Imports of Newspapers, Journals & Periodicals, I in Mexico increased to 1065 USD THO in January from 988 USD THO in December of 2016. Imports of Newspapers, Journals & Periodicals, I in Mexico averaged 1263.09 USD THO from 2014 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 1620 USD THO in December of 2015 and a record low of 822 USD THO in January of 2015.

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Mexico Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 1836.32 -2381.84 1836.32 -4419.83 USD Million [+]
Current Account -5081.50 -3074.50 2173.70 -10376.90 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -1.60 -2.10 3.40 -6.10 percent [+]
Imports 35692.97 40926.11 44288.19 647.02 USD Million [+]
Exports 37529.28 38544.27 41352.22 1225.59 USD Million [+]
External Debt 451594.30 445610.20 453548.00 0.70 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 46.07 47.34 106.34 43.37 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 4135.00 8729.60 21154.60 -63.90 USD Million [+]
Remittances 8776.40 8432.03 9057.60 158.70 USD Million [+]
Tourism Revenues 2458027.55 1794008.16 2458027.55 158919.00 USD Thousand [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2683.20 1932.22 2683.20 56.59 Thousand [+]
Gold Reserves 120.00 120.10 125.35 2.55 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 1787.00 1849.00 3547.00 1761.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 3.53 3.29 4.51 1.35 [+]
Capital Flows -17.50 -10.90 12079.70 -3457.70 USD Million [+]

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Mexico Imports of Newspapers, Journals & Periodicals, I

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1065.00 988.00 1620.00 822.00 2014 - 2017 USD THO Monthly
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Thursday February 07 2019
Mexico Annual Inflation Rate at Over 2 Year-Low  
The annual inflation rate in Mexico fell to 4.37 percent in January 2019 from 4.83 percent in the previous month and below market expectations of 4.49 percent. It was the lowest inflation rate since December 2016, mainly due to a slowdown in cost of energy and food, beverages & tobacco.
Wednesday January 30 2019
Mexico GDP Annual Growth Slows to 1.8% in Q4  
The gross domestic product in Mexico advanced 1.8 percent year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2018, following a 2.5 percent rise in the previous period, a preliminary estimate showed. It is the slowest growth in three quarters, as services rose less and industrial activity contracted. Meanwhile, primary activities expanded faster.
Wednesday January 30 2019
Mexico GDP Growth Slows to 0.3% in Q4  
The Mexican economy grew 0.3 percent on quarter in the three months to December of 2018, easing from a 0.8 percent expansion in the previous period, a preliminary estimate showed. The slowdown was mainly driven by a contraction in the industrial sector.
Monday January 28 2019
Mexico Trade Surplus Hits Record High  
Mexico trade balance shifted to a USD 1836 million surplus in December of 2018 from a USD 3 million deficit in the same month a year earlier. It was the largest trade surplus on record, as exports rose 4.3 percent year-on-year while imports fell 0.8 percent. Considering 2018 as a whole, the trade balance recorded a USD 13704 million gap, compared to a USD 10968 million shortfall in 2017.
Wednesday January 09 2019
Mexico Inflation Rate Edges Up to 4.83% in December  
The annual inflation rate in Mexico rose to 4.83 percent in December 2018 from 4.72 percent in the prior month, slightly below market expectations of 4.89 percent. Prices increased at a faster pace for other services and agricultural goods while inflation was barely unchanged for housing.
Friday December 28 2018
Mexico Trade Balance Swings to Deficit  
Mexico reported a USD 2382 million trade deficit in November of 2018 compared to a USD 408 million surplus a year earlier. Exports rose 2.8 percent, boosted by sales to the US while imports jumped at a faster 10.4 percent. Considering the first eleven months of the year, Mexico recorded a USD 15541 million gap, 41.7 percent higher than in the same period of 2017.
Friday December 07 2018
Mexico Inflation Rate Slows to 5-Month Low of 4.72%  
The annual inflation rate in Mexico decreased to 4.72 percent in November 2018 from 4.90 percent in the previous month but above market expectations of 4.63 percent. It is the lowest inflation rate since June, amid slowing prices of energy and food, beverages & tobacco.
Tuesday November 27 2018
Mexico Trade Gap Widens in October  
Mexico trade deficit rose to USD 2,936 million in October of 2018 from USD 2,251 million in the corresponding month of the previous year. Exports rose 12.6 percent from a year earlier to USD 41,352 million while imports advanced at a faster 13.7 percent to USD 44,288 million.
Friday November 23 2018
Mexico GDP Growth Revised Down to 0.8% QoQ in Q3  
The Mexican gross domestic product advanced 0.8 percent on quarter in the three months to September of 2018, less than a preliminary estimate of 0.9 percent and compared to a downwardly revised 0.1 percent contraction in the second quarter. Services and industry grew faster but the agricultural sector rebounded less than initially estimated.
Friday November 23 2018
Mexico Annual GDP Growth Revised Down to 2.5% in Q3  
The Mexican economy expanded 2.5 percent year-on-year in the third quarter of 2018, below a preliminary figure of 2.6 percent and a 2.6 percent rise in the previous quarter, mainly as services grew less than initially estimated.
Thursday November 08 2018
Mexico Inflation Rate Ticks Down to 4.9% in October  
The annual inflation rate in Mexico eased to 4.9 percent in October 2018 from 5.02 percent in September, as widely expected. Prices rose less mainly for energy and housing.
Tuesday October 30 2018
Mexico GDP Annual Growth Rate at 2.6% in Q3  
The Mexican economy expanded 2.6 percent year-on-year in the third quarter of 2018, the same as in the previous period, a preliminary estimate showed. It remained the strongest growth rate since the first quarter of 2017, mainly due to services and primary activities. Meantime, the industrial sector grew at a slower pace.
Tuesday October 30 2018
Mexico Economy Returns to Growth in Q3  
The Mexican economy advanced 0.9 percent on quarter in the three months to September of 2018, reversing from a 0.2 percent contraction in the previous period, a preliminary estimate showed. Both the industrial sector and the primary sector recovered and services grew faster.
Friday October 26 2018
Mexico Trade Deficit Narrows in September  
Mexico trade deficit narrowed to USD 194 million in September of 2018 from USD 1934 million in the same month a year earlier and compared with market consensus of a USD 1875 million shortfall. It was the smallest trade gap since December last year, as exports increased 12 percent and imports rose at a softer 6.4 percent.
Tuesday October 09 2018
Mexico Inflation Rate Hits 6-Month High of 5.02%  
The annual inflation rate in Mexico rose to 5.02 percent in September 2018 from 4.9 percent in August and slightly above market expectations of 5.01 percent. It was the highest inflation rate since March, as prices continued to climb especially for energy and food, beverages & tobacco. On the other hand, cost eased for education.
Thursday September 27 2018
Mexico Trade Gap Widens Slightly in August  
Mexico recorded a trade deficit of USD 2591 million in August of 2018 from USD 2585 million a year earlier and compared with market expectations of a USD 2204 million shortfall. Exports soared 10.1 percent and imports advanced at a softer 9.4 percent.
Friday September 07 2018
Mexico Inflation Rate Ticks Up to 5-Month High of 4.9%  
The annual inflation rate in Mexico increased to 4.9 percent in August 2018 from 4.8 percent in July and above market expectations of 4.83 percent. It was the highest inflation rate since March, due to an overall rise in prices namely for energy and food. Meanwhile, cost went up slightly less for housing.
Monday August 27 2018
Mexico Trade Gap Widens Strongly in July  
Mexico recorded a trade deficit of USD 2889 million in July of 2018 from a USD 1531 million a year earlier and compared with market expectations of a USD 250 million shortfall. Imports jumped 17.6 percent and exports rose at a slower 14.2 percent.
Friday August 24 2018
Mexico Annual GDP Growth Revised Down to 2.6% in Q2  
The Mexican economy expanded 2.6 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2018, below a preliminary figure of 2.7 percent and following an upwardly revised 1.4 percent growth in the previous quarter. It was the strongest growth rate since the first quarter of 2017, driven by services and industrial sector.
Friday August 24 2018
Mexico GDP Contracts More than Expected in Q2  
The Mexican gross domestic product declined 0.2 percent on quarter in the three months to June of 2018, up from a preliminary estimate of a 0.1 percent contraction and compared to a downwardly revised 1.0 percent growth in the first quarter. It was the worst contraction since the second quarter of 2013 (-0.7 percent), as both the primary sector and industry fell and services slowed further.
Thursday August 09 2018
Mexico Inflation Rate Hits 4-Month High of 4.81% in July  
Inflation rate in Mexico rose to 4.81 percent year-on-year in July 2018 from 4.65 percent in June and matching market expectations. It was the second straight increase in inflation and the steepest since March, prompted by higher prices of energy, housing and food.
Tuesday July 31 2018
Mexican GDP Contracts 0.1% QoQ in Q2  
The Mexican economy shrank 0.1 percent on quarter in the three months to June of 2018, reversing from a 1.1 percent growth in the previous period. It is the first contraction since the last quarter of 2015 as both the primary sector and industry declined, preliminary estimates showed.
Tuesday July 31 2018
Mexico GDP Growth Strongest in Over a Year  
The Mexican economy grew 2.7 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2018, following a 1.3 percent expansion in the previous quarter, the preliminary figure showed. It was the strongest growth of gross domestic product since the first quarter of 2017, mainly due to industry and services.
Friday July 27 2018
Mexico Trade Balance Swings to Deficit in June  
Mexico’s trade balance shifted to USD 897 million deficit in June of 2018 from a USD 0.81 million surplus a year earlier and worse than market expectations of a USD 250 million shortfall. Imports increased 8 percent, boosted by oil purchases while exports rose 5.5 percent.
Monday July 09 2018
Mexico Inflation Rate Rises for First Time in 6 Months  
Inflation rate in Mexico rose to 4.65 percent year-on-year in June 2018 from 4.51 percent in May and exceeding market expectations of 4.56 percent. It was the first increase in inflation since December, mainly due to higher cost of energy and fuels. The central bank noted that inflation could converge to the 3 percent target more slowly than initially estimated. Main reasons are linked to recent shocks including further peso depreciation caused by fears surrounding the future of NAFTA, presidential elections and rising cost of fuels.
Wednesday June 27 2018
Mexico Posts Largest Trade Gap on Record for May  
Mexico recorded a trade deficit of USD 1587.0 million in May of 2018, compared with USD 1203.1 million a year ago and worse than market expectations of a USD 665 million shortfall. It was the largest trade gap for a May month so far. Imports jumped 11.5 percent to a record high, as rising oil prices pushed up the value of oil purchases while exports grew at a softer 10.9 percent.
