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Overall Economic Performance

Federal Reserve System (Federal Reserve). “G.17 Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization.” Statistical release, February 18, 2015. http://www.federalreserve.gov/releases/G17/Current/g17.pdf.

_____.  Foreign Exchange Rates—H.10. Summary Measures of the Foreign Exchange Value of the Dollar database. http://www.federalreserve.gov/releases/h10/summary/default.htm (accessed March 5, 2015).

_____.  “Federal Reserve Issues FOMC Statement.” Press release, September 17, 2014. http://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/press/monetary/20140917a.htm.

_____. “Open Market Operations,” n.d. http://www.federalreserve.gov/monetarypolicy/bst_openmarketops.htm (accessed March 5, 2015).

International Monetary Fund (IMF). World Economic Outlook Update: An Update of the Key WEO Projections.  Washington, DC: IMF, January 2015. http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/weo/2015/update/01/pdf/0115.pdf.

Irwin, Neil. “What the Dollar’s Rise Tells Us about the Global Economy.” The UpShot (blog). New York Times, October 8, 2014. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/09/upshot/what-the-dollars-rise-tells-us-about-the-global-economy.html?_r=0&abt=0002&abg=1.

U.S. Department of Commerce (USDOC). Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). “Gross Domestic Product: Fourth Quarter and Annual 2014 (Second Estimate).” News release, February 27, 2015. http://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/national/gdp/gdpnewsrelease.htm.

U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL). Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Labor Statistics from the Current Population Survey (CPS). Unemployment rate database. http://data.bls.gov/cgi-bin/surveymost (accessed March 5, 2015).

Wearden, Graeme. “ECB Cuts Interest Rates and Announces New Stimulus Scheme—As It Happened.” Guardian, September 4, 2014. http://www.theguardian.com/business/live/2014/sep/04/ecb-decision-mario-draghi-german-factory-orders-live.

U.S. Trade by Industry, Sector, and Selected Trading Partners

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). “Value of U.S. Mineral Production Increases despite Lower Metal Prices.” News release 16, January 30, 2015. http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=4114#.VRBLlk1OUdU.

China

American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI). “Net Shipments of Steel Mill Products: All Grades Including Carbon, Alloy, and Stainless.” Report AIS-10. Washington, DC: AISI, December 2013 and December 2014.

Bradshaw, Tim. “Apple Shares Touch New High on Record iPhone Sales.” Financial Times, January 30, 2015. http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/99e18376-a897-11e4-bd17-00144feab7de.html#axzz3Tk99xs8S.

Charles, Dan. “When China Spurns GMO Corn Imports, American Farmers Lose Billions.” The Salt (blog). National Public Radio, July 31, 2014. http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/07/31/336833095/when-china-spurns-gmo-corn-imports-american-farmers-lose-billions.

China Energy Net. “China Re-imposes Import Tariffs on Coal Products” [in Chinese], October 11, 2014. http://www.china5e.com/news/news-885742-1.html.

CompareCamp.com. “How and Where iPhone Is Made: Comparison of Apple’s Manufacturing Process,” September 17, 2014. http://comparecamp.com/how-where-iphone-is-made-comparison-of-apples-manufacturing-process/.

Dieseldorff, Christian G. “Solid Years: Cautious Optimism Drives Equipment Spending into 2015.” Semi, December 8, 2014.  http://www.semi.org/node/52591.

Dollar Business Bureau. “India Gains USA’s Share in Cotton Exports to China.” https://www.thedollarbusiness.com/india-gains-usas-share-in-cotton-exports-to-china/ (accessed April 24, 2015).

Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). Industry Report: Automotive; China, January 2015.    http://country.eiu.com/filehandler.ashx?issue_id=2012761585&mode=pdf.

_____. Industry Report: Consumer Goods and Retail; United States, November 2014. http://store.eiu.com/product.aspx?pubid=827113882&pid=1987096798&gid=827113882.

Freedonia Group Inc. “World Demand for Pumps to Approach $84 Billion in 2018,” February 2, 2015.  http://www.csemag.com/single-article/world-demand-for-pumps-to-approach-84-billion-in-2018/67c16c042014c7927ed8e98c9ee2af71.html.

German American Chambers of Commerce. “The Automotive Industry Is Booming Again,” n.d. http://www.gaccmidwest.org/en/industries/automotive-industry/ (accessed March 27, 2015).

Global Trade Information Services (GTIS). Global Trade Atlas (GTA) database (accessed various dates).

Government of China. Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). “The National IC Industry Investment Fund Officially Established” [in Chinese], October 14, 2014.  http://www.miit.gov.cn/n11293472/n11293832/n11293907/n16316572/16322477.html.

IBISWorld. “Major Household Appliance Manufacturing in the U.S.” IBISWorld Industry Report 33522, November 2014. http://www.ibisworld.com/industry/default.aspx?indid=789.

IHS. “Average Age of Vehicles on the Road Remains Steady at 11.4 years, According to IHS Automotive.” Press release, June 9, 2014. http://press.ihs.com/press-release/automotive/average-age-vehicles-road-remains-steady-114-years-according-ihs-automotive.

National Cotton Council of America (NCC). “Annual Economic Outlook for Cotton,” n.d. http://www.cotton.org/econ/reports/annual-outlook.cfm (accessed March 13, 2015).

Perez, Bien. “Beijing Push to Spur Rapid Growth in Chip Industry.” South China Morning Post, December 30, 2014. http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1670554/beijing-push-spur-rapid-growth-chip-industry.

Sanderson, Henry, and Shawn Donnan. “China Steel Exports Disrupt Markets.” Financial Times, October 21, 2014. http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/5bb61958-58f2-11e4-a722-00144feab7de.html#axzz3UCx4ZXtK.

Song, Ge. 集成电路行业:万亿进口额的国产化机遇 [Integrated circuits industry: billions of dollars’ worth of imports—an opportunity to develop the domestic industry]. Sina.com, April 16, 2014. http://finance.sina.com.cn/stock/hyyj/20140416/014618808730.shtml.

Thompson, Isaac. “Trade Data Report: Export/Import Profile of the Global and U.S. Television Receivers.” World Trade Daily, August 18, 2012. http://worldtradedaily.com/2012/08/13/trade-data-report-export-import-profile-of-the-global-and-u-s-television-receivers/.

Torsekar, Mihir. “U.S. Medical Devices and China’s Market: Opportunities and Obstacles.” U.S. International Trade Commission. USITC Working Paper, June 2014. http://usitc.gov/publications/332/id-036workingpaperusmedicaldevicesfinalss.pdf.

