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A Love of Furniture and Europe Drives U.S. October Import Surge

  • By Christopher Rogers
  • · November 11, 2016
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U.S. seaborne imports jumped 6% in October vs. September, or 7% growth on a year earlier. This was the fastest since February, and the fourth straight increase. Imports of furnishings performed best, jumped 10%, while autos climbed 5%. Among non-durables apparel fell 0.4%, while toys managed a meager 0.5% growth ahead of the holidays. Imports […]

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May 2016 – U.S. Imports Jump 10% in May

  • By Christopher Rogers
  • · June 13, 2016
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Slowing China Can’t Stop U.S. Import Growth. U.S. seaborne imports reach highest since August, best yet for month of May.  Year-over-year growth of 1.5% helped by furniture and auto-parts even as China slows.  Full year growth could reach 2.1%.  U.S. import shipping activity reached 954,000 shipments in May 2016, 10% higher vs. April according to […]

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What’s Driving U.S. Exports?

  • By admin
  • · May 31, 2012
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The U.S. exported nearly $140 billion in March, making the month the strongest ever for U.S. exports. Panjiva’s Trendspotting report shows that March 2012’s $139 billion in exports represented a 7% increase from March 2011 and was $3 billion higher than the next highest month, January 2011. So, what are the top products and countries […]

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Lear: A Post Mortem

  • By Josh Green
  • · July 7, 2009
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Earlier today, Lear Corp., a major supplier to the auto industry, filed for bankruptcy protection.  Lear has a global supply chain, so the Panjiva research team took a look at its shipment history to see if there were tell-tale signs of the company’s demise.  See below.  Major drop-off in January, and it moved onto the […]

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Visteon and Metaldyne: Post Mortems

  • By Josh Green
  • · May 29, 2009
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Yesterday Visteon, a major auto parts supplier, filed for Chapter 11.  So did Metaldyne.  Both have global supply chains, so our research team took a look at their shipping data — to see if there were tell-tale signs that these companies were in trouble. Indeed, things looked grim starting for Visteon in January of 2008: […]

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Panjiva In The News

  • By Josh Green
  • · April 2, 2009
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Thought I’d share some of the recent mentions of Panjiva across the web. Associated Press “One in four major Chinese manufacturers shipped less than half as much to U.S. customers in November through January than they did a year earlier, [Panjiva CEO Josh Green] said.” http://www.newsweek.com/id/191598 CIO “Panjiva data shows that 132 of the Big […]

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GM: Shipments Down Further In February; Off 42% Versus Year Ago

  • By Josh Green
  • · March 30, 2009
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After the announcement that Rick Wagoner is being forced out, the Panjiva team decided to take another look at shipments to GM from their global suppliers.  About 10 days ago, we described the drop in shipments to GM from September of 2007 to January of 2009.  It turns out, from January to February of this […]

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Big Three Hit The Brakes

  • By Josh Green
  • · March 20, 2009
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Today, the Wall Street Journal announced that the domestic auto suppliers are getting help.  The Panjiva research team is looking into these domestic auto suppliers.  In the meantime, take a look at the data on the Big Three’s relationships with their overseas suppliers.  Indeed, shipments from overseas suppliers to the Big Three have dropped precipitously: […]

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