May 12, 2017
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, …
March 14, 2018
There are growing calls for a global coalition of U.S. allies to pressure China to change some of its most egregious commercial practices.
That makes some sense, even if it is much easier said tha…
March 6, 2018
Will there be a mismatch between what the U.S. wants to sell (Treasuries) and what the world wants to buy?
October 17, 2017
President Trump has made reducing the U.S. trade deficit a priority, blaming trade deals like NAFTA, but economists disagree over how policymakers should respond.
September 27, 2007
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
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…
June 2, 2017
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…
March 8, 2018
The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and Foreign Affairs offer resources and analysis on President Donald J. Trump’s plan to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.
“Donald Trump's decisio…
April 3, 2015
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…
October 10, 2017
Trade in tax often trumps trade in tasks.