United States Trade Data

10 Jul 2014
With West Coast longshore contract negotiations still underway, U.S. retailers expect to bring in record levels of merchandise this month to protect against supply chain disruptions, pushing up container import projections for the first half of the year.
Apples with Chinese and U.S. flags on them
19 Feb 2014
U.S. beef, Chinese solar panels, genetically modified corn and U.S. software were high on the agenda at annual trade talks the U.S. and China held in mid-January. Chinese officials also revealed the top item on their agriculture wish list: access to the U.S. market for apples grown in China.
U.S. containerized imports through January 2014. Source: PIERS
18 Feb 2014
U.S. containerized import volume rose 6.2 percent year-over-year in January 2014, according to advance figures from PIERS, the data division of JOC Group Inc. Imports totaled 1.58 million TEUs in January. January imports were up roughly 10 percent from containerized volume in December.
11 Feb 2014
Containerized imports at U.S. ports are projected to drop to their lowest level of the year in February, but should rebound strongly in the ensuing months, according to the Global Port Tracker published by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.
27 Jan 2014
The United States overtook China to become Japan’s biggest export market for the first time in five years in 2013, according to preliminary trade figures released by the Finance Ministry.
NAFTA at 20
24 Jan 2014
This is the first of a two-part series looking at NAFTA’s legacy, the North American supply chain and the future of cross-border trade.
Port of Los Angeles
17 Jan 2014
U.S. containerized imports are projected to increase 6 percent in 2014, up from 3.5 percent growth in 2013, according to Journal of Commerce economist Mario Moreno.
Japan continued to be the top volume and value market for U.S. beef in November.
14 Jan 2014
U.S. red meat exports were “solid” in November as beef sales set a new value record and pork exports posted their strongest month year-to-date...
14 Jan 2014
If trans-Pacific container lines put their outlook to music, they might want to borrow from Led Zeppelin’s “The Song Remains the Same.” This year, after all, is shaping up very much like 2013, when modest growth in demand combined with faster growth in capacity to hammer rates and force carriers to chase regular — and short-lived — rate increases from spring through fall.
China’s Market Share of U.S. Imports by Value. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, CEIC, Barclays Research
14 Jan 2014
China’s export competitiveness may be stagnating or eroding in key low-end commodities such as footwear, toys and furniture, but in consumer appliances and electronics, which require more technology in manufacturing, China is increasing its market share, according to a Jan. 7 report by Barclays out of Hong Kong.
U.S. containerized imports through December 2013. Source: PIERS
13 Jan 2014
U.S. containerized import volume inched up 0.3 percent year-over-year in December, according to advance figures from PIERS...
27 Dec 2013
India’s engineering exports to the U.S. tumbled nearly 10 percent year-over-year in the first eight months of the current fiscal year (2013-14), according to the Engineering Export Promotion Council of India.

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