Thursday June 07 2018
Mexico Inflation Rate Drops to 4.51% in May  
Inflation rate in Mexico eased further to 4.51 percent year-on-year in May 2018 from 4.55 percent in April while markets were expecting a sharper decrease to 4.43 percent. Still, it remained at its lowest level since December of 2016, as prices slowed more for food, beverages & tobacco.
Friday May 25 2018
Mexico Unexpectedly Posts Trade Gap in April  
Mexico recorded a trade deficit of USD 289.1 million in April 2018 compared to a USD 900.5 million surplus a year ago and missing market expectations of a USD 931 million surplus, as imports were stronger than exports.
Wednesday May 23 2018
Mexico Annual GDP Growth Revised Up to 1.3% in Q1  
The Mexican economy expanded 1.3 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2018, above a preliminary figure of 1.2 percent, following a 1.5 percent growth in the previous quarter and slightly below market expectations of 1.35 percent. It was the weakest growth rate since the last quarter of 2013, mainly due to industrial and services sector.
Wednesday May 23 2018
Mexico GDP Growth Revised Up to 1.1% QoQ in Q1  
The Mexican gross domestic product advanced 1.1 percent on quarter in the first three months of 2018, compared to an upwardly revised first estimate of 0.9 percent and market forecasts of a 0.95 percent rise. It was the strongest expansion since the third quarter of 2016, mainly boosted by gains in services and industry while the agricultural sector grew less.
Wednesday May 09 2018
Mexico April Inflation Rate at Near 1-1/2-Year Low  
Inflation rate in Mexico eased to 4.55 percent year-on-year in April of 2018 from 5.04 percent in March and below market expectations of 4.59 percent. The inflation slowed for the fourth consecutive month, reaching the lowest level since December 2016. Prices rose at a softer pace for food, beverages and tobacco; fruits and vegetables and other services.
Monday April 30 2018
Mexico Annual GDP Growth Slows Further in Q1  
The Mexican economy advanced 1.2 percent year-on-year in the first three months of 2018, below 1.5 percent in the previous quarter. It is the lowest growth rate since the last three months of 2013, preliminary estimates showed.
Monday April 30 2018
Mexico GDP Growth Highest in 1-1/2 Year  
The Mexican economy advanced 1.1 percent on quarter in the first three months of 2018, above 0.8 percent in the previous period. It is the highest growth rate since the third quarter of 2016, preliminary estimates showed.
Friday April 27 2018
Mexico Trade Surplus Hit a Record High in March  
Mexico recorded an all-time high trade surplus of USD 1918 million in March of 2018 compared to a USD 63 million shortfall a year ago and beating market consensus of a 228 million surplus, as exports grew much faster than imports.
Monday April 09 2018
Mexico March Inflation Rate Falls to Over 1-Year Low  
Inflation rate in Mexico eased to 5.04 percent year-on-year in March of 2018 from 5.34 percent in February and below market expectations of a 5.12 percent. It was the lowest inflation rate since February last year, as prices of food, beverages & tobacco and housing grew less. This new slowdown in inflation could ease some pressure on the central bank to keep raising interest rates. The bank said the inflation rate is expected to fall and reach the 3 percent target in the first quarter of 2019.
Tuesday March 27 2018
Mexico Posts Largest Trade Surplus Since 2013  
Mexico recorded a USD 1062 million trade surplus in February of 2018 from a USD 759.2 million a year ago and beating market expectations of a USD 476 million surplus. It was the largest trade surplus since 2013, as exports rose faster than imports, boosted by higher non-oil and oil sales.
Thursday March 08 2018
Mexico Inflation Rate Lowest in a Year  
Consumer prices in Mexico increased 5.34 percent year-on-year in February of 2018, slightly below a 5.55 percent rise in January and market expectations of 5.37 percent. It is the lowest inflation rate in a year when it was 4.86 percent. The central bank targets inflation at 3 percent with a one percentage point tolerance zone on each side. It expects inflation to converge to 3 percent by the end of 2018.
Tuesday February 27 2018
Mexico Posts Largest Trade Deficit on Record  
Mexico recorded a USD 4.408 million trade gap in January of 2018 from a USD 3471 million a year ago and worse than market expectations of a USD 3353 million shortfall. It was the highest trade gap on record, as imports rose faster than exports, underpinned by higher oil purchases.
Friday February 23 2018
Mexico GDP Growth Revised Down in Q4  
The Mexican economy advanced 0.8 percent on quarter in the last three months of 2017, rebounding from a downwardly revised 0.2 percent contraction in the previous period but below initial estimates of a 1 percent growth. Still, it was the strongest expansion in four quarters as growth in agriculture and services was enough to offset a contraction in industry.
Friday February 23 2018
Mexico Annual GDP Growth Weakest Since 2013  
The Mexican economy grew 1.5 percent year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2017, below a preliminary estimate of 1.8 percent and compared to an upwardly revised 1.6 percent in the previous period. It was the slowest expansion since the last quarter of 2013, as the industrial activity contracted further and services rose at the same pace. Considering full 2017, the economy grew 2 percent, below 2.1 percent in the previous estimate and 2.9 percent in 2016. It is the lowest growth rate since 2013.
Thursday February 08 2018
Mexico Inflation Rate Hits 10-Month Low in January  
The annual inflation rate in Mexico eased to 5.55 percent in January of 2018, from a 16-1/2-year high of 6.77 percent in December and slightly above market consensus of 5.51 percent. This is the lowest inflation rate since March last year as cost grew less for energy, housing, food and education.
Tuesday January 30 2018
Mexico Annual GDP Growth Strengthens in Q4  
The Mexican economy expanded 1.8 percent year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2017, up from a 1.5 percent growth in the previous period. Output rose faster for services and agricultural activities while declined for industrial production, preliminary estimates showed.
Tuesday January 30 2018
Mexico GDP Grows 1% QoQ in Q4  
The Mexican economy expanded 1 percent on quarter in the last three months of 2017, recovering from a 0.3 percent contraction in the previous period. It is the strongest growth rate in a year, preliminary estimates showed.
Friday January 26 2018
Mexico Trade Shortfall Rises Sharply in December  
Mexico recorded a USD 157 million trade deficit in December of 2017 from a USD 10.7 million in the corresponding month of the previous year. Figures came worse than market consensus of a USD 260 million surplus, as imports grew faster than exports.
Tuesday January 09 2018
Mexico Inflation Rate at 16-1/2-Year High in December  
The consumer price index in Mexico increased 6.77 percent year-on-year in December of 2017, after a 6.63 percent gain in the previous month and slightly above market consensus of 6.75 percent. It was the third consecutive rise in consumer prices and the sharpest since May 2001. Prices were higher for energy and food. The central bank expects inflation to converge to 3 percent by the end of 2018.
Wednesday December 27 2017
Mexico Unexpectedly Posts Trade Surplus  
Mexico recorded a USD 399.2 million trade surplus in November of 2017, above a USD 72.6 million surplus a year earlier and beating market expectations of a USD 780 million gap. Exports reached a new record high while imports rose at a slower pace.
Thursday December 07 2017
Mexico Inflation Rate Picks Up to 6.6% in November  
Consumer prices in Mexico rose 6.63 percent year-on-year in November of 2017, following a 6.37 percent gain in the prior month and slightly above market expectations of 6.3 percent. It was the second straight rise in consumer prices, as cost advanced faster for energy, housing and utilities and food. The central bank expects inflation to stay above the 3-4 percent target in 2017 and to converge to 3 percent by the end of 2018. However, this will highly depend on stability of peso during 2018.
Tuesday November 28 2017
Mexico Jobless Rate Falls to 3.5% in October  
The unemployment rate in Mexico declined to 3.5 percent in October of 2017 from 3.67 percent in the same month a year ago but slightly above market expectations of 3.4 percent. When adjusted for seasonality, the jobless rate went up to 3.4 percent from 3.3 percent in September and compared with market consensus of 3.3 percent.
Monday November 27 2017
Mexico Posts Largest October Trade Gap Since 2008  
Mexico trade deficit increased to USD 2066 million in October of 2017 from a USD 898 million shortfall a year ago. It was the largest trade gap for an October month since 2008 when a USD 3292.3 million deficit was recorded. Imports surged 16.3 percent year-on-year to a new record-high USD 38.97 billion, mainly led by purchases of consumption goods, namely oil products. Meanwhile exports advanced at a softer 13.2 percent to USD 36.90 billion, underpinned by oil sales. Considering the first ten months of the year, the trade gap shrank 15.7 percent to USD 11.1 billion, as exports rose 9.7 percent and imports inched up 8.7 percent.
Friday November 24 2017
Mexico GDP Shrinks More than Expected in Q3  
The Mexican economy contracted 0.3 percent on quarter in the third quarter of 2017, worse than a preliminary estimate of a 0.2 percent decline and compared to a downwardly revised 0.3 percent increase in the previous quarter. Manufacturing declined more than expected, final figures showed. It was the first contraction since the fourth quarter of 2015.
Friday November 24 2017
Mexico GDP Growth Revised Down to 1.5% in Q3  
The Mexican economy advanced 1.5 percent year-on-year in the third quarter of 2017, below a preliminary estimate of 1.6 percent and slowing from a 1.9 percent reported in the previous period. It was the weakest growth rate since the fourth quarter of 2013 as services and agriculture slowed down while industry shrank less, final figures showed.
Thursday November 09 2017
Mexico Inflation Rate Rises Slightly in October  
Consumer prices in Mexico went up 6.37 percent year-on-year in October of 2017, slightly above 6.35 percent in the previous month and missing market expectations of 6.34 percent, mostly due to seasonal factors related to September's earthquakes. Cost grew faster for energy, education and housing and utilities while it slowed down for food and non-alcoholic beverages. The central bank expects inflation to stay above the 3-4 percent target in 2017 and to converge to 3 percent by the end of 2018.
Tuesday October 31 2017
Mexico GDP Shrinks For First Time in Over 4 Years  
The Mexican economy contracted 0.2 percent on quarter in the third quarter of 2017, following a 0.6 percent rise in the previous period. Industry and services were the main contributors to the decline, preliminary estimates showed. It was the first contraction since the second quarter of 2013, after the country was hit by two devastating earthquakes in September and also hurricanes.
