World Retaliatory Tariffs Against US and the Resulting Deflation

Important Note. This entire prediction is based on there being an honest marketplace. However, due to monopolies and semi-monopolies using tariffs as a make-believe excuse to raise prices on domestic American goods in parallel with the foreign goods price increases, virtually all consumer prices may be raised.



Due to the retaliatory world tariffs against US products, world demand for US products will drop, thus domestic supply will increase. What does this mean for the US consumer regarding those products?


It is a basic law of supply and demand: when demand drops and supplies remain constant or increase, prices drop. Hundreds of products will be affected directly. Thousands of products will be affected indirectly. Domestic prices will gradually fall for those products as the effects of the tariffs moves through the supply pipeline.

This page was originally published June 2018. At this point, the above must be considered as a prediction; though it can be considered as a pretty reliable prediction. After all, the basic laws of supply and demand have been a proven fact since the beginning of capitalism. This page will be updated as things progress. And needless to say and in order to benefit, one will need to Buy American. This shouldn't be too hard, since those products will be the ones with the lowest prices.

For reference: Bureau of Labor Consumer Price Index Page.

September Update:

It all depends on an honest market place. And there's the increased revenue to the federal treasury from the tariffs. However, it all depends on how capitalism is practiced in the US; admittedly, there has been so much corporate thievery that I have no idea what is going to happen.

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