United States Trade Data

United States Trade Data

27 Apr 2015
U.S. consumer spending and new homebuilding are forecast to grow so steadily this year that imports from Far East Asia are likely to grow by a faster-than-expected 4.5 percent, year-over-year.
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.
12 Mar 2015
A look at full-year 2014 U.S. West Coast containerized ocean trade via Asian 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.
04 Feb 2015
West Coast ports always seem to hog the spotlight and much of the glory, but it’s the East Coast ports that are growing faster and gaining market share.
28 Jan 2015
U.S. exports of several agricultural products including pork, beef, poultry, apples and forage products are shrinking, and some export opportunities could be lost permanently because of dockworker slowdowns and the gridlock that has emerged at West Coast ports, the Agriculture Transportation Coalition reports.
05 Dec 2014
Import volume growth at the busiest U.S. container ports is slowing this month amid severe West Coast delays that have put a sour finish on a strong year for container shipments, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report.
05 Dec 2014
Total U.S. containerized exports slumped in October amid weakening global demand caused by sluggish economic conditions abroad.
03 Dec 2014
U.S. containerized cargo volumes in 2014 are projected to reach 12 million 20-foot-equivalent units, down 2 percent from 2013, according to JOC Group Economist Mario Moreno. The projected total for 2014 containerized exports barely exceeds the total of 11.9 million TEUs recorded in 2012 and 2011.
12 Nov 2014
Tougher Chinese regulations on imported wastepaper shipments helped drive down U.S. containerized exports in September.
11 Nov 2014
Merchandise imports will slow down in November, but probably not soon enough to help West Coast ports dig out of the congestion problems that continue because of operational issues and work slowdowns by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union.
Red delicious apples
04 Nov 2014
China has lifted its suspension on Red and Golden Delicious apple imports from Washington state, giving apple shippers an opening to move their record crop to a new market as domestic transport capacity tightens.