Industry in USA
USA - IndustryThe economy decelerated noticeably in Q4 2018 on softer consumer spending; declining federal outlays—partly due to the government shutdown—and residential investment; and a feeble external sector. However, still-solid business investment partly cushioned the slowdown. Turning to Q1 2019, available data indicates a further weakening. Feeble payroll gains in February, together with shutdown effects and tepid retail sales data in January, bode poorly for private consumption. Furthermore, a weak housing market may cause residential investment to keep contracting, and Fed Chair Powell recently noted that business investment is also seen slowing in the quarter. Turning to trade talks, negotiators for both China and the U.S. now hope to reach an agreement by the end of April, though progress could be stalled by enforcement issues.
United States - Industry Data
|Industrial Production (annual variation in %)||2.0||3.1||-1.0||-1.9||1.6|
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|Bond Yield||2.59||-0.43 %||Apr 22|
|Exchange Rate||1.13||0.65 %||Apr 22|
|Stock Market||26,511||0.02 %||Apr 22|
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April 18, 2019
Nominal retail sales soared 1.6% on a seasonally-adjusted month-on-month basis in March, markedly contrasting February’s unrevised 0.2% contraction, and wildly beating market expectations of 0.8% growth.
April 10, 2019
Consumer prices increased 0.4% over the prior month in March, up from February’s 0.2% print and exceeding market expectations of 0.3%.
April 5, 2019
The March jobs report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) calmed market fears of a steep deceleration in the economy, showing robust payroll growth after disappointing data in February.
United States: ISM manufacturing index rebounds from two-year low in March on solid employment gains
April 1, 2019
The U.S. manufacturing sector appeared to stabilize in March after seesawing in the previous months.
April 1, 2019
Nominal retail sales fell 0.2% on a seasonally-adjusted month-on-month basis in February, markedly contrasting January’s print—which was revised upwards from 0.2% to 0.7%—and missing market expectations of 0.3% growth.