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U.S. Manufacturing shows lowest drop since 1946

  • Post published:April 16, 2020
  • Post category:News

With Covid-19 disrupting supply chains across the world, the effects on American manufacturing have been particularly detrimental. U.S. manufacturing output dropped by the most in just over 74 years, suggesting business investment contracted further than previously anticipated in the first quarter of 2020. Production at factories dropped at a 7.1% annualized rate in the first quarter, the sharpest since the first quarter of 2009, after decreasing at a 0.5% pace in the October-December period. Manufacturing, which accounts for 11% of the U.S. economy, was already struggling from the fallout of the Trump administration’s trade war with China well before the before the coronavirus hit U.S. shores. Read more HERE

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