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). China—Peoples Republic of: Cotton and Products Update; Lock-up Report, by Jennifer Clever and Wu Xinping. GAIN Report no. CH14041, September 9, 2014. http://gain.fas.usda.gov/Recentpercent20GAINpercent20Publications/Cottonpercent20andpercent20Productspercent20Update_Beijing_Chinapercent20-percent20Peoplespercent20Republicpercent20of_9-9-2014.pdf.

_____. Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). “Cotton: World Markets and Trade.” Production, Supply, and Distribution (PSD) Online circular, March 2015.  http://apps.fas.usda.gov/psdonline/circulars/cotton.pdf

U.S. Department of Commerce (USDOC). U.S. Census. “December 2014 Construction at $982.1 Billion Annual Rate.” Press release no. CB15-21, February 2, 2015. https://www.census.gov/construction/c30/pdf/pr201412.pdf.

_____. U.S. Census. Full Report on Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories and Orders, December 2014. Report no. M3-2 (14)-12, CB15-11, February 3, 2015. http://www.census.gov/manufacturing/m3/prel/pdf/s-i-o.pdf

U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE). U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). “China Analysis,” February 4, 2014.  http://www.eia.gov/countries/analysisbriefs/China/china.pdf.

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). “Value of U.S. Mineral Production Increases despite Lower Metal Prices.” News release 16, January 30, 2015. http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=4114#.VRBLlk1OUdU.

U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC). Shifts in U.S. Merchandise Trade 2013. USITC Publication 4493.  Washington, DC: USITC, October 2014. http://www.usitc.gov/publications/332/pub4493_0.pdf.

U.S. Wheat Associates. “Comments Regarding Foreign Trade Barriers to U.S. Exports for 2015 Reporting.” Written submission to the Office of the United States Trade Representative, October 28, 2014. http://www.uswheat.org/policyStatements/doc/34EB173CA2BF305F85257D900072B264/$File/NTEpercent20Submissionpercent20-percent20Octpercent202014.pdf?OpenElement.

Worldsteel Association (WSA). Monthly Crude Steel Production, January 22, 2015. http://www.worldsteel.org/statistics/statistics-archive/monthly-steel-archive.html (accessed March 13, 2015).

Wu, Jin. “China Will Invest 120 Bln in Integrated Circuits.” China.org, April 26, 2014. http://www.china.org.cn/business/2014-04/26/content_32204710.htm.

Yi Xianrong. “Will the RMB Enter a New Round of Depreciation?” China-US Focus, December 12, 2014. http://www.chinausfocus.com/finance-economy/will-the-rmb-enter-a-new-round-of-depreciation/.

Zacks Equity Research. “Steel Industry Stock Outlook—Feb. 2015,” February 3, 2015. http://www.zacks.com/commentary/37658/steel-industry-stock-outlook---feb-2015.

Japan

Barrett, Rick. “Mercury Marine CEO John Pfeifer Guides Outboard Engine Maker into Growth Phase.” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, February 2, 2015. http://www.jsonline.com/business/mercury-marine-ceo-john-pfeifer-guides-outboard-engine-maker-into-growth-phase-b99432176z1-290596121.html.

_____. “Mercury Marine Debuts 1,550-Horsepower Consumer Marine Engine.” Duluth News Tribune, February 16, 2015. http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/news/3680610-mercury-marine-debuts-1550-horsepower-consumer-marine-engine.

Federal Reserve System (Federal Reserve). “Historical Rates for the Japanese Yen,” February 9, 2015. http://www.federalreserve.gov/releases/h10/hist/dat00_ja.htm.

Boeing. “Boeing in Japan.” Backgrounder, February 2015. http://www.boeing.com/resources/boeingdotcom/company/key_orgs/boeing-international/pdf/japanbackgrounder.pdf.

Boeing. “Orders and Deliveries,” n.d. http://active.boeing.com/commercial/orders/index.cfm?content=timeperiodselection.cfm&pageid=m15523 (accessed February 20, 2015).

Case, Brendan. “Mazda Pins U.S. Growth on Mexico Plant Shielded from Yen.” Bloomberg, February 27, 2014. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2014‐02‐27/mazda‐pins‐u‐s‐growth‐on‐mexico‐plant-shielded‐from‐yen.

CNN. “Japan Shuts Down Last Nuclear Reactor—For Now,” September 16, 2013. http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/15/world/asia/japan-nuclear-reactor-shutdown/.

Einhorn, Bruce. “Japan Falls into Recession—but (Probably) Escapes a New Tax Increase.” Bloomberg, November 17, 2014. http://www.bloomberg.com/bw/articles/2014-11-17/japans-in-recession-blame-the-tax-hike.

Espicom. “Executive Summary.” The Medical Device Market: Japan, December 2014. http://www.espicom.com/japan-medical-device-market.html.

Fujikawa, Megumi. “Weaker Yen Pushes Up Canon Profit.” Wall Street Journal, January 28, 2015. http://www.wsj.com/articles/weaker-yen-pushes-up-canon-profit-1422435901?KEYWORDS=digital+camera&cb=logged0.35778312518571203.

Global Trade Information Services Inc. (GTIS). Global Trade Atlas (GTA) database. https://www.gtis.com (accessed various dates).

Government of Japan. Ministry of Finance (MOF). “Trade Statistics of Japan.” http://www.customs.go.jp/toukei/info/index_e.htm (accessed various dates).

Harjani, Ansuya. “Oh Snap! Digital Camera Market in ‘Free Fall.’” CNBC, November 5, 2014. http://www.cnbc.com/id/102153000.

Harner, Stephen. “The Boeing 787 Dreamliner to Lift Japanese Aeronautics Companies.” Forbes, September 26, 2011. http://www.forbes.com/sites/stephenharner/2011/09/26/the-boeing-787-dreamliner-to-lift-japanese-aeronautics-companies/.

Hogan, Dick. “Marina Industry in SW Florida Is on the Rise.” News-Press.com, January 31, 2015. http://www.news-press.com/story/money/2015/01/31/marina-industry-sw-florida-rise/22622763/.

Honda. “Honda Now Ships More American-made Cars from the U.S. than It Imports from Japan.” News release, January 28, 2014. http://www.honda.com/newsandviews/article.aspx?id=7563-en.

Iwata, Mari. “Japan Nuclear Reactors Approved for Restart.” Wall Street Journal, November 7, 2014. http://www.wsj.com/articles/japan-nuclear-reactors-approved-for-restart-1415356593

Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO). “Laws and Regulations on Setting up Business in Japan: Section 3. Taxes in Japan, 3.6 Overview of consumption tax.”  http://www.jetro.go.jp/en/invest/setting_up/laws/section3/page6.html (accessed April 23, 2014).

Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting. “Forecast for the Japanese Economy in Fiscal 2014 and 2015,” May 2014. http://bizsearch.murc.jp/bizsearch_asp/link?corpId=atc120039&q=Forecast+for+the+Japanese+Economy+in+Fiscal+2014+and+2015&thumbnail=images%2Fthumbnail%2Fatc120039%2Fe9585100dc0d84c30889a3810f0daefb-1.jpg&title=Forecast+for+the+Jap...&type=s&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.murc.jp%2Fenglish%2Fthink_tank%2Fforecast_jp%2Ffc1405.pdf.

_____.  “Forecast for the Japanese Economy in Fiscal 2014 and 2015,” August 2014. http://bizsearch.murc.jp/bizsearch_asp/link?corpId=atc120039&q=Forecast+for+the+Japanese+Economy+in+Fiscal+2014+and+2015&thumbnail=images%2Fthumbnail%2Fatc120039%2F562e7fc0bd71f336b7a172632a8cf4f8-1.jpg&title=Forecast+for+the+Jap...&type=s&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.murc.jp%2Fenglish%2Fthink_tank%2Fforecast_jp%2Ffc1408.pdf.

Snavely, Brent. “Honda Starts Making FIT Cars in Mexico.” USAToday.com, February 23, 2014. http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2014/02/23/honda-fit-mexico/5727257/.

Suga, Masumi, Kiyotaka Matsuda, and Kyunghee Park. “Boeing Hands 21% of 777X Components to Japanese Suppliers.” Bloomberg, June 12, 2014. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2014-06-12/boeing-hands-21-of-777x-plane-s-parts-to-japanese-companies.

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). Japan: Grain and Feed Annual, 2013, by Hisao Fukuda. GAIN Report no. JA1007, March 19, 2013. http://gain.fas.usda.gov/Recent%20GAIN%20Publications/Grain%20and%20Feed%20Annual_Tokyo_Japan_3-19-2013.pdf.

_____. Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). Japan: Grain and Feed Annual, 2014, by Hisao Fukuda. GAIN Report no. JA4007, March 12, 2014. http://gain.fas.usda.gov/Recent%20GAIN%20Publications/Grain%20and%20Feed%20Annual_Tokyo_Japan_3-12-2014.pdf.

_____. Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). Japan: Grain and Feed Update—January 2015, by Keiko Fujibayashi. GAIN Report no. JA5001, January 29, 2015. http://gain.fas.usda.gov/Recent%20GAIN%20Publications/Grain%20and%20Feed%20Update_Tokyo_Japan_1-29-2015.pdf.

U.S. Department of Commerce (USDOC). U.S. Census. “Advance Report on Durable Goods Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories and Orders, December 2014,” January 27, 2015. http://www.census.gov/manufacturing/m3/adv/pdf/durgd.pdf

U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE). U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). “Petroleum and Other Liquids.”  http://www.eia.gov/dnav/pet/hist/LeafHandler.ashx?n=PET&s=MPRFPUS2&f=M (accessed February 23, 2015).

U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) DataWeb/U.S. Department of Commerce (USDOC). http://dataweb.usitc.gov (accessed February 17, 2015).

WardsAuto. U.S. Vehicle Sales, 1931–2014, 2015.

European Union

ACEA. “Passenger Car Registrations: +5.6% over Twelve Months; +4.7% in December,” January 16, 2015. http://www.acea.be/press-releases/article/passenger-car-registrations-5.7-over-twelve-months-4.7-in-december.

Audi. “Audi Achieves Fifth Straight Year of U.S. Record Sales with 182,011 Vehicles in 2014.” News release, January 5, 2015. http://www.audiusa.com/newsroom/news/press-releases/2015/01/audi-achieves-fifth-straight-year-of-us-record-sales-with-182011-vehicles-in-2014.

Automotive News Europe. “Mercedes, Audi Success Boosts Hungary Economy,” August 16, 2014. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20140816/ANE/140819931/mercedes-audi-success-boosts-hungary-economy).

Boeing, “Orders and Deliveries.” http://active.boeing.com/commercial/orders/index.cfm?content=userdefinedselection.cfm&pageid=m15527 (accessed March 9, 2015).

Burns, Mia. “Pharm Companies Continue to Flourish in Ireland.” Drugs.com, July 2013. http://www.drugs.com/clinical_trials/pharma-companies-continue-flourish-ireland-15892.html.

Federal Reserve System (Federal Reserve). Foreign Exchange Rates—H.10. Summary Measures of the Foreign Exchange Value of the Dollar database. http://www.federalreserve.gov/releases/h10/summary/default.htm (accessed April 23, 2015).

International Air Transport Association (IATA). “Economic Performance of the Airline Industry, Mid-year Report 2014,” June 1, 2014. http://www.iata.org/whatwedo/documents/economics/iata-economic-performance-of-the-industry-mid-year-2014-report.pdf.

_____.  “Economic Performance of the Airline Industry, End-Year Report 2014,” December 10, 2014. https://www.iata.org/whatwedo/Documents/economics/IATA-Economic-Performance-of-the-Industry-end-year-2014-report.pdf.

Martinez, Michael. “2014 Car Sales Best in U.S. since ‘06.” Detroit News, January 5, 2015. http://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/2015/01/05/automakers-report-december-sales/21277199/.

Newman, Harold R. “The Minerals Industry of Switzerland,” February 2014, 43.1‒43.2.

Perez, Alberto Alexander. “The Minerals Industry of the United Kingdom,” September 2014, 48.1 and 48.6‒48.7.

Rauwald, Christoph. “BMWs Made in America Surging as Biggest Auto Exports: Cars.” Bloomberg, July 11, 2014. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2014-07-10/bmws-made-in-america-surging-as-biggest-auto-export-cars.

U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE). Energy Information Administration (EIA). “Country Analysis Briefs: European Union,” July 2014.

_____. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Petroleum Supply Monthly, March 2015.

Scienceindustries. The Swiss Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industry. Zurich: Scienceindustries, 2012. www.en.scienceindustries.ch/_file/9257/branchenportrait-e.pdf.

Weinstein, Deborah. “Report: U.S. Drug Spending Jumped 13% in 2014.” Medical Marketing and Media, March 10, 2015. www.mmm-online.com/report-us-drug-spending-jumped-13-in-2014/article/402734/.

Sub-Saharan Africa

Bass, Karen. “Statement on House passage of African Growth and Opportunity Act.” June 11, 2015. http://bass.house.gov/press-release/statement-house-passage-african-growth-and-opportunity-act.

Boeing. “Long-term Market: Africa,” n.d. http://www.boeing.com/commercial/market/long-term-market/world-regions/#/africa (accessed February 24, 2015).

