trade deficit

Reduce the trade deficit; increase GDP & median wage

Warren Buffett’s concept to significantly reduce USA’s trade deficit.

I’m a proponent of a proposal that was introduced to the Senate in 2006. Trade deficits are always detrimental to a nation’s GDP. Trade deficit’s detriment to the GDP exceeds the amount of the deficit itself. The GDP bolsters the median wage.

Labor costs are only 10% of U.S.-China price differential.

"The other 90% is subsidy, currency manipulation, environmental practices run amok and labor practices that are simply deplorable," Leo Hindery Jr., chairman of the U.S. Economy/Smart Globalization Initiative, told the Conference on the Renaissance of American Manufacturing held on Sept. 28 in Washington, D.C., according to Industry Week.

Trade Deficit for August 2010 - $46.3 Billion

The August 2010 U.S. trade deficit increased to $46.347 billion. July's revised deficit was $42.583 billion. The goods deficit with China alone increased $2.1 billion. That's an 8.84% U.S. trade deficit increase in one month. U.S. exports increased by a measly $0.3 billion, to $153.5 billion, while imports increased by $4.1 billion, to $200.2 billion.


Trade Deficit for July 2010 - $42.8 billion

The July 2010 U.S. trade deficit decreased from last month's $49.8 billion to $42.8 billion. That is a 14% U.S. trade deficit decrease in one month, yet a yo-yo effect, bringing the trade deficit back about the same level as May 2010. U.S. exports increased by $2.8 billion, to $153.3 billion, while imports decreased $4.2 billion, to $196.1 billion.


China's Exports Explodes - 140% yearly increase in trade gap

Recall how the Obama administration refuses to label China a currency manipulator. Now recall the U.S. needs 10,600,000 jobs just to return to a 5% unemployment rate. Now recall the U.S. has lost 2.4 million jobs due to China from 2001-2008.

Now the news, China's trade gap increased 140% from one year ago.

The trade gap rose 140 percent, to $20.02 billion, compared with a year earlier, the customs bureau said on its Web site on Saturday. That compares with the $15.6 billion median estimate of 24 economists surveyed by Bloomberg News. Exports surged 43.9 percent compared with a year earlier and import growth moderated for the third month, rising by 34.1 percent.

Notice how exports soared while imports, uh, not so much.

The value of outbound shipments rose to a record $137.4 billion last month, the customs bureau said. The previous high was $136.68 billion in July 2008, before the global financial crisis deepened. The 43.9 percent expansion compared with the median 38 percent forecast in a Bloomberg News survey of 24 economists.