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Ex-Fed Staffers On Timing And Sequencing Of Tightening

Release for:  November 2017
Source: U.S. Department of Commerce
Percent change from six months prior
Calculated by MNI from seasonally adjusted levels
                                      Nov-17   Oct-17   Sep-17   Aug-17   Jul-17
Retail trade & food services             3.8      3.0      2.8      0.8      0.7
 Total (ex.motor vehicle)                3.6      2.3      2.2      1.1      0.8
   Retail Trade                          4.1      3.3      3.1      0.9      0.7
GAFO                                    #N/A      1.7      1.7      1.7      0.5
Motor vehicle & parts dealers            4.5      5.9      5.1     -0.1      0.4
 Auto & other motor veh. dealers         4.9      6.4      5.5     -0.2      0.5
Furniture, home furnishings              4.5      4.3      1.9      2.7      2.7
Electronics & appliance stores           2.6     -1.0     -0.4      0.9     -1.1
 Appl., T.V., &  other elect. store     #N/A     -2.8     -2.0     -0.2     #N/A
 Computer & software stores             #N/A     #N/A     #N/A     #N/A     #N/A
Building material, garden eq.            7.0      5.5      5.6      0.6      2.9
 Building mat. & supplies dealers       #N/A      5.6      6.1      0.7      1.9
Food & beverage stores                   1.9      1.8      1.4      1.2      0.8
 Grocery stores                          1.6      1.6      1.3      1.0      0.8
 Beer, wine & liquor stores             #N/A      2.0      2.0      2.1      0.7
Health & personal care stores            1.5      1.3      0.9      2.0      2.0
 Pharmacies & drug stores               #N/A      1.3      1.0      1.7      1.6
Gasoline stations                       10.8      4.4      3.7     -3.3     -6.5
Clothing & accessories stores            2.6      1.8      1.3      2.8      0.6
 Men's clothing stores                  #N/A     #N/A     #N/A     #N/A     #N/A
 Women's clothing stores                #N/A     -0.7     -0.5     -1.9     -1.4
 Shoe stores                            #N/A     -1.5     -2.7      3.5     -1.4
Sport goods, hobby, book, music          1.9      0.1     -1.6     -3.7     -2.6
General merchandise stores               2.4      1.9      2.7      2.0      0.9
 Department stores (ex. L.D.)            1.1      0.2      0.7      0.9      0.3
 Department stores (incl. L.D.)         #N/A     #N/A     #N/A     #N/A     #N/A
 Other general merchandise stores       #N/A      2.4      3.3      2.3      1.0
  Warehouse clubs & superstores         #N/A      2.4      3.1      1.8      0.9
  All other gen. merch. stores          #N/A      2.3      4.4      5.2      1.8
Miscellaneous store retailers            1.0     -0.3      0.2     -0.4      0.5
Nonstore retailers                       4.3      2.7      3.8      3.8      5.4
 Electronic shopping, mail-order        #N/A      2.8      4.0      3.9      6.4
Food services & drinking places          1.5      1.2      0.6      0.6      0.3
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Calculated by Market News:
Total excl motor vehicle, gasoline       2.8      2.0      2.0      1.6      1.6
Total excl gasoline                      3.2      2.9      2.7      1.2      1.3
Total ex autos and bldg. materials       3.2      1.9      1.9      1.1      0.6
Total ex autos,bldg. materials,gas       2.3      1.6      1.7      1.7      1.4
Total ex mv, bldg. materials, gas        2.4      1.7      1.7      1.7      1.5
Retail Trade ex autos, bldg mat, ga      2.5      1.7      1.9      1.9      1.6
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