Tuesday October 31 2017
Mexico Economy Grows the Least Since Q4 of 2013  
The Mexican gross domestic product advanced 1.6 percent year-on-year in the third quarter of 2017, compared to an upwardly revised 1.9 percent expansion in the previous period. It was the lowest growth rate since the fourth quarter of 2013, mainly due to a slowdown in output of services and agriculture while the industrial sector fell less, preliminary estimates showed.
Thursday October 26 2017
Mexico Posts Biggest September Trade Deficit in 3 Years  
Mexico trade deficit widened to USD 1886 million in September of 2017 from a USD 1527 million shortfall a year ago and well above market expectations of a USD 985 million gap. It is the highest trade gap since 2014 when a USD 481 million surplus was recorded. Imports increased 4.3 percent year-on-year to USD 35704 million, due to higher purchases of consumption goods (7 percent), namely oil (11.5 percent). Exports rose 3.4 percent year-on-year to USD 33818 million, mainly due to 3.6 percent rise in non oil sales. Non-oil shipments to the US went up 1.1 percent.
Friday October 20 2017
Mexico Jobless Rate Declines to 3.6% in September  
The unemployment rate in Mexico fell to 3.6 percent in September of 2017 from 4.1 percent a year earlier and matching market expectations. When adjusted for seasonality, the jobless rate remained steady at 3.3 percent.
Monday October 09 2017
Mexico Inflation Rate Slows to 6.35% in September  
Consumer prices in Mexico rose 6.35 percent year-on-year in September of 2017, easing from 6.66 percent in the previous month and lower than market expectations of 6.48 percent. The inflation rate decelerated for the first time since June last year to hit the lowest level in three months, driven by lower prices of food. The central bank expects inflation to stay above the 3-4 percent target in 2017 and to converge to 3 percent by the end of 2018.
Wednesday September 27 2017
Mexico Trade Gap Widens 45% YoY in August  
Mexico posted a trade deficit of USD 2732 million in August of 2017 compared with a USD 1884 million shortfall in the same month of the previous year, well above market expectations of a USD 1498 million gap. Exports rose 10.3 percent from a year ago to USD 35.8 billion and imports advanced at a faster 12.2 percent to USD 38.5 billion, the highest value on record. Considering the January to August period, the trade deficit shrank 33.4 percent to USD 7.16 billion, as exports rose 10.1 percent and imports soared 8.2 percent.
Tuesday September 26 2017
Mexico Jobless Rate Falls to 3.5% in August  
The unemployment rate in Mexico declined to 3.5 percent in August of 2017 from 4 percent a year earlier but above market expectations of 3.4 percent. When adjusted for seasonality, the unemployment rate increased to 3.3 percent from 3.2 percent.
Thursday September 07 2017
Mexico Inflation Rate Hits Highest Level in Over 16 Years  
Consumer prices in Mexico jumped 6.66 percent year-on-year in August of 2017, following a 6.44 percent rise in July and matching market expectations. The inflation rate accelerated for the fourteenth consecutive month to hit the highest level since May of 2001, led by higher prices of food, housing & utilities, energy and education. On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.49 percent. The central bank expects inflation to stay above the 3-4 percent target in 2017 and to converge to 3 percent by the end of 2018.
Monday August 28 2017
Mexico Trade Gap Narrows 16.6% YoY In July  
Mexico posted a trade deficit of USD 1523 million in July 2017 compared with a USD 1825 million trade gap in the same month of the previous year but well above market expectations of a USD 816 million shortfall. It is the smallest trade deficit for a July month since 2014. Exports rose 8 percent and imports advanced at a slower 6.6 percent.
Friday August 25 2017
Mexico Jobless Rate Down to 3.4% in July  
The unemployment rate in Mexico declined to 3.4 percent in July of 2017 from 4 percent a year earlier and matching market expectations. It is the lowest jobless rate for a July month since the series began in January of 2005. When adjusted for seasonality, the unemployment fell to 3.2 percent from 3.3 percent.
Tuesday August 22 2017
Mexico GDP Growth at 1-Year Low of 0.6% in Q2  
The Mexican economy advanced 0.6 percent on quarter in the three months to June of 2017, in line with the preliminary reading but slowing slightly from a 0.7 percent rise in the previous quarter. The services sector was the main driver of growth while industrial production stalled and the primary sector shrank, final estimates showed.
Tuesday August 22 2017
Mexico GDP Growth Weakest Since 2014  
The Mexican economy advanced 1.8 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2017, in line with the first estimate but well below a 2.8 percent expansion reported in the previous period. It is the lowest growth rate since the second quarter of 2014, mainly due to a slowdown in output of services and agriculture while industrial sector shrank, final estimates showed. On a quarterly basis, the GDP grew 0.6 percent, in line with an earlier figure but slightly lower than a 0.7 percent increase in the first quarter of 2017.
Wednesday August 09 2017
Mexico Inflation Rate Highest Since 2008  
Consumer prices in Mexico jumped 6.44 percent year-on-year in July of 2017, following a 6.31 percent rise in June and above market expectations of 6.37 percent. The inflation rate accelerated for the thirteenth consecutive month to hit the highest level since December of 2008, mainly driven by higher prices of food and energy. The central bank expects inflation to stay above the 3-4 percent target in 2017 and to converge to 3 percent by the end of 2018.
Monday July 31 2017
Mexico Annual GDP Growth at 3-Year Low in Q2  
The Mexican economy advanced 1.8 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2017, well below a 2.8 percent rise in the previous period and compared to market expectations of a 1.6 percent rise. It is the lowest growth rate since the second quarter of 2014, due to a fall in industrial output, preliminary estimates showed.
Monday July 31 2017
Mexico GDP Unexpectedly Grows 0.6% In Q2  
The Mexican economy advanced 0.6 percent on quarter in the three months to June of 2017, slowing slightly from a 0.7 percent rise in the previous quarter but beating market expectations of a 0.7 percent contraction. The services sector was the main driver of growth while industrial production barely rose and the primary sector shrank, preliminary estimates showed.
Thursday July 27 2017
Mexico Trade Balance Swings to Surplus in June  
Mexico posted a trade surplus of USD 61.5 million in June 2017 compared with a USD 516.6 million trade deficit in the same month of the previous year and above market expectations of a USD 303 million gap. Exports jumped 11.5 percent from a year ago to USD 35.6 billion while imports increased at a slower 9.5 percent to USD 35.5 billion.
Friday July 21 2017
Mexico Jobless Rate Below Expectations  
The unemployment rate in Mexico fell to 3.3 percent in June of 2017 from 3.9 percent a year earlier and below market expectations of 3.5 percent. It is the lowest jobless rate for a June month since 2008. When adjusted for seasonality, the unemployment fell to 3.3 percent from 3.5 percent.
Friday July 07 2017
Mexico Inflation Rate Highest In Over 8 Years  
Consumer prices in Mexico jumped 6.31 percent year-on-year in June of 2017, following a 6.16 percent rise in May but below market expectations of 6.34 percent. The inflation rate accelerated for the twelfth straight month, reaching the highest since December of 2008, led by cost of housing and utilities, food and energy. Consumer prices spiked in January after the liberalization of gasoline cost. The central bank expects inflation to stay above the 3-4 percent target in 2017 and to converge to 3 percent by the end of 2018.
Tuesday June 27 2017
Mexico Trade Deficit Widens Sharply In May  
Mexico posted a trade deficit of USD 1079.2 million in May of 2017 compared to a USD 442.1 million trade shortfall a year earlier and missing market expectations of a USD 1000 million surplus. It is the largest trade deficit for a May month since 2015, as exports rose 12.9 percent and imports advanced at a faster 14.7 percent.
Monday June 26 2017
Mexico Jobless Rate Falls To 3.6% In May  
The unemployment rate in Mexico decreased to 3.6 percent in May of 2017 from 4 percent a year ago and in line with market expectations. On a seasonally adjusted basis, the jobless rate fell to 3.5 percent from 3.6 percent in April.
Thursday June 08 2017
Mexico Inflation Rate Highest Since April 2009  
Consumer prices in Mexico jumped 6.16 percent year-on-year in May of 2017, following a 5.82 percent rise in April and slightly above market expectations of 6.15 percent. The inflation rate accelerated for the eleventh straight month driven by higher cost of housing and utilities, food and energy.
Monday June 26 2017
Mexico Jobless Rate Falls To 3.5% In April  
The unemployment rate in Mexico decreased to 3.5 percent in April of 2017 from 3.8 percent a year ago but worse than market expectations of 3.32 percent. On a seasonally adjusted basis, it rose to 3.5 percent from 3.2 percent in March.
Thursday May 25 2017
Mexico Trade Balance Swings To Surplus In April  
Mexico posted a trade surplus of USD 617 million in April of 2017 compared to a USD 2109 million trade deficit a year earlier and better than market expectations of a USD 1804 million shortfall. It is the highest trade surplus for an April month since 1996, as exports advanced 3.6 percent and imports declined 5 percent.
Monday May 22 2017
Mexico GDP Growth At 1-1/2-Year High In Q1  
The Mexican economy expanded a non-seasonally adjusted 2.8 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2017, higher than 2.7 percent in the preliminary reading and above a downwardly revised 2.3 percent increase in the previous period. It is the biggest growth rate in six quarters as services grew further and industrial output rebounded, final figures showed.
Monday May 22 2017
Mexico GDP Growth Revised Up to 0.7% In Q1  
The Mexican economy expanded 0.7 percent on quarter in the first three months of 2017, higher than 0.6 percent in the preliminary estimate and the same as in the previous period. Agriculture and industry expanded more than expected, final figures showed. Yet, the Mexican economy’s fundamentals look stronger than anticipated after an initial shock triggered by the US presidential election sent investment and consumer sentiment to record-low levels in January, worsening the growth outlook. However, investment has been hurt by uncertainty surrounding US and Mexico relations and industrial output remains subdued.
Wednesday June 07 2017
Mexican Economy Remains Resilient  
The Mexican economic fundamentals seem more resilient than anticipated after an initial shock triggered by the US presidential election sent investment and consumer sentiment to record-low levels in January. The economy grew in the first three months of the year, exports keep improving despite US trade noise, the peso recovered to pre-US election levels and transitory inflation shocks begin to fade.
Tuesday May 09 2017
Mexico Inflation Rate At Near 8-Year High of 5.82%  
Consumer prices in Mexico jumped 5.82 percent year-on-year in April of 2017, following a 5.35 percent rise in March and above market expectations of 5.71 percent. The inflation rate accelerated for the tenth straight month, reaching the highest since May of 2009, mainly led by cost of food and energy after the government hiked gasoline prices in the beginning of the year.
