Get the latest economic and market news with Market Insight from Supply Dynamics. In this month's issue, you'll discover:
- The U.S. adds 196,000 jobs in March, marking the 102nd straight month of job gains. Average hourly earnings in March were also on an upward trend—up 3.2% from March 2018.
- The U.S. imported a total of 3.48 million tons of finished steel in January—a 20.7% increase from January 2018. By country, South Korea was the largest offshore exporter of steel to the U.S., shipping 361,000 net tons.
- Cyber threats targeting manufacturers continue to climb, making manufacturing one of the top three most targeted sectors for cybercriminals. Learn the five possible weak spots in your defense.
- Despite a CIT issued ruling that upheld the constitutionality of Trump’s authority to issue Section 232 trade penalties, D.C., Ottawa, and Mexico City policymakers continue to insist that the president lift tariffs on steel and aluminum product imports from Canada and Mexico.
- As trade talks press on, the Trump administration says it is prepared to keep negotiations going with China for weeks or even months to ensure the trade deal improves market access and intellectual-property policies for U.S. companies.
Published on April 11, 2019