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27595US Consumer Sentiment Beats Forecasts3/15/2019 2:10:24 PM"The University of Michigan's consumer sentiment for the US increased to 97.8 in March of 2019 from 93.8 in February, beating market expectations of 95.3, preliminary estimates showed. It is the highest reading in three months, amid rising income and lower inflation expectations and more positive growth prospects."United StatesConsumer ConfidenceCONCCONF/articles/03152019141024.htm
27594US Industrial Output Rebound Weaker than Expected3/15/2019 1:32:06 PM"US industrial output edged up 0.1 percent from a month earlier in February 2019, following a revised 0.4 percent fall in January and missing market expectations of a 0.4 percent gain. Utilities and mining output supported growth, while manufacturing production fell for the second consecutive month."United StatesIndustrial Production MomUNITEDSTAINDPROMOM/articles/03152019131832.htm
27586US New Home Sales Fall Much More than Expected3/14/2019 2:18:01 PM"Sales of new single-family houses in the United States slumped 6.9 percent from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 607 thousand in January of 2019, following an upwardly revised 652 thousand in December and worse than market expectations of 620 thousand. Sales declined in the South, the Midwest and the Northeast but rose in the West."United StatesNew Home SalesUNITEDSTANEWHOMSAL/articles/03142019141013.htm
27585US Jobless Claims Rise Slightly More than Expected3/14/2019 12:38:31 PMThe number of Americans filling for unemployment benefits increased by 6 thousand to 229 thousand in the week ending March 9 from the previous week’s unrevised level of 223 thousand. It compares with market expectations of 225 thousand.United StatesInitial Jobless ClaimsIJCUSA/articles/03142019123308.htm
27578US Durable Goods Orders Unexpectedly Rise3/13/2019 12:44:49 PM"New orders for US manufactured durable goods increased 0.4 percent from a month earlier in January of 2019, following an upwardly revised 1.3 percent advance in December and beating market expectations of a 0.5 percent drop. Orders for non-defense capital goods excluding aircraft, a closely watched proxy for business spending plans, went up 0.8 percent, the highest gain since July and rebounding from a 0.9 percent fall in December."United StatesDurable Goods OrdersUNITEDSTADURGOOORD/articles/03132019123711.htm
27575United States Inflation Rate Lowest since 20163/12/2019 12:56:25 PM"Consumer prices in the United States increased 1.5 percent year-on-year in February of 2019, following a 1.6 percent rise in January and below market expectations of 1.6 percent. It is the lowest inflation rate since September of 2016, mainly due to a fall in cost of gasoline and clothing while prices of electricity stalled. On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.2 percent after a flat reading in January, matching forecasts. It is the first monthly rise in the CPI, due to prices of food, gasoline and rents."United StatesInflation RateCPI YOY/articles/03122019123533.htm
27569US Retail Sales Rebound in January3/11/2019 1:07:03 PM"US retail trade rose by 0.2 percent from a month earlier in January 2019, following an upwardly revised 1.6 percent decline in December and beating market expectations of a flat reading. Excluding automobiles, gasoline, building materials and food services, retail sales rebounded 1.1 percent in January after a downwardly revised 2.3 percent decrease in December."United StatesRetail Sales MomRSTAMOM/articles/03112019123733.htm
27563US Housing Starts Rebound in January3/8/2019 2:15:50 PM"Housing starts in the United States jumped 18.6 percent from a month earlier to an annualized rate of 1,230 thousand in January 2019, recovering from an upwardly revised 14 percent fall in December and beating market expectations of a 9.9 percent gain. Starts increased in the Northeast, the South and the West while dropped in the Midwest."United StatesHousing StartsUNITEDSTAHOUSTA/articles/03082019133659.htm
27562US Jobless Rate Falls More than Expected3/8/2019 1:48:21 PM"The US unemployment rate fell to 3.8 percent in February 2019 from 4 percent in the previous month and below market expectations of 3.9 percent. The number of unemployed persons decreased by 300,000 to 6.2 million."United StatesUnemployment RateUSURTOT/articles/03082019133441.htm
27561US Job Growth Almost Stalls in February3/8/2019 1:42:16 PM"Nonfarm payrolls in the US increased by 20 thousand in February of 2019, following an upwardly revised 311 thousand rise in January and well below market expectations of 180 thousand. It is the lowest reading since February of 2017, mainly due to falls in construction employment while jobs were added in professional and business services, health care, and wholesale trade."United StatesNon Farm PayrollsNFP TCH/articles/03082019133407.htm
