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Venezuela’s Trade Falters in August as Protests Mount

  • By Christopher Rogers
  • · October 28, 2016
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Protests in Venezuela turn attention once again to the country’s poor trade situation. Despite increasing month over month for five months until July, exports fell 17% in August, and imports fell 10%. Oil exports to China and the U.S. in August were 124% above April’s lows, but fell 6% vs. July, apparently due to lower […]

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Passing Peak Zombie as Potter Prequel Casts Spell

  • By Christopher Rogers
  • · October 21, 2016
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The peak season for Halloween-product imports is largely over with a 3% increase in U.S. seaborne shipments in past three months. Looking at the five months to September 30, imports of decorations increased 6% whereas outfits dropped 16%. We are past peak zombie – imports of such outfits were 10% lower on a year earlier […]

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U.S. Imports Still Growing, but Rate Slowing in September

  • By Christopher Rogers
  • · October 12, 2016
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U.S. seaborne imports fell 11% in September vs. August, but were still 1.3% better than a year earlier. Iron and steel imports broke a 16 month downward streak with a 3% rise, while consumer confidence may be in evidence with furniture imports 3% higher. Toy imports are still struggling, though a 1% drop was slower […]

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U.S. Cups Fill as Coffee Exports Pour in August

  • By Christopher Rogers
  • · October 7, 2016
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Coffee exports jumped 10% on a year earlier in August according to ICO data, led by Vietnam, Peru and Colombia. Preliminary data suggests Peru’s exports may have fallen in September however, by as much as 80% on a year earlier. Brazil’s extended dry spell led to a 7% drop, and there are reports of near-empty […]

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Chainsaw Imports Cut Down, Signs of Fresh Growth

  • By Christopher Rogers
  • · September 30, 2016
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As fall starts, chainsaw imports have normally peaked by July and August. Imports in the past 12 months through July 31 fell 7% in dollar terms, and 6.5% in number of saws, with German imports outpacing those from China in July. Consumers are instead doing more maintenance, with parts imports rising 13% and blades 9% […]

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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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