts said at the JOC's 15th annual TPM Conference.