Weekly Economic Outlook

Weekly Economic Outlook 2017-05-01T17:51:08+00:00

Economic Outlook – 17 June 2018

US In the May US retail sales report, headline sales surged 0.8% following an upwardly revised 0.4% in April. Much of the recent strength in retail sales has been attributed to rising gasoline prices. However, [...]

Economic Outlook – 10 June 2018

US US April factory orders declined 0.8%, reversing part of March’s 1.7% increase. The closely watched core capital goods shipments component climbed 0.9% in the first month of the quarter, supporting the view of a [...]

Economic Outlook – 3 June 2018

US US consumers’ optimism about the economy helped to fuel spending above and beyond income growth in April. US household spending rose 0.6% in April, while personal income rose 0.3%. Stronger spending has also been [...]

Economic Outlook – 27 May 2018

US New US home sales declined 1.5% in April, dropping to an annual pace of 662,000 units. This was better than the consensus estimate of a 2.1% decline. However, March new home sales were revised [...]

Economic Outlook – 13 May 2018

US US small business optimism rose slightly in April after losing some ground in March. That followed a cycle high hit in February after the tax cuts boosted the mood on main street. The mood [...]

Economic Outlook – 6 May 2018

US The US personal income and spending report showed an encouraging spending rebound in March. Consumer spending rose 0.4% during the month on both a real and nominal basis. The 0.4% rise came on the [...]