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US goods inventories at record low despite booming inbound container transport

The US is consuming to such a degree that the nation's goods supply compared to sales is at its lowest level since 1992, despite high growth rates in freight volumes going into the US, says Lars Jensen, analyst at Vespucci Maritime.

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US consumption of goods like furniture, electronics and construction wares from Asia is still at such a high level that suppliers cannot build up their inventories in time. Everything is sold right away.

Fresh figures from the US Census Bureau reveal that, despite the continued boom in demand on the container market, US goods stockpiles are declining.

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