retail imports

gCaptain’s full coverage of U.S. retail imports through the top container ports.

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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Tuesday, October 11, 2022
an overhead view of port of los angeles docks

U.S. Import Volume Heads South in September, But Still Above Pre-Pandemic Levels

U.S. container import volumes have finally started to fall off the proverbial cliff that some in the industry have been predicting for months. Data analytics

October 11, 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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Friday, September 16, 2022

Falling Imports at Largest U.S. Port Hint at Weaker Demand

By Augusta Saraiva (Bloomberg) — The number of containers arriving at the busiest US port of Los Angeles dropped by the most since the early days of

September 16, 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
an overhead view of port of los angeles docks

Port of Los Angeles Calls for More Cargo as Fluidity Improves

The nation’s top port for containers is out with some big numbers again today. The Port of Los Angeles reported preliminary July figures showing an

August 17, 2022
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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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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

U.S. Retail Ports See Record Imports Ahead of Rising Costs and Supply Chain Disruptions, NRF Says

Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports set a new record this spring and are expected to see near-record volume this month as retailers bring in

May 11, 2022
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Monday, March 28, 2022

U.S. Goods Trade Deficit Narrows But Remains Near-Record

By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON, March 28 (Reuters) – The U.S. trade deficit in goods narrowed in February, but the fall reversed only a fraction

March 28, 2022
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Monday, February 14, 2022

Some Relief Expected for Congested Retail Ports as Import Growth Moderates -NRF

Imports at the nation’s busiest container ports are expected to grow modestly during the first half of 2022, but continued high volumes will keep up pressure

February 14, 2022
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Friday, October 8, 2021
containerships anchored off port of los angeles

Retail Imports Remain Near Records, But Could Be Higher Without Port Congestion, NRF Says

Imports through the nation’s top retail containers ports should remain at near-record levels this month, but could be even higher if not for port

October 8, 2021
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Friday, September 10, 2021

Pandemic-Fueled Supply Chain Disruptions Hit Retail Imports Growth

Growth of retail imports through the nation’s top container ports is slowing amid global pandemic-related supply chain disruptions, with double-digit

September 10, 2021
Total Views: 599