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, changes in demand, and more, 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.

Today, as industries begin to recover from the pandemic, it is critical that they stay informed. This is where accurate, current, and fully reviewed global trade data comes in.

This report covers the key salient points that business leaders should know across a broad range of industries. 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 and measures those commodities against the same