_____. “Boeing, Ethiopian Airlines Announce Order for 20 737 MAX 8s.” Press release, September 20, 2014. http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2014-09-20-Boeing-Ethiopian-Airlines-Announce-Order-for-20-737-MAX-8s.

Clark, Jeannette. “Rand Refinery Behind Massive Gold Imports, CEO Says It’s Nothing out of the Ordinary.” Moneyweb, May 17, 2013. http://www.moneyweb.co.za/archive/rand-refinery-behind-massive-gold-imports.

_____. “Why Is SA Importing Tons of Gold from the US?” Moneyweb, May 17, 2013. http://www.moneyweb.co.za/archive/why-is-sa-importing-tons-of-gold-from-the-us.

Clark, Nicola. “Falling Oil Prices, a Boon to Airlines, Pose a Challenge for Airbus and Boeing.” New York Times, January 13, 2015. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/14/business/international/falling-oil-prices-a-boon-to-airlines-pose-a-challenge-for-airbus-and-boeing.html.

Daimler. “Start of Production of New Mercedes-Benz C-Class in the USA.” News release, June 18, 2014. http://media.daimler.com/dcmedia/0-921-656511-1-1711118-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-614232-0-1-0-0-0-0-0.html.

Ethiopian Airlines, “Ethiopian Takes Delivery of Three Pilot Training Aircraft.” Press release, July 24, 2014.

Furlonger, David, and Karl Grenetzky. “BMW Cuts Production as Strike Persists.” BusinessDay Live, July 9, 2014. http://www.bdlive.co.za/national/labour/2014/07/08/bmw-cuts-production-as-strike-persists.            

Foreso, Cynthia. “U.S. Becoming a Leading Exporter of Petroleum Products.” United States International Trade Commission (USITC). Executive Briefings on Trade, October 2014. http://www.usitc.gov/sites/default/files/publications/332/executive_briefings/e8-22454.pdf.

Hosafci, Pinar. “Single-Origin Chocolate: The Future of Premium Chocolate Confectionery Foretold.” Blog, Euromonitor International, August 8, 2014. http://blog.euromonitor.com/2014/08/single-origin-chocolate-the-future-of-premium-chocolate-confectionery-foretold.html.

International Cocoa Organization (ICCO). Data on Grindings of Cocoa Beans. ICCO Quarterly Bulletin of Cocoa Statistics 41, no. 1, Cocoa Year 2014/15. http://www.icco.org/about-us/international-cocoa-agreements/doc_download/239-grindings-latest-figures-from-the-quarterly-bulletin-of-cocoa-statistics.html.

International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF). “Stainless and Heat Resistant Steel: Melt Shop Production (Ingot/Slab Equivalent),” 2014.

Metal Bulletin. “MB Research View—Ferroalloys: Market Positioned for Strong Start to 2013,” November 21, 2013. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3120549/MB-RESEARCH-VIEWFERRO-ALLOYS-Market-positioned-for-strong-start-to-2013.html#axzz3a957xkch.

_____. “European Prices Firming: Ferrosilicon Highlights,” October 2013. http://www.metalbulletinresearch.com/Article/3270138/European-prices-firming-Ferro-silicon-Highlights.html.

O’Brien, Michael. “South Africa Imports $1 Billion of Unwrought Gold to Meet Global Demand.” Goldcore Ltd., May 15, 2013. http://news.goldcore.com/south-africa-imports-1-billion-of-unwrought-gold-to-meet-global-demand/.

O’Byrne, Mark. “South Africa Starts Importing Gold to Meet Global Coins Demand.” Market Oracle, May 15, 2013. http://www.marketoracle.co.uk/Article40460.html.

Pather, Sashni. “Krugerrand Scandal Rocks SA Mint.” Times Live (Johannesburg), April 15, 2012. http://www.timeslive.co.za/local/2012/04/15/krugerrand-scandal-rocks-sa-mint (accessed March 16, 2015).

Rand Refinery (Pty) Ltd. “Comment from the Chief Executive Regarding the Import of Gold from the US.” Press release, May 17, 2013. https://qzprod.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/ce-comment-to-the-import-of-gold-from-us-may-2013.pdf.

Terazono, Emiko. “Ivory Coast Set to Lead Cocoa Processing.” Financial Times, December 1, 2014. http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/736d4f40-7967-11e4-9567-00144feabdc0.html#axzz3UeVlqDEX.

U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC). AGOA Trade and Investment Performance Overview. USITC Publication 4461. Washington, DC: USITC, April 2014. http://www.usitc.gov/publications/332/updated_Errata_version_AGOA_pub4461.pdf.  

Yanofsky, David. “$1 Billion of Gold Has Been Shipped from New York to South Africa This Year.” Quartz, May 13, 2013. http://qz.com/83396/1-billion-of-gold-has-been-shipped-from-new-york-to-south-africa-this-year.

Agricultural Products

California Environmental Protection Agency. Air Resources Board. “Low Carbon Fuel Standard Program Background,” August 18, 2010. http://www.arb.ca.gov/fuels/lcfs/lcfs-background.htm.

_____. Air Resources Board. “Low Carbon Fuel Standard Regulation.” Appendix A, Proposed Regulation Order, December 31, 2014. http://www.arb.ca.gov/regact/2015/lcfs2015/lcfs15appa.pdf.

Campbell, Elizabeth, and Alan Bjerga. “U.S. Cattle Herd at 63-Year Low Means Record Beef Costs.” Bloomberg, January 31, 2014. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2014-01-31/u-s-cattle-herd-shrinking-to-63-year-low-means-record-beef-cost.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). “Shrimp.” GlobeFish, September 2014. http://www.globefish.org/shrimp-september-2014.html.

Hanes, Greg. “Strong Demand in Asian Markets Pushes U.S. Beef Exports to Record Pace.” Beef Issues Quarterly, October 2, 2014. http://www.beefissuesquarterly.com/beefissuesquarterly.aspx?id=4452.

National Cotton Council of America. “Annual Economic Outlook for Cotton,” February 2015. http://www.cotton.org/econ/reports/annual-outlook.cfm.

Soukup, Mary. “Beef Imports Forecast Higher for 2014.” Drovers CattleNetwork, January 2, 2015. http://www.cattlenetwork.com/news/industry/beef-imports-forecast-higher-2014.

Thiesse, Kent. “USDA Projects Record 2014 Crop Production.” Blog, Corn and Soybean Digest, September 16, 2014. http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/usda-projects-record-2014-crop-production.

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). Korea: Livestock and Products Semi-Annual, by Yong Keun Ban and Stephen Wixom. GAIN Report no. KS1418, April 4, 2014.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). National Agriculture Center (Ag Center). “Major Crops Grown in the United States,” April 11, 2013. http://www.epa.gov/agriculture/ag101/cropmajor.html.

