Must See: Nordea’s Chart Of The Week – Collapsing US Import Demand

Friday, December 17, 2010
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
ZeroHedge.com
12/17/2010

Every massive inventory accumulation…. has an equal and opposite effect on GDP. To all those who snickered at the earlier chart of the BDIY, we recommend you read the following brief blurb from Nordea, whose implications may put everything you have heard about a surge in GDP in Q4 and Q1 (primarily from the Goldman bull brigade) in a just slightly different light.

Cargo stagnation

We have understood that Chinese cargo ships have been told to proceed at ‘wind speed’, because of a collapse in US import demand – this is partly visible in the activity amongst Long Beaches shoremen – hence, is this the final proof that the inventory rebuild that drove the recovery in the autumn is OVER? Figure 1 shows the average speed amongst bulk carriers! Bulls – Watch Out!

The Rest…HERE

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