After seven years of tough negotiations, Tokyo and Canberra signed a free trade agreement on July 8.
Asia Trade Data
21 Jan 2014
Growth in demand from the Asia-Pacific will be critical to the fortunes of the logistics industry in 2014, according to the Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index 2014.
20 Jan 2014
India’s merchandise exports in December rose 3.5 percent year-over-year to $26.35 billion, the lowest growth rate in six months.
14 Jan 2014
If trans-Pacific container lines put their outlook to music, they might want to borrow from Led Zeppelin’s “The Song Remains the Same.” This year, after all, is shaping up very much like 2013, when modest growth in demand combined with faster growth in capacity to hammer rates and force carriers to chase regular — and short-lived — rate increases from spring through fall.
13 Jan 2014
The major risks to Asian economic and trade growth this year lie in Europe and the U.S., according to one leading Asia based analyst.
09 Jan 2014
Shipping lines could find the intra-Asia trades an unhappy hunting ground in 2014 after a similarly tough 2013. But the long-term outlook remains positive.
06 Jan 2014
Japanese containerized cargo exports will rise for the second consecutive year in fiscal 2014, which starts on April 1, amid a moderate recovery in the global economy, a Tokyo-based research firm predicted in a new report.
27 Dec 2013
India’s engineering exports to the U.S. tumbled nearly 10 percent year-over-year in the first eight months of the current fiscal year (2013-14), according to the Engineering Export Promotion Council of India.
24 Dec 2013
U.S. apparel imports in the third quarter of 2013 tumbled 17.7 percent year-over-year to 181,126 20-foot-equivalent units, the industry’s steepest decline since 2007.
19 Dec 2013
Asian exports and intra-Asia air and ocean trades are forecast to receive a major boost from the ground-breaking World Trade Organization deal agreed to in Bali earlier this month.
16 Dec 2013
After rising in the double digits year-over-year for four consecutive months, India’s merchandise exports expanded by a modest 5.86 percent in November, but a steep decline in imports helped significantly narrow the country’s overall trade imbalance with the rest of the world.
06 Dec 2013
China’s grip on U.S. footwear imports has been slipping since 2009, leaving room for developing nations to increase their market shares.