Free Trial
NATURAL GAS

EU Gas Demand Remains Below Average

MNI EXCLUSIVE

EU Officials On Stability And Growth Pact Reform

EQUITIES

A Little Softer Pre-ECB

COMMODITIES

Dollar Rebound, Risk-Off Move Weighs

Real-time Actionable Insight

Get the latest on Central Bank Policy and FX & FI Markets to help inform both your strategic and tactical decision-making.

Free Access

US: Recap of Economic Indicators

                             Dec-18   Nov-18   Oct-18   Sep-18   Aug-18   Jul-18
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
UI Claims/4wk avg
wk 1                                 221/217  215/210  204/208  214/214  215/223
wk 2                                 224/219  210/212  202/206  212/216  208/221
wk 3                                 234/223  216/212  215/206  210/214  217/218
wk 4                                 231/228  215/214  207/207  213/212  219/214
wk 5                                          214/214           205/210
Nonfarm Payrolls                       +155k    +237k    +119k    +286k    +165k
Private Payrolls                       +161k    +251k    +117k    +267k    +137k
Mfg Payroll                             +27k     +26k     +19k     +11k     +22k
Unemployment                            3.7%     3.7%     3.7%     3.9%     3.9%
Avg Wkly Hours                          34.4     34.5     34.4     34.5     34.5
Avg Hours - Mfg                         40.8     40.8     40.8     40.9     41.0
Aggr Hours Index                       -0.2%    +0.5%    -0.3%    +0.3%    -0.2%
Aggr Hrs Index - Mfg                   +0.2%    +0.2%    -0.1%    -0.2%    +0.2%
Avg Hourly Earnings                    +0.2%    +0.1%    +0.3%    +0.4%    +0.3%
Final Demand PPI                       +0.1%    +0.6%    +0.2%    -0.1%     Flat
excl food & energy                     +0.3%    +0.5%    +0.2%    -0.1%    +0.1%
excl food, energy, trade               +0.3%    +0.2%    +0.4%    +0.1%    +0.3%
CPI                                             +0.3%    +0.1%    +0.2%    +0.2%
excl food & energy                              +0.2%    +0.1%    +0.1%    +0.2%
Import Prices                                   +0.5%    +0.2%    -0.4%    -0.1%
non-petro import prices                         +0.2%     Flat    -0.2%    -0.2%
ISM Mfg Prices Pd Index                 60.7     71.6     66.9     72.1     73.2
PCE Price Index M/M                             +0.2%    +0.1%    +0.1%    +0.1%
PCE Price Index Y/Y                             +2.0%    +2.0%    +2.2%    +2.3%
Core PCE Price Index M/M                        +0.1%    +0.2%     Flat    +0.2%
Core PCE Price Index Y/Y                        +1.8%    +1.9%    +1.9%    +2.0%
Treasury Budget (bn)                          -$100.5  +$119.1  -$214.1   -$76.9
Consumer Credit (bn)                                    +$10.9   +$20.1   +$16.6
CB Consumer Confidence                 135.7    137.9    135.3    134.7    127.9
Consumer Sentiment         97.5 (a)     97.5     98.6    100.1     96.2     97.6
Car Sales (Ex GM), saar
(mn)                                     2.9      3.2      3.0      2.8      3.0
Truck Sales (Ex GM), Saar
(mn)                                     6.9      6.9      7.2      7.1      6.9
Total (Ex GM), saar (mn)                 9.8     10.1     10.2      9.9      9.9
Retail Sales                                    +0.8%    -0.1%    -0.1%    +0.6%
excl motor vehicles                             +0.7%    -0.1%    +0.1%    +0.8%
Personal Income                                 +0.5%     +0.2    +0.4%    +0.3%
Personal Spending                               +0.6%    +0.2%    +0.4%    +0.5%
ISM Mfg Index                           59.3     57.7     59.8     61.3     58.1
ISM Nonmfg NMI                          60.7     60.3     61.6     58.5     55.7
MNI Chicago Report                      66.4     58.4     60.4     63.6     65.5
Phila Fed Mfg Index                     12.9     22.2     22.9     11.9     25.7
Phila Fed Nonmfg Index                  43.3     37.6     37.4     41.7     44.3
Empire State Index                      23.3     21.1     19.0     25.6     22.6
