A depreciating U.S. dollar leads to higher commodity prices and inflation, according to Forbes magazine. As the value of the dollar declines, the number of bills needed to purchase a given item rises.Continue Reading
Another effect is a reduction in the U.S. trade deficit. As reported by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis, a devalued dollar means goods produced in the United States are relatively cheaper overseas, resulting in an increase in the number of exports and a decrease in the amount of imports.
If the trend continues, the nation also may experience upward pressure on interest rates and a weakening of the U.S. dollar’s reserve currency status.Learn more about Economics