Logistics Market Snapshot – March 2015 Edition

Martijn Graat
Martijn Graat

GEORGIA125Each month the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics publishes a Logistics Market Snapshot with key Logistics and Supply Chain figures and statistics. Included are several Multimodal, Trucking, Rail, Air, and Ocean Freight Indexes, Industrial Vacancy and Rent Rates and general economic indexes. Please find some St Patrick’s Day themed highlights below:

Americans will spend nearly $5 billion dollars on everything from green beer to green t-shirts during St. Patrick’s Day.
(Source: National Retail Federation )
13 million pints of Guinness are consumed on St. Patrick’s Day. (Source: Guinness)
Over 100 U.S. cities hold a parade every year.  One of the nation’s largest is in Savannah, GA. (Source: International Business Times)

Between 1820 & 1930, nearly 4.5 million Irish immigrants arrived in the U.S.

(Source: U.S. Census)
Cabbage demand is highest in the month of March, fueled by the holiday’s traditional corned beef and cabbage meal.  (Source: Produce News)

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