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“Tokyo wants the U.S., long protective of its auto industry, to drop tariffs….”

–Politico, April 27, 2015

U.S. global automotive trade deficit, 2014:  $162.23 billion

Growth of this trade deficit during current recovery (2009-14):  120.33%

(Sources: “Massive trade deal could come down to two things:  Rice and cars,” by Adam Behsudi, Politico, April 27, 2015, http://www.politico.com/story/2015/04/massive-trade-deal-could-come-down-to-just-two-things-rice-and-cars-117398.html?hp=l1_3  and calculated from Trade Dataweb, U.S. International Trade Commission, http://dataweb.ustic.gov)

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