KC Fed Mfg Index                          15        8       13       14       23
Richmond Fed Mfg Index                    14       15       29       24       20
Dallas Fed Mfg Index                    17.6     29.4     28.1     30.9     32.3
Markit Mfg Index                        55.4     55.7     55.6     54.7     55.3
Markit Services Index                   54.4     54.8     53.5     54.8     56.0
Ind Production                                  +0.1%    +0.2%    +0.8%    +0.4%
Capacity Util                                   78.4%    78.5%    78.5%    78.0%
Factory Orders                                  -2.1%    +0.2%    +2.6%    -0.5%
Factory Orders ex
transport                                       +0.3%    +0.1%    +0.4%    +0.1%
Durables                                        -4.3%     Flat    +4.7%    -1.2%
Durables ex transport                           +0.2%    -0.5%    +0.3%    +0.2%
Nondurables                                     +0.3%    +0.5%    +0.6%    +0.1%
Mfg Shipments                                            +0.9%    +0.7%     Flat
Business Inventories                                     +0.3%    +0.5%    +0.7%
Factory                                         +0.1%    +0.5%    +0.1%    +0.8%
Retail                                                   +0.1%    +0.6%    +0.6%
Wholesale                                       +0.8%    +0.7%    +0.9%    +0.6%
Housing Starts (mn)                             1.228    1.210    1.280    1.184
Building Permits (mn)                           1.265    1.270    1.249    1.303
NAHB Index                                         60       68       67       68
New Home Sales (k)                                544      597      591      603
Existing Homes (mn)                              5.22     5.15     5.33     5.34
Pending Home Sales Index                        102.1    104.8    104.1    106.1
Construct Spending                              -0.1%    -0.1%    -0.4%    +0.2%
Private Residential                             -0.5%    +0.1%    -2.6%    +0.7%
Trade Balance (bn)                             -$55.5   -$54.6   -$53.7   -$50.0
Exports (bn)                                  +$211.0  +$211.4  +$208.2  +$211.1
Imports (bn)                                  +$266.5  +$266.0  +$261.9  +$261.2
Goods Only, BOP (bn)                           -$78.1   -$77.3   -$76.6   -$73.2
Leading Index                                            +0.5%    +0.4%    +0.7%
                                                         Q3-18
GDP (chain-wt)                                           +3.5%
Final Sales                                              +1.2%
Chain prices                                             +1.7%
Current-dollar                                           +5.0%
                                                         Q3-18
Nonfarm Productivity                                     +2.3%
Nonfarm Unit Labor Costs                                 +0.9%
                                                         Q3-18
ECI (q/q)                                                +0.8%
(a) advance report
--MNI Washington Bureau; +1 (973) 494-2611; email: harrison.clarke@marketnews.com
[TOPICS: MTABLE,MAUDT$,M$U$$$]

To read the full story

Why Subscribe to

MarketNews.com

MNI is the leading provider

of news and intelligence specifically for the Global Foreign Exchange and Fixed Income Markets, providing timely, relevant, and critical insight for market professionals and those who want to make informed investment decisions. We offer not simply news, but news analysis, linking breaking news to the effects on capital markets. Our exclusive information and intelligence moves markets.

Our credibility

for delivering mission-critical information has been built over three decades. The quality and experience of MNI's team of analysts and reporters across America, Asia and Europe truly sets us apart. Our Markets team includes former fixed-income specialists, currency traders, economists and strategists, who are able to combine expertise on macro economics, financial markets, and political risk to give a comprehensive and holistic insight on global markets.