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MNI Survey of US Economic Forecasts: Jan 12

                      Jan 12   Jan 12  Jan 12    Jan 12       Jan 12
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                               Retail               CPI
                      Retail    Sales          ex-food,     Business
                       Sales  Ex-Auto     CPI    energy  Inventories
Data For                 Dec      Dec     Dec       Dec          Nov
Denomination               %        %       %         %            %
Median Forecast **       0.4      0.3     0.1       0.2          0.4
High Forecast            0.7      0.6     0.2       0.3          0.4
Low Forecast             0.2      0.1     0.0       0.1          0.2
Mean                     0.4      0.3     0.1       0.2          0.4
Standard Deviation       0.1      0.2     0.1       0.0          0.1
No. of Responses          17       17      18        18            8
Amherst Pierpont         0.6      0.3     0.1       0.3           NA
Bank of the West         0.4      0.3     0.2       0.2          0.4
Barclays Capital         0.4      0.2     0.1       0.2          0.4
BMO                      0.6      0.5     0.2       0.2          0.4
Capital Economics        0.4      0.2     0.1       0.2          0.3
CIBC                     0.2      0.1     0.1       0.2           NA
Comerica Bank            0.5      0.4     0.2       0.2           NA
Credit Suisse            0.6      0.3     0.0       0.1           NA
Deutsche Bank            0.7      0.6     0.2       0.2          0.2
FT Advisors              0.4      0.4     0.2       0.2          0.4
Goldman Sachs            0.5      0.4     0.2       0.2           NA
Morgan Stanley           0.3      0.1     0.2       0.2           NA
Natwest                  0.4      0.2     0.1       0.2           NA
Nomura                    NA       NA     0.2       0.3           NA
NTL Bank Canada          0.3      0.1     0.1       0.2           NA
TD Securities            0.2      0.1     0.1       0.2           NA
UBS                      0.5      0.4     0.1       0.2          0.4
UMaryland                0.6      0.5     0.1       0.2          0.3
** Note: The survey median is compiled solely from the forecasts listed above
and is not intended to represent a market consensus.
--MNI Washington Bureau; +1 202-371-2121; email: holly.stokes@marketnews.com
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