Economic Releases January 14, 2011

 

Release Date:  January 14, 2011

ADVANCE MONTHLY SALES FOR RETAIL AND FOOD SERVICES (MARTS)

DECEMBER 2010

Retail sales in December 2010 rose 0.6 percent from the prior month and 7.9 percent from the prior year, to $380.9 billion.  For 2010 overall, retail sales grew 6.6 percent after falling 6.5 percent in 2009.  Excluding automobiles, retail sales in December 2010 rose 0.5 percent from November and increased 6.7 percent from December 2009.  For 2010 overall, retail sales excluding automobiles grew 5.9 percent after falling 5.2 percent in 2009.

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Release Date:  January 14, 2011

MANUFACTURING AND TRADE INVENTORIES AND SALES (BUSINESS INVENTORIES)

OCTOBER 2010

New orders for manufactured goods rose 0.7 percent in November 2010, to $423.8 billion.  Shipments increased 0.8 percent, to $424.5 billion.  Unfilled orders rose 0.6 percent, to $826.9 billion.  And inventories increased 0.8 percent, to $543.8 billion.

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Release Date:  January 14, 2011

CONSUMER PRICE INDEX – DECEMBER 2010 (CPI)

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.5 percent in December on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 1.5 percent before seasonal adjustment.

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Release Date:  January 14, 2011

REAL EARNINGS – DECEMBER 2010

All employees

Real average hourly earnings for all employees fell 0.4 percent from November to December, seasonally adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. A 0.1 percent increase in average hourly earnings was more than offset by a 0.5 percent increase in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U).

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Release Date:  January 14, 2011

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN CONSUMER SENTIMENT INDEX PRELIMINARY READING FOR JANUARY 2011

University of Michigan consumer sentiment index’s preliminary reading for January fell to 72.7, down from 74.5 at the end of December and last month’s preliminary 74.2.

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