Trade Data

Trade Data

International commerce produces great quantities of trade data, compiled by both governmental and private organizations. This page contains stories dealing with aspects of trade data, both across borders and internally.


With economic conditions in the U.S. continuing to improve, the outlook for U.S. imports via ocean container from northern Europe remains highly favorable.

News & Analysis

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.
22 Sep 2015
Taiwan may have to count on demand for new Apple products in the fourth quarter to boost exports that in August contracted for the fifth consecutive month, according to the island’s economic affairs ministry.
17 Sep 2015
China will pass the U.S. and become the world’s largest apparel market by 2019, according to a forecast by market researcher Euromonitor that compared the industry performance in the world’s two largest economies.
16 Sep 2015
India’s global merchandise exports tumbled 20.7 percent year-over-year in August, the ninth straight month of declines, even as the Narendra Modi-led government continues to roll out new schemes to stimulate trade and economic growth.
02 Sep 2015
Big retailers in the U.S. are dragging their Chinese suppliers back to the table to re-negotiate order contracts and take advantage of lower manufacturing costs following Beijing’s sharp devaluation of the yuan.
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.
01 Sep 2015
China’s manufacturing output contracted for the sixth consecutive month in August as two purchasing manager’s indexes confirmed that the world’s second largest economy is deep in slowdown mode.
27 Aug 2015
A plummeting stock market and the devaluation of the yuan have knocked China down a peg, but the Asian manufacturing powerhouse will still grow its trade with the world more than 5 percent annually over the next five years, according to a recent IHS forecast.
20 Aug 2015
Plummeting U.S. exports of recycled paper contributed to a 5.2 percent decline in overall U.S. exports during the first half of 2015, as lower-value commodities were hit by weak demand, a strong dollar and the lingering impact of West Coast port delays.