On April 11th, we completed the data upload for March 2011 in our U.S. Customs trade data tool, TradeIQ™
. Total shipments in March increased by 2.32% from February, and grew 1% over the previous year. Imports originating from Asia fell when compared to February figures, while imports from Europe, measured in shipments, increased a noteworthy 31.32%.
Below is a table showing port regions of the world where shipments originated:
over Feb 2011
over March 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 containerized 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 containerized 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.