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Update on March Business Inventory

The business inventory continued to expand in March with about 1% growth rate.  This spells a heathy economic growth during that period of time.  But as I have said many times, this growth is powered by the inventory, not by the … Continue reading

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Update on Business Inventory in February

I have no much to say about the February business inventory data beyond what I have said before on this topic.  Both the retail sale and business inventory are growing indicating a consistent economic growth in February.

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Retail Sale Miss in January but the Business Inventory Beat in December

Today the U.S. Census Bureau reported the January’s retail sale comes at +0.3%, lower than the +0.5% expectation by the market.  The retail sale data of December is also revised down to +0.5% from +0.6% reported earlier.  In another report, December’s business inventory … Continue reading

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December CPI and Retail Sale Missed Expectations

The retail sale data in December come as 0.6% growth with expectation of 0.8%.  With the gasoline price flying, the CPI in December increases by 0.5%, missing market expectation of 0.4%.  Note that when consumers spend more on the gas that stimulates import they … Continue reading

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October Business Inventory Grew at 0.7%

The Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce today reported its October business inventory data come at 0.7% pace and its September data were revised up from 0.9% to 1.3%.  Also today reported is the October revised retail sale growth at 1.7% better than … Continue reading

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