Posted by Chelsea Craven on Thursday, June 28, 2012
Category: General | News
In recent months, U.S. exports of gold have climbed to levels not seen in several years. Year-to-date, U.S. gold exports have reached over $12 billion and are up 67% from last year and over 135% from 2010. The graph below illustrates the significant increase for 2012 compared with recent years. A key question on our mind is: where’s all this gold headed?
Using Zepol’s TradeView™
, we find that in past years, the top importers of U.S. gold have included the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, and India. While those countries have seen a steady increase in gold imports for 2012, there’s one country that has significantly impacted the upward trend. Switzerland, in particular, reached the top of our list so far for 2012 and has increased gold imports from the United States by over 200% this year compared with last year. Below are the top ten countries importing gold from the United States for 2012. If exports continue at the current pace, we may reach a record-high year for U.S. gold exports.
Note: Data is based on HS Code: 7108 - Gold (including Gold Plated With Platinum), Unwrought Or In Semimanufactured Forms, Or In Powder Form
Posted by Megan Lindwall on Thursday, June 21, 2012
Zepol is thrilled to announce the addition of emailed reporting to our newest trade data tool, ComplianceIQ™. Users are able to search across multiple import-compliance data sets within one interface, saving the time of digging for critical compliance data.
ComplianceIQ™ users can now schedule emailed reports for any saved search, and receive alerts when new information is available for binding rulings, antidumping or countervailing investigations, tariffs, and more. Emailed reports can also be scheduled for specific time periods, demonstrating due diligence and reducing the risk of steep government penalties.
To see how users can easily schedule reports, please view the video below:
If you have any questions regarding this enhancement, please contact us.
Posted by Chelsea Craven on Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Category: General | News
Zepol works with many media outlets to provide trade data to publications in all industries. Below we have highlighted some recent articles that have utilized Zepol's data.
Using Zepol for Competitive Intelligence
In a blog article from Aqute Intelligence, Zepol’s TradeIQ™ was highlighted for its
powerful competitive intelligence insights. Knowing a competitor’s import activities
on a near real-time basis allows companies to proactively plan for future shifts.
The Top Ten Ways Professionals Can Use Trade Data
In a two-part series, and with much deliberation, Zepol contributed an exclusive article
to Spend Matters outlining the top ten ways in which our clients utilize trade information.
Click here and here to read the two parts and discover new uses for trade data!
MAJESTIC Machine Screws and RIVETING Rivets
The U.S. Fastener Report, by American Fastener Journal, is a monthly report on the
latest trends in the fastener industry. Zepol’s most recent contribution to the report
provides a summary of U.S. import volumes of machine screws and rivets.
What February’s US Copper Import Numbers Mean for Prices
MetalMiner, a sourcing and trading intelligence website for the metal market, welcomed
Zepol’s analysis on recent trends in the U.S. copper trade. Recent shifts in the industry
show a decrease in U.S. copper imports from Chile and an increase from Canada.
Supply Scan- News From Across the Food Supply Chain
One of Zepol’s newest media partners, Food Logistics, regularly features Zepol’s trade
data for fruits and vegetables. Readers gain insights into how fresh produce travels
across the border and into supermarkets across the country.
Port Cargo Was Flat in May, but Experts Predict a Busier Summer
The Los Angeles Times often uses Zepol’s monthly TEU numbers to recap the latest trends
for the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, the nation’s top two ports, respectively.
In addition, the numbers provide a glimpse into what we can expect for coming months.
Click here to read complete articles and more about Zepol in the news!
Posted by Cori Rogers on Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Category: General | News
According to Zepol's online database of U.S. imports, TradeIQ™
, May's U.S. vessel imports are up another 5.6% from April. May had the highest TEU volume so far for 2012 and, looking at the past year's trends, there is potential for further growth in the coming summer months.
The table below shows continental port regions of the world where U.S. import shipments originated:
Below is the trend of the last 13 months showing total TEU volume and shipments as seen in Zepol's monthly vessel import press release:
over April 2012
over May 2011
| Australia, New Zealand and Oceania
Zepol’s data is derived from Bills of Lading entered into the Automated Manifest System. This information represents the number of House manifests entered by importers of waterborne vessel goods. This is the earliest indicator for trade data available for the previous month’s import activity. The data excludes shipments from empty containers, excludes shipments labeled as freight remaining on board, and may contain other data anomalies.