... Yes, yes, by the way, you just did not mishear. The trade turnover between Russia and the United States has grown considerably over the past three months, and Forbes magazine reports to us with some surprise.
Judge for yourself - Forbes, which naturally interests US exports, and the numbers look quite straightforward: March is about a billion dollars, April is 1,03 billion dollars, May is 1,25 billion. No, these figures are not enough by themselves in the global economy. what they say, but one should not forget that all this beauty is taking place not only against the background of public sanctions, but also by a constantly emerging leak about the unspoken, but from this, as a rule, even more effective “prohibitions”. Yes, and the American economy itself since the beginning of the year, to put it mildly, does not grow.
Although in fact all this is quite objective.
Strange as it may sound, the Russian markets for American companies are perhaps the most promising, simply because they are not developed. Of all the BRICS countries, for example, trade with the Russian Federation is the smallest in the United States, “total” 11,1 billion dollars. The reasons here are quite clear: Russia in the States is interested in very specific products, first of all, as they say, “with a high surplus value”. And the Russian Federation entered the WTO for too long (and in the meantime, they bargained a lot for themselves), and the Americans themselves, in the end, we must pay tribute, firmly fucked up with the “Vanik amendment”, which was canceled quite recently under the current president.
In short - people are just starting to unfold.
So, a severely negative reaction to the imposition of sanctions by the American largest business associations (the American Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Producers) is understandable. It’s not even the current state of affairs that is assessed (although breaking ties, for example, in the aircraft industry may be critical for the United States: Russian titan Boeing will have nothing to physically replace in such volumes) as prospects. And here they look quite scary: the positions of the same German Siemens, Swiss ABB or, say, Indian pharmacists fight and so difficult, and hostile actions against the regulatory activities of these markets of the state will only strengthen this “agonizing uneasiness”.
But all the same, it’s funny, you see, to observe how American business demonstratively shows common sense where its own state imitates acute psychosis in the same way.
Although, perhaps, there is some justification for all this: the laws of large numbers are very complex for ordinary human consciousness. As an example, here you can even bring recent events in the territory, because of which, formally, all this fuss with sanctions has flared up, that is, in Ukraine.
Just imagine: Colonel Strelkov was defeated by the army of official Kiev, thanks to which he turned from the commander of a small Slavyansk grouping into the military commander of Donetsk millionth (cities with completely different resources, different logistics in supplies and other human reserves). And he came to Slavyansk not so long ago with a pair, at best, of hundreds of supporters, who often had a hunting smoothbore in service.
I say: the laws of large numbers. Fuck them just figure it out ...