A recession in the USA could be a big challenge for major exporters to the US, such as Germany and China.
The US is the world’s biggest importer. 14 percent of global imports in 2015 were to the US and other countries require US demand for economic growth.
National economic strength has often been evidenced by exports. The 2008 financial crisis made exporting more difficult. The crisis shrunk demand for imports in the US and the EU. This made exporting countries unstable, and they have still not settled back into pre-crisis stability.