Consumer Sentiment

February 14, 2020 The final estimate of consumer sentiment for February rose 1.1 points to 100.9, just missing the peak level for the cycle which was 101.4 in March of 2018. Surveys of Consumers Chief Economist Richard Curtin said, “Net gains in household income...

Industrial Production

February 14, 2020 Industrial production fell 0.3% in January after having declined 0.4% December.   During the past year industrial production has fallen 0.8%, but one year ago it was climbing at a 3.6% pace. Breaking industrial production down into its three major...

Retail Sales

February 14, 2020 Retail sales rose 0.3% in December after having climbed 0.2%in November, and December.  During the past year retail sales have risen 4,4%. Sometimes sales can be distorted by changes in autos and gasoline both of which can be quite volatile.  In this...

Consumer Price Index

February 13, 2000 .The CPI rose 0.1% in January after having risen 0.2% in October, November, and December.  During 2019 the CPI rose 2.3%. Food prices rose 0.2% in both December and January.  Food prices have risen 1.7% in the past twelve months.  These prices tend...