U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC). “Agricultural Products.” Shifts in U.S. Merchandise Trade 2013. USITC Publication 4493. Washington, DC: USITC, October 2014. http://www.usitc.gov/agricultural_products.htm.

_____. Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from China, Ecuador, India, Malaysia, and Vietnam. USITC Publication 4429. Washington, DC: USITC, October 2013.

Chemicals and Related Products

AbbVie. “AbbVie Reports Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2014 Financial Results.” Financial release, January 30, 2015. http://www.abbvieinvestor.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=251551&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2012116.

American Chemistry Council. The Resin Review—2014, 2014.

Armstrong, Ashley, and Florea, Mintoi-Chessa. “U.S. Pharma Prescribes a Dose of Irish Tax Deals.” Forbes, September 5, 2013. http://www.forbes.com/sites/mergermarket/2013/09/05/u-s-pharma-prescribing-a-dose-of-irish-tax-deals/.

Business News Americas. “Mexico’s Plastics Industry Shrinks amid Export Glut, Insufficient Production,” June 2, 2014. http://www.bnamericas.com/news/petrochemicals/mexicos-plastics-industry-shrinks-amid-export-glut-insufficient-production.

Chan, Yi Wen. “Painful Stocktaking for Jurong Aromatics.” Business Times, January 12, 2015. http://www.businesstimes.com.sg/energy-commodities/oil-rout/painful-stocktaking-for-jurong-aromatics.

Dodge Data and Analytics. “Construction Industry to See More Balanced Growth in 2015.” Press release, November 16, 2014. http://construction.com/about-us/press/construction-industry-to-see-more-balanced-growth-in-2015-according-to-DDG.asp.

Enoch, Daniel. “Nitrogen Fertilizer Market Nearing Saturation after Shale Gas Boom.” AgriPulse, July 25, 2014. http://www.agri-pulse.com/Nitrogen-fertilizer-market-nearing-saturation-after-shale-gas-boom-07242014.asp.

Gilead. “Gilead Sciences Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Financial Results.” Press release, February 3, 2015. http://www.gilead.com/news/press-releases/2015/2/gilead-sciences-announces-fourth-quarter-and-full-year-2014-financial-results.

Humer, Caroline. “Drug Spending Tops $1 Trillion on Hepatitis C, Cancer Therapies: Study.” Reuters, November 20, 2014. http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/20/us-pharmaceuticals-study-spending-idUSKCN0J40AC20141120.

Kao, Camaron. “Oil Price Fall Hits Styrene Monomer.” Taipei Times, December 24, 2014. http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/biz/archives/2014/12/24/2003607438.

Ledford, Heidi. “First Biosimilar Drug Set to Enter US Market.” Nature, January 13, 2015, 253–54. http://www.nature.com/news/first-biosimilar-drug-set-to-enter-us-market-1.16709.

Nickel, Rod. “Exclusive: U.S. Farmers Seen Cutting Fertilizer Use As Crop Prices Slide.” Reuters, October 16, 2014. http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/16/us-usa-fertilizers-idUSKCN0I52D420141016.

Platts. “Asian Paraxylene/benzene Spread Falls to 9-Year Low on Paraxylene,” May 9, 2014. http://www.platts.com/latest-news/petrochemicals/tokyo/asian-paraxylenebenzene-spread-falls-to-9-year-26785504.

Wood, Bill. “Consumer Products Sector Sees Improving Growth.” Plastics News, August 27, 2014. http://www.plasticsnews.com/article/20140827/NEWS/140829920/consumer-products-sector-sees-improving-growth.

Electronic Products

Brightar Corporation. “Buyback and Trade-in Solutions,” n.d. http://www.brightstar.com/services/buyback-trade-in-solutions (accessed March 15, 2015).

Bradshaw, Tim. “Apple Shares Touch New High on Record iPhone Sales.” Financial Times, January 30, 2015. http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/99e18376-a897-11e4-bd17 00144feab7de.html?siteedition=intl#axzz3TKTmavlR.

Thomas, Daniel. “Telcos Seek to Redefine Role As Digital Competition Intensifies.” Financial Times, March 2, 2015. http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/4bd12fd8-ac6b-11e4-9d32-00144feab7de.html#ixzz3TKVlQA4X.

Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). Industry Report: Consumer Goods and Retail, Mexico, October 2014.

_____. Industry Report: Consumer Goods and Retail, United States, November 2014.

_____. Industry Report: Healthcare, Mexico, December 2014.

_____. Mexico: Consumer Goods and Retail Report, October 15, 2014.

_____. World Industry Outlook, September 2014.

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Trade Weighted U.S. Dollar Index: Broad. http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/TWEXB (accessed March 15, 2015).

Foreign-Trade Zones Board (FTZ Board). 75th Annual Report of the Foreign-Trade Zones Board to the Congress of the United States, August 2014.

Obe, Mitsuru. “Japan Export Growth Stalls As Economy Picks Up.” Real Time Economics (blog). Wall Street Journal, February 16, 2014. http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/02/16/japan-export-growth-stalls-as-economy-picks-up/.

SEMI. “Silicon Wafer Shipments Reach Record Levels in 2014,” February 9, 2015. http://www.semi.org/en/node/54591.

Energy-related Products

American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers Association. Quarterly Statistics, 2015.

Morgan Stanley Research. “Crimea Conflict Likely to Push Up T&T’s Spot LNG Prices,” May 1, 2014.

Oil and Gas Journal. “Monthly Pipeline Report,” January 2015.

_____. “Refining Report,” April 15, 2013.

_____. “Western Europe Leads Global Refining Contraction,” December 2, 2013.

PEMEX. “Annual Report,” December 2014.

Statistics Canada. International Trade Statistics, 2015.

U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE). Energy Information Administration (EIA). “Country Analysis Brief—China,” February 2014.

_____. “Country Analysis Brief—Nigeria,” December 30, 2013.

_____. “Country Analysis Briefs—European Union,” July 2014.

_____. Monthly Energy Review, 2015. http://www.eia.gov/totalenergy/data/monthly/pdf/mer.pdf

_____. Petroleum Supply Monthly, March 2015. http://www.eia.doe.gov/oil_gas/petroleum/data_publications/petroleum_supply_monthly/psm.html.

_____. Quarterly Coal Report, 2015. http://www.eia.gov/coal/production/quarterly/.

_____. “U.S. Exports of Liquefied Petroleum Gases Projected to Continue through 2040.” Today in Energy, May 2, 2013.

_____. Short-Term Energy Outlook, 2015. http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/steo/pub/contents.html.

