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Call-center operator Sitel opening Pompano Beach site

Call-center operator Sitel is opening a new site in Pompano Beach and plans to employ 1,000 people there.

The company will handle incoming contacts for a large financial services institution at the new...

WorldCity Staff, 01-07-2015 South Florida Business News

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Panama Canal expansion: How it may affect South Florida

Panama Canal expansion: How it may affect South Florida

Could economic development in Cuba help South Florida ports make the most of an expanded Panama Canal?

That is one likely scenario in the years to come, according to Rodolfo Sabonge, who...

Written by WorldCity Staff on 05 October 2013. Posted in Commodity Reports

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July 2013

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U.S. imports of Linens for bed, bath and kitchen increased 7 percent through July according to the latest U.S. Census bureau data analyzed by WorldCity.

Linens for bed, bath and kitchen ranks 78 through July among the roughly 1,265 import commodities as classified by Census. It ranked 82 in for the year ending in December, with a total value of $2,747,497,940, a $80.23 million, 3 percent increased over the 2011 total.

Through July of this year, the top five markets for U.S. imports of Linens for bed, bath and kitchen are (1) CHINA, (2) INDIA, (3) PAKISTAN, (4) TURKEY, (5) BANGLADESH. The top five Customs districts from which Linens for bed, bath and kitchen imports entered the United States through July are (1) Los Angeles, (2) New York City, (3) Charleston, (4) Norfolk, (5) Atlanta/Savannah.

For all of 2012, the top five markets for U.S. imports of Linens for bed, bath and kitchen were (1) CHINA, (2) INDIA, (3) PAKISTAN, (4) TURKEY, (5) BANGLADESH. The top five Customs districts from which Linens for bed, bath and kitchen imports entered the United States were (1) New York City, (2) Los Angeles, (3) Charleston, (4) Atlanta/Savannah, (5) Norfolk.

Highlights for the top five markets through July of this year:

  • U.S. imports from (1) CHINA increased $117.33 million, 13 percent. 35 percent of all U.S. imports of Linens for bed, bath and kitchen arrived from CHINA
  • U.S. imports from (2) INDIA increased $33.2 million, 4 percent. 32 percent of all U.S. imports of Linens for bed, bath and kitchen arrived from INDIA
  • U.S. imports from (3) PAKISTAN increased $35.96 million, 6 percent. 20 percent of all U.S. imports of Linens for bed, bath and kitchen arrived from PAKISTAN
  • U.S. imports from (4) TURKEY increased $7.55 million, 14 percent. 2 percent of all U.S. imports of Linens for bed, bath and kitchen arrived from TURKEY
  • U.S. imports from (5) BANGLADESH decreased ($7.13 million), 16 percent. 1 percent of all U.S. imports of Linens for bed, bath and kitchen arrived from BANGLADESH

All totaled, 90 percent of all Linens for bed, bath and kitchen imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through July of this year. That is equal to $2.64 billion of the $2.93 billion total.

Highlights for the top five Customs districts responsible for imports of Linens for bed, bath and kitchen through July of this year:

  • US imports (1) Los Angeles increased $89.04 million, 16 percent. 22 percent of all U.S. imports of Linens for bed, bath and kitchen shipped to Los Angeles
  • US imports (2) New York City decreased ($4.83 million), 1 percent. 19 percent of all U.S. imports of Linens for bed, bath and kitchen shipped to New York City
  • US imports (3) Charleston increased $61.79 million, 19 percent. 13 percent of all U.S. imports of Linens for bed, bath and kitchen shipped to Charleston
  • US imports (4) Norfolk decreased ($16.05 million), 6 percent. 9 percent of all U.S. imports of Linens for bed, bath and kitchen shipped to Norfolk
  • US imports (5) Atlanta/Savannah decreased ($43.13 million), 14 percent. 9 percent of all U.S. imports of Linens for bed, bath and kitchen shipped to Atlanta/Savannah

All totaled 72 percent of all Linens for bed, bath and kitchen imports to the United States entered at the top five Customs districts through July of this year. That is equal to $2.11 billion of the $2.93 billion total.

July 2013

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U.S. trade decreases 3.63 percent through April


U.S. trade with the world rose to $1.23 trillion through the first four months of 2015, according to a WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

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