Expect More Luxury This Holiday Season

  • By Annelise McCarthy
  • · November 27, 2013
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An analysis of U.S. imports suggests that retailers believe holiday shoppers will be buying more high-end goods than in previous years.  For example, imports of cashmere and leather shipments are up for the months of August to October, which are the peak months for vendors to receive merchandise for the upcoming season. Both goods experienced […]

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We Predict a Strong Holiday Shopping Season

  • By Emily
  • · November 25, 2013
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Panjiva tracks imports to the U.S. on a monthly basis.  We know that retailers typically stock their shelves for the holidays based on August to October imports, so when we’re assessing the probable health of the holiday shopping season we pay special attention to imports in those months. This year we have had surprisingly strong […]

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October 2013 Trade Data: Flying High Into Q4

  • By Emily
  • · November 18, 2013
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The word from the Panjiva research team: October showed an increase in imports to the U.S., in fact we’ve had the highest level of imports in October since we began tracking this data back in 2007.  This is the fourth consecutive month of high numbers of waterborne shipments coming to the U.S.. The numbers of […]

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September 2013 Trade Data: Still Looking Good

  • By Emily
  • · October 28, 2013
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The word from the Panjiva research team: September showed a dip in imports to the U.S., but overall the numbers are still high. The numbers of waterborne shipments coming into the U.S. dipped -6% from August to September 2013. Previous years’ August to September changes: -4% in 2012, -8% in 2011, -7% in 2010, -5% […]

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Panjiva Data Suggest Gains Towards Energy Independence

  • By Annelise McCarthy
  • · October 22, 2013
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Although the U.S. import market for crude oil remains much larger than the export market, there is reason to believe that change is under way. Looking at Panjiva trendspotting data for the commodity (HTS code 2709.00), the volume of exports has been on the rise, while imports seem to be slowly declining. In addition to […]

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A Tale of Three Startup Cultures

  • By Katelyn
  • · October 21, 2013
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Panjiva’s Jim Psota to speak at Event on Oct. 22 In the busy start-up world, “culture” (and we’re not talking just ping-pong and beer, though we have that at Panjiva) is a critical element that should be nurtured upon inception. Knowing culture can be the difference between success and failure, how do you create a […]

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Who will be knocking on your door this Halloween?

  • By Emily
  • · October 15, 2013
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The Panjiva Research team spend some time (just a little bit of time) reviewing shipment data from June, July and August of this year to track shipments of Halloween costumes. Their analysis has concluded that you’re going to have more witches than werewolves at your door this October 31st.

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August 2013 Trade Data: Staying Strong

  • By Emily
  • · September 18, 2013
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The word from the Panjiva research team: trade remained high in August. The numbers of waterborne shipments coming into the U.S. were nearly perfectly flat from July to August 2013. Previous years’ July to August changes: -3% in 2012, 4% in 2011, 4% in 2010, 3% in 2009, and 0% in 2008. The number of […]

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Dear Apple

  • By Josh Green
  • · September 10, 2013
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Dear Apple, We wish you had unveiled a new Apple TV today. It would have made us look really good — like Nate Silver good. It would have provided a much cooler explanation for what was in those set top box shipments (A whole bunch of old school Apple TV’s?  Really?) Just about everyone on […]

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It’s Not an iPhone

  • By Katelyn
  • · September 3, 2013
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Next week, Apple is having an unveiling.  Everyone seems to agree that new phones will be unveiled, but what else does Apple have up its sleeve?  Bills of lading that describe a few recent shipments to Apple may suggest an answer. On August 25th, Apple received a shipment described as “Set Top Box with Communication Function” from BYD […]

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