By the numbers: The global economy this week
Highlights of economic data released last week, from central bank policies to trade and growth trends.
November 11, 2019
U.S.: The dollar gained versus the yen following comments from China’s commerce ministry that they were close to a trade agreement with the United States.
AUSTRALIA: Retail sales grew 0.2% in September.
CHINA: The PMI Composite Output Index increased to 52.0 in October from 51.9 in September.
EUROZONE: Retail trade rose to 0.1% in September.
EUROZONE: Producer prices increased 0.1% in September.
EUROZONE: The PMI Composite Output Index edged up to 50.6 in October from 50.1 in September.
GERMANY: The PMI Composite Output Index rose to 48.9 in October from 48.5 in September.
GERMANY: Industrial production declined 0.6% in September.
GERMANY: Factory orders increased 1.3% in September.
U.K.: The Construction PMI increased to 44.2 in October from 43.3 in September.
U.S.: The PMI Composite Output Index slipped to 50.9 in October from 51.0 in September.
U.S.: Durable goods orders fell 1.2% in September.
U.S.: Factory orders declined 0.6% in September.
U.S.: Initial jobless claims fell by 8,000 to 211,000 in the week ended November 2, 2019.
U.S.: Inflation expectations declined in October.
EUROZONE: The Sentix Investor Confidence Indicator increased in November.
U.S.: The University of Michigan’s index of consumer sentiment rose to 95.7 in November from 95.5 in October.