Category: General

February 2014 Trade Data: Faltering

  • By Emily
  • · March 27, 2014
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The word from the Panjiva research team: February imports to the U.S. were down in February from January. This February showed levels of imports -6% below imports in February 2012. The numbers of these shipments coming into the U.S. changed -16% from January 2014 to February 2014. Previous years’ January to February changes: -2% in […]

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Josh Green Named A “Pro to Know” for Commitment to Supply Chain Transparency

  • By Emily
  • · February 24, 2014
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We’re excited to announce that our fearless leader, co-founder and CEO Josh Green, was recently named a “Pro to Know” by Supply & Demand Chain Executive for his contributions in bringing transparency to the global supply chain. The Pros to Know Award recognizes supply chain executives along with manufacturing and non-manufacturing enterprises who are leading […]

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January 2014 Trade Data: A Strong Start

  • By Emily
  • · February 21, 2014
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The word from the Panjiva research team: January imports to the U.S. were up in January from December.  This January also had levels of imports 9% above imports in January 2012.  The numbers of these shipments coming into the U.S. changed +7% from December 2013 to January 2014. Previous years’ December to January changes: -1% […]

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2014 State of Trade

  • By Emily
  • · January 31, 2014
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Today we released a new report: The 2014 State of Trade. The State of Trade is our yearly survey of global trade professionals, our users. We ask our users questions about the economy, their outlook, and their concerns for the upcoming year. This year we noted the following common sentiments among our survey set: People […]

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December 2013 Trade Data: Capping off 2013

  • By Emily
  • · January 30, 2014
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The word from the Panjiva research team: December imports to the U.S. were flat to November.  Similar to October and November, this December has the highest number of imports on record for any December since 2007.  The numbers of these shipments coming into the U.S. changed 0% from November to December 2013. Previous years’ November […]

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November 2013 Trade Data

  • By Emily
  • · January 30, 2014
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The word from the Panjiva research team: November showed a decrease in imports to the U.S., as expected.  Typically shipments drop between October and November because October is the last significant month for holiday-related imports. The numbers of these shipments coming into the U.S. decreased -7% from October to November 2013. Previous years’ October to […]

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“Elf on the Shelf” Mania Fuels Shipment Boom

  • By Emily
  • · December 10, 2013
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The Panjiva research team is happy to report that you’re not going crazy: Elf on the Shelf mania is, in fact, bigger than ever this holiday season. Shipments of Elf on the Shelf-related merchandise coming into U.S. ports have increased more than 3x August through October this year compared to the same period in 2012. […]

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We Predict a Strong Holiday Shopping Season

  • By Emily
  • · November 25, 2013
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Panjiva tracks imports to the U.S. on a monthly basis.  We know that retailers typically stock their shelves for the holidays based on August to October imports, so when we’re assessing the probable health of the holiday shopping season we pay special attention to imports in those months. This year we have had surprisingly strong […]

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Panjiva Data Suggest Gains Towards Energy Independence

  • By Annelise McCarthy
  • · October 22, 2013
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Although the U.S. import market for crude oil remains much larger than the export market, there is reason to believe that change is under way. Looking at Panjiva trendspotting data for the commodity (HTS code 2709.00), the volume of exports has been on the rise, while imports seem to be slowly declining. In addition to […]

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Dear Apple

  • By Josh Green
  • · September 10, 2013
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Dear Apple, We wish you had unveiled a new Apple TV today. It would have made us look really good — like Nate Silver good. It would have provided a much cooler explanation for what was in those set top box shipments (A whole bunch of old school Apple TV’s?  Really?) Just about everyone on […]

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