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Monday, May 8, 2023

US Retail Imports Expected to Remain Below 2022

U.S. ports are seeing a rise in import cargo volume after a near three-year low in February, according to the Global Port Tracker report released on Monday by

May 8, 2023
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Friday, April 14, 2023
Trucks At Port Of LA

 US Retail Sales ‘Moderated’ in March But ‘Positive Growth’ Expected in 2023

Retail sales in the United States slowed down in March, but still saw a growth compared to the same period last year, according to the National Retail

April 14, 2023
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Friday, April 7, 2023
Cargo containers pile up at a marine terminal at the Port of Los Angeles.

US Container Imports Climbing But Will Stay Well-Below Pandemic Peaks

Import cargo volume at the nation’s busiest container ports should climb steadily through this summer, but will remain well-below the record-setting levels

April 7, 2023
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Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Container Imports Expected to Slowly Climb from February Low

After experiencing one of the lowest levels of import cargo volume since the pandemic began, major container ports in the United States are expected to see a

March 8, 2023
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Wednesday, February 8, 2023
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Container Imports Continue to Fall as Retailers Exercise Caution

Inbound cargo volume at major container ports across the U.S. is expected to drop to the lowest level in nearly three years this month as retailers remain

February 8, 2023
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Monday, January 9, 2023
port of los angeles and long beach

Pandemic-Driven Shipping Surge has Come to an End, National Retail Federation Says

Container shipping’s pandemic-driven surge has finally come to end as imports through the United States’ major container ports falls below the 2

January 9, 2023
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Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Winter Lull for U.S. Ports as Container Imports Continue to Wind Down

U.S. container ports are headed into their winter lull as holiday season nears the finish line and retail imports continue to wind down, the National Retail

December 7, 2022
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Thursday, November 17, 2022
A cargo ship is moored in the Port of Long Beach while cranes retrieve cargo containers from the ship

Holiday Retail Sales Off to a Strong Start in U.S.

Retail sales grew again in October as consumers set aside concerns about inflation and got a jump start on the holiday season, according to the National Retail

November 17, 2022
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Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Aerial top view container ship

U.S. Retail Imports Continue to Slow as Busy Holiday Season Ramps Up

Retail imports through the nation’s top container ports have continued to slow from records set earlier this year, with retailers well stocked for what

November 8, 2022
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Friday, November 4, 2022
port of los angeles

This Year’s Holiday Spending Likely to Set New Record

The National Retail Federation is forecasting that holiday spending will be healthy this year despite inflationary challenges and consumers shifting back to

November 4, 2022
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Friday, October 7, 2022

U.S. Imports’ Growth Has ‘Run Out of Steam’

The heady growth of U.S. imports that were a hallmark of the pandemic era has come to end. A new Global Ports Tracker report released Friday by the National

October 7, 2022
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Monday, October 3, 2022

Inflation Concerns and High Interest Rates Haven’t Stopped U.S. Consumers from Spending

Consumers in the United States are shrugging off concerns about high inflation and interest rate hikes and continuing to spend, the National Retail Federation

October 3, 2022
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Thursday, September 22, 2022

Port Houston a Big Winner from West to East Cargo Shift

The Port of Houston has smashed its record for the highest number of containers handled in a single month as some U.S. imports have shifted from West to Gulf

September 22, 2022
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Thursday, September 15, 2022
A cargo ship is moored in the Port of Long Beach while cranes retrieve cargo containers from the ship

American Consumers Continue to Buy Despite Inflation

American consumers are continuing to spend their money on retail goods despite persistent inflation and rising interest rates, the National Retail Federation

September 15, 2022
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Wednesday, September 7, 2022
an overhead view of port of los angeles docks

Retail Imports Growth Turns Negative as Fed Tries to Rein in Consumer Demand

More signs that container shipping’s pandemic-fueled bull run is starting to crack. The National Retail Federation (NRF) on Wednesday published its

September 7, 2022
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Thursday, August 18, 2022

Retailers Face Inventory Glut as U.S. Consumers End Two-Year Buying Spree

By Augusta Saraiva (Bloomberg) — US retailers that stockpiled goods to cushion against supply-chain snarls are finding inventory reduction to be

August 18, 2022
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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

U.S. Retail Sales Stay High in July Despite Inflation

New data from the National Retail Federation shows that core retail sales in U.S. rose in July even as overall sales reported by the Census Bureau remained

August 17, 2022
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Monday, August 8, 2022
port of los angeles-long beach

2022 Retail Imports Set to Gain Over 2021 Despite Slow Down

Retail imports at the nation’s top ports are expected to slow “significantly” over the remainder of the year, but 2022 cargo volumes should

August 8, 2022
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Friday, July 15, 2022
cargo containers

U.S. Retail Sales Rise in June Despite Inflation

Retail sales in the U.S. increased in June even as inflation climbed higher and drove up prices across the board, the National Retail Federation said Friday.

July 15, 2022
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Tuesday, July 12, 2022

U.S. Retail Imports Set Another Record Heading Into Peak Season

Retail imports set another record high this spring as the nation’s major container ports worked to reduce congestion and retailers stocked up before

July 12, 2022
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