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Panjiva: U.S. imports down in September


New York –- Imports to the U.S. were down in September from August, but still there was a measurable year-over-year increase. Sept. 2014 showed levels of imports 7% above imports in Sept. 2013.

The numbers of these shipments coming into the U.S. changed -3% from Aug. 2014 to Sept. 2014. This August-to-September dip is normal, as previous years’ August-to-September changes were -6% in 2013, -4% in 2012, -8% in 2011, -7% in 2010, and -5% in 2009. Holiday stock comes in through August, producing a reduction in imports in September.
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