Trade Tag

Import And Export Prices Are Tumbling Downward Worldwide

02 Mar, by Knowledge Leaders Team in News

World import and export prices finished 2014 with the largest year-over-year decline since 2009 according to the CPB world trade monitor. Export prices declined by 9.2% YoY% and import prices declined by 8.8%. No area in the world escaped the deflation in trade prices as...

1Q14 US GDP Will Probably Disappoint

03 Apr, by Knowledge Leaders Team in Uncategorized

We had two major economic releases today that suggest that the first quarter GDP in the US may be lower than previously expected. First, the trade deficit unexpectedly widened to $42.3 billion in February from $39.3 billion in January. The consensus was for a slightly...

Abenomics is Failing on Multiple Fronts

21 Feb, by Knowledge Leaders Team in Uncategorized

With each passing month it is becoming more clear that Abenomics is, at least so far, failing to meet one of its critical goals, which is to stimulate exports and bring the country back to a trade surplus. Indeed, the latest trade statistics revealed the...