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Less to Unwrap These Holidays as Toy Imports Break

  • By Christopher Rogers
  • · September 23, 2016
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U.S. toy imports in August, which historically are equivalent to 88% of the peak month of October, were 11.5% lower year on year according to Panjiva data. All major categories have fallen, with Star-Wars related items down 49.6% lower and videogames down 15.4%. Among the brands Hasbro is doing best, with 20.6% growth while Disney […]

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MSC, Maersk Make Most of Market Share as August Booms

  • By Christopher Rogers
  • · September 16, 2016
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Shippers had their best month in August for U.S. bound cargoes since at least 2007 in August, with a 5% growth in volumes vs. a year earlier. MSC and Maersk both added nearly a half percentage point of market share (to 8.5% and 6.3% respectively) in the month. This came at the expense of CMA-CGM […]

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U.S. Breaks Million Import Shipments Mark in August

  • By Christopher Rogers
  • · September 14, 2016
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Panjiva data shows shipments into the U.S. by sea in August rose 4% on a year earlier. This mean they broke 1 million records for the first time since at least mid-2007, with 2.36 million TEUs also setting a new record. Autos and furniture led from a product perspective, while the European Union exported 20% […]

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Sony Consoles Itself with Holiday VR Growth

  • By Christopher Rogers
  • · September 9, 2016
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Sony’s launch of two new, but relatively unchanged, games consoles leaves videogame growth for the holidays in the hands of VR roll-out. Panjiva data shows U.S. imports of videogames and related products fell 15% in August – normally 71% of October peak shipments. Purchases are being delayed – PlayStation-linked imports were 44% lower in August […]

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China is the Key to G20 Environmental Trade Deal

  • By Christopher Rogers
  • · September 1, 2016
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Trade is having a tough time ahead of the G20 summit on September 4, with deals struggling to pass and disputes as diverse as steel and canola. A ray of light may come in the form of the Environmental Goods Agreement. This tariff cutting plan should help solar- and wind-power equipment. Panjiva data shows U.S. […]

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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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I Don’t Wanna Dolly, I Wanna PlayStation VR!

  • By Christopher Rogers
  • · August 19, 2016
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The month of July normally represents the start of the toy import season ahead of the holidays, and represents around 9% of annual shipments. This year is off to a swift start, with a 7% growth in imports in July. Amongst the categories dolls and figures continue to stumble, falling 4% in July after a […]

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July 2016 – US Imports Return to Growth on Europe, Furniture

  • By Christopher Rogers
  • · August 12, 2016
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U.S. seaborne imports returned to growth in July, rising 2.2% on a year earlier according to Panjiva data. Geographically this was driven by growth from the European Union (5.7%) and China (4.8%), while furniture and toys grew strongly in terms of products. For the full year this could mean 1.6% growth overall, a picture that […]

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The Athleisure Trend is So Over

  • By Christopher Rogers
  • · August 10, 2016
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Lululemon and Under Armour warn third quarter will be difficult. Panjiva data shows yoga and track-clothing imports to U.S. down 28% and 44%. Imports of trainers still strong though, favoring Adidas and Skechers The sportswear industry has seen a strong performance recently, with Lululemon beating analysts’ expectations for sales back in June, according to Bloomberg, […]

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Deciphering the Deficit – Why did June Jump?

  • By Christopher Rogers
  • · August 1, 2016
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U.S. trade deficit higher than expected. Exports drop, not helped by autos. Seaborne import shipments – flagged by Panjiva two weeks ago – fall, yet airborne increased. The advance U.S. trade deficit, published in a new format on Thursday by the Census Bureau, came in at $63.3 billion. This was 3.8% higher than in May […]

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