CHART OF THE DAY: Why US Manufacturing Is Crumbling Again

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In today’s latest trade report you can see why things are deteriorating again for the US manufacturing index.

Exports to Germany (red line) have gone negative year over year. Exports to China (blue line) are about to go negative year over year.

US manufacturers are the most exposed to big export markets, hence the year-over-year decline in the ISM Manufacturing index (green line).

chart of the day, exports to germany and china, september 2012

Photo: FRED

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