Trade deficit widens for US
Northern, WI 1/12/2013 (Avauncer) –The retailers prompted the surge in demands and especially for the foreign automobiles and started stocking up. This widened the existing divide of the deficit and brought it to a massive $48 billion. The demand for foreign goods also surprisingly touched greater heights, probably due to market speculations.
Assistance from the Present Situation
The present decline in petroleum prices along with increase in the labor costs is another reason for better purchasing power and the boost in import at lower rates. This global strengthening is speculated to boost the global economy and help manufacturers in America like the Alcoa, Inc. (NYSE:AA) to take exports and imports to greater heights. The faster growth of imports however should be of greater concern since faster imports than the exports would cause the deficit to increase. The falling stocks of banks, as also Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) results, resulted in a major inflation in China and concern many in the financial circles. The falling index of The Standard & Poor’s after crossing the five year high make is another major concern.
Survey and reports
Though the financial analysts claimed a narrowing of deficit gap, the gap has not shown any signs of bridging, but only widened further because of imbalances in Imports and Exports. The major players in the import were the Automobiles, mobiles and their spare parts. It is to be watched seriously and carefully in the days to come so that the affective measures are taken well in time, to arrest such tendencies. The financial analyst’s speculations also can go awry at times due to the market behaviour. Buying Power is what dictates the imports and the same in the other country is what will govern US exports. Hence one can also distinctly say that the financial skewing has increased the purchase power of an average American and increased the imports tilting the balance to the other side. What needs to be seen is the pattern after the holiday season finishes.
Shares of Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) were down by 0.85% to close at $35.10
Shares of Alcoa, Inc. (NYSE:AA) were down by 0.33 % to close at $8.94