Export Price Deflation Continues in December 2012

Written by Steven Hansen In December 2012, year-over-year price deflation continues in import prices for 7 of the last 8 months. Export price price inflation grew marginally: with imports down 0.1% month-over-month, down 1.5% year-over-year and exports down 0.1% month-over-month, up 1.1% year-over-year. There was general price weakness across most imports and export categories on …

Export Price Deflation Continues in November 2012

Written by Steven Hansen In November 2012, the price deflation continues in import prices for the seventh month (last month’s inflation was wiped away with backward revision).  Export price price inflation moderated: with imports down 0.9% month-over-month, down 1.6% year-over-year and exports down 0.7% month-over-month, up 0.7% year-over-year. There was general price weakness across most …

Slight Export and Import Price Inflation in October 2012

Written by Steven Hansen October 2012 broke the 5 month string of import and export price deflation with imports rising 0.4% year-over-year and exports rising 1.4% year-over-year. There was general price inflation across most imports, while export price inflation was constrained by moderating food prices. There is only marginal correlation between economic activity, recessions and …

Export and Import Price Deflation Remains in September 2012

Written by Steven Hansen September 2012 is the fifth month of the unusual event of both import and export prices showing year-over-year deflation. Export / Import prices have deflated several times without a recession occurring – however, deflation is a recession warning flag. However, the trends are that deflation is moderating. There is only marginal …

Export and Import Price Deflation Continues in August 2012

Written by Steven Hansen August 2012 is the fourth month of the unusual event of both import and export prices showing year-over-year deflation. Export / Import prices have deflated several times without a recession occurring – however, deflation is a recession warning flag.  However, the trends are that deflation is moderating. There is only marginal …