Consumer Sentiment

July 16 2021 . The preliminary estimate of consumer sentiment for July fell 4.7 points to 80.8 after rising rose 2.6 points in June. Surveys of Consumers Chief Economist Richard Curtin said, “Consumers’ complaints about rising prices on homes, vehicles, and...

Retail Sales

July 16, 2021 Retail sales rose 0.6% in June after having declined 1.7% in May, risen 0.9% in April and jumping 11.3% in March  The huge increase in sales in March partly reflects a rebound from the depressed sales level for February caused by a series of snow and ice...

Industrial Production

July 15, 2021 .Industrial production rose 0.4% in June after climbing 0.7% in May and being unchanged in April  Production has risen steadily since reaching a low point in April of last year.  The nation’s production sector continues to recover.  However, as...

Producer Price Index

July 14, 2021 The Producer Price Index for final demand  includes producer prices for goods, as well as prices for construction, services, government purchases, and exports and covers over 75% of domestic production. Producer prices for final demand rose 1.0% in June...

Small Business Optimism

July 13, 2021 Small business optimism rose 2.9 points in June to 102.5 after having declined 0.2 point in May.. Chief Economist William Dunkelberg said, “Small businesses optimism is rising as the economy opens up, yet a record number of employers continue to...

Consumer Price Index

July 13, 2021 The CPI jumped 0.9% in June after climbing 0.6% in May, 0.8% in April, and 0.6% in March.  It rose 1.3% in 2020, and the year-over-year increase currently is 5.3%. Food prices rose 0.8% in June after climbing 0.4% in both April and May.     In the past...