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Hot Pursuit: Competition for EV Battery Metals Revs Up

January 22, 2019

A global scramble is on to secure supplies of EV battery metals – the cobalt, graphite and lithium – that go into the batteries that make electric vehicles go.   The global market’s growing embrace of electric vehicles is driving demand, and sparking volatility in prices for EV battery metals. In... Read More >>
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Truce Called in U.S.-China Trade War

A 90-day truce has been declared in the escalating trade hostilities between the U.S. and China after a sidebar meeting at... Read More >>

U.S. Electronics Imports and Exports: Market Trends and Analysis

As the impact of shifting trade policy on the electronics sector remains to be fully seen, Descartes Datamyne has released it’s... Read More >>

U.S. and Canada’s Ongoing Lumber Dispute

Since 1982, the softwood lumber market has been a hot topic between the United States and Canada. Both countries are heavy... Read More >>

Web Seminar: Top Supply Chain Disruptions and How to Minimize Risk

Join us for a Web Seminar, October 25, 2pm ET When major disruptions occur, some supply chains break down and take... Read More >>

Avocados Top Bananas In U.S. Fruit Imports

Ranked by value of trade, avocados moved up to No. 1 among U.S. fruit imports in 2017 and are holding a... Read More >>

Reel Experts can tackle anything: U.S. seafood imports on the rise

The ease and healthiness of preparing fish, combined with concerns of over-fishing in U.S. resources and environmental implications has lead to... Read More >>

Snapshot: U.S. Automobile Imports and Exports

As the U.S. Commerce Department examines whether to impose section 232 tariffs on passenger vehicles, data from Descartes DatamyneTM reveals significant changes... Read More >>

NVOCC’s Import Cargo into the Top 25 U.S. Ports Outpaces GDP

Outpacing the gross domestic product (GDP), Non-vessel operating common carriers (NVOCCs) accounted for some 11.25 million 20-foot equivalent containers of import... Read More >>

Web Seminar – Drive Up Sales and Target Qualified Leads with Descartes Lead Generator

You have asked and we have listened! Join us for a web seminar on 2pm, Thursday, August 30 as we show... Read More >>