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.

Commentary

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

24 Jun 2016
European shippers and transport companies are bracing for a potential slowdown in trade and higher costs after Britons voted to leave the European Union.
22 Jun 2016
For those companies ranked in the JOC’s Top 100 U.S. Importers in 2015, growth was driven by more than mergers and acquisitions. 
21 Jun 2016
The U.K.’s transport sector is on tenterhooks as deeply divided Britons prepare to cast an historic vote Thursday on whether to remain in or leave the European Union.
16 Jun 2016
Rapid growth in exports of polyethylene resins will shape Gulf Coast container volume.
Brazilian beef exporters recalibrate expectations
02 Jun 2016
The steep devaluation of the Brazilian currency because of the country's economic weakness has boosted exports.
24 May 2016
U.S. containerized exports rose in the first quarter of the year for the first time after six successive quarters of decline.
10 May 2016
Containerized imports at the major U.S. gateways are projected to decrease modestly over the next six months.
28 Mar 2016
Brazil meat exporters had a week of both good and bad news as they seek new markets in Latin America to capitalize on the depreciation of the local currency, the real, which has recently buoyed the country’s beef exports.
16 Mar 2016
Exports of Brazilian beef jumped by more than a quarter in February year-over-year, which bodes well for the country’s exporters who have already been forecasting a bumper year ahead because of the weak national currency and the lifting of export bans.
08 Mar 2016
Containerized imports at U.S. ports are likely to plunge more than 20 percent in March after increasing 21.4 percent in January and 17.1 percent in February from the same months last year, according to Global Port Tracker.