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ITR Experts Say: Are Shipping Rates Another Threat to Trade?

In a recent blog post, I outlined the US’ shifting trade relationship with the rest of the world. In short, China is no longer our top trading partner; both Canada and Mexico ...
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ITR Experts Say: The Timing of the Next Cyclical Low

The US Industrial Production Index is ITR’s benchmark for the overall economy. Production is up 2.8% on a year-over-year basis (12/12 as of July 2019), and the data trend is ...
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ITR Experts Say: All Eyes on Hong Kong

Hong Kong has dominated global headlines during the past few months as a controversial extradition bill ignited protests and social unrest within the city, but at ITR we have ...
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ITR Experts Say: Shifting Trade Winds

Global trade winds are shifting. The tariff and trade policies of the Trump administration have generated unintended consequences. However, the stated goal of imposing these ...
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ITR Experts Say: The Dual-Speed Economy

The release of the second-quarter US Gross Domestic Product figure yielded a muddy result. The overall economy, expanding at an annualized pace of 2.3%, is progressing through ...
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ITR Experts Say: Revenue, Prices, and Planning

During a recent quarterly review call with one of ITR Economics' consulting clients, the business owner and I had a discussion on the implications of pricing changes on the ...
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