Global Trade Patterns: The Acceleration of Nearshoring and Re-Shoring
A shift in global trade patterns continues to highlight two important themes: nearshoring and re-shoring. Nearshoring being the accelerated recalibration of supply chains in neighboring counties, and re-shoring being the increased investment of manufacturing in the US.
While decelerating demand is partially a factor for global shifts, US imports from Mexico have demonstrably outpaced China, with potential implications not only for logistics networks but also manufacturing. Direct investment in Mexico may have lasting potential benefits from a nearshoring perspective by reducing costs while also shortening lead and delivery times. The expansion of both nearshoring and re-shoring contribute to logistics demand to facilitate the efficient exchange of goods.
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Population outmigration. Declining container volumes at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Shifting of imports to the East Coast. You’ve heard the reasons why the Southern California logistics market is changing. Here’s why they’re wrong.
Global Trade Patterns
US imports from Mexico now exceed imports from China. This represents a significant shift in global trade patterns, and one that bodes well for logistics demand via continued nearshoring and re-shoring.
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