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NZD

Kiwi Slightly Lower, Local Markets Shut

JGB TECHS

(Z1) Edging Lower

AUSSIE BONDS

RBA Guidance And Market Pricing Further Diverge

US TSYS

TYZ1 Holds Most Of Friday's Gains

Release for:  February 2018
Source: U.S. Federal Reserve
Percent change from previous month, seasonally adjusted
                                                                       yr/yr
                                 Nov-17   Dec-17   Jan-18   Feb-18     % chg
Total                               0.3      0.5     -0.3      1.1      4.4
 Previous estimate                  0.3      0.4     -0.1     ---
Major market groups:
 Products, total                   -0.4      0.3      0.3      0.5      4.2
  Consumer goods                   -0.7      0.5      0.5      0.1      3.7
  Business equipment                0.0     -0.2     -0.1      1.0      4.6
 Nonindustrial supplies             0.4      0.7     -1.1      0.8      1.4
  Construction supplies             0.6      0.9     -1.9      2.3      1.2
 Materials                          0.8      0.5     -0.5      1.6      5.4
Major industry groups:
 Manufacturing                      0.2      0.1     -0.2      1.2      2.5
  Previous estimate                 0.2      0.0      0.0     ---
 Mining                             2.1      0.3     -1.5      4.3      9.7
 Utilities                         -1.7      3.6      1.3     -4.7     10.5
  Electric                         -1.9      1.8      2.2     -3.3      9.4
  Gas                              -0.4     16.6     -4.7    -13.8     20.4
Special Aggregates and Detail:
Total excl motor vehicles           0.3      0.4     -0.3      0.9      4.4
 Mfg excl motor vehicles            0.2      0.0     -0.2      1.0      2.5
  Motor vehicles and parts         -0.3      0.9     -0.2      3.9      2.9
Total excl hi-tech                  0.2      0.4     -0.3      1.1      4.3
 Mfg excl hi-tech                   0.1      0.0     -0.2      1.3      2.3
 Selected hi-tech                   1.5      1.4     -0.2      1.0      8.3
Total ex hi-tech, mtr veh           0.3      0.4     -0.3      0.9      4.4
 Mfg ex hi-tech, mtr veh            0.2     -0.1     -0.2      1.0      2.3
  ** MNI Washington Bureau (202) 371-2121 **
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