Supply Chain Edge: Furniture flattened, apparel folded — Panjiva

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Supply Chain Edge: Furniture flattened, apparel folded

Australia 124 Canada 494 China 2975 Cons. Discr. - Apparel 497 Cons. Discr. - Durables 516 Cons. Discr. - Retailing 470 Corp - Forwarders 341 Corp - Shipping 978 Earnings 728 Energy - Coal 64 Energy - Conventional 448 European Union 829 Info Tech - Tech Hardware 799 Ireland 14 Japan 603 Materials - Chemicals 239 Materials - Metals/Mining 753 Metals - Aluminum 250 Metals - Steel 515 Mode - Containerized 1471 Mode - Seaborne 1803 Sanctions 162 South Korea 580 Trade Deals 1000 U.S. 5321

Supply chain activity and retail sales data indicate that the furniture and apparel sectors are in a state of decline, dragging total US seaborne imports down 20% year over year in February. Evidence from memory-chip makers indicates that the tech sector is still in a downturn, although a headphone manufacturer indicates that a recovery may be due. Commodity flows continue to face disruptions, with new measures by the Canadian and Turkish governments curtailing Russian flows. More positively, South Korea and Japan have settled their differences over forced labor and Australia-to-mainland...

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