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20190603-us-deficit-total

Worst Export Drop Under Trump Could Be Down to Tariff Push

U.S. international trade activity fell 2.0% year over year in April. That was largely the result of a 3.6% drop in exports, the worst (and only second) decline since Jul. 2016 and therefore the largest decline under the Trump administration. The U.S. also joins 14 of the 20 countries that have... Read more →

20190520-first-cut-total

Downturn Predictions Defied as U.S. Imports Spring Up in April

U.S. seaborne imports grew 3.5% year over year in April – arguably the first normalized month following the lunar new year period and earlier tariff volatility. It may be the last for a while given the increase in tariffs on Chinese imports applied from May 10. Imports from China increas... Read more →

20190429-resins-total

Resin Opportunity Resonates with G&W, Chevron Phillips

Genesee & Wyoming will open a new rail line to transport plastic resins for export to the port of Savannah. That comes as U.S. exports of plastic resins have surged 17.4% year over year in the 12 months to Feb. 28 to reach $22.3 billion. That’s been led by a 34.0% surge in shipments... Read more →

20190409-first-cut-total-150x150

The Remarkable Resilience of America’s Demand for Imports

U.S. seaborne imports returned to growth in March with a 6.7% year over year expansion following a 4.1% drop in February. The improvement came despite a 3.9% drop in imports from China, which likely reflects the effective implementation of U.S. tariffs. That’s been offset by a 17.8% surg... Read more →

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