IPhones may rise 20%, if Apple gives in to Trump’s pressure

Trump calls on Apple to move production from China to US

Trump calls on Apple to move production from China to US

"It would not be profitable to build the Focus Active in the US given an expected annual sales volume of fewer than 50,000 units and its competitive segment".

Apple's Asian suppliers are facing a sell-off in their stocks Monday after US President Donald Trump tweeted that the Californian company should move its production back to America. Apple may "fractionally" increase production in the US over the next decade or so, he continued, but he nevertheless expects the USA share of Apple's manufacturing to remain small, at less than 10 percent.

Ford won't shift production of the Focus Active from China to the United States, dashing the hopes of President Donald Trump. It makes many of its products for the U.S. market in China, and it also sells gadgets including the iPhone in China, making them a potential target for Chinese retaliation against the Trump tariffs.

A Ford spokesman responded on Twitter.

Official and private manufacturing surveys for China show global demand for Chinese goods is clearly on the wane, with export orders shrinking for months in a row."Risks have increased due to the negative impacts of China-U.S. trade friction".

For now, that means Ford simply won't sell the vehicle in the United States.


The company said the administration should remove "critical components" such as parts of refrigerators and mixers from the proposed list and add finished products such as dishwashers to mitigate negative impact on US manufacturing.

Technically, that's true. Ford can build the Focus Active at a domestic plant, just like it can give the next Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 a manual transmission. A lot of them are luxury cars and SUVs with higher profit margins that can cover higher USA wages, she said. "This forces Ford to forfeit the sales they would have had if they could continue to import that low-volume niche vehicle".

For the Focus Active, the tariffs on Chinese vehicles changed everything.

But if Apple shifted to building its iPhones in the U.S. instead of China, it would require "20 percent price increases to offset the incremental labor costs", Bank of America Merrill Lynch told clients on Monday.

On Friday, Trump said he was ready to levy additional taxes on practically all Chinese imports, threatening duties on $267 billion of goods over and above planned tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese products.

Dell Technologies said the proposed tariffs will increase costs of vital parts and components for its US services and manufacturing operations.

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