We present a plot of the United States' annual trade deficit with China from to . It demonstrates approximately linear growth during this time, with an R2 value of . We do not see evidence to support claims that President Trump significantly decreased the trade deficit with China.
Source: United States Census Bureau, Foreign Trade, Website
Use the buttons below to view data color-coded by president, or by years where the trade deficit is under/over the trendline.
|President||Months Under Trend||Total Months||Percentage Months Under Trend*|
|* A higher percentage is better|