Mortgage Loans

January 20, 2020 Real estate loans rose at a 3.9% pace in December after  having risen 5.5% in November (the light blue bars).   Over the course of the past year mortgage lending has risen 4.0% (the dark blue line). Total loan growth in the past year has been slightly...

Consumer Loans

January 21, 2020 Consumer loans rose 6.4% in December after having risen 3.8% in November (the purple bars).  Over the course of the past year consumer loans have climbed by 6.0% (in red). Led by a pickup in both consumer and mortgage ending activity, total loan...

Consumer Sentiment

January 17, 2020 The preliminary estimate of consumer sentiment for January came in at 99.1 which was virtually unchanged from the December reading of 99.3..  While volatile on a month-to-month basis consumer sentiment remains at a lofty level.  The peak for the cycle...

Industrial Production

January 17, 2020 Industrial production fell 0.3% in December after having jumped 0.8% in November and having plunged 0.8% in October.   The General Motors strike affected the changes for both of the earlier months.  During the past year industrial production has...