On May 9th, we completed the data upload for April 2011 in our U.S. Customs trade data tool, TradeIQ™
. Total shipments in April increased by 7.25% from March, and grew nearly 6% over the previous year. Imports originating from Asia took a sharp upward turn when compared to March figures, while imports from Europe and South America dipped.
Below is a table showing port regions of the world where shipments originated:
over Mar 2011
over Apr 2010
|Central America (includes Mexico)
|Australia, New Zealand and Oceania
Below is the trend of the last thirteen months showing total TEU volume and shipments as seen in Zepol's monthly vessel import press releases:
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.