Category: General

Are eCigarettes Burning Out?

  • By Maxwell Gove
  • · March 31, 2015
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Regardless of any controversy over their health risks, e-cigarettes were without a doubt a hot product in 2014. Shipments of the tobacco substitute first spiked at the beginning of 2013, but we saw an additional and significant rise in the second and third quarters of last year. In Q4, however, we saw a significant drop […]

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The iEconomy Drives Growth in Vietnam

  • By Maxwell Gove
  • · March 24, 2015
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For a while now, firms looking for alternatives to China, particularly those in the apparel industry, have turned to manufacturing in Vietnam. Though recent data suggests this boom in textile exports is cooling down, Vietnam’s growth as a whole shows no signs of stopping. Instead, the numbers indicate that producers of more high tech, electronic […]

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Does Explosive Growth Lead to Compliance Problems?

  • By Maxwell Gove
  • · March 17, 2015
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Although most recent press has focused on Apple’s new Watch and Macbook lineup, the company has also been receiving negative attention surrounding the labor practices of companies involved in its supply chain. Specifically, Pegatron–which was recently tapped to help produce the iPhone 6–has been accused of paying workers wages below the local cost of living. […]

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Panjiva teams up with Sourcing Journal on 2015 State of Trade Report

  • By Josh Green
  • · March 2, 2015
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At the end of 2014, Panjiva and Sourcing Journal invited trade executives from all over the world to participate in a survey about the state of global trade and their thoughts on the coming year. Over 350 people responded, and the 2015 State of Trade Report is now ready! Some findings include: Concerns about Costs: […]

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A Very Digital Christmas Ahead

  • By Josh Green
  • · December 15, 2014
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The latest word from the Panjiva research team is good news for the many children who hope to receive digital toys as presents this holiday season: several electronic toys have seen a dramatic uptick in shipments compared to the same period in 2013. Here are some highlights from the analysis of shipments coming into U.S. ports from […]

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Frozen Fans Aren’t Ready To Let It Go

  • By Josh Green
  • · December 2, 2014
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Yeah, we couldn’t help ourselves.  We took a look at Frozen merchandise, and sure enough there’s a lot of it.  Takeaways: Frozen is more popular than virtually everything. Elsa’s more popular than her sister Anna. Olaf (the snow thingie) is now more popular than Frosty the Snowman.   Get more fun facts about Frozen merchandise.

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Safe Holiday Bets: Barbies and Puppies

  • By Josh Green
  • · November 24, 2014
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The holiday shopping season begins in earnest this week, and our annual holiday analysis suggests retailers are feeling optimistic.  Overall shipments coming into the U.S. are up (5% year over year), as are toy shipments (3% year over year). What are retailers betting on?  PAW Patrol merchandise tops the newbie list.  But of course some […]

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Visualize data in seconds with Panjiva Analytics

  • By michael
  • · November 5, 2014
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Today I’m thrilled to announce the launch of Panjiva Analytics, a new tool to create custom charts and graphs from Panjiva data. For the month of November, it’s available to anyone with a Panjiva subscription and works on all datasets except for Chinese Trade Data. If you don’t have a subscription, you can get a […]

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August 2014 Trade Data: New Highs

  • By michael
  • · September 29, 2014
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The word from the Panjiva research team: imports to the U.S. were up in August from July, and there was a measurable year over year increase. This August showed levels of imports +4% above imports in August 2013. The numbers of these shipments coming into the U.S. changed +1% from July 2014 to August 2014. […]

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