Trade disputes with international trade partners have been a significant cause for market volatility and have been ever-present in the press since the start of 2018. The US announced tariffs on all imported washing machines and solar panels and later added steel, aluminum, and other imports. Trading partners have countered by imposing new and steeper tariffs of their own. While the media has homed in on the evolving and very unpredictable relationship with China and the general plight of the American farmer due to these retaliatory tariffs, the team at Skyline Advisors wanted to dig in to the underlying data to explore more specific figures on the impact to US agricultural products.
We compiled and analyzed data from the USDA’s Foreign Agriculture Service and evaluated just how much China’s tariffs have affected exports of key US agricultural exports. The results are summarized here and the full report is available below.
A copy of the full 30-page report is available here.
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