United States Trade Data

United States Trade Data

07 Oct 2016
Seattle and Tacoma, which since last year have operated under the Northwest Seaport Alliance, rank fourth in the US as a port complex, but that could change if it continues to lose cargo.
03 Oct 2016
The Port of Virginia is also improving road and terminal gate fluidity to keep its existing local and regional shippers happy after rashes of congestion.
15 Sep 2016
Peak season finally arrives in the trans-Pacific.
15 Sep 2016
Despite strong steel and project shipments in several ports, general cargo volume on the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System during the first half of the system’s 2016 navigation system.
08 Aug 2016
IHS economist: the volume of containerized U.S. imports will grow at a slower pace than expected in 2016.
06 Jul 2016
Californian merchandise exporters struggled in May.
05 Jul 2016
Slide show: Growth among the leaders on the JOC's Top 100 Importers in 2015 rankings involved tenacity and perseverance in building scale with global agility.
02 Jul 2016
U.S. container trade with Asian countries increased in the 12 months ending March 31, 2016, according to data from PIERS, a sister product of JOC.com within IHS.
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. 
16 Jun 2016
Rapid growth in exports of polyethylene resins will shape Gulf Coast container volume.
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.
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.
09 Feb 2016
Containerized imports at U.S. ports are projected to increase by double digits in January and February compared to the same months last year, when dozens of vessels were stranded outside of West Coast ports due to labor problems.
31 Dec 2015
Despite growing at the slowest pace in four years, U.S. containerized imports of tableware and household goods reached an all-time high in 2015, riding on the back of increasing disposable income and an ongoing recovery in the home sales market.
15 Dec 2015
JOC Senior Economist Mario O. Moreno expects U.S. containerized exports to end the year down 2.5 percent from 2014 but rebound by 4 percent next year, as global growth bolsters slumping U.S. export markets.
07 Dec 2015
The U.S. will be importing heaps more of holiday cheer this year — 14 percent more plastic Christmas trees and decoration than in 2014, a sign of U.S. consumers’ building appetite for non-essential goods, JOC Senior Economist Mario O. Moreno said.
02 Dec 2015
The value of goods shipped between Mexico and the U.S. continues to climb, while the goods value in U.S.-Canada trade is dropping. Lower fuel prices and the strong U.S. dollar are partly to blame, as well as the surge in Mexican manufacturing aimed at the U.S.
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.
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.
02 Sep 2015
A strong dollar and uncertain global macroeconomic outlook has led observers to forecast a 2.4 percent drop in U.S. exports this year, but the makeup of that decline is not uniform and some regions have even seen their number of U.S. exports increase.
01 Sep 2015
Sluggish global demand has made this a rough year for U.S. exporters, with no quick recovery in sight.
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.
Port of Savannah, ship to shore crane operation
09 Jun 2015
U.S. containerized imports are forecast to rise 5.4 percent year-over-year in the second half of the year after inbound volume at the major gateways for retail goods hit normal levels in April, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker.
Wal-Mart store in Florida
28 May 2015
The Journal of Commerce's annual Top 100 U.S. Importers and Exporters ranking begins with data from PIERS, a sister product of the JOC within IHS Maritime & Trade, and is enhanced by information gathered from other industry sources. Wal-Mart Stores was the leading U.S. importer in 2014.
cardboard bundles
28 May 2015
The Journal of Commerce's annual Top 100 U.S. Importers and Exporters ranking begins with data from PIERS, a sister product of the JOC within IHS Maritime & Trade, and is enhanced by information gathered from other industry sources. The top U.S. exporter for 2014 was America Chung Nam, the primary supplier to Nine Dragons Paper Industries, which is China's largest containerboard manufacturer.
22 May 2015
Mexican exports this year are set rise 5 percent on increased demand for automobile shipments and other manufactured goods built in Latin America’s second-largest economy.
21 May 2015
Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium are the biggest beneficiaries of increased U.S. demand for European goods and materials, according to PIERS, a sister product of JOC.com within IHS Martime & Trade.
19 May 2015
Sluggish demand and unfavorable exchange rates are driving down U.S. containerized exports to Africa and having the reverse effect on American imports from the continent.
09 May 2015
A strengthening dollar is slowing U.S. steel exports, which dropped 13.8 percent year-over-year in March and were down 7.1 percent in the first quarter of 2015. Exports totaled 896,027 net tons in March and 2.7 million tons for the quarter.
containers at Port of Oakland
08 May 2015
Containerized imports through major U.S. port gateways hit record levels in March as West Coast ports disgorged shipments that backed up during weeks of gridlock, according to the latest Global Port Tracker report.
29 Apr 2015
U.S. imports of electrical goods in dollar value terms expanded 6.3 percent in 2014, the fifth consecutive annual expansion, partly because of a strengthening consumer sector. The trade outlook for 2015 looks positive, with import value expected to increase 5.9 percent, reaching an approximately $330 billion.
27 Apr 2015
U.S. consumer spending and new homebuilding are forecast to grow so steadily this year that imports from Far East Asia are likely to grow by a faster-than-expected 4.5 percent, year-over-year.