Global Trade Index Slipped in January, Yet To Slide — Panjiva


Global Trade Index Slipped in January, Yet To Slide

Global 724 Trade Balance 658

Global trade activity growth likely slowed in January, but has yet to turn negative according to Panjiva’s index of 12 early-reporting trade measures across three categories. In the maritime segment U.S. seaborne imports increased 5.8% year over year. While shipments through the Panama and Suez Canals both improved activity at the port of Singapore rose by just 0.2% year over year. Export activity declined in three of the five Asian countries tracked by Panjiva. China saw a 9.1% increase though that likely reflects the earlier lunar new year. Two of the three business export sentiment in...

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