Surging Exports Raise Inflation Risks

The rise of exports means more income for U.S. producers, an economic positive, but it also increases the risk that inflation will continue to accelerate. Rising foreign demand for U.S. goods and services can push up prices for domestic consumers.

Cargo ships filled with containers dock at the Port of Los Angeles on September 28, 2021, in Los Angeles, California. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images)