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RETAIL IMPORTS REMAIN STRONG BUT GROWTH SLOWS AS COVID-19 DISRUPTIONS CONTINUE

Source:  National Retail Federation Press Release – October 7, 2021

Imports at the nation’s largest retail container ports should remain at near-record levels this month but could see a slight dip from last year’s unusually high numbers as congestion slows the movement of backed-up cargo, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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RETAIL IMPORTS REMAIN STRONG BUT GROWTH SLOWS AS COVID-19 DISRUPTIONS CONTINUE

Source:  National Retail Federation Press Release – September 9, 2021

Double-digit growth in imports at the nation’s largest retail container ports is slipping to single digits as pandemic-related supply chain disruptions around the world continue, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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RETAIL CARGO EXPECTED TO SET RECORD IN AUGUST AS MERCHANTS MOVE FROM BACK-TO-SCHOOL TO HOLIDAY PREPARATIONS

Source:  National Retail Federation Press Release – August 6, 2021

Imports at the nation’s largest retail container ports should hit yet another record in August as consumer demand continues to stretch supply chains and retailers shift from the back-to-school season to the peak shipping season for winter holiday merchandise, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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RETAIL CARGO CONTINUES TO SEE DOUBLE-DIGIT INCREASES OVER 2020 AS SUPPLY CHAIN DISRUPTIONS CONTINUE

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

Imports at the nation’s largest retail container ports are continuing to show double-digit growth over last year as strong consumer demand keeps up its momentum, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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RETAIL CARGO CONTINUES SETTING RECORDS AS SUPPLY CHAINS STRUGGLE TO KEEP UP WITH CONSUMER DEMAND

Source:  National Retail Federation Press Release – June 7, 2021

Imports at the nation’s largest retail container ports saw their busiest April on record and May could turn out to have set a new all-time record as vaccines allowed consumers to return to normal shopping patterns, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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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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