February Trade Data: Better than 2009, but still a long way to go

  • By Josh Green
  • · March 10, 2010
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The word from the Panjiva research team: global trade activity dropped slightly in February.  Specifically, there was a 3% decrease in the number of global manufacturers shipping to the U.S. market, as well as a 4% decrease in the number of U.S. companies receiving waterborne shipments from global manufacturers. Reasons for cautious optimism: The percentage […]

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Manufacturers Ride the Wave of the 3D Movie Boom

  • By Josh Green
  • · March 5, 2010
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The release of Avatar in December was the culmination of a record year in the 3D movie world. Eleven 3D movies were released last year – a 275% increase from 2008.  More impressively, 2009 US 3D movie revenue, at almost $2 billion, was nearly seven times 2008 revenue (source: www.the-numbers.com).  Avatar contributed over $700 million […]

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