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A Love of Furniture and Europe Drives U.S. October Import Surge

  • By Christopher Rogers
  • · November 11, 2016
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U.S. seaborne imports jumped 6% in October vs. September, or 7% growth on a year earlier. This was the fastest since February, and the fourth straight increase. Imports of furnishings performed best, jumped 10%, while autos climbed 5%. Among non-durables apparel fell 0.4%, while toys managed a meager 0.5% growth ahead of the holidays. Imports […]

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The Changeable Attractions of Denim

  • By Christopher Rogers
  • · August 26, 2016
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The U.S. and U.K. have been growth markets for Chinese denim over the past five years, with China’s global exports rising 12.5% in dollar terms in June 2016. The U.S. is not a growth market more generally though, with imports of denim apparel falling 6% in July, dragged down by kids clothes. One bright spot […]

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