Stratfor: NAFTA and the Future of Canada, Mexico and the United States

by Marc Lanthemann, a geopolitical analyst at Stratfor. The 20th anniversary of NAFTA’s implementation on Jan. 1 has revived some of the perennial arguments that have surrounded the bloc since its inception. The general consensus has been that the trade deal was a mixed bag, a generally positive yet disappointing economic experiment.

Sea Container Counts Jump in November 2013

Written by Steven Hansen Exports and Imports came alive in November with historically high container exports, and a modest recovery in imports after last month’s soft data. I can hear Dr. Frankenstein yelling “it’s alive” (meaning the economy).

Continued Softer Economic Growth Evidenced in October 2013 Sea Container Counts

Written by Steven Hansen After two excellent months in a row, September and October data for both import and export sea container movements again were soft and mixed – and the three month rolling averages also softened.