Important economic statistics for week 42
Industrial production in the United States fell by 0.6% in september compared to the previous month. The Federal Reserve called it in. Economists, on the whole, took into account an increase of 0.5% on a monthly basis. In August production increased by 0.4%. Capacity utilisation in the US industry reached 71.5% in August, compared with a revised 72% in July.
American consumers ‘ confidence in the economy increased slightly again in October. This was announced by the University of Michigan on the basis of preliminary figures on the index measuring consumer confidence.
The index recorded a position of 81.2. Economists, on average, expected the measure to be 80.5. In september, consumer confidence reached 80.4.
Sales in the United States increased by 1.9% in september compared to a month earlier. The U.S. government reported that. Economists had predicted an average increase in sales of 0.8 percent. Sales of shopkeepers in the US increased by 0.6% in August.
Business stocks in the United States increased slightly more in August than a month earlier, by 0.3%. That’s what the U.S. Department of Commerce announced.
Economists in general expected an increase of 0.4 percent. In July stocks increased by 0.1%.