27555US Jobless Claims Fall in Latest Week3/7/2019 1:38:57 PMThe number of Americans filling for unemployment benefits decreased by 3 thousand to 223 thousand in the week ending March 2 from the previous week’s revised level of 226 thousand. It compares with market expectations of 225 thousand.United StatesInitial Jobless ClaimsIJCUSA/articles/03072019133218.htm
27547US Trade Deficit Largest since 20083/6/2019 2:39:03 PM"The U.S. trade deficit widened to USD 59.8 billion in December of 2018 from an upwardly revised USD 50.3 billion in the previous month and compared with market expectations of a USD 57.9 billion gap. It is the largest deficit since October of 2008 as exports declined for the third month and imports recovered. In 2018, the country's trade gap widened to a 10-year high, with the goods gap with China jumping to a record high despite tariffs on USD 250 billion worth of Chinese imports."United StatesBalance Of TradeUSTBTOT/articles/03062019133658.htm
27543US Government Budget Surplus Smaller than Expected3/5/2019 7:20:58 PMThe US government budget surplus narrowed to USD 9 billion in January of 2019 from USD 49 billion in the corresponding month of the previous year. It compares with market expectations of a USD 25 billion surplus. Federal spending increased 6 percent to USD 331 billion while revenues declined 6 percent to USD 340 billion.United StatesGovernment Budget ValueUNITEDSTAGOVBUDVAL/articles/03052019190922.htm
27541US New Home Sales Rise to 7-Month High3/5/2019 3:20:37 PM"Sales of new single-family houses in the United States climbed 3.7 percent from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 621 thousand in December 2018, following a downwardly revised 9.1 percent jump in November and easily beating market expectations of an 8.7 percent plunge. It was the highest level since last May."United StatesNew Home SalesUNITEDSTANEWHOMSAL/articles/03052019150819.htm
27542US Services Growth Beat Forecasts: ISM3/5/2019 3:12:41 PM"The ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI index for the United States jumped to 59.7 in February of 2019 from 56.7 in January, beating market expectations of 57.3. The reading pointed to the strongest expansion in the services sector in three months, as business activity, new orders and employment rose faster. Service providers remained mostly optimistic about overall business conditions and the economy but showed concerns about the uncertainty of tariffs, capacity constraints and employment resources."United StatesNon Manufacturing PmiUNITEDSTANONMANPMI/articles/03052019150830.htm
27525US Factory Growth Lowest since 2016: ISM3/1/2019 3:49:32 PM"The ISM Manufacturing PMI in the US fell to 54.2 in February of 2019 from 56.6 in January, below market expectations of 55.5. The reading pointed to the slowest growth in factory activity since November of 2016 as new orders, production and employment increased less."United StatesBusiness ConfidenceNAPMPMI/articles/03012019150911.htm
27524US February Consumer Sentiment Revised Lower3/1/2019 3:20:17 PM"The University of Michigan's consumer sentiment for the US was revised lower to 93.8 in February 2019 from a preliminary 95.5, as the bounce-back from the end of the Federal shutdown faded in late February. Still, the latest figure was above January's near two-year low of 91.2 due to a slight improvement in consumer expectations while the current economic conditions continued to deteriorate."United StatesConsumer ConfidenceCONCCONF/articles/03012019150433.htm
27523US Factory Growth Revised Lower: Markit3/1/2019 2:53:27 PM"The IHS Markit US Manufacturing PMI was revised lower to 53 in February of 2019 from a preliminary reading of 53.7 and 54.9 in January. The reading pointed to the lowest expansion in factory activity since August of 2017, amid slower rises in output and new orders. Notably, the increases were smaller than their respective long-run trends, with growth rates dipping to 17- and 20-month lows, respectively."United StatesManufacturing PmiUNITEDSTAMANPMI/articles/03012019145327.htm
27521US Personal Spending Posts Biggest Fall in Over 9 Years3/1/2019 2:20:25 PM"Personal spending in the United States fell 0.5 percent from a month earlier in December 2018, following a downwardly revised 0.6 percent increase in November and compared to market expectations of a 0.2 percent drop. It was the largest decline in personal spending since September 2009."United StatesPersonal SpendingUNITEDSTAPERSPE/articles/03012019133310.htm
27512US GDP Growth Slows Less Than Expected2/28/2019 2:03:02 PM"The US economy advanced an annualized 2.6 percent on quarter in the fourth quarter of 2018, beating market expectations of a 2.4 percent growth, the initial estimate showed. Fixed investment rose faster, consumer spending remained robust and the drag from net trade was smaller. Considering full 2018, the economy advanced 2.9 percent, above 2.2 percent in 2017 and the highest growth rate since 2015."United StatesGdp Growth RateGDP CQOQ/articles/02282019133339.htm