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September 12th 2006

US trade imbalance to eat into GDP

The US Bureau of Economic Statistics today released its monthly report on America’s trade balance, and the numbers were not pretty. The monthly current account deficit has reached a new high, at $68 Billion, attributed primarily to soaring commodity prices. As the trade balance (exports minus imports) represents one of the components of production, economists are now revising their GDP growth estimates downward to reflect this latest development. The Federal Reserve Bank would love to see the USD depreciate in order to stem the balance, but it may have to wait for interest rates to narrow further before it sees its wish fulfilled.

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Posted by Adam Kritzer | in Economic Indicators, US Dollar | No Comments »

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