This is what happens when non residents are scrambling to reduce their hoards of USD financial assets.
Exports rising like this along with the still falling dollar indicates the current $60 billion monthly trade gap is still too high – non-residents simply don’t want to accumulate USD financial assets at that rate.
This adjustment process continually aligns the ‘real’ (price adjusted) trade gap to levels that equal foreign $US ‘savings desires’.
For the US this currently means a weak USD and a combo of rising exports and rising traded goods prices.
GDP muddles through as government spending and exports support demand, with continuing weak domestic demand and declining real terms of trade crushing the US standard of living.
US Exports YoY