CFC: US inbound cross-border e-commerce shipments jump 15%

Nearly 900 million packages projected to arrive this year

After filling all of the maindeck pallet positions, the lower hold is stuffed with "fluffy" mail and e-commerce parcels.

Parcels moving into the United States under Section 321 of the 2016 Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act (TFTEA) are forecast to grow 15% year on year to 880 million shipments in fiscal year 2021, according to estimates from Cargo Facts Consulting.

Despite the airfreight capacity constraints which have persisted into 2021, inbound cross-border e-commerce continues to grow, with volumes moving through mail and express networks.

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Estimating the US inbound cross-border e-commerce market size

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