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

17 Nov 2015
India’s exports slumped for the 11th straight month in October, albeit at a slower pace than the previous two months, according to the newest provisional trade figures released by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
16 Nov 2015
Like Yoda using the force to lift an X-Wing from the swamp of Dagobah, U.S. demand for Star Wars toys from action figures to lightsabers is forecast to help raise total containerized toy imports 10.9 percent year-over-year, according to JOC Senior Economist Mario O. Moreno.
12 Nov 2015
Swollen inventories and sluggish global growth have led JOC Senior Economist Mario O. Moreno to cut his forecast for U.S. containerized imports this year to 5.4 percent from his previous forecast of 6.6 percent.
19 Oct 2015
India’s exports plunged 24.3 percent year-over-year in September, the steepest decline since July 2009, increasing pressure on the Narendra Modi-led government to rev up the economy in the wake of sluggish global demand.
14 Oct 2015
China will remain the driving force in global container trades for years to come with scant possibility of an alternative region emerging to challenge its dominant position.
08 Oct 2015
Among the top 10 fastest-growing Asian sources of U.S. imports are a number of nations, such as China, South Korea and Vietnam, that have long played a dominant role in global supply chains for both raw materials and finished products. But there are also a number of surprises on the list.
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.