Economic Statistics for 13 Aug 13
The following US economic statistics were announced today:
The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index rose 0.6 points to 94.1 in July.
ICSC-Goldman Store Sales were down -0.2% last week, and up 2.6% from last Year, Redbook’s reading shows a 3.7% year-over-year increase.
Retail sales for July rose 0.2% overall, and were up 0.5% ex-autos, and 0.4% ex-autos and -gas.
US export prices fell -0.1% in July, while import prices rose 0.2%. On a year-over-year basis, export prices are up 0.4%, while import prices are up 1.0%.
Business inventories were unchanged for June, as was the stock-to-sales ratio, at 1.29.