Global commerce has been hammered by the coronavirus pandemic. Compared to June 2019, total US trade — exports
plus imports — plunged 21.9 per cent in June to $367.2 billion.
But two-way trade rebounded from May to June, rising 6.7 per cent on a surge in both exports and imports of cars and auto parts.
“The latest trade figures confirm that both exports and imports began rebounding in June, and we expect a continued recovery over the coming months as production catches up with the recovery in consumption,” said Michael Pearce, senior US economist at Capital Economics.
The politically sensitive deficit in the trade of goods with China fell 4 per cent to $26.7 billion in June.
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