Week 16 Global Shipping Report: Imports Are Up 20%

In week 16, total traffic for all imports entering U.S. ports was up 20% over the comparable period a year ago, according to U.S. import market data compiled by Zepol Corp. For the year-to-date, imports are up 11% over 2009.

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Waterborne AMS (Automated Manifest System) Shipment Count

Number of Shipments Entering U.S. Ports

Week 16

Total Traffic

Week 16

Cumulative Year to Date

Week Ending Apr 24, 2010

Week Ending Apr 24, 2010

2010

2009

Change

2010

2009

Change

Food and Beverage

12,722

11,133

14%

197,581

168,884

17%

Autos and Parts

6,161

5,131

20%

89,875

74,063

21%

Chemical

1,863

982

90%

26,191

14,617

79%

Plastics and Rubbers

17,041

14,295

19%

261,081

223,888

17%

Wood/Pulp

8,373

11,725

-29%

118,670

195,762

-39%

Textile

17,139

15,008

14%

285,883

269,606

6%

Mineral and Stone

3,514

3,184

10%

54,872

48,124

14%

Steel

5,989

4,785

25%

80,039

75,591

6%

Electronics

6,820

5,234

30%

99,756

80,361

24%

Furniture

11,808

15,770

-25%

172,137

247,831

-31%

All U.S. Imports

175,980

146,410

20%

2,626,218

2,372,158

11%

East Coast Ports

Week 16

Cumulative Year to Date

Week Ending Apr 24, 2010

Week Ending Apr 24, 2010

2010

2009

Change

2010

2009

Change

Food and Beverage

6,819

5,972

14%

105,917

90,540

17%

Autos and Parts

2,446

1,825

34%

32,553

27,353

19%

Chemical

759

380

100%

10,430

6,060

72%

Plastics and Rubbers

5,931

5,280

12%

92,626

79,526

16%

Wood/Pulp

3,362

3,983

-16%

47,126

63,575

-26%

Textile

6,544

6,054

8%

109,482

103,232

6%

Mineral and Stone

1,543

1,412

9%

25,982

21,118

23%

Steel

2,176

1,703

28%

29,627

27,136

9%

Electronics

2,012

1,359

48%

27,520

21,126

30%

Furniture

3,939

6,276

-37%

59,325

91,766

-35%

All U.S. Imports

68,968

60,111

15%

1,035,964

942,426

10%

West Coast Ports

Week 16

Cumulative Year to Date

Week Ending Apr 24, 2010

Week Ending Apr 24, 2010

2010

2009

Change

2010

2009

Change

Food and Beverage

4,741

4,206

13%

74,217

63,942

16%

Autos and Parts

3,361

3,001

12%

52,085

41,422

26%

Chemical

933

490

90%

13,041

6,454

102%

Plastics and Rubbers

10,299

8,391

23%

155,943

134,200

16%

Wood/Pulp

4,607

7,050

-35%

64,503

121,237

-47%

Textile

9,957

8,423

18%

165,791

156,112

6%

Mineral and Stone

1,639

1,451

13%

23,397

22,399

4%

Steel

2,900

1,999

45%

40,014

34,685

15%

Electronics

4,283

3,379

27%

62,414

51,682

21%

Furniture

7,548

9,047

-17%

107,670

148,195

-27%

All U.S. Imports

96,278

76,509

26%

1,427,158

1,269,750

12%

Gulf Coast Ports

Week 16

Cumulative Year to Date

Week Ending Apr 24, 2010

Week Ending Apr 24, 2010

2010

2009

Change

2010

2009

Change

Food and Beverage

774

613

26%

11,769

9,709

21%

Autos and Parts

279

180

55%

3,754

2,949

27%

Chemical

130

82

59%

2,148

1,722

25%

Plastics and Rubbers

531

386

38%

8,589

6,269

37%

Wood/Pulp

281

521

-46%

4,199

8,319

-50%

Textile

315

267

18%

5,694

5,331

7%

Mineral and Stone

271

263

3%

4,557

3,558

28%

Steel

811

820

-1%

8,974

12,286

-27%

Electronics

471

431

9%

8,705

6,420

36%

Furniture

187

218

-14%

3,050

3,760

-19%

All U.S. Imports

7,866

6,761

16%

116,835

111,587

5%

Other Ports

Week 16

Cumulative Year to Date

Week Ending Apr 24, 2010

Week Ending Apr 24, 2010

2010

2009

Change

2010

2009

Change

Food and Beverage

388

342

13%

5,678

4,693

21%

Autos and Parts

75

125

-40%

1,483

2,339

-37%

Chemical

41

30

37%

572

381

50%

Plastics and Rubbers

280

238

18%

3,923

3,893

1%

Wood/Pulp

123

171

-28%

2,842

2,631

8%

Textile

323

264

22%

4,916

4,931

0%

Mineral and Stone

61

58

5%

936

1,049

-11%

Steel

102

263

-61%

1,424

1,484

-4%

Electronics

54

65

-17%

1,117

1,133

-1%

Furniture

134

229

-41%

2,092

4,110

-49%

All U.S. Imports

2,868

3,029

-5%

46,261

48,395

-4%

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