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More Manufacturing Shipments Hit America's Ports in July

Posted by: Greg T. Spielberg on August 13

July saw a 7% increase in the number of global manufacturers shipping to American ports according to U.S. Customs Data compiled by Panjiva, a tracker and profiler of foreign businesses. 140,000 businesses sent their goods to the states – 10,000 more than in June. The number, which may help draw a picture of America’s activity in global trade, does not account for plane or truck shipments, or the delivery of e-commerce goods like software.

International shipments to ports have been on the rise since bottoming out in February at 120,000, the lowest since Panjiva started tracking in July 2007. The New York-based company sources U.S. Customs Data for daily information on imports. Despite the increase in shipments, there’s no cause for trade-deficit concerns as Mike Mandel points out. Panjiva profiles 700,000 companies across 190 countries in the attempt to provide American companies doing business abroad with background info about their partners.

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