Friday April 28 2017
Mexican Economy Remains Resilient  
After an initial uncertainty shock triggered by the US election outcome sent investment and consumer sentiment to record-low levels in January, the Mexican economy’s fundamentals look stronger than anticipated.
Friday April 28 2017
Mexico Economy Grows 2.7% YoY In Q1  
The Mexican economy expanded a non-seasonally adjusted 2.7 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2017, following a 2.4 percent growth in the previous period and above market expectations of 2 percent, a preliminary estimate showed. Services and agriculture grew further and industrial output rebounded.
Thursday April 27 2017
Mexico Trade Balance Swings To Deficit In March  
Mexico recorded a trade deficit of USD 183 million in March of 2017, compared to a USD 87.2 million trade surplus a year earlier and below market expectations of a USD 950 million surplus. It is the highest trade gap for a March month since 2007, as exports advanced 14.1 percent and imports grew at a slightly faster 15 percent.
Friday April 21 2017
Mexico Jobless Rate Lowest Since 2007  
The unemployment rate in Mexico decreased to 3.2 percent in March of 2017 from 3.74 percent a year earlier and in line with market expectations. It is the lowest jobless rate since December of 2007. On a seasonally adjusted basis, it fell to 3.2 percent from 3.4 percent in February.
Friday April 07 2017
Mexico Inflation Rate Highest Since 2009  
Consumer prices in Mexico jumped 5.35 percent year-on-year in March of 2017, following a 4.86 percent rise in February and above market expectations of 5.33 percent. The inflation rate accelerated for the ninth straight month, reaching the highest since July of 2009, mainly driven by prices of food, namely fruits and vegetables.
Tuesday March 28 2017
Mexico Jobless Rate Drops To 3.4% In February  
The jobless rate in Mexico declined to 3.4 percent in February of 2017 from 4.15 percent a year earlier and below market expectations of 3.65 percent. It is the lowest jobless rate for a February month since 2003. On a seasonally adjusted basis, it fell to 3.4 percent from 3.6 percent in January.
Monday March 27 2017
Mexico Trade Balance Swings To Surplus In February  
Mexico recorded a trade surplus of USD 684 million in February of 2017, compared to a USD 782.7 million trade gap a year earlier and better than market expectations of a USD 800 million deficit. It is the biggest trade surplus since March 2014 as exports advanced 8 percent and imports grew 3.9 percent.
Thursday March 09 2017
Mexico Inflation Rate Highest Since 2010  
Consumer prices in Mexico jumped 4.86 percent year-on-year in February of 2017, following a 4.72 percent rise in January and above market expectations of 4.82 percent. The inflation rate quickened for the eighth straight month, reaching the highest since March of 2010, mainly boosted by rising energy cost.
Monday February 27 2017
Mexico Trade Gap Flat At $3.2B In January  
Mexico recorded a USD 3.294 billion trade deficit in January of 2017, barely unchanged from a USD 3.299 billion shortfall a year earlier but well above market expectations of a USD 0.263 billion gap. Exports increased the most since October of 2012 and imports recorded the biggest rise since December of 2014.
Monday February 27 2017
Mexico Jobless Rate Falls To 3.6% In January  
The jobless in Mexico decreased to 3.6 percent in January of 2017 from 4.24 percent a year earlier and below market expectations of 3.8 percent. It is the lowest jobless rate for a January month since 2006.On a seasonally adjusted basis, it declined to 3.6 percent from 3.7 percent.
Wednesday February 22 2017
Mexico Annual GDP Growth Revised Up To 2.4% In Q4  
The Mexican economy advanced 2.4 percent year-on-year in the last quarter of 2016, above 2.2 percent in the first estimate and higher than an upwardly revised 2.1 percent expansion in the previous quarter. Growth was steady for services and accelerated for agriculture while industrial output stalled, compared to a fall initially estimated, final figures showed.
Wednesday February 22 2017
Mexico GDP Growth Revised Up to 0.7% In Q4  
The Mexican economy expanded 0.7 percent on quarter in the last three months of 2016, slowing from an upwardly revised 1.1 percent rise in the previous period but higher than 0.6 percent in the preliminary estimate. Services increased more than anticipated and industrial production rose slightly, final figures showed.
Thursday February 09 2017
Mexico Inflation Rate At 4-1/2-Year High Of 4.72%  
Consumer prices in Mexico jumped 4.72 percent year-on year in January of 2017, following a 3.36 percent rise in December and above market expectations of 4.7 percent. The inflation rate accelerated for the seventh straight month, reaching the highest since September of 2012, mainly due to rising energy cost after the government hiked gasoline prices by near 20 percent in the beginning of the year.
Tuesday January 31 2017
Mexico Annual GDP Growth Below Expectations in Q4  
The Mexican economy expanded 2.2 percent year-on-year in the last three months of 2016, higher than 2 percent in the previous period but slightly below forecasts of 2.3 percent, preliminary estimates showed.
Tuesday January 31 2017
Mexico GDP Growth Slows To 0.6% In Q4  
The Mexican economy expanded 0.6 percent on quarter in the last three months of 2016, below 1 percent in the previous quarter and lower than market expectations of 0.7 percent. Services eased and industrial output was flat, preliminary estimates showed.
Thursday January 26 2017
Mexico Trade Balance Swings To Surplus In December  
Mexico recorded a trade surplus of USD 28 million in December of 2016 compared to a trade gap of USD 715 million a year ago, as exports advanced more than imports.
Friday January 20 2017
Mexico Unemployment Rate Declines to 3.4%  
The jobless rate in Mexico decreased to 3.4 percent in December of 2016 from 3.96 percent a year earlier and below market expectations of 3.5 percent. It is the lowest jobless rate for a December month since 2005. On a seasonally adjusted basis, it increased to 3.7 percent from 3.6 percent.
Monday January 09 2017
Mexico Inflation Rate At 2-Year High Of 3.36%  
Consumer prices in Mexico increased 3.36 percent year-on-year in December of 2016, following a 3.31 percent rise in November and compared to market expectations of 3.4 percent. The inflation rate accelerated for the sixth straight month, reaching the highest since December of 2014, boosted by food, housing and energy cost. The central bank expects inflation to rise toward 4 percent in 2017, partially reflecting a weaker peso.
Friday December 23 2016
Mexico Trade Balance Swings to Surplus in November  
Mexico recorded a trade surplus of $0.2 billion in November of 2016 compared to a trade gap of $1.6 billion a year ago, as exports advanced more than imports.
Friday December 23 2016
Mexico Unemployment Rate Falls to 3.5%  
The jobless rate in Mexico decreased to 3.5 percent in November of 2016 from 3.96 percent a year earlier. It is the lowest jobless rate for a November month since 2005. On a seasonally adjusted basis, it was steady at 3.6 percent.
Thursday December 08 2016
Mexico Inflation Rate At 2-Year High of 3.3% In November  
Consumer prices in Mexico increased by 3.31 percent year-on-year in November 2016, following a 3.06 percent growth in October, and in line with market expectations. It was the highest inflation rate since December 2014, boosted by cost of food, housing and transportation. On a monthly basis, prices jumped 0.78 percent.
Monday November 28 2016
Mexico Unemployment Rate Down to 3.7%  
The jobless rate in Mexico decreased to 3.7 percent in October of 2016 from 4.6 percent a year earlier. It is the lowest jobless rate for an October month since 2006. On a seasonally adjusted basis, it decreased to 3.6 percent from 3.9 percent in the previous month.
Friday November 25 2016
Mexico Trade Gap Narrows in October  
Mexico's trade deficit narrowed to $0.9 billion in October 2016 compared to $1.5 billion a year earlier and below market expectations of a $1.7 billion gap, as imports fell more than exports.
Wednesday November 23 2016
Mexican GDP Growth Confirmed At 1% in Q3  
The Mexican economy advanced 1 percent on quarter in the third quarter of 2016, in a line with preliminary estimates, and following an upwardly revised 0.1 percent growth in the previous period. It is the strongest growth rate since the second quarter of 2014, boosted mainly by the services sector.
Wednesday November 23 2016
Mexican Economy Expands 2% YoY In Q3  
The GDP in Mexico advanced 2 percent year-on-year in the third quarter of 2016, matching preliminary estimates and following 2.6 percent expansion in the previous period. It is the lowest growth rate since the second quarter of 2014, mainly due to a slump in an industrial output.
Wednesday November 09 2016
Mexico Inflation Rate Hits Highest Level in 18 Months  
Consumer prices in Mexico increased by 3.06 percent year-on-year in October 2016, following a 2.97 percent growth in September, but staying slightly below market expectations of a 3.10 percent gain. It was the highest inflation rate since April 2015, boosted by higher cost of food, housing and transportation.
Monday October 31 2016
Mexico Annual GDP Growth Slows to 2% in Q3  
The GDP in Mexico advanced 2 percent year-on-year in the third quarter of 2016, slowing from a 2.5 percent expansion in the previous period but matching market expectations. It is the lowest growth rate since the second quarter of 2014, mainly due to a 1 percent slump in industrial output, preliminary figures showed.
Monday October 31 2016
Mexico GDP Growth at Near 2-Year High  
The Mexican economy advanced 1 percent on quarter in the three months to September of 2016, recovering from a 0.2 percent contraction in the previous period and beating market expectations of a 0.9 percent rise. It is the strongest growth rate since the second quarter of 2014, boosted by the services sector, preliminary figures showed.
Wednesday October 26 2016
Mexico Trade Gap Widens 9% YoY in September  
Mexico's trade deficit widened 9 percent to $1.6 billion in September 2016 compared to 1.5 billion a year earlier and above market expectations of $0.7 billion gap. Exports went up 1.4 percent and imports rose 1.7 percent.
Monday October 24 2016
Mexico Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.1% in September  
The jobless rate in Mexico decreased to 4.1 percent in September of 2016 compared to 4.5 percent a year earlier. It is the lowest unemployment rate for a September month since 2008 but higher than market expectations of 4 percent. On a seasonally adjusted basis, it increased to 3.9 percent from 3.7 percent in the previous month.
Friday October 07 2016
Mexico Inflation Rate at 17-Month High  
Consumer prices in Mexico increased 2.97 percent year-on-year in September of 2016, higher than a 2.73 percent gain in August. Inflation rose for the third straight month to the highest since April of 2014, boosted by food prices. The inflation rate has been running below the central bank’s 3 percent target since mid-2015 due to lower oil prices and despite the peso depreciation. Yet, the central bank already raised interest rates three times this year aiming to contain inflationary pressures that may arise from a weaker currency.
