U.S. Commodities

"Big Book"

Analyzing 2020 Imports & the Impact of COVID-19

The Must-Read Commodity Guide on Market Trends & the Impact of Coronavirus on U.S. Imports

Prior to COVID-19, it was already a challenge for business leaders to keep pace with shifts in import trends. From duty and tariff changes, to economic fluctuations and changes in demand, the volume and value of commodities can shift and impact a business’ bottom line. In addition, over the last few decades, globalization prompted businesses to be more connected, meaning global imports and exports flow more quickly and any changes can have a far-reaching impact.

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As industries begin to work towards recovery from the pandemic, it is critical that they stay informed

Designed as a reference on U.S. import trade trends for port authorities, carriers, logistics providers, importers and shippers, this report analyzes the top U.S. imports by value during the months of Jan-July 2020 and measures those commodities against the same period in 2019. Examining trends across every section of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule, the report provides a gauge on the full impact of coronavirus on U.S. imports.

This report covers the key points that business leaders should know across a broad range of industries. 

Key Focus Areas Include:

  • Key commodity trends affecting every U.S. industry
  • The ongoing impact of tariffs and trade policy changes
  • The goods that have failed to produce year-over-year growth
  • The pulse of trade by country of origin and country of destination
  • The top imports and exports that are propping up U.S. trade values overall

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