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Samsung Winning the Phone Wars in a Shrinking Market

  • By Christopher Rogers
  • · July 22, 2016
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Trade data is about more than just containers – it can also be used to track the electronics industry. U.S. smartphone imports fell 3.2% in May vs. 2015, vs. expectations of growth for the full year. Samsung appears to be well ahead of the game, with imports from South Korea and Vietnam jumping 47%. Smartphone […]

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The M-pires Strike Back in June Shipping Performance

  • By Christopher Rogers
  • · July 20, 2016
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Panjiva’s U.S. import data provides an insight into the relative competitive performance of the major shippers. So, how did they do in June and in the second quarter as a whole? As we highlighted in an earlier post, June was a weak month overall, with total volumes imported falling 3% in TEUs vs. May and 1.4% […]

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Tracking Turkish Supply Chain Risk

  • By Christopher Rogers
  • · July 18, 2016
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The attempted military coup over the weekend in Turkey appears to have put strain on Turkish-U.S. relations, with Turkish threats and the U.S. cancelling flights. So, where are the supply chain risks? Panjiva data shows the largest import lines for the U.S. from Turkey, during the first half of 2016, include stone and ceramics, carpets […]

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June 2016 – China and Brexit Take a Bite Out of U.S. Imports

  • By Christopher Rogers
  • · July 15, 2016
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China and Brexit Take a Bite Out of U.S. Imports. U.S. imports fall 1.5% in June vs. year earlier. Chinese economy, Brexit partly to blame. 2016 full year growth likely just under 2%.  Panjiva’s import data provides a timely guide to U.S. trade performance, and comes ahead of official advanced figures that are not published until […]

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Training for the Olympics – Americans Prefer Sports Kit to Treadmills

  • By Christopher Rogers
  • · June 29, 2016
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Olympics may drive higher sports equipment imports, though state of economy vital Cycle imports not yet picking up like they did before London 2012 Outdoor sports equipment imports growing quicker than treadmills and ellipticals   With a few weeks to go before the Rio Olympics many sports-related product buyers and suppliers will have completed, or are […]

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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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April 2016: Will U.S. Imports Shrink in 2016?

  • By Annelise McCarthy
  • · May 19, 2016
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The last five years have shown consistent year-over-year growth, with very few periods where the YTD stats fell below that of the previous year. However, after a disappointing March, U.S. import shipments were down in April by 2% compared with last year, bringing the year-to-date total (Jan-Apr) in the red compared to the same period […]

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March 2016: Losing Momentum

  • By Annelise McCarthy
  • · April 29, 2016
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The past couple of years has shown month-over-month growth in March, so this year’s numbers are disappointing. U.S. imports were down 12% compared to February and down 19% from March 2015. Part of the monthly drop can be attributed to a strong February, with an extra day due to the leap year, but it is […]

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December 2015 Trade Data: U.S. Import Shipments Grow 0.14% in 2015

  • By Annelise McCarthy
  • · January 19, 2016
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Panjiva’s research team shows that U.S. maritime imports in December were down 3% compared with November and 4% from the previous year. Overall, shipments in 2015 ended with a 0.14% increase compared to 2014. This is much lower than previous years, when U.S. imports were showing high year-over-year growth as the economy was recovering from […]

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Shipment Decline: September 2015 Trade Data

  • By Annelise McCarthy
  • · October 23, 2015
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Monthly shipment numbers for U.S. imports were down 8% in September compared with August and down 4% year-over-year. A monthly decline is expected in September, which falls after the typical holiday sourcing season. However, due to the holiday season’s late start this year, we were hoping to see higher shipment numbers for September. Additional Notes: In […]

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