Footwear

American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA). “U.S. Footwear Consumption.” ShoeStats 2014, January 2015.

Atmore, Michael. “Editor’s Note: Buying Time.” Footwear News, February 16, 2015. http://footwearnews.com/2015/focus/opinion-analysis/michael-atmore-editors-note-13530/.

Amobi, Tuna. “Industry Surveys: Apparel and Footwear; Retailers and Brands.” S&P Capital IQ, September 2014.

Barrie, Leonie. “U.S. Footwear Sourcing Shifts Continued in 2014.” Just-style.com, February 16, 2015. http://www.just-style.com/news/us-footwear-sourcing-shifts-continued-in-2014_id124388.aspx.

Business-in-asia.com. “China Footwear Industry,” n.d. http://www.business-in-asia.com/china/footwear_manufacture_cn.html (accessed February 12, 2015).

Footwearbiz.com. “Footwear Profits Are Leaving Vietnam, Warns Lefaso,” May 15, 2014.  http://www.footwearbiz.com/fullitem.aspx?id=134446.

_____. “Wolverine Worldwide to Shift Production from China to Vietnam,” November 12, 2014.  http://footwearbiz.com/fullitem.aspx?id=136784.

IBISWorld, Inc. Shoe and Footwear Manufacturing in the U.S. IBISWorld Industry Report 31621, September 2014.

Kaplan, Jessica. “Where Is the Industry Headed in 2015?  Outdoor Players Open Up about Hot Categories, Weather Woes, and Consumer Demands.” Footwear News, January 19, 2015.

ItalTrade.com. “Luxury Footwear? Made in Italy!” n.d. http://www.italtrade.com/focus/calzature.htm (accessed March 11, 2015).

Mangione, Peter T. “China Still Rules but Global Footwear Sourcing Is Changing.” China Leather Web, January 13, 2014.  http://en.chinaleather.org/Pages/News/20140113/175396.shtml.

Nike, Inc. “Form 10-K.” Annual report for Securities and Exchange Commission, May 31, 2014. http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/320187/000032018714000097/nke-5312014x10k.htm#sD962F2DAED516DD1EC397162AB7B88D8.

NPD Group, Inc. “Work/Occupational/Safety and Outdoor Footwear Categories Experiencing Strong Growth over the Past Year.” Press release, December 15, 2014. https://www.npd.com/wps/portal/npd/us/news/press-releases/functional-footwear-positioned-to-end-2014-on-the-right-foot/.

U.S. Department of Commerce (USDOC). Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). “Table 2.4.5U: Personal Consumption Expenditures by Type of Product,” February 5, 2015.  http://www.bea.gov/iTable/iTable.cfm?reqid=12&step=1&acrdn=2#reqid=12&step=3&isuri=1&1203=17. (accessed February 5, 2015) (accessed February 5, 2015).

Forest Products

Canfor Corporation. “2014 Management’s Discussion and Analysis,” 2015. http://www.canfor.com/docs/default-source/investor-relations/2014_cfp_mda_final.pdf?sfvrsn=2.

Federal Reserve System (Federal Reserve). “Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization.” Statistical release, February 18, 2015.

Government of the UK. Department for Communities and Local Government. “House Building: December Quarter 2014, England.” Statistical release, February 19, 2015. https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/house-building-in-england-october-to-december-2014.

IBISWorld. Paperboard Mills in the U.S. IBISWorld Industry Report 32213, November 2014.

Packaging Corporation of America. “Form 10-K.” Annual report for the Securities and Exchange Commission, February 27, 2015.

Trading Economics. “Canada Industrial Production.” http://www.tradingeconomics.com/canada/industrial-production (accessed March 11, 2015).

_____. “Mexico Manufacturing Production.” http://www.tradingeconomics.com/mexico/manufacturing-production (accessed March 11, 2015).

U.S. Department of Commerce (USDOC). U.S. Census. New Privately Owned Housing Units Started. http://www.census.gov/construction/nrc/historical_data/ (accessed March 11, 2015).

Weyerhaeuser. “Form 10-K.” Annual report for the Securities and Exchange Commission, February 13, 2015.

Machinery

Agrievolution Alliance. 2014 Global Tractor Market Report, n.d. http://www.agrievolution.com/PDF/2014-Agrievolution-Tractor-Market-Report.pdf (accessed February 25, 2015).

Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). “U.S. Agricultural Equipment Exports Decline 29 Percent in 2014.” News release, February 25, 2015. http://www.aem.org/News/Newsroom/Releases/?HL=U.S._agricultural_equipment_exports_decline_29_percent_in_2014&R=1068.

Dieseldorff, Christian G. “Solid Years: Cautious Optimism Drives Equipment Spending into 2015.” Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI), December 8, 2014. http://www.semi.org/node/52591.

Global Trade Information Services Inc. (GTIS). Global Trade Atlas (GTA) database. https://www.gtis.com (accessed various dates).

Hall, Jason. “Why MRC Global Inc. (MRC) Stock Dropped 11% Today.” Motley Fool, February 20, 2015. http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2015/02/20/why-mrc-global-inc-mrc-stock-dropped-11-today.aspx.

IBISWorld. Major Household Appliance Manufacturing in the U.S. IBISWorld Industry Report 33522, November 2014.

Powley, Tanya. “Weir under Pressure from Low Oil Price.” Financial Times, February 25, 2015. http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/7abdbbdc-bcc8-11e4-9902-00144feab7de.html.

Rosenthal, Rachel. “South Korea Cuts Prices amid Currency War.” Real Time Economics (blog), Wall Street Journal, February 10, 2015. http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/02/10/south-korea-cuts-prices-amid-currency-war/.  

Seeking Alpha. “Nortek’s (NTK) CEO Michael Clarke on Q4 2014 Results—Earnings Call Transcript,” March 3, 2015. http://seekingalpha.com/article/2969796-norteks-ntk-ceo-michael-clarke-on-q4-2014-results-earnings-call-transcript.

SEMI. “Semiconductor Equipment Sales Forecast: $38 Billion in 2014 to Nearly $44 Billion in 2015.” News release, December 4, 2014. http://www.semi.org/node/52451.

ShareCast. “Rotork Record Results Outweigh Oil Worries,” March 3, 2015. http://www.sharecast.com/news/rotork-record-results-outweigh-oil-worries/22533046.html.

Tita, Bob. “Deere Hurt by Weak Farm-Equipment Demand.” Wall Street Journal, February 20, 2015. http://www.wsj.com/articles/deere-sees-weak-farm-equipment-outlook-as-sales-slump-1424435242?KEYWORDS=deere.

