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.

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

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.
05 Aug 2015
California’s export trade declined 4.2 percent in June, as weakness in key markets such as China, Japan, the European Union and Latin America and a strong dollar weighed down sales of manufactured and non-manufactured goods.
04 Aug 2015
U.S. scrap metal exports took a tumble in the first half of 2015 and are expected to fall even more by year’s end, as the strong U.S. dollar continues to weigh on all American exports.
01 Aug 2015
HONG KONG — Australia is preparing for a free trade agreement with its largest trading partner China that is se
27 Jul 2015
Americans love imported footwear. They bought 2.3 billion pairs of shoes, boots, sneakers, sandals and sundry other styles last year. That comes out to 7.3 pairs for every man, woman and child. While not enough to make Imelda Marcos green with envy, it’s enough to turn a lot of footwear executives gray with worry about where in the world to get them made at a cost and quality that will entice Americans to buy more.
25 Jun 2015
The 2014 JOC Top 100 Exporters rankings once again are led by businesses engaged in recycling operations and industrial companies.
Port of Charleston container yard
10 Jun 2015
Retailers and their suppliers dominated the JOC’s Top 100 U.S. Importers rankings once again in 2014. Here’s a quick look at the companies making up the Top 10 importers in U.S. foreign trade via ocean container transport.