Solar module imports so far this year are 179% up on last year.
Key Points Steel imports from Mexico have surged in recent years. Some steel products, such as rebar have increased by several thousand percent over previous import levels. Mexico has violated the 2019 U.S.-Mexico agreement to maintain steel imports at past levels. The agreement was made when Mexico was exempted from the 25% steel tariffs under…
U.S. manufacturing employment hit an all-time low as a percent of the total workforce, 8.3%.
China achieved domination of the global solar energy equipment industry thanks to $50 Billion+ of Chinese government subsidies.
Key Points The Section 301 tariffs imposed in 2018 on Chinese imports reduced U.S. dependence on China. While U.S. imports surged by 39% between 2017 and 2022, China imports were up very slightly, and still below their 2018 peak. As a result, China fell from 21.6% of U.S. imports in 2017 to just 16.5% in…
De minimis China imports increases the 2022 U.S. goods trade deficit by 16% to $1.38 trillion, representing some 8.3 million lost U.S. jobs.
The U.S. is the most overvalued among major currencies.
CPA’s Domestic Market Share Index shows the share of US manufacturing demand fulfilled by domestic producers has declined steadily in 20 years.
Imports take 97% of the US bicycle market. China dominates but Cambodia, Vietnam shares grow as tariffs bite.
China ran a record-high trade surplus in 2022 of $878 billion, equivalent to about 4.8% of its GDP.