Economic Data Forecasts For The Weeks Of April 5 And 12

Here are my forecasts for upcoming economic data.      
  Forecast Prior Observation Consensus
Week of April 5      
April 5      
Factory Orders - February -1.0% 2.6 -0.5
PMI Services Index - March 60.0 60.0  
ISM Services - March 57.0 55.3 58.5
       
April 6      
JOLTS - February 6.850M 6.917  
       
April 7      
International Trade - February -$70.4B -68.2 -70.5
Consumer Credit - February $5.0B -1.3 5.0
       
April 8      
Initial Unemployment Claims 680K 719 650
       
April 9      
Producer Price Index - March 0.3% 0.5 0.5
PPI less food, energy and trade services 0.2 0.2 0.3
       
Wholesale Inventories - February (r) 0.5% 0.5  
       
Week of April 12      
April 12      
Treasury Budget - March -$780.0B -296.3  
       
April 13      
NFIB Small Business Optimism Index - March 98.0 95.8  
       
Consumer Price Index - March 0.4% 0.4%  
Core CPI 0.2 0.1  
       
April 14      
Export Prices - March 1.0% 1.6  
Import Prices 1.0 1.3  
Import Prices, Ex-Petroleum 0.5 0.5  
       
April 15      
Retail Sales - March 3.0% -3.0  
Retail Sales, ex Autos 3.2 -2.7  
Retail Sales, ex-Autos, Gas 2.7 -3.3  
       
NY Fed Manufacturing Index 14.0 17.4  
Philadelphia Fed Survey 38.5 51.8  
       
Industrial Production - March  2.7% -2.2  
Manufacturing 3.2 -3.1  
Capacity Utilization 76.5 73.8  
       
Business Inventories - February 0.5% 0.3  
NAHB Index - April 84 82  
       
April 16      
Housing Starts - March 1.585M 1.421  
Building Permits 1.750 1.682  
       
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