United States Trade Data
PIERS also provides the basis for the JOC’s ranking of the Top 30 U.S. trading partners in containerized cargo:
09 Feb 2016
Containerized imports at U.S. ports are projected to increase by double digits in January and February compared to the same months last year, when dozens of vessels were stranded outside of West Coast ports due to labor problems.
31 Dec 2015
Despite growing at the slowest pace in four years, U.S. containerized imports of tableware and household goods reached an all-time high in 2015, riding on the back of increasing disposable income and an ongoing recovery in the home sales market.
15 Dec 2015
JOC Senior Economist Mario O. Moreno expects U.S. containerized exports to end the year down 2.5 percent from 2014 but rebound by 4 percent next year, as global growth bolsters slumping U.S. export markets.
07 Dec 2015
The U.S. will be importing heaps more of holiday cheer this year — 14 percent more plastic Christmas trees and decoration than in 2014, a sign of U.S. consumers’ building appetite for non-essential goods, JOC Senior Economist Mario O. Moreno said.
02 Dec 2015
The value of goods shipped between Mexico and the U.S. continues to climb, while the goods value in U.S.-Canada trade is dropping. Lower fuel prices and the strong U.S. dollar are partly to blame, as well as the surge in Mexican manufacturing aimed at the U.S.
12 Nov 2015
Swollen inventories and sluggish global growth have led JOC Senior Economist Mario O. Moreno to cut his forecast for U.S. containerized imports this year to 5.4 percent from his previous forecast of 6.6 percent.
08 Oct 2015
Among the top 10 fastest-growing Asian sources of U.S. imports are a number of nations, such as China, South Korea and Vietnam, that have long played a dominant role in global supply chains for both raw materials and finished products. But there are also a number of surprises on the list.
29 Sep 2015
U.S. containerized imports this year will surpass 20 million 20-foot-equivalent units for the first time, driven by continued strength in housing, automobiles and consumer spending, predicts JOC Senior Economist Mario O. Moreno.
02 Sep 2015
A strong dollar and uncertain global macroeconomic outlook has led observers to forecast a 2.4 percent drop in U.S. exports this year, but the makeup of that decline is not uniform and some regions have even seen their number of U.S. exports increase.
01 Sep 2015
Sluggish global demand has made this a rough year for U.S. exporters, with no quick recovery in sight.
25 Jun 2015
The 2014 JOC Top 100 Exporters rankings once again are led by businesses engaged in recycling operations and industrial companies.
10 Jun 2015
Retailers and their suppliers dominated the JOC’s Top 100 U.S. Importers rankings once again in 2014. Here’s a quick look at the companies making up the Top 10 importers in U.S. foreign trade via ocean container transport.