Wednesday September 28 2016
Mexico Jobless Rate Falls to 4% in August  
Mexican unemployment rate declined to 4 percent in August of 2016, compared to 4.7 percent a year ago and in line with market expectations. It was the lowest jobless rate for August month since 2008. On a seasonally adjusted basis, the jobless rate was steady at 3.7 percent compared to the previous month.
Tuesday September 27 2016
Mexico Trade Gap Narrows 32.2% YoY in August  
Mexico's trade deficit fell 32.2 percent to USD 1.91 billion in August 2016 from USD 2.82 billion a year earlier, above market expectations of USD 2.37 billion gap. Exports rose 4.5 percent while imports increased at a slower 1.5 percent.
Thursday September 08 2016
Mexico Inflation Rate Rises Slightly to 2.73% in August  
Consumer prices in Mexico rose 2.73 percent year-on-year on August of 2016, following a 2.65 percent increase in July and lower than market expectations of 2.78 percent. The inflation rate has been running below the central bank’s 3 percent target since mid-2015 due to lower oil prices and despite the peso depreciation. Yet, the central bank already raised interest rates twice this year aiming to contain inflationary pressures that may arise from a weaker currency.
Monday August 29 2016
Mexico Jobless Rate Rises to 4.0% in July  
Mexican unemployment rate increased to 4.0 percent in July of 2016 from 3.93 percent in June, while below market expectations of 4.2 percent. Meantime, it was the lowest level for July month since 2007. A year earlier, the jobless rate was higher at 4.72 percent. On a seasonally adjusted basis, the jobless rate fell to 3.8 percent from 3.9 percent, the lowest in almost eight years.
Friday August 26 2016
Mexico Trade Gap Narrows 23% YoY in July  
Mexico's trade deficit decreased to $1827 million in July of 2016 from $2376.2 million a year earlier, well above market expectations of $950 million gap. Exports fell 9.0 percent, mainly due to lower sales of oil, while imports declined at a faster 9.9 percent as purchases of intermediate goods fell the most.
Monday August 22 2016
Mexico GDP Expands 2.5% YoY in Q2  
The Mexican economy advanced 2.5 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2016, compared to a preliminary reading of 2.4 percent and better than a 2.4 percent growth rate in the previous two quarters. Production in industry and agriculture expanded at a faster pace while the services sector grew less due to a slower expansion in domestic demand.
Monday August 22 2016
Mexico GDP Shrinks Less than Expected in Q2  
The Mexican economy contracted 0.2 percent on quarter in the three months to June of 2016, compared to a 0.3 percent decline in the preliminary estimates, final figures showed. Yet, it is the first contraction since the second quarter of 2013, due to a drop in industrial output.
Tuesday August 09 2016
Mexico Inflation at 5-Month High in July  
Consumer prices in Mexico went up 2.65 percent year-on-year in July of 2016, following 2.54 percent increase in the previous month while below market expectations of a 2.73 percent. It was the highest reading since February, mainly lifted by transport cost. On a monthly basis, prices went up 0.26 percent.
Monday August 22 2016
Mexico GDP Grows 2.4% YoY in Q2  
The Mexican economy expanded 2.4 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2016, following a 2.6 percent expansion in the previous period, in line with market expectations. Farm activity recorded the highest growth rate while services expanded at a slower pace and industrial activity remained sluggish.
Friday July 29 2016
Mexican Economy Contracts for the 1st Time in 3 Years  
The Mexican economy shrank 0.3 percent on quarter in the three months to June 2016, following a 0.8 percent expansion in the previous period and staying below market expectations of 0.1 percent growth, according to preliminary estimates. It was the first contraction since the second quarter of 2013.
Wednesday July 27 2016
Mexico Jobless Rate Edges Down to 3.9% in June  
Mexican unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent in June of 2016 from 4 percent in May, beating market expectations. A year earlier, the jobless rate was slightly higher at 4.4 percent.
Tuesday July 26 2016
Mexico Trade Gap Narrows 36.7% YoY in June  
Mexico's trade deficit fell 36.7 percent to USD 523.6 million in June of 2016 from USD 827 million a year earlier, above market expectations of USD 250 million gap. Exports fell 5.4 percent while imports declined at a faster 6.1 percent.
Thursday July 07 2016
Mexico Inflation Edges Down to 2.5% in June  
Consumer prices in Mexico went up 2.54 percent year-on-year in June of 2016, slightly down from a 2.6 percent increase in the previous month. The figure came slightly below market expectations of a 2.6 percent inflation as cost of fresh food rose at a slower pace and energy prices fell.
Tuesday June 28 2016
Mexico Jobless Rate Up To 4% in May  
Mexico unemployment rate came in at 4 percent in May of 2016, up from 3.8 percent in April. Employment rate dropped to 95.97 percent from 96.2 in the previous period. A year earlier, the jobless rate was higher at 4.45 percent.
Monday June 27 2016
Mexico Trade Gap Narrows In May  
Mexico trade deficit narrowed by 52.6 percent year-on-year to USD 527 million in May of 2016 from a USD 1113.3 million gap a year earlier as exports rose, while while imports fell. Considering the first five months of the year, exports decreased by 5 percent while imports dropped 2.9 percent.
Thursday June 09 2016
Mexico Inflation Rate Up to 2.6% in May  
Consumer prices in Mexico went up 2.6 percent year-on-year in May of 2016, slightly up from a 2.54 percent rise in the previous month and market expectations of 2.58 percent. Although marginal, it is the first increase in inflation since February when the central bank unexpectedly raised interest rates aiming to protect the currency. The inflation rate has been running below the central bank’s 3 percent target since mid-2015 due to lower oil prices.
Friday May 27 2016
Mexico Jobless Rate Rises Slightly to 3.8%  
Mexico unemployment rate came in at 3.8 percent in April of 2016, slightly up from a nearly 8-year low 3.74 percent in March and the employment rate fell slightly. A year earlier, the jobless rate was higher at 4.31 percent.
Wednesday May 25 2016
Mexico Trade Gap Widens in April  
Mexico trade balance recorded a deficit of USD 2079.6 million in April of 2016 up from a USD 85.3 million gap a year earlier as exports fell more than imports. Considering the first four months of the year, exports decreased by 6.4 percent while imports dropped 3.2 percent.
Friday May 20 2016
Mexican GDP Growth Confirmed at 0.8% in Q1  
The Mexican economy advanced 0.8 percent on quarter in the first three months of 2016, higher than a 0.5 percent increase in the previous period and in line with preliminary estimates. The services sector recorded the lowest growth rate in a year while industrial production and agriculture rebounded.
Friday May 20 2016
Mexico GDP Growth Rate Revised Down to 2.6% YoY  
The Mexican economy advanced 2.6 percent year-on-year in the first three months of 2016, missing preliminary estimates of a 2.9 percent expansion, final figures showed. Yet, first quarter figures compare to a downwardly revised 2.4 percent growth in the last three months of 2015. Services remained the main driver of growth, industrial output accelerated less than expected and agriculture rebounded. On a quarterly basis, the economy expanded 0.8 percent, the same as in earlier estimates.
Tuesday May 10 2016
Mexico Inflation Rate Slows in April  
Consumer prices in Mexico increased 2.54 percent year-on-year in April of 2016, slightly down from a 2.6 percent rise in the previous month and compared to markets expectations of 2.6 percent.
Friday May 20 2016
Mexican Economy Expands 0.8% QoQ in Q1  
The GDP in Mexico expanded 0.8 percent on quarter in the first three months of 2016, higher than 0.5 percent in the previous period, as industrial production and agriculture rebounded and services growth remained robust.
Friday April 29 2016
Mexico GDP Growth at 3-Year High  
The Mexican economy expanded 2.9 percent year-on-year in the first three months of 2016, higher than a 2.5 percent increase in the previous quarter. It is the highest growth rate since the last quarter of 2012 as production in both industry and agriculture accelerated and services growth remained robust.
Wednesday April 27 2016
Mexico Jobless Rate at Nearly 8-Year Low  
Mexico unemployment rate came in at 3.74 percent in March of 2016, down from 4.15 percent in February and reaching the lowest value since May of 2008.
Tuesday April 26 2016
Mexico Trade Surplus Narrows in March  
Mexico trade balance recorded a surplus of USD 155 million in March of 2016 down 67 percent from a USD 470 million surplus year earlier as exports fell more than imports. Considering the first quarter of 2016, exports fell 5.8 percent and imports decreased by 3.8 percent.
Thursday April 07 2016
Mexico Inflation Rate Slows in March  
Consumer prices in Mexico increased 2.6 percent year-on-year in March of 2016, easing from a 2.9 percent rise in the previous month and matching market expectations.
Wednesday March 30 2016
Mexico Unemployment Rate Down to 4.15%  
Mexican jobless rate was recorded at 4.15 percent in February of 2016 from the 4.24 percent in the previous month.
Monday March 28 2016
Mexico Trade Balance Swings to Deficit  
Mexico recorded a trade deficit of USD 725 million in February of 2016, compared to a USD 591.5 million surplus a year earlier and market expectations of a USD 400 million gap. Lower oil prices keep dragging exports down while imports increased for the first time in seven months.
Wednesday March 09 2016
Mexico Inflation Rate Highest Since June 2015  
Consumer prices in Mexico increased by 2.87 percent year-on-year in February 2016, accelerating from a 2.61 percent growth in the previous month, while missing market expectations of 2.94 percent. It was the highest figure since June 2015, as higher prices of food and housing continued to push inflation up. On a monthly basis, prices went up by 0.44 percent.
Friday February 26 2016
Mexico Trade Gap Widens 5.5% in January  
Mexico recorded a trade deficit of USD 3441 million in January of 2016, compared to a USD 3262 million surplus a year earlier and below market expectations of USD 4200 million gap. Exports fell 7.6 percent mainly due to lower oil sales, while imports declined 6.2 percent.
Friday February 26 2016
Mexico Jobless Rate Up to 4.24%  
Mexican unemployment rate came in at 4.2 percent in January of 2016 from 4 percent in the previous two months while staying below market expectations of 4.4 percent. A year earlier, the jobless rate was slightly higher at 4.5 percent.
Tuesday February 23 2016
Mexico GDP Growth Slows in Q4  
The Mexican economy advanced 0.5 percent on quarter in the three months to December of 2015, slowing from a 0.8 percent expansion in the previous period, final data showed. The figure came below initial 0.6 growth, as industrial and agricultural sectors contracted while services sector growth was unrevised.
