The Economy

US Trade Gap Narrows in 2023 to Smallest in Three Years

Feb. 7, 2024
United States bought more goods from Mexico than China in 2023.

Five Things to Know about China and EVs

Feb. 5, 2024
'How do you cut the price of EVs in half? China's already done it.'
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Washing-Machine Tariffs Come Out Clean, Sparkling for US Manufacturing

Jan. 16, 2024
Trade experts can learn from the success of this Trump-era policy.
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US Trade Deficit Narrows Unexpectedly in November

Jan. 9, 2024
Resilient consumption has supported U.S. trade, but analysts have expected the effect of higher interest rates, as it weighs on demand, to add pressure on imports.
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US October Trade Deficit Widens Further on Decline in Exports

Dec. 6, 2023
The overall trade gap of the world's biggest economy rose by 5.1% to $64.3 billion, the Commerce Department said in a statement.


The IndustryWeek US 500

Download the IW U.S. 500

May 8, 2024
Download the list of the 500 largest US public manufacturers in an easy to read .pdf format
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The Idea of a 'Manufacturing Delusion' Is Delusional Itself

Aug. 22, 2023
The US is on the right track with its industrial policy, with a couple of shortcomings that can be fixed.
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US Trade Gap Narrows in June on Imports Pullback

Aug. 8, 2023
While stronger than expected consumer spending has helped to boost U.S. trade, analysts have noted that this could weaken going forward.
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US Trade Deficit Eased From Record High in May on Fall in Imports

July 11, 2023
In May, the overall trade deficit fell to $69 billion, down from a revised $74.4 billion a month earlier, according to the Commerce Department.
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Pullback in Exports Widens US Trade Gap in April

June 7, 2023
In April, the overall trade deficit was $74.6 billion, expanding slightly less than expected by $14 billion, according to Commerce Department data.