Import/Export Prices Explode Higher In March, Hottest In A Decade

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by Tyler Durden
Wednesday, Apr 14, 2021 - 08:38 AM

Amid global supply chain disruptions and trillions in liquidity to support consumption, it is perhaps unsurprising that import and export price inflation is soaring.

However, the scale of the moves is notable with import prices rising 1.2% MoM (+0.9% exp) and export prices rising 2.1% MoM (+1.0% exp).

Sparking the hottest inflationary prints in a decade (import prices +6.9% YoY, export prices +9.1% YoY) ...

Source: Bloomberg

China's decade-long export of deflation has abruptly stalled in recent months...

Source: Bloomberg

Perhaps more worrisome is that if historical relationships between China's Credit Impulse and trade inflation are anything to go by, import and export prices are set to soar even further

Source: Bloomberg

Still, nothing to worry about - Mr.Powell has 'tools'.