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

Currency

U.S.: The dollar fell versus other major currencies amid stronger-than-expected inflation data.

Central bank policy
Trade

CHINA: Exports fell 1.3% and imports declined 7.3% in June from a year ago.

GERMANY: Exports jumped 4.5% year over year in May.

U.K.: The trade deficit narrowed in the three months to May.

Growth

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.

Employment trends

U.S.: Initial jobless claims fell by 13,000 to 209,000 in the week ended July 6, 2019.

Inflation/deflation

CHINA: The CPI increased 2.7% year over year in June.

GERMANY: Consumer prices rose 1.6% year over year in June.

U.S.: The CPI increased 0.1% and core CPI rose 0.3% in June.