March 2015 Trade Data: Very Strong

  • By Josh Green
  • · April 10, 2015
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The word from the Panjiva research team: imports to the U.S. were up significantly from February to March and were also up year-over-year.  Specifically, March’s imports were 19% higher than imports in March of 2014.   Additional notes: This is the largest single-month shipment number we’ve seen since we began tracking this data in 2007. This is also the biggest February-to-March […]

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February 2015 Trade Data: Oddly Decent

  • By Josh Green
  • · March 31, 2015
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The word from the Panjiva research team: imports to the U.S. were up from January to February and were also up year-over-year.  Specifically, February’s imports were 5% higher than imports in February of 2014.   Additional notes: This is the first time we’ve seen an uptick from January to February since we started tracking this […]

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Are eCigarettes Burning Out?

  • By Maxwell Gove
  • · March 31, 2015
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Regardless of any controversy over their health risks, e-cigarettes were without a doubt a hot product in 2014. Shipments of the tobacco substitute first spiked at the beginning of 2013, but we saw an additional and significant rise in the second and third quarters of last year. In Q4, however, we saw a significant drop […]

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The iEconomy Drives Growth in Vietnam

  • By Maxwell Gove
  • · March 24, 2015
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For a while now, firms looking for alternatives to China, particularly those in the apparel industry, have turned to manufacturing in Vietnam. Though recent data suggests this boom in textile exports is cooling down, Vietnam’s growth as a whole shows no signs of stopping. Instead, the numbers indicate that producers of more high tech, electronic […]

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Does Explosive Growth Lead to Compliance Problems?

  • By Maxwell Gove
  • · March 17, 2015
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Although most recent press has focused on Apple’s new Watch and Macbook lineup, the company has also been receiving negative attention surrounding the labor practices of companies involved in its supply chain. Specifically, Pegatron–which was recently tapped to help produce the iPhone 6–has been accused of paying workers wages below the local cost of living. […]

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Panjiva teams up with Sourcing Journal on 2015 State of Trade Report

  • By Josh Green
  • · March 2, 2015
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At the end of 2014, Panjiva and Sourcing Journal invited trade executives from all over the world to participate in a survey about the state of global trade and their thoughts on the coming year. Over 350 people responded, and the 2015 State of Trade Report is now ready! Some findings include: Concerns about Costs: […]

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January 2015 Trade Data: Rough Start to the New Year

  • By Josh Green
  • · February 17, 2015
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The word from the Panjiva research team: imports to the U.S. were down (-5%) in January versus December and were also down year-over-year.  Specifically, January’s imports were 12% lower than imports in January of 2014.   Additional notes: This is the worst start to the year since we started tracking this data in 2007.  Recent […]

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December 2014 Trade Data: Solid End to a Solid Year

  • By Josh Green
  • · January 20, 2015
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The word from the Panjiva research team: imports to the U.S. were up (+3%) in December versus November and were up year-over-year.  Specifically, December’s imports were 5% higher than imports in December of 2013.   Additional notes: December is a notoriously unpredictable month.  Previous years’ November to December changes: flat in 2013, +17% in 2012, […]

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November 2014 Trade Data: Seasonal Dip

  • By Josh Green
  • · December 30, 2014
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The word from the Panjiva research team: imports to the U.S. were down (-11%) in November versus October, but were up year-over-year.  Specifically, this November’s imports are 2% higher than imports in November in 2013.   Additional notes: Previous years’ October to November changes: -7% in 2013, -6% in 2012, flat in 2011, -2% in […]

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A Very Digital Christmas Ahead

  • By Josh Green
  • · December 15, 2014
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The latest word from the Panjiva research team is good news for the many children who hope to receive digital toys as presents this holiday season: several electronic toys have seen a dramatic uptick in shipments compared to the same period in 2013. Here are some highlights from the analysis of shipments coming into U.S. ports from […]

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