07 March, 2019
Economists said activity from cash-fluid businesses and consumers helped increase the buying of imports while the overvalued dollar weighed on exports.
Robert Scott, senior economist at the left-leaning Economic Policy Institute, said Trump's failure to tackle what he sees as a global misalignment in currencies that requires a depreciation of the dollar has been the main cause of a rising trade deficit. "That would create new opportunities for American firms and American workers".
But the trade war is also hitting business operations at home in the United States, as well as the American consumer.
The overall trade deficit has grown by $119 billion in the two years since Trump took office.
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said this week that U.S. trade negotiators had asked China to reduce tariffs on U.S. ethanol, but it was not immediately clear whether Beijing was willing to oblige.
December's trade imbalance worsened because USA imports rose 2.1%, while exports to other countries fell 1.9%. "Unacceptable. We are going to start whittling that down and as fast as possible". When people or countries come in to raid the great wealth of our Nation, I want them to pay for the privilege of doing so.
"I'm never afraid to walk from a deal, and I would do that with China , too, if it didn't work out", the president said. The President often boasts about how much money the United States government is reaping from tariffs.
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Trump's team is asking China to give up its right to retaliate should the USA take action unilaterally.
That was offset by the gains from protectionism derived by US producers benefiting from the tariffs, the economists found.
The strength of the USA dollar has also not been helpful to the administration's aims, as it makes imports relatively cheaper while increasing the price of US products to the rest of the world.
Weinstein said the President appears to be relying on a 2018 analysis of data from the 1990s, when the USA represented a larger share of the global economy and enjoyed more leverage over exporters in other countries.
The trade tariff war that has been hitting the global economy is showing signs of coming to an end through the bilateral trade agreement between the two countries.
Still, the biggest takeaway from the new trade data is not that the tariffs predictably failed to do what Trump thought they would; it's that the USA economy is powered by the individual decisions of millions of people and businesses, and that entity is far too complex and powerful to be controlled by the White House. "It's pretty unclear that this trade war is a net win for the economy at this point". If the tariffs led to the creation of 35,000 new manufacturing jobs - equal to all the steel and aluminum jobs lost in the past decade - they would cost US$195,000 per job, the study found.