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Asia Trade Data
04 Jul 2013
Japanese containerized cargo trade will rise 2.9 percent year-over-year in fiscal 2013, which started on April 1, to 12.723 million 20-foot equivalent units, a Tokyo-based research firm predicted in a new report.
03 Jul 2013
Journal of Commerce Economist Mario Moreno kept his below 4 percent growth outlook for this year’s westbound trans-Pacific container trade, as he doesn’t expect the reverse of European and U.S. fiscal imbalances in the first quarter to offset significant risks ahead for the trade lane. The trade is forecast to total 6.9 million TEUs this year, a rebound of 3.9 percent over prior year’s volumes, according to the June Container Shipping Outlook.
03 Jul 2013
U.S. containerized imports increased 2 percent year-over-year in April, rebounding from a 7.3 percent year-over-year decline in March, according to advance figures from PIERS, a JOC sister company.
02 Jul 2013
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.
01 Jul 2013
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.
26 Jun 2013
Containerized exports from the Indian subcontinent and the Middle East to South and Central America declined in April 2013, the first negative year-over-year change since October 2012, according to data from Container Trades Statistics. In four of the past six months, volume in this lane rose by more than 10 percent from the year before.
21 Jun 2013
Hong Kong’s Census and Statistics Department said that the volume of Hong Kong's re-exports of goods increased 8.9 percent year-over-year in April, while domestic exports decreased 7.1 percent.
19 Jun 2013
Japan’s exports to the United States rose for the fifth straight month in May on a year-on-year basis, surging 16.3 percent to 1.041 trillion yen ($10.96 billion), according to preliminary figures released by the Finance Ministry on June 19.
17 Jun 2013
In May, India’s exports were valued at $24.5 billion, falling 1.1 percent from $24.8 billion in the same month in the previous year, and imports were valued at $44.6 billion, rising 7.0 percent from May 2012’s $41.7 billion...
17 Jun 2013
Cathay Pacific Airways reported that Cathay Pacific and Dragonair combined carried 121,529 metric tons of cargo and mail in May, down 1.5 percent compared with May 2012.
07 Jun 2013
The volume of U.S. beef exports in April was 86,433 metric tons, down 9 percent year-over-year, and export value was $434.8 million, down 7 percent compared with the value in April 2012...