Why shouldn’t there be?
There is no consumerism.
There’s your answer.
Now there’s a slide and only recently, they are admitting it? What happened to how business was booming, there were so many orders and that they needed to hire MORE workers???
This bunch are past masters of cooking the books. I know how they twist prices and do what they want to get the price that they require; I’ve seen it firsthand.
Without consumerism, you don’t have anything. It’s the driving force of the entire economy.