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Zepol Corporation, the leading trade intelligence company, reports that U.S. import shipment volume for July, measured in TEUs, increased 9% from June and 10.8% from July of 2011. July saw the highest volume of imports seen in one month since August of 2010; that’s nearly two years! Typically, imports are highest in July and August due to retailers gearing up for the holiday bustle, but this July shows an unusually big jump. The expectations for this holiday season may be higher than in recent years.