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:
19 May 2015
Sluggish demand and unfavorable exchange rates are driving down U.S. containerized exports to Africa and having the reverse effect on American imports from the continent.
09 May 2015
A strengthening dollar is slowing U.S. steel exports, which dropped 13.8 percent year-over-year in March and were down 7.1 percent in the first quarter of 2015. Exports totaled 896,027 net tons in March and 2.7 million tons for the quarter.
08 May 2015
Containerized imports through major U.S. port gateways hit record levels in March as West Coast ports disgorged shipments that backed up during weeks of gridlock, according to the latest Global Port Tracker report.
29 Apr 2015
U.S. imports of electrical goods in dollar value terms expanded 6.3 percent in 2014, the fifth consecutive annual expansion, partly because of a strengthening consumer sector. The trade outlook for 2015 looks positive, with import value expected to increase 5.9 percent, reaching an approximately $330 billion.
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.
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.