_____. “Deere Projects Sharp Decline in Farm-Equipment Sales.” Wall Street Journal, November 26, 2014. http://www.wsj.com/articles/deere-projects-sharp-decline-in-farm-equipment-sales-1417005521.

U.S. Department of Commerce (USDOC). Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). “Gross Domestic Product: Fourth Quarter and Annual 2014 (Advance Release).” News release, January 30, 2015. https://www.census.gov/construction/c30/pdf/pr201412.pdf .

_____. U.S. Census. “Advance Report on Durable Goods Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories and Orders December 2014.” News release, January 27, 2015. http://www.census.gov/manufacturing/m3/adv/pdf/durgd.pdf.

_____. U.S. Census. “New Residential Construction in January 2015.” News release, February 18, 2015. http://www.census.gov/construction/nrc/pdf/newresconst.pdf.

_____. U.S. Census. “Value of Construction Put in Place at a Glance,” January 2015. https://www.census.gov/construction/c30/c30index.html.

U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) DataWeb/US. Department of Commerce (USDOC). http://dataweb.usitc.gov (accessed various dates).

_____. Certain Large Residential Washers from Korea and Mexico. Investigation nos. 701-TA-488 and 731-TA-1199-1200 (Final). Publication 4378, February 2013. http://www.usitc.gov/publications/701_731/pub4378.pdf.

Yoo, Choonsik. “South Korean Exports Battered by Falling Currencies, Weak Demand.” Reuters, January 26, 2015. http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/27/southkorea-economy-exports-idUSL4N0V55S620150127.

Minerals and Metals

American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI). “Pig Iron and Raw Steel Production.” Report AIS-7. Washington, DC: AISI, December 2014.

_____. “Net Shipments of Steel Mill Products, All Grades Including Carbon, Alloy, and Stainless.” Report AIS-10. Washington, DC: AISI, December 2013 and December 2014.

Bates, Rob. “Brands, Basics, and Floating Diamonds Ruled This Year’s Yule.” JCK Magazine News, December 30, 2014. http://www.jckonline.com/2014/12/30/brands-basics-and-floating-diamonds-ruled-this-years-yule.

_____. “Jewelry Business Strong This Holiday: MasterCard.” JCK Magazine News, December 29, 2014. http://www.jckonline.com/2014/12/29/jewelry-business-strong-this-holiday-mastercard.

Brininstool, Mark. “Copper.” In Minerals Commodity Summaries 2014. Reston, VA: U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, January 30, 2015, 48‒49. http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/copper/mcs-2015-coppe.pdf (accessed February 24, 2015).

Coutsoukis, Photius. “The Diamond Industry,” n.d. http://www.photius.com/diamond_industry.html (accessed March 18, 2015).

Fenton, Michael D. “Iron and Steel Waste and Scrap.” In Minerals Commodity Summaries 2014. Reston, VA: U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, January 30, 2015, 80–81. http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/iron_&_steel_scrap/mcs-2015-fescr.pdf.

George, Michael W. “Gold.” In Minerals Commodity Summaries 2014. Reston, VA: U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, January 30, 2015, 66‒67. http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/gold/mcs-2015-gold.pdf.

Global Trade Information Systems (GTIS) Inc. Global Trade Atlas (GTA) database. http://www.gtis.com/english/GTIS_GTA.html (accessed February 26, 2015).

Katrivanos, Florence C. “Silver.” In Minerals Commodity Summaries 2014. Reston, VA: U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, January 30, 2015, 146‒147. http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/silver/mcs-2015-silve.pdf.

London Bullion Market Association (LBMA). “Pricing and Statistics.” London: LBMA. http://www.lbma.org.uk/pricing-and-statistics (accessed March 10, 2015).

Olson, Donald W. “Gemstones.” In Minerals Yearbook 2012 (Advanced Release). Reston, VA: U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, August 2014. 29.1‒29.23. http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/gemstones/myb1-2012-gemst.pdf.

Perez, Alberto Alexander. “The Mineral Industry of Mexico.” In 2012 Minerals Yearbook (Advanced Release). Reston, VA: U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, December 2014. 12.1‒12.14. http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/country/2012/myb3-2012-mx.pdf.

Street, Louise, Krishan Gopaul, Alistair Hewitt, and Marcus Grubb. Gold Demand Trends Full Year 2014. London: World Gold Council (WGC), February 12, 2015.  http://www.gold.org/supply-and-demand/gold-demand-trends/back-issues/gold-demand-trends-full-year-2014

Tuck, Christopher A. “Iron Ore.” In Minerals Commodity Summaries 2014. Reston, VA: U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, January 30, 2015.

U.S. Department of Commerce (USDOC). U.S. Census. “December 2014 Construction at $982.1 Billion Annual Rate.” Press release no. CB15-21, February 2, 2015. https://www.census.gov/construction/c30/pdf/release.pdf.

_____. U.S. Census. Full Report on Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories and Orders, December 2014. Report No. M3-2 (14)-12, CB15-11, February 3, 2015. http://www.census.gov/manufacturing/m3/prel/pdf/s-i-o.pdf.

U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE). Energy Information Administration (EIA). “Crude Oil and Natural Gas Resource Development.” In February 2015 Monthly Energy Review. Report No. DOE/EIA-0035(2015/02). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Energy, EIA, February 25, 2015, 75–80. http://www.eia.gov/totalenergy/data/monthly/pdf/mer.pdf.

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). “Significant Events, Trends, and Issues.” In Minerals Commodity Summaries 2014. Reston, VA: U.S. Department of the Interior, USGS, January 30, 2015, 7‒10. http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/mcs/2015/mcs2015.pdf.

U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC). Interactive Tariff and Trade DataWeb (DataWeb)/U.S. Department of Commerce (USDOC). Washington, DC: USITC. http://dataweb.usitc.gov (accessed various dates).

World Bureau of Metal Statistics (WBMS). “Copper.” In World Metal Statistics 68, no. 1 (March 2015).

World Diamond Council (WDC). “The Diamond Fact Sheet.” https://www.worlddiamondcouncil.org/download/resources/documents/Fact%20Sheet%20(The%20Diamond%20Industry).pdf (accessed March 18, 2015).

World Gold Council (WGC). “2014 Ends with Strong Gold Demand in Q4, Driven by Jewellery and Central Banks.” Press release, February 12, 2015. http://www.gold.org/download/file/3693/GDT_Q4_2014_pr.pdf.

World Steel Association (WSA). “Monthly Crude Steel Production.” Brussels: WSA, January 22, 2015. http://www.worldsteel.org/statistics/statistics-archive/monthly-steel-archive.html (accessed February 26, 2015).

