The growth of US imports tends to be stable, but the supply chain challenges still exist


Author:Wu Shuai
Source: ennews

American FakestageThe peak season has alreadyEnd, but supply chainofChallenges continue.


American Retail FederationNRF) andHackett AssociatespublishGlobal Port Tracking ReportforecastAfter a year of unprecedented growth,beautifulcountryofOf major portsContainerImportamountWill beRestoration in 2022toNormal growth ratebutImportQuantity stillIn high position


"The imports we seeContainerizedincreaserateIt has stabilized, but the quantity is stillHigh level.”Jonathan Gold, vice president of supply chain and customs policy at NRF, said. "To clear up the port backlogContainers forThere is still much work to be done to improve the capacity of the entire supply chain.Omic velvetVariants areAn uncertain factor, it will not only affect the supply chainofLabor, and if consumers stay at home, it willGenerate more consumption, andPush more imports again.


Ben Hackett, Founder of Hackett Associatesexpress"UncertainfactorMay have an impact on future demand”He said. "We have seen short-termwithinThe growth rate has declined, and we believe that trade growth is returning to a normal level. We expectThe import volume will not continue to maintain double-digit growth in 2022. "


stayIn some months of 2021,American portsImportamountUp to65%, due to increased consumer demand and retailers' hoardingcommoditywithandEarly 2020Caused by the low retail sales of


reach2021autumn,ImportedincreaserateReturn to single digits, which should remain unchanged this year. However, in theFor most of the first half of 2022, it is estimated thatNumber of imported containersWill approachHistorical high position


According to the data of the global port tracking report,U.S.AThe mainPort at2.11 million TEUs were processed in November, which was 4.5% lower than that in October, but increased by 0.5% year on year.althoughDecember dataNot yet out, but the global port tracking report expectstwelveMonth is2.18 million TEUs, up 3.7% year on year.


Therefore,2021Container Handling at Major U.S. Portstotaltakeachieve25.9 million TEUs, compared with the history of 22 million TEUs in 2020Highest dataAdded17.9%。


Global Port Tracking ReportForecast, major ports in the United StatesJanuaryTo process2.23 million TEUs, up 8.6% year on year; Februaryby1.95 million TEUs, a year-on-year increase of 4.2%; In March, it was 2.19 million, down 3.3%. It is expected to be 2.2 million TEUs in April, up 2.5%, and 2.32 million TEUs in May, down 0.5%.

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