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RETAIL CARGO IMPORTS SET NEW RECORD AS ECONOMY RECOVERS

Imports at retail container ports hit a new record this spring and volume during the first half of 2021 is expected to be a third higher than last year as the economy continues to recover from the pandemic, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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RETAIL IMPORT SURGE EXPECTED THROUGH SUMMER

The unprecedented surge of imports at retail container ports that began last summer is expected to continue at least through the end of this summer as retailers work to meet increased consumer demand, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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RETAIL IMPORTS EXPECTED TO GROW DRAMATICALLY DURING FIRST HALF OF 2021

Source:  National Retail Federation Press Release – March 8, 2021

Imports at the nation’s largest retail container ports are expected to grow dramatically during the first half of 2021 as increased vaccination and continued in-store safety measures enable additional shopping options, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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RETAIL IMPORTS EXPECTED TO HIT REPEATED MONTHLY RECORDS AFTER RECORD YEAR IN 2020

Source:  National Retail Federation Press Release – February 8, 2021

Following a record year during 2020, imports at the nation’s largest retail container ports are expected to set new monthly records from now into the summer as the nation’s economy continues to recover from the pandemic, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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2020 RETAIL IMPORTS MAY BREAK RECORD DESPITE PANDEMIC

Source:  National Retail Federation Press Release – January 8, 2021

Imports seen during 2020 appear to be headed toward a new record despite the coronavirus pandemic, and remain at high levels as 2021 begins, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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DECEMBER 2020 MANUFACTURING ISM® REPORT ON BUSINESS®

Source:  Institute for Supply Management – January 4, 2021

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector grew in December, with the overall economy notching an eighth consecutive month of growth, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®.

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RETAIL IMPORTS STILL STRONG AFTER SETTING NEW RECORDS FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON

Source:  National Retail Federation Press Release – December 9, 2020

Imports remain strong after setting new records this fall as retailers stocked up both stores and warehouses for the holiday season and met new demands for quick delivery of online orders, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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NOVEMBER 2020 MANUFACTURING ISM® REPORT ON BUSINESS®

Source:  Institute for Supply Management – December 2, 2020

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector grew in November, with the overall economy notching a seventh consecutive month of growth, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®.

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IMPORTS SET NEW ‘PEAK SEASON’ RECORD AS RETAILERS PREPARE FOR HOLIDAYS

Source:  National Retail Federation Press Release – November 9, 2020

Imports likely saw their busiest “peak season” on record this summer and fall as retailers replenished inventories and stocked up for the holiday season, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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OCTOBER 2020 MANUFACTURING ISM® REPORT ON BUSINESS®

Source:  Institute for Supply Management – November 2, 2020

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector grew in October, with the overall economy notching a sixth consecutive month of growth, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®.

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