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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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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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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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