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Rail Week Ending Saturday, Jan. 18 - Intuitive Sectors Improve But Remain In Contraction
Week 3 of 2020 shows same week total rail traffic contracted according to the Association of American Railroads traffic data.
January 2020 Kansas City Fed Manufacturing Remains In Contraction
Of the three regional manufacturing surveys released for January, two were in expansion and one was in contraction.
2019 Sea Container Export And Import Counts Decreased Over 5% From 2018
The 2019 data for the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach shows exports down 5.8 % and imports down 5.5 %.
January 2020 Initial Unemployment Claims 4 Week Average Again Improves
Market expectations for weekly initial unemployment claims were 205 K to 215 K (consensus 213,000), and the Department of Labor reported 211,000 new claims.
December 2019 Headline Existing Home Sales Significantly Improve Whilst Homes For Sale Drop To 21st Century Lows
The rolling averages for existing home sales have been improving since early 2019. The rolling averages are now well into expansion.
December 2019 CFNAI Super Index Moving Average Again Marginally Improved
The economy's rate of growth marginally improved based on the Chicago Fed National Activity Index 3 month moving average - but the economy continues well below the historical trend rate of growth.
2019 Residential Building Sector Best Growth Year Since 2007
The December 2019 headline residential building permits slowed and completions improved relative to last month - and the rolling averages showed a similar result.
11 January 2020 Initial Unemployment Claims 4 Week Average Again Improves
Market expectations for weekly initial unemployment claims were 210 K to 220 K (consensus 214,000), and the Department of Labor reported 204,000 new claims.
December 2019 Producer Price Final Demand Year-Over-Year Growth Grows To 1,3%
The Producer Price Index (PPI) year-over-year inflation grew from 1.1 % to 1.3 %,
December 2019 CPI: Year-Over-Year Inflation Rate Increases To 2.3%
According to the BLS, the Consumer Price Index year-over-year inflation rate was 2.3 % year-over-year (up from the reported 2.1 % last month).
December 2019 Conference Board Employment Index Declines
The Conference Board Employment Trends Index (ETI) declined in December, following an increase in November. The index now stands at 109.68, down from 110.51 (an upward revision) in November.
November Headline Wholesale Sales Improves
The headlines say wholesale sales were up month-over-month with inventory levels remaining very elevated.
Rail Week Ending Saturday, January 4 - Rail Contraction Continues
Week 1 of 2020 shows same week total rail traffic (from same week one year ago) contracted according to the Association of American Railroads traffic data.
January 2020 Initial Unemployment Claims 4 Week Average Improves
Market expectations for weekly initial unemployment claims were 213 K to 222 K (consensus 219,000), and the Department of Labor reported 214,000 new claims.
November 2019 Construction Spending Year-Over-Year Growth Continues To Trend Upward
The headlines say construction spending improved month-over-month. Our analysis shows the rolling averages improved.
Rail Week Ending Saturday, December 28 - Declined 9.4% In December And Down 5.0% For 2019
Week 52 of 2019 shows same week total rail traffic (from same week one year ago) contracted according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR) traffic data.
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