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No Signs Of American Import Super-Cycle Slowing, Yet

  • By Christopher Rogers
  • · March 13, 2018
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U.S. seaborne imports surged 13% higher on a year earlier in February, the fastest rate in two years. The timing of the lunar new year is part of the reason and will be corrected in March. Shipments from China climbed 24% on a year earlier, though imports grew across the board with the exception of […]

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10 Most Read Panjiva Research Reports in January 2018

  • By Christopher Rogers
  • · February 5, 2018
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The evolution of President Trump’s trade policies was the main focus for our readers in January. The potential renewal of the GSP, but excluding India, was the most read report while our review of his first year in office – with 26 specific trade actions identified – came in fifth. Firm policy action by the […]

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“Ship Later” Strategies At Work as Seaborne Imports Rise 4% in 2017

  • By Christopher Rogers
  • · January 11, 2018
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U.S. imports by sea climbed 4.1% in 2017 vs. a year earlier after turning in the 17th month of growth in the past 18 in December at 3.8%. There’s evidence of a “ship later” strategy to optimize inventories across supply chains, with 16.8% of imports arriving in November and December vs. 16.3% in the five […]

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Apparel Unfolding, Protectionist Absence Drive 6% Seaborne Import Growth

  • By Christopher Rogers
  • · December 13, 2017
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U.S. import growth has continued to surge, with seaborne imports having expanded by 6% on a year earlier in November. The long-term rotation of manufacturing into emerging Asia and out of developed Asian economies continued. Apparel may be seeing a renaissance after volumes grew by 7%. Continued delays in trade reviews may have been the […]

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American Shipping Shrugs Off Harvey To Deliver Another Record in August

  • By Christopher Rogers
  • · September 22, 2017
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U.S. seaborne imports climbed 2% to a new record in August, Panjiva data shows. That was the sixth straight rise, to breach 1.07 million shipments, but it was also the slowest rate in a year due to disruption from Hurricane Harvey. Evidence of Harvey’s damage can be seen in a 2% slide in shipments from […]

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Imports Break the Bar as Trump Administration Ponders Action

  • By Christopher Rogers
  • · August 11, 2017
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U.S. seaborne imports climbed 6% on a year earlier in July, breaching one million shipments for only the second time (the previous being August 2016), Panjiva data shows. Tariff-sensitive sectors continued to lead the way, with automotive industry imports rising 20% (despite a slide in sales) while steel saw a 10% increase. The latter comes […]

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Tariff Race Back On, Making American Imports Great Again

  • By Christopher Rogers
  • · May 12, 2017
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The U.S. import boom extended in April, with seaborne shipments rising 10% on a year earlier according to Panjiva data. That follows an import-driven 17% jump in the trade deficit in March. It will likely increase pressure on the Department of Commerce to accelerate its tariff deficit and trade deal reviews early. Import growth was […]

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20 Most Read Panjiva Research Articles in April

  • By Christopher Rogers
  • · May 9, 2017
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Trade policy activity in the U.S. was a major focus for our readers in April, accounting for 11 of the top 20 most read articles. The most read was our outlook for President Donald Trump’s next 100 days, and trade tasks to be dealt with. Meanwhile the machinations of NAFTA, national security reviews of steel […]

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