One trade group predicted that demand for semiconductor elements would decline by 12% as a direct result of the trade war.  Recognizing the importance of their agricultural sectors, ensuring a secure and reliable supply of food and agricultural products and supporting the food and agricultural demand of the peoples of both countries, [the Contracting Parties intend to intensify agricultural cooperation, strengthen each Party`s market for food and agricultural products, and increase the growth of trade in food and products. Agricultural. Investor uncertainty due to the trade war has caused stock market turbulence.    Thermometers to be read directly, not combined with instruments other than thermometers filled with liquid Le 4. In December 2018, the Dow Jones Industrial Average recorded its worst day in nearly a month, when it fell nearly 600 points, in part due to the trade war.  On December 26, the Dow Jones recorded a rise of 1,000 points after the publication of a report that reported significant Christmas sales, although the main indices fell by more than 10% in December 2018 in the midst of the trade war.  Overall, U.S. exports of manufactured goods to China performed poorly in 2020 (Chart 2). In September, exports remained 17% lower than before the trade war. And relative to purchase commitments, manufacturing was only 56% of its seasonally adjusted target for 2020. To Mr.
Trump and other supporters, the approach corrects previous trade deals, which have allowed companies to be outsourced and led to job and sector losses. For critics, this is the type of managed trade approach that the U.S. has long criticized, especially when it comes to China and its control over its economy. An analysis published by the Wall Street Journal in October 2020 showed that the trade war led neither to the primary objective of reviving U.S. production nor to the reallocation of production from the plant. Although the trade war has led to an increase in employment in some sectors, the tariffs have led to a net loss of jobs in U.S. manufacturing. The trade war reduced the U.S. trade deficit with China in 2019, but that trend reversed in 2020, with the trade deficit returning to its pre-trade war level, while the U.S. overall trade deficit widened.
 As of September 2020, China had purchased only 53 percent of what was expected at that time of year (Figure 1, Panel a.3 Since the beginning of the year, imports of all covered goods amounted to only US$65.9 billion against a target of US$124.9 billion.