United States Trade Data
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:
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.
19 Oct 2014
U.S. imports of ocean containers reached a record high in September, as retailers expect a robust holiday season, but exports continued to decline from soft global demand, making 2014 so far the worst year for container exports in the past four years.
10 Oct 2014
The largest U.S. container ports are expected to see a final surge in imports, with shipments setting a monthly record in October, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.
03 Oct 2014
U.S. imports of wooden bedroom furniture by dollar value have increased for four consecutive quarters, driven by an ongoing recovery in the real estate market and falling national unemployment numbers...
18 Sep 2014
Japan’s trade surplus with the United States shrank sharply in August, as exports to the U.S. declined while imports surged at a double-digit pace, according to preliminary trade figures released Thursday by Japan’s Finance Ministry.
17 Sep 2014
U.S. containerized exports will grow in the next five years on the back of a strong construction demand around the globe, JOC Group Economist Mario Moreno says.
16 Sep 2014
Given the slightly stronger-than-expected first half, and that economic conditions in the U.S. are improving, JOC Group Economist Mario Moreno is upgrading the 2014 imports projection to 6.7 percent annual growth, up from the March projection of 5.9 percent.
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.
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.
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.
21 Aug 2014
Containerized footwear imports into the United States plummeted in the first half of 2014, although the industry is optimistic sales will pick up in the second half of the year.