Q4 2020 Outlook: Endings and beginnings

Brexit 143 China 2604 Elections 106 European Union 660 Health Care 258 India 411 Industrials - Capital Goods 471 Info Tech - Comms Equip 172 Info Tech - Tech Hardware 622 Japan 518 Materials - Metals/Mining 635 Outlook 68 Tariffs 1648 Trade Balance 868 U.S. 4634 United Kingdom 284 WTO 103

2020 has been a tough year for global supply chain operators ranging from manufacturers and logistics firms to retailers and consumers. This report outlines four major topics to watch during Q4’20. First, COVID-19 has been the defining feature of global supply chain developments in 2020. There are signs the pressure is waning with exports from 21 countries dipping by 1.7% year over year in August while U.S. seaborne imports surged 16.0% higher year over year in the first half of September. The latter has included a 19.9% jump in imports of industrial equipment, suggesting firms are start...

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