Tuesday February 23 2016
Mexico GDP Growth Confirmed at 2.5% YoY in Q4  
The Mexican economy expanded 2.5 percent year-on-year in the last quarter of 2015, compared to a 2.6 growth in the previous period, according to the final estimates. While services sector growth accelerated, industrial and agricultural sectors rose at a slower pace.
Wednesday February 17 2016
Mexico Raises Key Rate to 3.75%  
The central bank of Mexico hiked the overnight lending rate target by a half percentage point to 3.75 percent, during an unusual policy meeting held on February 17th. The bank also intervened directly in the forex market by selling USD as part of an aggressive new program in a major policy shift to support the peso, which plunged to fresh lows in recent weeks.
Tuesday February 09 2016
Mexico Inflation Rate at 6-Month High  
Consumer prices in Mexico increased 2.61 percent year-on-year in January of 2016, accelerating from a 2.13 percent growth in the previous month, above market forecasts of 2.52 percent rise. It was the highest reading since July of 2015, as cost of food (3.78 percent from 2.12 percent in December) and housing (1.52 percent from 1.23 percent in December) rose at a faster pace. On a monthly basis, prices went up by 0.38 percent.
Friday January 29 2016
Mexican Economy Expands 2.5% in Q4  
The Mexican economy advanced 2.5 percent year-on-year in the last quarter of 2015, compared to a 2.6 expansion in the previous period while beating market expectations of 2.3 percent, according to preliminary estimates. The services sector was the main driver of growth.
Friday January 29 2016
Mexican GDP Grows 0.6% in Q4, Beats Forecast  
The Mexican economy advanced 0.6 percent on quarter in the three months to December of 2015, slowing from a 0.8 percent expansion in the previous period but staying above expectations of 0.5 percent, according to preliminary estimates. The services sector was the main driver of expansion while agriculture shrank and industry showed no growth.
Wednesday January 27 2016
Mexico Trade Balance Swings to Deficit in December  
Mexico recorded a trade deficit of USD 927 million in December of 2015, compared to a USD 283 million surplus a year earlier and above market expectations of USD 644 million gap. Exports dropped by 9.3 percent mainly due to lower oil sales, while imports fell at a slower 5.8 percent. For the whole year of 2015, trade gap widened to USD 14460.4 million, from a USD 2849 million a year earlier, as exports fell 4.1 percent while import 1.2 percent.
Monday January 25 2016
Mexico Unemployment Rate Steady at 3.96%  
Mexican jobless rate came in at 3.96 percent in December of 2015, the same as in the previous month and the lowest since March. A year earlier, unemployment was slightly lower at 3.76 percent.
Thursday January 07 2016
Mexico Inflation Rate Down to Fresh Record Low  
Consumer prices in Mexico increased 2.13 percent year-on-year in December of 2015, slowing from a 2.21 percent rise in the previous month and the lowest inflation rate on record. The central bank of Mexico said it expected the inflation to end the year around 2 percent, before rising to near the bank's 3 percent target in 2016.
Thursday December 24 2015
Mexican Unemployment at 8-Month Low  
Mexican jobless rate decreased to 3.96 percent in November of 2015 from 4.55 percent in October, well below market expectations. A year earlier, unemployment was higher at 4.53 percent.
Thursday December 24 2015
Mexico Trade Deficit Widens in November  
Mexican trade deficit increased to USD 1,569 million in November of 2015, compared to a USD 1,049 million gap a year earlier and beating market expectations of USD 1,001 million gap. Exports dropped by 4.1 percent mainly due to lower oil sales, while imports fell at a slower 2.4 percent.
Wednesday December 09 2015
Mexico Inflation Rate Falls to New Record Low of 2.2%  
Annual inflation rate in Mexico cooled to 2.21 percent in November of 2015, fresh record low, marking the longest period ever where the pace of consumer price gains has stayed below the central bank's 3 percent target.
Friday November 27 2015
Mexican Trade Gap Widens Sharply in October  
Mexican trade deficit increased to USD 1,444 million in October of 2015, compared to a USD 64 million gap a year earlier and beating market expectations of USD 1,785 million gap. Exports dropped by 7.4 percent mainly due to lower oil sales, while imports fell at a slower 3.6 percent.
Friday November 27 2015
Mexican Unemployment Edges Up Slightly  
Mexican jobless rate increased to 4.55 percent in October of 2015 from 4.5 percent in September, above market expectations. A year earlier, unemployment was higher at 4.78 percent.
Friday November 20 2015
Mexican Economy Expands 2.6% YoY in Q3  
The GDP in Mexico advanced 2.6 percent year-on-year in the third quarter of 2015, higher than a preliminary estimate of a 2.4 percent growth, final figures showed. It is the strongest expansion so far this year, bringing growth rate for the first nine months of the year to 2.5 percent.
Friday November 20 2015
Mexico GDP Growth At 2-Year High  
The Mexican economy advanced 0.8 percent on quarter in the three months to September of 2015, higher than a preliminary estimate of a 0.6 percent growth. It is the strongest expansion in two years boosted by a rebound in industrial sector and growth in services.
Monday November 09 2015
Mexico Inflation Rate Edges Down  
Consumer prices in Mexico increased 2.48 percent year-on-year in October of 2015, slightly lower than a 2.52 percent rise in September, hitting a fresh record low for the sixth straight month. The inflation rate has been below the central bank’s 3 percent target since May as sluggish growth and lower telecom and housing related prices have slowed consumer inflation, despite a nearly 12 percent depreciation of the peso against the USD since the beginning of the year.
Friday October 30 2015
Mexico GDP Up 2.4% YoY in Q3  
The GDP in Mexico advanced 2.4 year-on-year in the third quarter of 2015, maintaining the 2.4 percent growth rate of the first half of 2015, according to preliminary estimates released by the statistical institute.
Friday October 30 2015
Mexico GDP Growth Accelerates in Q3  
The Mexican economy advanced 0.6 percent on quarter in the three months to September of 2015, accelerating from a 0.5 percent expansion in the previous period, according to preliminary estimates released by the statistical institute. Industry picked up while agriculture output rebounded.
Tuesday October 27 2015
Mexican Trade Balance Swings to Deficit in September  
Mexico recorded a trade gap of USD 1,420 million in September of 2015, compared to a USD 481 million surplus a year earlier, as exports declined 5.6 percent while imports remained unchanged.
Friday October 23 2015
Mexico Unemployment Rate at 3-Month Low  
Mexican jobless rate decreased to 4.5 percent in September of 2015 from 4.68 percent in August, below market expectations. A year earlier, unemployment was higher at 5.08 percent.
Thursday October 08 2015
Mexico Inflation Rate Slows Slightly  
Annual inflation rate in Mexico eased to 2.52 percent in September from 2.59 percent in August of 2015. The inflation hit a fresh record low for the fifth straight month despite a nearly 13 percent depreciation of the peso against the USD since the beginning of the year.
Monday September 28 2015
Mexico Unemployment Rate Falls Slightly  
Mexican jobless rate decreased to 4.68 percent in August of 2015 from 4.72 percent in July, in line with market expectations. A year earlier, unemployment was higher at 5.18 percent.
Friday September 25 2015
Mexico Trade Deficit Widens to 7-Month High  
Mexican trade deficit increased to USD 2800 million in August of 2015 from a USD 1197 million deficit a year earlier and way above market expectations, as exports declined at a faster pace than imports.
Wednesday September 09 2015
Mexico Inflation Rate Falls to Fresh Record Low  
The annual inflation rate in Mexico was recorded at 2.59 percent in August, slowing from 2.74 percent in July and hitting a fresh record low for the fourth straight month.
Friday August 28 2015
Mexico Unemployment Rate at 9-Month High  
Mexican jobless rate rose to 4.72 percent in July of 2015 from 4.41 percent in June, but in line with market expectations.
Thursday August 27 2015
Mexico Trade Deficit Widens in July  
Mexico recorded a USD 2267 million trade gap in July of 2015, higher than a USD 1197 million deficit a year earlier due to a fall in oil sales.
Thursday August 20 2015
Mexico GDP Growth Beats Expectations  
The Mexican economy advanced 2.2 percent year-on-year in the three months to June, slowing from an upwardly revised 2.6 percent expansion in the first quarter but above market forecasts. The growth was boosted by the services sector while mining shrank for the sixth straight quarter.
Thursday August 20 2015
Mexican Economy Expands 0.5% QoQ in Q2  
The Mexican economy advanced 0.5 percent on quarter in the three months to June, slightly up from a 0.4 percent expansion in the first quarter and better than market expectations.
Friday August 07 2015
Mexico Inflation Rate Down to 2.74%  
Mexican annual inflation rate slowed slightly to 2.74 percent in July of 2015 from 2.87 percent in June, hitting the lowest level on record.
Monday July 27 2015
Mexico Trade Balance Swings to Deficit  
Mexico recorded a USD 749 million trade gap in June of 2015 compared to t a USD 385.6 million surplus a year earlier, driven by a surge in consumer imports.
Friday July 24 2015
Mexico Unemployment Rate Steady in June  
The jobless rate in Mexico was recorded at 4.41 percent in June of 2015 roughly unchanged from 4.45 percent in the previous month.
Thursday July 09 2015
Mexico Inflation Rate Down to Fresh Record Low  
Mexican annual inflation rate slowed slightly to 2.87 percent in June of 2015 from 2.88 percent in May, hitting the lowest value on record.
Friday June 26 2015
Mexico Posts Trade Deficit in May  
Mexico recorded a USD 1017 million trade gap in May of 2015 from a USD 131 million surplus a year earlier as exports fell 8.8 percent while imports declined at a slower 5.5 percent.
Friday June 26 2015
Mexico Unemployment Rate at 4-Month High  
Mexican jobless rate increased for the second consecutive month to 4.45 percent in May of 2015 from 4.31 percent in April. It is the highest rate since January.
Tuesday June 09 2015
Mexico Inflation Rate Falls to Record Low  
Mexican consumer prices rose 2.88 percent year-on-year in May of 2015, following a 3.06 percent increase in April. Is the lowest rate on record mainly due to lower food and energy cost.
Thursday May 28 2015
Mexico Unemployment Rate Edges Up in April  
Mexican jobless rate increased to 4.31 percent in April of 2015 from a 3-month low of 3.86 percent in March. A year earlier, unemployment was recorded at 4.84 percent.
Monday May 25 2015
Mexico Posts Trade Deficit in April  
The Mexican trade balance swung into a USD 85 million gap in April of 2015 from a USD 499 million surplus a year earlier as exports fell more than imports.
