O crescente défice comercial dos EUA
February 14, 2019 -- O défice comercial dos EUA cresceu em 2018 para um máximo de 10 anos de $621.000 milhões apesar das promessas do Presidente Donald Trump de o reduzir. Aumentou $119.000 milhões nos dois anos de Trump como presidente.
The Commerce Department reported that the gap between what the U.S. sells and what it buys from other countries jumped nearly 19% to $59.8 billion in December. That’s up from $50.3 billion in November.
The country’s surplus on services rose to $270 billion, from $255 billion in 2017, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. However, the goods gap hit a record $891 billion, up from $807 in 2017, despite the imposition of tariffs on imports from China and on steel and aluminium from a range of countries.
During his presidential campaign, Trump pledged to eliminate both the trade and budget deficits, saying that imposing tariffs and renegotiating “disastrous” trade agreements would make the U.S. a net exporting nation.
The last time a U.S. president boasted a trade surplus was under the Republican administration of Gerald Ford in 1975 when U.S. exports exceeded imports by $12.4 billion.