Economic Data Forecasts For The Weeks Of August 16 And 23

 
Here are my forecasts for upcoming economic data.    
  Forecast Prior Observation Consensus
Week of August 16      
August 16      
New York Fed Manufacturing Index 33.0 43.0 29.0
       
August 17      
Retail Sales - July -0.3% 0.6 -0.2
Retail Sales, ex Autos 0.2 1.3 0.2
       
Industrial Production - July  0.5% 0.4 0.5
Manufacturing 0.5 -0.1 0.6
Capacity Utilization 75.7 75.4 75.7
       
Business Inventories - June 0.8% 0.6 0.8
NAHB Index 80 80 80
       
August 18      
Housing Starts - July 1.660 1.643 1.602
Building Permits 1.680 1.598 1.610
       
August 19      
Initial Unemployment Claims 370K 375 360
Philadelphia Fed Survey 26.3 21.9 25
Leading Economic Indicators 0.9% 0.7 0.8
       
Week of August 23      
August 23      
Chicago Fed National Activity Index - July 0.20 0.09  
       
PMI Manufacturing Flash Index 63.9 63.4  
PMI Services Flash 59.4 59.9  
       
Existing Home Sales - July 5.810M 5.860 5.850
       
August 24      
New Home Sales - July 700K 676 700
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 27 27  
       
August 25      
Durable Goods Sales - July 0.5% 0.9 -0.4
       
August 26      
GDP - Q2 (p) 6.5% 6.5 6.6
       
August 27      
International Trade in Goods - July $91.2B 91.2  
Wholesale Inventories - July (a) 1.0% 1.1  
       
Personal Income - July 0.2% 0.1 0.3
Personal Spending 0.5 1.0 0.4
Real Personal Spending      
       
Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index - August (r) 70.2 70.2  
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