Economic Statistics for 14 Jun 13
Here are today’s statistics on the state of the economy:
Producer prices jumped 0.5% in May, while the core rate, ex-food and -energy, rose 0.1%. On an annual basis, prices rose 1.8% overall, and 1.6% at the core.
The nation’s current account deficit for the 1st Qtr came in at a smaller-than-expected $106.1 billion.
Foreign demand for long-term US securities rose to $-37.3 billion in April, the third consecutive monthly outflow of capital.
Industrial production was unchanged in May, while capacity utilization in the nation’s factories fell 0.2% to 77.6%.
The Reuter’s/University of Michigan’s consumer sentiment index fell 2.2 points to 82.7.