Trump Properties Have Imported 1,034,492 Kilograms of Goods From Overseas in the Last Ten Years

November 7, 2016

Donald Trump is a registered executive for hundreds of corporate entities. These include the Trump Corporation, Trump International Golf Club, the Trump Entrepreneur Initiative (better known Trump University), and many more. Mr. Trump has made renegotiating or ridding trade deals one of the central issues of his presidential campaign. Yet as an examination of ImportGenius …

Solar panels: imports may continue to soar after first half of 2013 shows strong numbers

July 29, 2013

A With their ability to transform energy efficiency and lower electric bills, the growth in popularity and usage of solar panels is a no-brainer. It doesn’t come as a big surprise then, that many states are capitalizing on this emerging trend. Regions in the U.S. that receive the most sun are especially embracing renewables. Arizona, …

U.S. furniture imports slump in 2013

July 2, 2013

The furniture industry has taken a hit with the peaks and lows of the economy in the past several years, and it seems the decline has continued into 2013. According to The Timber Network, U.S. imports of wooden furniture from both Vietnam and China have recently plunged. As stated in Timber’s Market Report, March has …

What the high volume of U.S. seafood imports means for consumers, domestic fisheries

June 6, 2013

Seafood is one of the most widely imported products throughout the U.S. and is shipped via ocean freight from countries all over the world. 91% of seafood consumed in the U.S. is imported. So what kind of seafood is shipped to the U.S. and where does it come from? A breakdown provided by Huffington Post’s What …

April Trade Snapshot: U.S. exports hit high numbers, petroleum imports at a low

June 4, 2013

Trade statistics from April show the trade deficit saw an 8.5% increase. March’s figure was $37.1 billion, while numbers in April jumped to $40.3 billion according to the Department of Commerce. While the U.S. trade deficit widened in April, the month was still one for the record books, as reported by the LA Times. Not …

The trend for trade missions

May 31, 2013

Trade missions to develop and grow opportunities are trending across the U.S. We recently reported on Florida Governor Rick Scott’s trade mission to South America. It seems representatives from even more states are either planning future trade missions or already embarking on them. Vice President Joe Biden just completed a 6-day trip to Latin America. …

India’s export growth on the rise despite decreasing shipment numbers

May 16, 2013

India’s Hindu Newspaper reported India’s exports were on the decline for eight consecutive months in 2012. However, exports started on the upward trend in January 2013. Given the statement that “exports grew for the fourth consecutive month”, we looked into these claims in the Import Genius international trade database to identify trends for India’s rise …