US containerised imports projected to rise in 2021
National Retail Federation forecasts possible ‘record retail sales growth’ for 2021 as retailers import ‘huge amounts’ of merchandise to meet consumer demand
US import volumes are predicted to reach 26.96m teu this year, a 7% increase on 2020. Compared with the corresponding periods last year, first half of the year imports will surge by 22%, while the second half of the year will see a drop of 4.5%, according to the federation
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