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  • [New] Economists expect supply chain bottlenecks and elevated inflation to persist well into 2022 and continue to threaten the growth of the U.S. economy. NACS Daily
  • [New] U.K. consumer prices accelerated well beyond the Bank of England's target for a second month, propelled by the global disruption in supply chains that pushed up transport costs. Mayberry Investments Limited
  • [New] The US government is reportedly stepping up efforts to relieve the supply chain nightmare that has led to shortages of some goods, higher prices, port congestion, skyrocketing freight rates, and now threatens to slow the economic recovery. Gold-Eagle
  • [New] With government plans for 30 gigwatts (GW) of offshore wind generation by 2030, there are also growing calls for the US to ramp up its domestic supply chain. FDi Intelligence
  • [New] Hyundai Glovis plans to introduce clean hydrogen and green ammonia based on its shipping capabilities, while collaborating on building a green ammonia-based hydrogen supply chain using Air Products' original technologies such as ammonia decomposition technology. Offshore Energy
  • [New] Hyundai Glovis will then introduce clean hydrogen and green ammonia to its shipping capabilities whilst also building an ammonia supply chain with Air Products. gasworld
  • [New] As COVID-19 infection rates fall and demand revives the world over, the new global fear is that persisting supply chain disruptions could trigger inflationary trends that would be more than transitory. International Development Economics Associates (IDEAs)
  • [New] By 2023, 75% of organizations that exploit distributed enterprise benefits will realize revenue growth 25% faster than competitors.
  • [New] Officials in Washington have begun warning American citizens that Christmas holiday gifts may be delayed, due to supply chain disruptions. Capital Thinking
  • [New] During crisis and conflict, the globally integrated and interdependent supply chains will allow strategic competitors to deny the U.S. resources required to produce the material needed to effectively wage war. Mad Scientist Laboratory
  • [New] By 2023, three-quarters of organizations that exploit the benefits of a distributed enterprise model - which allow for companies to operate while workers are geographically dispersed - will realize revenue growth 25% faster than their peers. CIO Dive
  • [New] The projected demand in CRMs creates opportunities for Africa to replace Asian supply chains. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • [New] China's shipping issues have caused global supply chain disruptions, shortages of goods and inputs, transportation backlogs, and price inflation in the United States and around the world.
  • [New] The disruptions of supply chains in the United States, as well as the shortages of products on retail shelves and the price inflation being felt by U.S. consumers, are worsened by an inability to get products and inputs out of China.
  • [New] Global supply chain issues, shortages of finished goods, and price inflation in the United States and around the world are exacerbated by disruptions in merchant shipping.
  • [New] Uncomfortably high inflation will grip the U.S. economy well into 2022, as constrained supply chains keep upward pressure on prices and, increasingly, curb output. WSJ
  • [New] Supply chain disruptions together with increasing raw material prices are a reason for the rise of consumer prices. Statista Infographics
  • [New] The lingering impacts of supply chain and logistic bottlenecks, exacerbated by the recent unfavorable weather events globally and the resurgence of coronavirus infections, are expected to reflect in the September quarter.
  • [New] The combination of higher inflation, stretched supply chains, and periodic energy price spikes could cause short but repeated periods of economic contraction in the next few years. Business Insider
  • [New] A concerted effort to onshore America's supply chains could reduce the risks that arise from external shocks. New York Post
  • [New] U.S. retail sales grew again in September despite industry and shopper concerns about the COVID-19 Delta variant, supply chain disruptions and rising inflation. Supermarket News
  • While many facets of the U.S. economy appear brighter than just a couple of months ago, consumers' concerns with rising prices and supply chain disruptions pose persistent challenges for businesses beyond the end of the year.

Last updated: 23 October 2021