Textiles and Apparel

American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA). “Apparelstats 2014,” January 2015. https://www.wewear.org/apparelstats-2014-and-shoestats-2014-reports/

Donaldson, Tara. “Demand for Man-made Fibers Up and Growing.” Sourcing Journal, December 29, 2013. https://www.sourcingjournalonline.com/demand-man-made-fibers-growing/.

Holmes, Elizabeth. “U.S. Apparel Retailers Turn Their Gaze beyond China.” Wall Street Journal, June 15, 2010. http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052748703627704575298874139834494.

Emerging Textiles.com. “Textile and Clothing Trade Information,” December 8, 2014, and November 19, 2014. http://www.emergingtextiles.com/?q=idx&s=us-apparel-import.

McGregor, Lindsay. “Vietnam Turns Away Foreign Textile and Garment Manufacturers.” Sourcing Journal Online, March 10, 2015. https://www.sourcingjournalonline.com/vietnam-turns-away-foreign-investors-lm/.

Platzer, Michaela D. U.S. Textile Manufacturing and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations. Congressional Research Service. CRS Report no. R42772, August 28, 2014. https://fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R42772.pdf.

Plunkett Research, Ltd. “Apparel, Textiles and Fashion Business Trends Analysis,” November 11, 2014. http://www.plunkettresearch.com/trends-analysis/apparel-textiles-clothing-fashion-business-market/.

Rapoza, Kenneth. “Global Economy Getting Better, Barclays Says.” Forbes, August 15, 2014. http://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2014/08/15/global-economy-getting-better-barclays-says/2/.

Smith, Katie. “India: Garment Exports Continue to Rise in November.” Just-Style.com, December 12, 2013. http://www.just-style.com/pap.aspx?id=120030.

Textiles Intelligence. “Vietnam Aims to Become One of the Top Five Textiles and Clothing Exporters.” just-style.com, January 16, 2013. http://www.just-style.com/news/targets-top-5-textile-export-slot-by-2020_id116676.aspx.

U.S. Department of Commerce (USDOC). U.S. Census. “Monthly Retail Trade and Food Services Sales by Kind of Business: 2013 and 2014.” http://www.census.gov/retail/ (accessed March 10, 2015).

_____. U.S. Census. International Trade Administration (ITA). Office of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA). Major Shippers Report. http://www.otexa.ita.doc.gov/msr/cat1.htm (accessed March 10, 2015).

U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL). Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). “Table 2.3.3. Real Personal Consumption Expenditures by Major Type of Product, Quantity Indexes,” February 27, 2015. http://bea.gov/iTable/print.cfm?fid=75086BEEE8D254A471BC5BAB61B81ECBC6.

 Woodward, Richard. “Active Wear Driving U.S. Apparel Spending.” Aroq Ltd., February 25, 2015. Email: info@aroq.com.

Transportation Equipment

Automotive News. “North American Production by Nameplate: December and YTD,” January 26, 2015, 61.

Binder, Alan K., ed. Ward’s Automotive Yearbook, 2014.

Ernst & Young. “Mining Equipment Overview,” 2014 (accessed March 11, 2015).

Global Trade Information Services (GTIS). Global Trade Atlas (GTA) database (accessed various dates).

Honda Motor Co. “Honda Increases North American Manufacturing Footprint with Production Start of Fuel-Efficient, Subcompact Vehicles at New Auto Plant in Mexico.” News release, February 21, 2014.

Kessler, Aaron M. “2014 Auto Sales Jump in U.S.” New York Times, January 5, 2015. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/06/business/us-auto-sales-jump-for-2014.html.

Mazda Motor Corporation. “Mazda Starts Production at New Plant in Mexico.” News release, January 7, 2014.

Nissan Motor Company. “Nissan Inaugurates All-New Aguascalientes Mexico Plant, Building on a Reputation of Quality and Efficiency.” News release, November 12, 2013.

Trefis Team. “Is Caterpillar’s Mining Equipment Business Turnaround in Sight?” Great Speculations, Forbes.com, December 12, 2014. http://www.forbes.com/sites/greatspeculations/2014/12/12/is-caterpillars-mining-equipment-business-turnaround-in-sight/

Wren, David. “Boeing Beats Yearly Goal with 114 Dreamliner Deliveries in 2014.” Charleston (SC) Post and Courier, January 6, 2015. http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20150106/PC05/150109696.  

Special Topic: “Trade Metrics”

FedEx Express. “FedEx Export Agent File.” https://images.fedex.com/gtm/pdf/FXEF008.pdf (accessed March 6, 2015).

Foreign-Trade Zone Corporation (FTZ Corporation). “The Foreign-Trade Zone Corporation Can Assist You in Your Free Trade Zone or Export Processing Zone Needs.” http://www.ftzcorp.com/ftz-services/free-trade-zone.aspx.  (accessed February 27, 2015).

_____. “Relief from Inverted Tariff When Manufacturing.” http://www.ftzcorp.com/foreign-trade-zone-benefits/relief-from-inverted-tariffs.aspx (accessed February 27, 2015).

Neville Peterson LLP. “Duty Drawback: Fundamental Concepts and Techniques.” http://www.npllptradelaw.com/duty-drawback-fundamentals (accessed March 9, 2015).

U.S. Department of Commerce (USDOC). U.S. Census. “Trade Definitions.” https://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/reference/definitions/ (accessed March 25, 2015).

_____. U.S. Census. “AESDirect: True Innovation in Export Automation.” https://aesdirect.census.gov/ (accessed March 6, 2015).

_____. U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones Board (FTZ Board). “Alternative FTZ Site Framework: Introduction for CBP.” PowerPoint presentation, n.d. (accessed March 25, 2015). http://enforcement.trade.gov/ftzpage/customs.html.

_____. U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones Board (FTZ Board). “U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones Board.” http://enforcement.trade.gov/ftzpage/ (accessed March 31, 2015).

_____. U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones Board (FTZ Board). “U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones Board.” http://enforcement.trade.gov/ftzpage/admin/bmw.html (accessed June 8, 2015)

_____. U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones Board (FTZ Board). 75th Annual Report to Congress. ISSN 1544-2322. Springfield, VA: National Technical Information Service, 2014.

U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE). Energy Information Administration (EIA). “Today in Energy,” October 31, 2014. http://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.cfm?id=18631 (accessed March 3, 2015).

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (USDHS). Customs and Border Protection (Customs or CBP). “Importing into the United States,” 2006. http://www.cbp.gov/sites/default/files/documents/Importing%20into%20the%20U.S.pdf.

_____. Customs and Border Protection (Customs or CBP). “Drawback and Duty Deferral Programs.” http://www.cbp.gov/trade/nafta/guide-customs-procedures/effect-nafta/en-drawback-duty (accessed March 3, 2015).

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