Pantheon Macroeconomics - Markets often pay little attention to the monthly foreign trade numbers, but today's May data are important because they could easily make a big difference to expectations for second quarter GDP growth. The key question is the extent to which exports have recovered since the port dispute on the West Coast, which severely distorted trade flows in the early part of the year.

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7 July. 2015 May Trade Data Today are Critical to Q2 GDP Growth Estimates

By Ian Shepherdson

Markets often pay little attention to the monthly foreign trade numbers, but today's May data are important because they could easily make a big difference to expectations for second quarter GDP growth. The key question is the extent to which exports have recovered since the port dispute on the West Coast, which severely distorted trade flows in the early part of the year.

Posted: 7th Jul 2015 in 'U.S. Documents'

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