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

Anyone paying attention to rail carload data would conclude from the year-over-year losses that it’s a difficult market, but hidden in the figures is a story of improvement.

News & Analysis

24 May 2017
Julian Thomas, CEO of Hamburg Sud in the East Coast of South America, said the first-quarter figures are “impressive indeed.”
24 May 2017
The strong showing may reflect some additional business due to the resetting of the alliances, but is more likely a sign of the good trade performance by the overall economy over the past months.
22 May 2017
Growth in US containerized exports continues, but slows, despite uncertainties over the direction of US trade policy, a strong dollar, and growing competition.
15 May 2017
"We have seen growth spurts before that have fizzled out and regressed back to the downwards trend soon enough, although admittedly none in recent years have been close to the same magnitude.”
08 May 2017
Indices measuring the health of Japan’s import and export container trade improved in the first quarter.
26 Apr 2017
Japan’s container trade is estimated to have risen 1.9 percent year-over-year to 11.9 million TEU in fiscal 2016.
23 Mar 2017
China’s container ports got off to a strong start in 2017.
22 Mar 2017
Traffic began to take off in the second half of the year.
16 Feb 2017
China reports solid January export growth to its biggest trading partners.
09 Feb 2017
Loaded container imports will increase substantially year-over-year in the first half.