By the numbers: The global economy this week
Highlights of economic data released last week, from central bank policies to trade and growth trends.
July 15, 2019
U.S.: The dollar fell versus other major currencies amid stronger-than-expected inflation data.
Central bank policy
U.S.: Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said the central bank would closely monitor incoming data and “act as appropriate to sustain the expansion.”
CHINA: Producer prices remained flat year over year in June.
EUROZONE: Industrial production increased 0.9% in May.
GERMANY: Wholesale prices rose 0.3% year over year in June.
JAPAN: Industrial production climbed 2.0% in May.
U.K.: GDP grew by 0.3% in the three months to May.
U.K.: Construction output remained flat in the three months to May.
U.K.: Manufacturing production rose by 0.3% for the three months to May.
U.K.: The Index of Services grew 0.3% in the three months to May.
U.S.: Wholesale sales increased 0.1% in May.
U.S.: Wholesale inventories rose 0.4% in May.
U.S.: The Producer Price Index for final demand climbed 0.1% in June.
U.S.: Initial jobless claims fell by 13,000 to 209,000 in the week ended July 6, 2019.
AUSTRALIA: The NAB Index of Business Confidence fell in June.
EUROZONE: The Sentix Investor Confidence Index for the eurozone declined in July.
U.S.: Small business optimism declined in June.