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Greece’s austerity experiment doesn’t apply to weapons?

  • By admin
  • · May 17, 2012
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Greece may be mired in economic depression, but that hasn’t slowed the country’s arms and ammunition imports. Panjiva’s data shows that Greece imported over $40 million of arms and ammunition from the U.S. in February 2012. Further, in Q1 2012 the country imported 3.6% more than the same period last year. So far it seems […]

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July Trade Data: Reason for Optimism

  • By Josh Green
  • · August 11, 2009
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The word from Panjiva’s research team: there was a significant uptick in trade activity during July.  Specifically, from June to July, there was a 7% increase in the number of global manufacturers shipping to the U.S. market. Further reason for optimism: The percentage of significant manufacturers on the Panjiva Watch List declined slightly to 29%. […]

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Lear: A Post Mortem

  • By Josh Green
  • · July 7, 2009
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Earlier today, Lear Corp., a major supplier to the auto industry, filed for bankruptcy protection.  Lear has a global supply chain, so the Panjiva research team took a look at its shipment history to see if there were tell-tale signs of the company’s demise.  See below.  Major drop-off in January, and it moved onto the […]

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Panjiva in Harvard Business Review

  • By Josh Green
  • · June 25, 2009
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Panjiva’s contribution to this month’s Harvard Business Review: “Just How Healthy Is Your Global Partner?” “Multinational corporations and their manufacturing partners in emerging markets need to rethink how they manage their relationships with each other in light of the global downturn.” http://hbr.harvardbusiness.org/2009/07/just-how-healthy-is-your-global-partner/ar/1

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Panjiva in the News: May Trade Data

  • By Josh Green
  • · June 19, 2009
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Earlier this week, Panjiva released data showing that the number of global manufacturers serving the U.S. market increased for a third month in a row.  This three-in-a-row increase is the first we’ve seen since we began tracking this metric in July 2007 — certainly an encouraging sign.  However, in an absolute sense, we’re still seeing […]

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May Trade Data: More Good News

  • By Josh Green
  • · June 16, 2009
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The word from Panjiva’s research team: for the third straight month, there was an uptick (2%) in the number of global manufacturers shipping to the U.S. market.  Notably, this is the first time we’ve seen three monthly increases in a row since we began tracking this metric in July of 2007. Some additional good news: […]

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Panjiva in the News: Is April Trade Data Reason for Optimism?

  • By Josh Green
  • · June 4, 2009
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Earlier this week, Panjiva released data showing that, after several months of free-fall, the number of global manufacturers shipping to the U.S. market appears to have stabilized.  Of course, there’s still a lot of risk in the system, as highlighted in many of the news accounts of our analysis.  Here’s a sampling of the coverage: […]

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April Trade Data: Reason For Optimism?

  • By Josh Green
  • · June 1, 2009
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On Friday, I told The New York Times: “The free fall in global trade seems to have halted.” The graph below summarizes the data behind the quote.  As you can see, after four months of free fall in the number of manufacturers shipping to American customers, there were increases from February to March (~2%), and […]

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Visteon and Metaldyne: Post Mortems

  • By Josh Green
  • · May 29, 2009
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Yesterday Visteon, a major auto parts supplier, filed for Chapter 11.  So did Metaldyne.  Both have global supply chains, so our research team took a look at their shipping data — to see if there were tell-tale signs that these companies were in trouble. Indeed, things looked grim starting for Visteon in January of 2008: […]

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Panjiva in NY Times

  • By Josh Green
  • · May 29, 2009
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The data behind the quote is coming Monday… “The free fall in global trade seems to have halted,” said Josh Green, the chief executive of Panjiva…  http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/29/business/economy/29norris.html?_r=1&ref=business

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