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, …

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July 26, 2013

Needing visibility into the business activities of a select few companies?   Import Genius has launched a new subscription plan today that offers your business another option for monitoring the shipping activities of any three companies across all of our databases! For only $99 per month, be the first to know when your target companies clear …

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 …

Import Genius’ comprehensive data expands to Latin America, India

June 21, 2013

The Import Genius database compiling millions of shipping records continues to grow by the hour. After providing full access more than a year ago, clients have been able to search through detailed shipping manifests and customs records from ten countries in Latin America: Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. …

Mexican beef supply to U.S. grows

June 18, 2013

Mexico has recently become the fourth largest source of U.S. beef imports. Imports of Mexican beef have been increasing annually since 2009, according to Drovers CattleNetwork. Data within the Import Genius international trade database indicates this growth. Beef imports from Mexico increased significantly from 2009 to 2010 and then remained rather steady for both 2010 …

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 …