Thursday May 21 2015
Mexico GDP Growth Slows to 2.5% in Q1  
The Mexican economy advanced 2.5 percent year-on-year in the first three months of 2015, slightly down from 2.6 percent in the previous period, but beating market expectations. While mining contracted the most, growth was boosted by construction, retail sales and manufacturing.
Thursday May 21 2015
Mexico GDP Grows 0.4% in Q1  
The Mexican economy expanded 0.4 percent on quarter in the first three months of 2015, down from a 0.7 percent expansion in the previous period but above market expectations.
Thursday May 07 2015
Mexico Inflation Rate Slows Slightly  
Mexican consumer prices rose 3.06 percent year-on-year in April of 2015, easing from a 3.14 percent increase in March and closer to the central bank’s target. The monthly index fell 0.26 percent, the highest drop in eleven months.
Monday April 27 2015
Mexico Trade Surplus Narrows in March  
Mexican trade surplus shrank to USD 479.8 million in March of 2015 from a USD 948.9 million surplus a year earlier, as imports grew at a faster pace than exports.
Monday April 27 2015
Mexico Unemployment Rate at 3-Month Low  
Mexican jobless rate decreased to 3.86 percent in March of 2015 from 4.33 percent in the previous month. It is the lowest rate since December when it reached a six-year low of 3.76 percent.
Thursday April 09 2015
Mexico Inflation Rate Edges Up in March  
Consumer prices in Mexico rose 3.14 percent year-on-year in March, slightly up from a nine-year low 3 percent in February as transport cost increased at a faster pace.
Friday March 27 2015
Mexico Trade Surplus Narrows in February  
Mexican trade surplus decreased to USD 558 million in February of 2015 from a USD 918.21 million surplus a year earlier, driven by a 46.5 drop in oil sales.
Monday March 09 2015
Mexican Inflation Rate at Nearly 9-Year Low  
Consumer prices in Mexico rose less than analysts expected in February, pushing the inflation rate to 3 percent, the lowest since May 2006.
Friday February 27 2015
Mexico Unemployment Rate Rises in January  
Mexican jobless rate increased to 4.51 percent in January, after reaching a six-year low 3.76 percent in the previous month.
Thursday February 26 2015
Mexico Posts Highest Trade Deficit in 6 Years  
Mexican trade gap widened to USD 3248 million in January of 2015 from a USD 3182 million shortfall a year earlier. It is the highest deficit since late 2008 as plunging oil prices are bringing exports down.
Friday February 20 2015
Mexico GDP Advances 0.7% in Q4  
The Mexican economy expanded 0.7 percent on quarter in the last three months of 2014, up from a 0.5 percent expansion in the previous period but below market expectations.
Friday February 20 2015
Mexico GDP Growth Highest in 2 Years  
The Mexican economy advanced 2.6 percent year-on-year in the last three months of 2014, up from 2.2 percent in the previous period and matching market expectations. The growth was boosted by retail sales, manufacturing and construction while mining was dragged down by lower oil output.
Monday February 09 2015
Mexico's Inflation Rate at 4-Year Low in January  
Mexican annual inflation rate declined to 3.07 percent in January of 2015 from 4.08 percent recorded in December. It was the lowest rate since March of 2011, slightly below market expectations and back to the central bank’s target of 4 percent for the first time in seven months.
Thursday January 29 2015
Mexico Leaves Monetary Policy Unchanged  
Mexico's central bank left its benchmark interest rate on hold at 3 percent in January as widely expected, saying current policy stance is congruent with inflation target.
Tuesday January 27 2015
Mexico Trade Surplus Narrows in December  
Mexican trade surplus decreased to USD 254 million in December of 2014 from a USD 1626 million surplus a year earlier, hurt by a drop in oil sales.
Friday January 16 2015
Mexico Unemployment Rate The Lowest in 6 Years  
Mexican jobless rate declined to 3.76 percent in December of 2014 from 4.53 percent in the previous month. It is the fifth consecutive decrease and the lowest figure since May of 2008.
Thursday January 08 2015
Mexico Inflation Rate At 5-Month Low  
Mexican annual inflation rate eased slightly to 4.08 percent in December from 4.17 percent in November. It is the lowest rate in five months but still above the central bank's 4 percent tolerance ceiling.
Friday December 26 2014
Mexico Trade Balance Swings to Deficit  
Mexico posted a USD 1076 million gap in November of 2014 compared with a USD 316 million surplus a year earlier as imports rose at a faster pace than exports.
Friday December 19 2014
Mexico Unemployment Rate Down to 11-Month Low  
Mexican jobless rate decreased for the fourth straight month to 4.53 percent in November of 2014 from 4.78 percent in the previous month.
Tuesday December 09 2014
Mexico Inflation Rate Edges Down in November  
Mexican consumer prices rose 4.17 percent year-on-year in November following a 4.3 percent increase in the previous month. Although the inflation rate slowed for the first time in seven months, it is still above the central bank's 4 percent tolerance ceiling.
Friday December 05 2014
Mexico Keeps Interest Rate Unchanged at 3%  
Bank of Mexico held its benchmark interest rate at record low of 3 percent on December 12th despite a weak growth outlook.
Wednesday November 26 2014
Mexico Posts Trade Surplus in October  
Mexican trade balance turned into a USD 143 million surplus in October of 2014 from a USD 135 million deficit a year earlier as exports hit a new record high.
Monday November 24 2014
Mexico Unemployment Rate Falls Further  
Mexican jobless rate decreased to 4.78 percent in October of 2014 from 5.08 percent in the previous month. It is the lowest rate since February of 2014.
Friday November 21 2014
Mexico GDP Expands 2.2% in Q3  
Mexican GDP growth accelerated to 2.2 percent year-on-year in the third quarter of 2014 from 1.6 percent in the previous period. It is the highest gain in seven quarters as industrial production increased at a faster pace.
Friday November 21 2014
Mexico GDP Growth Slows in Q3  
The Mexican economy advanced 0.5 percent on quarter in the three months to September of 2014, down from a revised 1 percent increase in the previous period due to lower production in industry and services.
Friday November 07 2014
Mexico Inflation Rate Keeps Rising  
Mexican annual inflation rate accelerated further to 4.3 percent in October of 2014 from 4.22 percent in September, pushed up by higher food prices. Monthly inflation accelerated to 0.55 percent, the highest in nine months.
Friday October 31 2014
Mexico Leaves Monetary Policy Unchanged  
The Central Bank of Mexico decided to hold the benchmark interest rate at 3 percent on October 31st, as no inflationary pressures are anticipated.
Monday October 27 2014
Mexico Trade Surplus Narrows in September  
Mexican trade surplus decreased to USD 0.590 billion in September of 2014 from a USD 0.651 billion surplus a year earlier, as imports increased slightly more than exports. Yet, it is the first surplus in three months.
Friday October 17 2014
Mexico Unemployment Rate Falls Slightly to 5.08%  
Mexican jobless rate decreased to 5.08 percent in September of 2014 from 5.18 percent in the previous month. Upon seasonal adjustment, the unemployment rate decreased to 4.75 percent from a revised 4.83 percent rate.
Thursday October 09 2014
Mexico Inflation Rate Rises Further  
Mexican annual inflation rate accelerated for the fifth straight month to 4.22 percent in September of 2014 from 4.15 percent in August. Monthly inflation rose to 0.44 percent, the highest rate in eight months.
Friday September 26 2014
Mexico Posts Trade Deficit in August  
Mexican trade balance turned into a USD 1.12 billion deficit in August of 2014. It is second consecutive monthly shortfall and compares with a USD 0.22 billion gap a year earlier. Exports rose at a slower pace than imports hurt by a drop in oil sales.
Monday September 22 2014
Mexico Unemployment Rate Edges Down to 5.18%  
Mexican jobless rate decreased slightly to 5.18 percent in August of 2014 from 5.47 percent in July. Upon seasonal adjustment, the unemployment rate decreased to 4.87 percent.
Tuesday September 09 2014
Mexico Inflation Rate Up to 6-Month High  
Mexican annual inflation rate accelerated to 4.15 percent in August of 2014 from 4.07 percent in July, staying above the central bank’s target ceiling for the second straight month.
Friday September 05 2014
Mexico Holds Key Rate at 3%  
At its September 2014 meeting, the Central Bank of Mexico decided to leave the benchmark interest rate unchanged at 3 percent, as widely expected.
Wednesday August 27 2014
Mexico Trade Deficit Narrows in July  
Mexican trade gap decreased to USD 0.98 billion in July of 2014 compared with a USD 1.4 billion shortfall a year earlier. Exports rose at a faster pace than imports, boosted by a surge in auto sales to the United States.
Friday August 22 2014
Mexican Economy Advances 1% QoQ in Q2  
Mexico’s GDP expanded a quarter-on-quarter seasonally adjusted 1 percent in the April to June period, up from a revised 0.4 percent increase in the previous quarter and driven by the industrial and services sectors.
Thursday August 21 2014
Mexico GDP Growth Beats Expectations  
Mexican economy advanced 1.6 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2014, down from a revised 1.9 percent increase in the previous period. Despite the slowdown, second quarter figures came above market expectations.
Thursday August 07 2014
Mexico Inflation Rate Rises in July  
Mexican annual inflation rate accelerated for the third straight month to 4.07 percent in July of 2014 from 3.75 percent in the previous month, due to higher prices of food, beverages, tobacco and transport.
Friday July 25 2014
Mexican Trade Surplus Widens in June  
Mexico's trade surplus increased to USD 424 million in June of 2014 from USD 132 million in May, but narrowed from a USD 920 million surplus a year earlier. In the first half of 2014, the country posted a USD 249 million trade deficit.
Friday July 18 2014
Mexico Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.8%  
Mexican jobless rate decreased to 4.8 percent in June of 2014 from 4.92 percent in the previous month. Upon seasonal adjustment, the unemployment rate fell to 4.84 percent.
Friday July 11 2014
Mexico Leaves Monetary Policy Unchanged  
At its July 11th, 2014 meeting, Central Bank of Mexico left the benchmark interest rate on hold at 3 percent, following last month’s cut, as no inflationary pressures are expected.
Wednesday July 09 2014
Mexico Inflation Rate Up to 3.75%  
Mexican annual inflation rate accelerated to 3.75 percent in June from 3.51 percent in May, driven by higher food cost.
