What pandemic? U.S. imports in 2020 beat 2019 on sustained consumer surge — Panjiva
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What pandemic? U.S. imports in 2020 beat 2019 on sustained consumer surge

China 2970 Cons. Discr. - Apparel 494 Cons. Discr. - Durables 513 Cons. Discr. - Retailing 467 Consumer Staples 760 Coronavirus 511 European Union 825 Health Care 353 Industrials - Capital Goods 582 Trade Balance 932 U.S. 5316 United Kingdom 368

U.S. seaborne imports ended 2020 with a bang, rising 20.4% year over year in December, marking the fastest rate of growth since 2010. Despite the supply chain disruptions and demand destruction caused by the pandemic, December’s expansion meant that total U.S. seaborne imports in 2020 rose by 1.7% year over year to reach 29.25 million TEUs. The rapid pace of growth in December was driven by an expansion in shipments from China, which rose by 34.5% year over year while imports from the EU rose by 12.7%. Both of which likely included delayed deliveries due to ongoing port congestion. Impor...

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