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

The acquisition of Pacer International earlier this year tapped several trends driving growth at XPO
13 Sep 2014
Fast-growing third-party logistics companies are tuning into and tapping broad trends driving logistics growth in the U.S. and globally, including increased cross-border trade and the expansion of intermodal rail. Here are seven trends picked by XPO Logistics CEO Bradley S. Jacobs.
12 Sep 2014
Weak global demand is hurting U.S. containerized exports, while a reviving U.S. economy is aiding imports. A larger long-term trade imbalance is the likely result, Cass says.
10 Sep 2014
China reported a record trade surplus in August, as imports unexpectedly fell amid a "mild" domestic slowdown while exports shot up on stronger global demand.
09 Sep 2014
U.S containerized imports in September will be strong but won’t match the intensity seen in August, as shippers brought in the majority of back-to-school and holiday merchandise last month, according to the newest forecast from Global Port Tracker.
02 Sep 2014
A group of Thai shippers said it expects exports to grow no more than 1 percent this year, in another worrying sign that Thailand’s economy is struggling in the wake of a military coup in May, Reuters reported.
02 Sep 2014
The second-quarter recovery that gave air and ocean cargo such a welcome boost looks set to continue its momentum well into the second half as the latest economic and freight indicators show some positive numbers.
Bourbon
29 Aug 2014
Growing global demand for bourbon, a solely U.S. produced liquor, is giving U.S. East Coast ports a sweet, down-home surge in containerized cargo.
27 Aug 2014
The value of total trade and exports moving through U.S. foreign-trade zones last year hit record highs, reflecting exporter and retailers’ increased of the hubs.
Made in Canada
27 Aug 2014
Canadian export growth is slated to rise to 4.7 percent this year and 7.7 percent in 2015, as global and particularly U.S. demand builds, non-energy shipments rise, and the Canadian dollar weakens, according to the Royal Bank of Canada.
22 Aug 2014
Containerized furniture imports into the United States saw growth in the first half of 2014, as a strong number of shipments in the second quarter offset weak volumes in the first quarter.