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May 12, 2017

Trade
U.S. Trade Deficit Stable in Q1

The U.S. trade deficit did not change much in the first quarter. The real (price adjusted) goods deficit that is. Oil prices were a bit higher in q1 than q4 (they are now back below their q4 levels, …

September 5, 2017

United States
Chinese steel factory Does the U.S. Trade Deficit Matter?

President Trump has made reducing the U.S. trade deficit a priority, but economists disagree over whether such a deficit harms the economy and how policymakers should respond.

June 2, 2017

Trade
April U.S. Trade Data

The U.S. trade deficit jumped in April—after staying roughly flat in the first quarter. Real goods exports in April were just below their q1 average. Real goods imports were a bit higher than t…

April 3, 2015

Trade
The U.S. Trade Deficit: Is It a Problem, or Not?

The United States has run a trade deficit with the rest of the world every year for the past 40 years. With the U.S. debate heating up over the pending Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), we will be hea…

September 27, 2007

United States
Is the US trade deficit declining?

Michael PettisIn an article in yesterday's Financial Times, Jim O'Neill, who heads global economic research at Goldman Sachs, asks if the US trade deficit is about to disappear.  According to…

July 13, 2005

United States
Has the US trade deficit peaked?

A $55.35 billion monthly deficit is smaller than a $60 billion deficit (February),or even a $59 billion deficit (November). The three monthly rolling average of the monthly trade deficit peaked in F…

January 2, 2018

India
Our Time Has Come

Our Time Has Come considers India’s rise, taking stock of the challenges and opportunities as the world's largest democracy defines its place on the global stage.

March 8, 2017

United States
The January U.S. Trade Data

Over the last year, U.S. import growth stalled. Capital goods imports did nothing—in part because of weakness in non-residential investment. And consumer goods imports were flat. That appears to hav…

January 13, 2009

Emerging Markets
The fall in the US trade deficit in November

I’ll be unusually brief. I have been working through the latest data on China -- and, well, it is hard to top Calculated Risk. The fall in the US trade deficit today was easy to anticipate. …

December 23, 2006

United States
Malpass on the US trade deficit …

Tis the season to be compassionate. And I guess that also applies to those who are allowed to grace the Wall Street Journal’s oped page – The opinions there rarely come as much of a surprise. …