Economic Statistics for 23 Apr 13
The following US economic statistics were announced today:
In weekly retail sales, Redbook reports a soft 1.8% increase from the previous year. ICSC-Goldman reports a weekly sales increase of 0.8%, and a weak 1.9% increase on a year-over-year basis.
The PMI Manufacturing Index Flash for April fell nearly 3 points to 53.0.
The FHFA House Price Index rose 0.7% in March, and is up 7.1% on a year-over-year basis.
New home sales for March were weaker than expected, with a 1.5% increase to a 417,000 annual rate.
The Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index fell a steep 9 points to -3 in April.