The Journal of Commerce: Top 100 Importers and Exporters of 2010

A Journal of Commerce Special Report

 
 
Top 100 U.S. Exporters in 2009
JOC Staff | May 31, 2010 4:00AM GMT
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Top 100 U.S. Importers in 2009
JOC Staff | May 31, 2010 4:00AM GMT
The Journal of Commerce Online - News Story
 
Home Improvement on the Supply Chain
With retailers’ logistics efficiency at record levels, one company will find out whether its rapid deployment will meet the demands of a rapid recovery.
   
 

 
Return of the Consumer
Retail’s recovery is ahead of pace as pre-recession spending habits show signs of returning.
Electronics Plugging Back In
After a sharp recessionary shock, PC and phone sales are driving the high-tech trade.
   
Toy Story
Toy shippers are ahead of the game after a relatively strong 2009. Will the rally continue?
Meat Makes a Comeback
Exports get off to a fast start in 2010 as less traditional markets emerge.
   
Building Bridges
Obama’s export initiative is good news for machinery makers, but finalizing free trade agreements would be better.
Revving Toward Recovery
The U.S. automotive trade is ready to step on the gas after hitting the skids during the recession.
   
A Toast to Good Value
Wine drinkers find cheaper imports a flavorful recession alternative to premium U.S. wines.
Knock on Wood
Forest products shippers hope for a growing economy and space on ships.
   
Seeds of Growth
A strong start to 2010 helps agricultural exporters eradicate the memories of a year they’d like to forget.
Demand Pulls at Cotton Market
With a large crop coming, cotton shippers face a tight export container flow.
   
Chemicals See a Better Mix
Optimism grows among chemical shippers, but they say free trade must be part of the formula for growth.
Baby Steps
Progress this year will be measured in fits and starts for the footwear and apparel sectors.
   
Cushioning the Blow
Furniture imports surge as offshoring hits U.S. manufacturers and retailers source overseas.
Scrap Proves Its Mettle
After withstanding the recession, paper and metal recyclables demonstrate once again why they’re an export stable.

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2010 SHIPPING TRENDS FROM JOC
P&G to Score Suppliers on Sustainability
William B. Cassidy | May 18, 2010 8:31PM GMT
Scorecard will help manufacturer rate vendors, meet environmental goals
Obama Says Stimulus Funds Wooed Shipper Dollars
John D. Boyd | May 18, 2010 7:25PM GMT
Infrastructure grants prompt $650 investment in steel mill
   
Rising Consumer Spending Faces Slowdown
Joseph Bonney | May 18, 2010 7:13PM GMT
Economists question staying power amid unemployment, reduced credit
Inventories Grow, Factory Production Increases
Joseph Bonney | May 14, 2010 3:08PM GMT
Manufacturing recovery extends across industries
   
Retail Sales Climb for Seventh Straight Month
Thomas L. Gallagher | May 14, 2010 1:13PM GMT
April growth slows after fast-paced March
P&G Exec Seeks Thinner U.S.-Canada Border
William B. Cassidy | May 13, 2010 4:23PM GMT
U.S., Canada should follow 'single market' strategy in trade, says Healey
   
Pep Boys Paying $5 Million Penalty for Imports
John D. Boyd | May 11, 2010 3:49PM GMT
Biggest vehicle/engine import case under Clean Air Act, says EPA
Wholesale Inventories, Sales Increase in March
Joseph Bonney | May 11, 2010 5:03PM GMT
Rising demand as economy recovers spurs inventory replenishment
   
The Customer Is King, Again
David Biederman | May 10, 2010 4:00AM GMT
Companies shift focus from recession-driven cost-cutting to investing in supply chain efficiency
Chip Sales Forecast Soaring 30 Percent
JOC Staff | May 10, 2010 9:10PM GMT
Forecast says tight inventories, growing tech demand fuel key commodity growth
   
Freight Index Jumps 12.9 Percent
JOC Staff | May 3, 2010 7:26PM GMT
Strong growth from last year comes with signs of stability in demand, pricing
Manufacturing Expanded Rapidly in April
Thomas L. Gallagher | May 3, 2010 2:52PM GMT
April PMI Index gauges fastest growth since 2004
   
China to Buy U.S. Corn
Joseph Bonney | Apr 29, 2010 3:38PM GMT
Initial purchases suggest growing demand as China urbanizes
Steel Exports Increase 43 Percent
Joseph Bonney | Apr 29, 2010 4:21PM GMT
Global economic recovery sparks shipper optimism
   
Caterpillar Earns $233 Million in First Quarter
Thomas L. Gallagher | Apr 29, 2010 7:42PM GMT
Improved global economy aids recovery from prior year loss
Siemens, DB Schenker Switch Truck for Rail
JOC Staff | Apr 26, 2010 3:18PM GMT
Shipper saves on emissions by shifting China shipments to trains on first leg
   
Dell Looks to the Ocean
William Armbruster | Apr 26, 2010 4:00AM GMT
Innovative and influential, the computer company transforms its supply chain — again
Outsourcing a Key Element in Dell's strategy
William Armbruster | Apr 26, 2010 4:00AM GMT
It took North Carolina $300 million in state and local subsidies to convince Dell to open a plant in Winston Salem in 2005.
   
Durable Goods Orders Fall after Three Months
Joseph Bonney | Apr 23, 2010 2:25PM GMT
Second quarter starts with decline as aircraft orders slump
Inventories to Stay Lean
Joseph Bonney | Apr 16, 2010 5:08PM GMT
Retailers say recession’s lessons in efficiency permanent
   
Retail Sales Surge in March
Thomas L. Gallagher | Apr 14, 2010 4:28PM GMT
Home goods, furniture, apparel drive past expectations in fourth consecutive gain
Kroger Improves Fleet Efficiency 7 Percent
William B. Cassidy | Mar 10, 2010 4:59PM GMT
Better use of in-house fleet cuts costs, emissions at grocery retailer

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