The government’s latest trade figures show a surge in imports, even as the economy runs the risk of recession. A look at October trade flows.
After a sharp six month decline, the trade deficit is back up and on track to break another record even as China imports stall.
August trade figures reveal two things: a slowing economy, and a rising trade deficit with China as a strong dollar makes imports more attractive.
The July trade deficit fell to its lower level of the year, a sign of a slowing economy. However, if trends continue, the goods deficit will break another record in 2022.
ecKey Points China’s global trade surplus is heading for a new all-time high this year. Based on the first seven months of data, we estimate the full-year surplus will reach a record $886 billion. The U.S trade deficit will also set records this year, at an estimated $1.13 trillion trade deficit and a $1.34 trillion…
In his recent WSJ column “Strong Dollar Wins the Inflation Battle in New Spin on Currency Wars,” James Mackintosh suggests that the dollar’s sharp appreciation in recent years has been good for America and may be part of “an essential rebalancing of the global economy.” The costs of a bloated dollar are very high. Trade…
The trade deficit fell. But the January-April goods deficit is still another record breaker.
An overvalued dollar is helping to exacerbate the country’s largest-ever trade deficit in goods. The U.S. is on pace for $1.1 trillion deficit in 2022.
January trade figures show 2022 is starting off with the largest-ever trade gap between the U.S. and other countries.
The U.S. broke the trade deficit sound barrier in 2021, hitting $1.09 trillion. Why tariff policy isn’t enough to stem the tide of imports.