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Port Tracker report pinpoints U.S.-China trade war as focal point of import volumes

09/12/2019 21:42 | Share

U.S. reports covered in the report handled 1.95 million Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEU) in October, the most recent month for which data is available, which is up 0.6% over September’s 1.97 million TEU and down 7.5% annually compared to the 2 million TEU handled in October 2018, which stands as the all-time monthly record.

ISM report points to expected manufacturing and non-manufacturing growth in 2020

09/12/2019 21:42 | Share

For manufacturing, ISM is estimating a 4.8% annual increase in 2020 revenue, which is up from the 1.9% increase that was pegged for 2019 over 2018. What’s more, 58.1% of manufacturing respondents expected 2020 revenues to be higher than 2019. And revenue growth in 2020 is expected to see annual gains in all 18 manufacturing industries ISM tracks.