Despite outcry, many Americans can't live without China goods - Yahoo! News
Even as protests grow about US imports from, many Americans may find it hard to manage without the range of products that dominate or in some cases monopolize the marketplace.
Economists and consumers say that Chinese-made products have become so ubiquitous it may be next to impossible to wean Americans off low-cost imports.
Peter Morici, economist at the University of Maryland, said he does not see the China export juggernaut slowing despite the range of concerns in the US.
"Thekeeps rising," he said. "If there is a consumer movement out there it has yet to come to any consequence."
Morici said the notion of a boycott having any major impact is "hard to fathom." "The only way this would work is if it spread to, which is China's biggest merchant," he said. "If people said they wouldn't go to Wal-Mart because of Chinese products that would change things."