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December 2015 Trade Data: U.S. Import Shipments Grow 0.14% in 2015

  • By Annelise McCarthy
  • · January 19, 2016
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Panjiva’s research team shows that U.S. maritime imports in December were down 3% compared with November and 4% from the previous year. Overall, shipments in 2015 ended with a 0.14% increase compared to 2014. This is much lower than previous years, when U.S. imports were showing high year-over-year growth as the economy was recovering from […]

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November 2015 Trade Data: Expected Decline

  • By Annelise McCarthy
  • · December 16, 2015
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Panjiva shows that imports to the U.S. were down from October to November, but were up year-over-year. Specifically, there was a 4% decline from the previous month, which is expected this time of year. Additional Notes: Typically, we see a decline in shipments from October to November. Recent years’ October to November changes: -12% in […]

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October 2015 Trade Data: Diminishing Annual Growth

  • By Annelise McCarthy
  • · November 19, 2015
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Maritime imports to the United States remained constant in October compared with September. Although there was no month-over-month movement, import shipments were down 6% versus October 2014. This is the first time since 2009 that the month of October saw a year-over-year decline in the number of imports.   Additional Notes: In past years, September […]

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Shipment Decline: September 2015 Trade Data

  • By Annelise McCarthy
  • · October 23, 2015
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Monthly shipment numbers for U.S. imports were down 8% in September compared with August and down 4% year-over-year. A monthly decline is expected in September, which falls after the typical holiday sourcing season. However, due to the holiday season’s late start this year, we were hoping to see higher shipment numbers for September. Additional Notes: In […]

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2015 Holiday Predictions

  • By Maxwell Gove
  • · September 30, 2015
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With October now upon us, the holiday shopping season is just around the corner. For many in the sourcing world, however, holiday planning has already passed. When measured by the number of shipments, imports in past years have consistently peaked in July or August, when American firms receive the bulk of their holiday purchasing. Here […]

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5% Monthly Growth: August 2015 Trade Data

  • By Annelise McCarthy
  • · September 22, 2015
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August’s shipment numbers gave us the rise in U.S. imports that we were hoping to see last month. Maritime shipments were up 5% compared to July and 2% year-over-year. While the growth isn’t as high as we would want after an unseasonally low month in July, it suggests the holidays might be coming after all. […]

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Stores Begin Ramping Up for Star Wars Release

  • By Maxwell Gove
  • · September 4, 2015
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Ahead of the December release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the New York Times has reported that dedicated fans have lined for hours and waited for midnight openings to be the first to get their hands on new releases. Though Disney, which owns the rights to the Star Wars brand, has a supposedly tight […]

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Egg Imports Surge as Companies Scramble to Fill Void

  • By Maxwell Gove
  • · September 2, 2015
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After a particularly deadly strain of bird flu devastated U.S. farms this spring, American food companies are desperately turning to foreign producers in order to keep things moving on their assembly lines. The number of eggs coming into the United States typically peaks in December or January, but this year we’re witnessing a large jump […]

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Forget China, Here’s the Other Threat to U.S. Growth

  • By Maxwell Gove
  • · August 31, 2015
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While financial headlines as of late have all focused on China, important predictions regarding the United States’ largest trading partner, Canada, have largely failed to gather significant attention. Numbers for second quarter GDP growth will be announced tomorrow and are expected to signal a technical recession in the Canadian economy.  Canada is important to both […]

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Spruce Point Capital Leverages Panjiva Data in CSTE Analysis

  • By Maxwell Gove
  • · August 25, 2015
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Panjiva client Spruce Point Capital made headlines recently after releasing a negative report on their outlook for shares of Caesarstone Sdot Yam Ltd. (NASDAQ:CSTE), an Israeli-based manufacturer of stone surfaces. Citing research performed using Panjiva’s platform, analysts at Spruce Point highlight “continued risk” of Caesarstone missing its financial goals “in light of flat import tonnage […]

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