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Global Trade Resource Predicts Top Holiday Toys 12/8/2010

Panjiva, an online trade platform used by sourcing and supply chain professionals to screen US import data, released their predictions for the top holiday toys of 2010.  Panjiva’s database tracks the overseas shipments of more than 1.5 million companies doing business across borders. Panjiva’s top toy selections are based on the number of toy shipments sent to the United States (the majority of which are coming from China). The graphs below show the top toys for each category. The “rookie toys” versus the “veteran toys.” The “rookies” are the toys released this year versus and the “verteran” toys are toys that existed prior to 2010.

Top Holiday Toy Predictions RookiesTop Holiday Toy Predictions Veterans

As you can see, there is almost a three way tie in the rookie category between the Squinkies, Paper Jamz, and Zoobles. For the Veterans, the victor is much more clear: Toy Story toys have been shipped much more than the second and third place toys, Elmo and Airhog Helicopters.

They also had a great chart indicating the trending of toy shipments over the past three years. According to Panjiva’s database, toy shipments are up 24% from August to October when compared to the same period in 2009.

That said, I am predicting a very merry holiday for lots of children this year!

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Panjiva’s Trade Data in for Month of October 11/12/2010

U.S. October Trade Shipments ChartPanjiva, an online trade platform used by sourcing and supply chain professionals to screen US import data, posted in a recent blog post that global trade activity saw a 2% decrease in global manufacturers shipping to the United States from September to October this year. This decrease marks a noticeable difference from the 3% increase that Panjiva reported during the same period in 2009.

What’s driving this decline? Most likely the weakened US dollar. As the US dollar continues to weaken against other global currencies like the Chinese Yuan, it makes it significantly more costly to import products from countries with strong currencies.

The positive result however, is that as the US dollar weakens, US exports become significantly more attractive to foreign buyers. I think we are going to see a dramatic increase in US exports over the next 12 months as the dollar doesn’t look like it’s poised to gain strength any time soon.

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