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

Currency

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.

Central bank policy
Trade

CANADA: Imports fell 1.7% in September.

U.S.: The trade deficit narrowed in September.

Growth

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.

Employment trends

U.S.: Initial jobless claims fell by 8,000 to 211,000 in the week ended November 2, 2019.

Inflation/deflation
Market sentiment