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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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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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