Economic Statistics for 29 Dec 15
November’s international trade goods deficit narrowed to $-60.5 billion from the revised $-63.0 billion in October. Exports fell -2.0%, while imports fell -1.8%.
The State Street Investor Confidence Index rose to 108.3, up 1.0 point from November’s revised reading of 107.3.
The Conference Board’s consumer confidence index rose 6.1 points in December to 96.5.
The S&P/Case-Shiller home price index rose 0.9% in October, and is up 5.5% on a year-over-year basis.
Redbook reports that last week’s retail sales rose to 2.5% on a year-ago basis, from the previous week’s 1.8%.