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IMPORT SLOWDOWN CONTINUES AS FED TRIES TO REIN IN CONSUMER DEMAND

WASHINGTON, September 7, 2022 – With inflation continuing and the Federal Reserve hoping to cool demand through higher interest rates, imports at the nation’s major container ports are expected to fall below last year’s levels for the remainder of 2022, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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IMPORTS SLOWING IN SECOND HALF OF THE YEAR BUT 2022 SHOULD SEE GAIN OVER 2021

WASHINGTON, August 8, 2022 – After a record-setting spring, imports at the nation’s major container ports are expected to slow significantly for the remainder of the year but 2022 should still see a net gain over 2021, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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U.S. PORTS SET ANOTHER RECORD AS VOLUME REMAINS HIGH AND WEST COAST LABOR CONTRACT TALKS CONTINUE

WASHINGTON – Imports set another record high this spring as the nation’s major container ports worked to reduce congestion and retailers stocked up before dockworkers’ West Coast labor contract expired, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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U.S. PORTS REMAIN AT NEAR-RECORD VOLUME AS DEMAND CONTINUES AND WEST COAST CONTRACT DEADLINE APPROACHES

Source: National Retail Federation Press Release-  June 8, 2022

WASHINGTON – Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports should see near-record volume again this month as retailers work to meet still-strong consumer demand and also protect themselves against potential disruptions at West Coast ports, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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U.S. PORTS SET NEW RECORD FOR IMPORTS

Source: National Retail Federation Press Release-  March 9, 2022

WASHINGTON – Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports set a new record this spring and are expected to see near-record volume this month as retailers bring in merchandise ahead of rising costs and further supply chain issues, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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U.S. PORTS SEEING BRIEF SLOWDOWN FROM LAST YEAR BUT IMPORTS REMAIN HIGH

Source: National Retail Federation Press Release- April 7, 2022

WASHINGTON – The nation’s major retail container ports have begun to catch up with the backlog of cargo seen over the past several months, but could experience another surge this summer, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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NEAR-RECORD IMPORTS LEVELS EXPECTED AT U.S. PORTS AS CONGESTION CONTINUES

Source: National Retail Federation Press Release- March 9, 2022

Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to be at near-record levels this spring and summer as consumer demand and supply chain challenges continue to result in congestion, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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CONGESTED RETAIL PORTS TO SEE WELCOME BREAK FROM RAPID IMPORT GROWTH DURING FIRST HALF OF 2022

Source: National Retail Federation Press Release- February 9, 2022

Imports at the nation’s congested container ports are expected to grow modestly during the first half of 2022, but continued high volumes will keep up pressure that built as the economy bounced back from the pandemic last year, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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RETAIL IMPORT GROWTH LEVELS OUT BUT VOLUME REMAINS HIGH

Source:  National Retail Federation Press Release – January 7, 2022

After a year of unprecedented increases, imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to return to normal growth rates in 2022 but volumes will remain high, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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2021 RETAIL IMPORTS TO SHOW RECORD GROWTH DESPITE PANDEMIC

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

Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to end 2021 with both the largest volume and fastest growth on record despite supply chain disruptions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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