Global Trade and Logistics: Labor Market Gap Analysis: San Diego and Imperial Counties, June 2014
This study presents an analysis of labor market and job posting data for international trade in San Diego and Imperial counties region. The emphasis is on Logistics and Supply Chain occupations. This report includes also an analysis of San Diego’s export economy.
The total value of global trade in logs and softwood timber is estimated to have reached more than $50 billion (£30.3 billion) in 2013 – the highest level since before the economic crash of 2008 – with prices for both commodities rising.
According to Wood Resources International (WRI), which calculated the total from data for January to October, the US “continues to be the major destination for internationally-traded lumber” but countries in Asia imported twice as much timber in 2013 compared to five years ago.
WRI said: “There has been an unprecedented increase in demand for softwood lumber in Asia the past few years, with the three major importing countries, Japan, China and South Korea, together importing more than twice as much lumber in 2013 as compared to five years ago.”
Softwood timber is “by far the most commonly traded wood product worldwide” and the biggest increases in overseas trade have been from Canada to China and from Nordic countries to Japan.
California export trade continued to sizzle in May, adding nearly $1 billion to year-ago totals and setting a pace well ahead of a record-setting 2013. In-state businesses shipped merchandise valued at $14.23 billion in May, up 7.4 percent from $13.25 billion in May 2013, according to an analysis of Thursday's (July 3) U.S. Commerce Department figures by Beacon Economics, a consulting firm with offices in the Bay Area and Los Angeles.
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The visual highlights the intricate web of global trade. While a part of the world’s trade in goods can be described as truly global, regional trade accounts for a very important share of overall global trade. Some 70% of the trade of European Union countries, for example, was within the European Free Trade Association area in 2013. Similarly, nearly 49% of North American trade was within NAFTA.
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