Last Week's Data
Sales, April 2013
U.S. retail and food services sales for April were $419.0 billion, an
increase of 0.1 percent from the previous month, and 3.7 percent above April
Producer Price Indexes, April 2013
The Producer Price Index for finished goods decreased 0.7 percent in April.
Prices for finished goods fell 0.6 percent in March and increased 0.7
percent in February. Intermediate goods declined 0.6 percent, and the crude
goods index moved down 0.4 percent.
Industrial Production Indexes, April 2013
Industrial production decreased 0.5 percent in April after having increased
0.3 percent in March and 0.9 percent in February.
Consumer Price Index, April 2013
The Consumer Price Index decreased 0.4 percent in April . Over the last 12
months, the all items index increased 1.1.
U.S. Housing Starts, April 2013
Privately-owned housing units authorized
by building permits in April were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of
1,017,000. This is 14.3 percent above the revised March rate of 890,000 and
is 35.8 percent above the April 2012 estimate of 749,000.
Index of Leading Economic Indicators, April 2013
The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® increased 0.6 percent in April
to 95.0, following a 0.2 percent decline in March, and a 0.4 percent
increase in February.