Trade Sentiment Warms in the U.S. While China Shivers — Panjiva


Trade Sentiment Warms in the U.S. While China Shivers

Business Sentiment 140 China 1758 U.S. 3297

U.S. business sentiment regarding import and export orders improved in February. The ISM survey for imports reached 55.3% – over 50% indicates an expansion – from 53.8% a month earlier, marking the highest reading since June. Export expectations also improved to 52.9% from 51.9% suggesting there are hopes that the U.S.-China trade war will soon be resolved and tariffs removed. Yet, export sentiment in China has worsened recently suggesting ongoing trade policy uncertainty will drive continuing business sentiment volatility.

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