Germany’s Global Trade Surplus Hits Record in 2016

FRANKFURT—Germany’s exports exceeded its imports by the widest yearly margin on record last year, a sign of the strength of Europe’s biggest economy that could inflame tensions between Washington and Berlin over their trade relations. [NINA ADAM and ANDREA THOMAS| February 09, 2017 |Wall Street Journal] Germany’s trade surplus—or the balance of exports and imports of goods—rose…

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Press Release: Trade Deficit Hits Four-Year High, Government Report

Washington ~ The U.S. Department of Commerce released a report yesterday showing that the US trade deficit rose to $502.3 billion, its highest level since 2012. “The huge trade deficit continues to hollow out U.S. manufacturing industry and depress real incomes in many parts of the country,” said Jeff Ferry, CPA Research Director. “All eyes are on the Trump Administration…

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Trade Deficit Hits Four-Year High

By Jeff Ferry, CPA Research Director The United States trade deficit for 2016 rose to $502.3 billion, its highest level since 2012, as a growing U.S. economy, a rising U.S. dollar, mercantilist practices by many foreign trading partners, and generally lackluster economic growth in foreign markets combined to make the trade balance a negative force in…

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