Like what Freddie King sang (Going down), we are going down the drain.
Export prices by end us YoY is up to 18.8%, the highest in recorded history (or since 1983 when they started recording export prices).
Import prices by end use rose to 12.5% YoY.
Unrelated to US export and import prices, the MBA’s mortgage credit availability index slumped with the Covid outbreak and the explosion of The Fed’s Balance Sheet. As I have said before, nothing has been the same since Covid.
Like Freddie King, “I’m Feeling Torn Down” by rising prices.