U.S. Consumers Hit Hardest by Trade Tariffs, Studies Find



Josh Zumbrun | The Wall Street Journal

WASHINGTON—The Trump administration’s trade initiatives have targeted China and other foreign powers, but it is U.S. consumers who have taken the hit, according to two new studies.

American consumers have been saddled with $69 billion in added costs because of the tariffs the U.S. imposed last year, including on $250 billion on Chinese imports as well as levies on steel and aluminum, according to a study released by a quartet of economists working on a National Science Foundation grant.

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