Market DataCotton Data

Harvey Drives Up Cotton Prices in Last Days of August

Cotton prices rose sharply in the last few days of August, ending the month at 70.96 cents, almost 4 cents per pound, or about 5.6%, higher than at the end of July, according to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Uncertainty over the……...

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Cargo Imports Hit Record Highs But Slowdown Seen Coming

Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports set an all-time monthly record this summer and 2017 is expected to reach a new yearly record, followed by slower in growth in the new year.

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Market DataImport/Export

Apparel Imports Drop for Second Consecutive Month

Stubborn price deflation and shifting consumer tastes in favor of experiences like travel and dining over shopping, have been pressuring demand despite healthy job growth and strong economic indicators.

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Market DataRetail Sales Data

As Economy Wobbles, NRF Revises 2017 Retail Sales Downward

The National Retail Federation has adjusted its forecast for retail sales for 2017, with sales now expected to increase between 3.2% and 3.8% rather than the 3.7% to 4.2% forecast earlier this year.

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