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Based on incoming container data at US ports, goods exports growth likely slowed in June after a strong jump in May, which was driven by a transitory surge in soybean exports, according to analysts at Nomura.

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“Soybean exports will likely decline in coming months, slowing overall exports growth. Moreover, container data suggest that nominal imports likely rose sluggishly in June.”

“All in all, we expect the advance estimate of goods trade balance for June to register $65.3bn deficit following $64.8bn in May.”