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Trump Rush Effect Wanes in February as U.S. Shipments Slow

  • By Christopher Rogers
  • · March 10, 2017
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U.S. seaborne imports fell 8% in February on a year earlier on a preliminary basis, Panjiva data shows. That’s the first drop since June and is the first under the Trump administration. It follows a 9% jump in goods imports in January. The lunar new year holiday timing may have had a partial effect – […]

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20 Most Read Panjiva Research Articles in February

  • By Christopher Rogers
  • · March 2, 2017
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The first meetings between President Trump and his trade ‘partners’ were the focus of our readers’ attention in February. The top article was our deep-dive analysis of the interplay between the NAFTA countries’ exports, while our preview of his meeting with Prime Minister Abe predicted the lack of fireworks. The logistics industry waved goodbye to […]

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No Trump Effect Yet as U.S. Import Growth Continues in January

  • By Christopher Rogers
  • · February 15, 2017
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U.S. imports likely continued their strong growth trend from 2016 into the new year. Panjiva data shows U.S. seaborne imports increased 5% on a year earlier, the seventh straight month of growth. Imports from the European Union were the leader, with 15% growth. The early lunar new year did not have a detrimental impact on […]

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20 Most Read Panjiva Research Articles in January

  • By Christopher Rogers
  • · February 8, 2017
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An unsurprising preoccupation with President Trump’s trade policies drove our readers’ interest in January. The number one article covered his withdrawal from TPP while 14 of the top 20 most read articles mentioned the president or his policies. In terms of topics, trade deals featured in seven of the top 20, while the logistics industry […]

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Is Trump Looking In The Wrong Place?

  • By Christopher Rogers
  • · January 12, 2017
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U.S. seaborne imports ended the year with a bang, rising 9% on a year earlier with the result that total shipments for 2016 were 2.4% above those in 2015. The growth was driven by a 13% jump in imports from the EU and 11% from India. China and Hong Kong increased just 4%, suggesting the […]

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Imports’ Red Rag to Trump’s Trade Bull as November Shipments Climb

  • By Christopher Rogers
  • · December 16, 2016
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  U.S. seaborne imports increased 5.5% in November on a year earlier, Panjiva data shows, the fifth straight increase. This suggests the return-to-growth seen in the value of goods imports seen in October might continue. The fastest growth among major product lines came from furnishings and iron/steel at 6% while auto and parts imports increased […]

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Cuba’s $200 Million Trade Deficit Question

  • By Christopher Rogers
  • · December 2, 2016
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  Fidel Castro’s death brings a focus back to Cuba’s position in world trade. Without good quality government statistics it can be difficult to determine the country’s trade position. Panjiva’s analysis of trade with five countries, using those countries’ data, shows imports fell for five straight months through September. The country runs a monthly deficit […]

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Karaoke and Keyboards Key to Musical Gift Giving

  • By Christopher Rogers
  • · November 25, 2016
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U.S. imports of musical instruments fell 2% in the three months to September 30 on a year earlier, suggesting retailers are not expecting it to be a big gift segment this holiday season. Within the sector electronic keyboards increased 6%, with a 19% jump in September alone and a further 6% in October in shipment […]

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Toy Buyers Find These Are The Drones They’re Looking For

  • By Christopher Rogers
  • · November 18, 2016
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Toy imports for October suggest holiday shoppers are not buying regular toys. Total imports fell 1.4% on a year earlier, but this includes a 1.3% growth in high price-point videogames – the remainder fell 1.8% and are down 3% for the July to October period. The growth in imports of drones, which increase 87% on […]

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