Friday June 27 2014
Mexico Trade Surplus Down to 4-Month Low  
Mexican trade surplus narrowed for the second consecutive month to USD 132 million in May of 2014 from USD 510 million in the previous month. A year earlier, the country posted a USD 460 million deficit.
Monday June 23 2014
Mexico Unemployment Rate Rises Slightly in May  
Mexican jobless rate increased to 4.92 percent in May of 2014, up from 4.84 percent recorded in the previous month and reaching the highest rate in four months. A year earlier, the unemployment was recorded at 4.93 percent.
Monday June 09 2014
Mexico Inflation Rate Stable in May  
Mexican annual inflation rate was recorded at 3.51 percent in May of 2014, almost unchanged from 3.5 percent reported in April as a slowdown in prices of utilities offset higher food cost.
Friday June 06 2014
Mexico Cuts Overnight Rate to Record Low of 3%  
At its June 6th, 2014 meeting, Central Bank of Mexico slashed its overnight interest rate by 50 bps to a record low of 3 percent to boost the economy that has failed to recover this year.
Monday May 26 2014
Mexico Reports Trade Surplus in April  
Mexico reported its third trade surplus in a row in April, the longest streak in almost two years, as manufacturing exports surged and imports fell.
Friday May 23 2014
Mexican Economy Expands 0.28% QoQ in Q1  
Mexican GDP advanced a seasonally adjusted 0.28 percent in the first three months of 2014, slightly up from a downwardly revised 0.13 percent expansion in the previous quarter, but below from market expectations.
Friday May 23 2014
Mexican GDP Growth Accelerates in Q1  
Mexican economy advanced 1.8 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2014, up from a 0.7 percent expansion in the previous three months. It is the fastest growth rate in five quarters, as agriculture and manufacturing rebounded.
Thursday May 22 2014
Mexico Unemployment Rate Steady in April  
Mexican jobless rate was recorded at 4.84 percent in April of 2014, almost unchanged from 4.8 percent in the previous month. Upon seasonal adjustment, the unemployment rate fell to 4.89 percent.
Thursday May 08 2014
Mexico Inflation Rate Down to 6-Month Low  
Mexican annual inflation rate decelerated to 3.5 percent in April of 2014 from 3.76 percent in March, as inflationary pressures from the new fiscal reform start to moderate.
Monday April 28 2014
Mexico Posts Trade Surplus in March  
Mexico registered a USD 1.03 billion trade surplus in March as higher shipments of manufactured and agricultural goods offset a decline in petroleum exports and increased imports.
Friday April 25 2014
Central Bank of Mexico Keeps Rates at Record Low  
At its April 25th meeting, Mexico's central bank left the benchmark interest rate unchanged at 3.5 percent, for the fifth consecutive month, citing that monetary policy was consistent with the efficient convergence of inflation to the 3 percent target.
Tuesday April 22 2014
Mexico Unemployment Rate Up to 4.8% in March  
Mexican unadjusted jobless rate rose to 4.8 percent in March of 2014, up from 4.65 percent in February and 4.51 percent a year earlier. Upon seasonal adjustment, the unemployment rate rose to its highest in more than one year to 5.25 percent.
Wednesday April 09 2014
Mexico Inflation Rate Decelerates in March  
Mexican annual consumer prices slowed for the second straight month to 3.76 percent in March of 2014, down from 4.23 percent in February. The inflation is now below the central bank’s 4 percent limit.
Thursday March 27 2014
Mexico Trade Balance Returns to Surplus  
In February of 2014, Mexico posted a USD 976 million trade surplus, after recording in January the highest deficit on record. The figure compares with a USD 80 million surplus in the same month last year.
Monday March 24 2014
Mexico Unemployment Rate Falls in February  
Mexican jobless rate decreased to 4.65 percent in February of 2014 from 5.05 percent in January. A year ago, the unemployment rate was recorded at 4.85 percent.
Friday March 21 2014
Mexico Leaves Monetary Policy on Hold  
At its March 21st, 2014 meeting, Bank of Mexico left the overnight interbank rate steady at 3.5 percent for the third straight meeting, as it considers that the current policy stance remains appropriate to reach the 3 percent inflation target.
Friday March 07 2014
Mexico Inflation Rate Slows in February  
Mexican consumer prices rose by an annual 4.23 percent in February, down from 4.48 percent in January, as the effects of new taxes eased. A year earlier, the inflation was recorded at 3.55 percent.
Wednesday February 26 2014
Mexico Posts Record Trade Deficit in January  
In January of 2014, Mexican trade balance posted a USD 3.195 billion deficit, the highest trade deficit on record and mainly due to a fall in oil exports.
Monday February 24 2014
Mexico Unemployment Rate Rises in January  
In January of 2014, Mexican jobless rate edged up to 5.05 percent, after falling in December last year to a 5-year low at 4.25 percent.
Friday February 21 2014
Mexican Economy Slows in Q4  
Mexico’s GDP growth slowed in the last quarter of 2013 hurt by a drop in industrial production. The economy advanced a meager 0.2 percent on a quarter-on-quarter seasonally adjusted basis, down from a revised 0.95 percent growth rate in the previous three-month period.
Friday February 21 2014
Mexico GDP Growth Disappoints in Q4  
In the last three months of 2013, Mexican economy slowed for the second straight quarter expanding only 0.7 percent over a year earlier, hurt by lower production in agriculture and mining.
Friday February 07 2014
Mexico Annual Inflation Rate Hits 7-month High in January  
Mexican consumer prices rose 4.48 percent in the year through January up from 4 percent reported in December. During the month prices increased 0.89 percent.
Friday January 31 2014
Mexico Leaves Rate on Hold for Second Time  
At its January 31st, 2014 meeting, Bank of Mexico decided to leave the overnight interbank rate unchanged at 3.5 percent, as widely expected. The central bank said that risks to the inflation rate have deteriorated.
Monday January 27 2014
Mexico Posts Trade Surplus for the Second Straight Month  
In December of 2013, Mexican trade balance turned into a surplus of USD 1.66 billion for the second month in a row. However, considering the whole 2013, the trade deficit widened to USD 1 billion, from USD 0.46 billion recorded in 2012.
Friday January 17 2014
Mexico Unemployment Rate Down to 5-Year Low  
In December of 2013, Mexican not seasonally adjusted jobless rate fell to 4.25 percent, the lowest rate in more than five years, as employment in services rose.
Thursday January 09 2014
Mexico Inflation Rate Accelerates in December  
In December of 2013, Mexican annual inflation rate rose 3.97 percent, up from 3.62 percent in November. However, monthly inflation slowed in December after rising to a two-year high last month.
Thursday December 26 2013
Mexico Posts Fifth 2013 Trade Surplus in November  
In November of 2013, Mexican trade balance turned into a surplus for the fifth time this year and reached USD 339 million, up from a USD 128 million deficit in the previous month and a USD 1278 million deficit a year earlier.
Friday December 20 2013
Mexico Unemployment Rate Falls for the Second Straight Month  
In November of 2013, Mexican jobless rate decreased to 4.47 percent, the lowest rate since December last year, as employment in agriculture and construction rose. In October, unemployment reached 5.01 percent.
Monday December 09 2013
Mexico Inflation Rate Up to 5-Month High in November  
In November of 2013, Mexican annual inflation rate accelerated for the first time in five months to 3.62 percent, mainly due to higher cost of food, transport and communications.
Friday December 06 2013
Mexico Monetary Policy Unchanged in December  
At its December 6th meeting, Central Bank of Mexico decided to leave the overnight interbank rate on hold at 3.5 percent, following the previous two rate cuts.
Wednesday November 27 2013
Mexico Trade Deficit Narrows 92% YoY in October  
In October of 2013, Mexico recorded a trade deficit of 129 million USD, down from 1625 million USD a year earlier, as imports dropped by 1 percent and exports picked up 3.4 percent, boosted by higher sales of auto products.
Monday November 25 2013
Mexico Unemployment Down to 5.01% in October  
In October of 2013, Mexican jobless rate decreased for the first time in five months to 5.01 percent, from 5.29 percent in the previous month and 5.04 percent a year earlier.
Thursday November 21 2013
Mexico’s Economy Expands 0.84% QoQ in Q3  
In the third quarter of 2013, Mexican GDP rebounded at a faster-than-expected quarter-on-quarter seasonally adjusted 0.84 percent. The economy recovered from a 0.55 percent contraction in the previous three-month period, mainly due to a surge in manufacturing and services.
Thursday November 21 2013
Mexican GDP Growth Beats Expectations in Q3  
In the third quarter of 2013, Mexican economy expanded at a faster-than-expected 1.3 percent over a year earlier, as growth in manufacturing accelerated, partially offsetting a slowdown in agricultural production. Last quarter, the GDP advanced an annual 1.6 percent.
Thursday November 07 2013
Mexico Inflation Rate Down to 3.36% in October  
In October of 2013, Mexican annual inflation rate decelerated for the third consecutive month to 3.36 percent, from 3.46 percent in the previous month. In contrast, on a monthly basis, prices rose for the third straight time in October due to higher energy prices.
Friday October 25 2013
Mexico Posts Trade Surplus in September  
In September of 2013, Mexican trade balance turned into a surplus of 659 million USD, from 210 million USD last year, due to an annual 7.2 percent rise in exports.
Friday October 25 2013
Bank of Mexico Cuts Rate to 3.5%  
Central Bank of Mexico decided to cut the overnight interbank rate for the second straight month by 25 bps to 3.5 percent on October 25th, amid weak economic growth.
Friday October 18 2013
Mexico Unemployment Rate Up to 5.29% In September  
In September of 2013, Mexican jobless rate slightly increased for the fourth consecutive month to 5.29 percent, from 5.17 percent in August and 5.01 percent a year earlier.
Wednesday October 09 2013
Mexico Inflation Rate Down to 3.39% In September  
In September of 2013, Mexican annual inflation rate eased for the second consecutive month to 3.39 percent, from 3.46 percent in the previous month, mainly due to a drop in food prices.
Thursday September 26 2013
Mexican Trade Deficit Narrows In August  
In August of 2013, Mexican trade deficit decreased to 234 million USD, from 982 million USD last year, due to a 3.2 percent rise in exports.
Friday September 20 2013
Mexican Unemployment Rate at 5.17% in August  
In August of 2013, Mexican jobless rate slightly increased to 5.17 percent, from 5.12 percent in July, but dropped from 5.39 percent recorded a year earlier.
Monday September 09 2013
Mexican Inflation Rate At 3.46% in August  
In August of 2013, Mexican inflation rate eased slightly to 3.46 percent, from 3.47 percent in July, as food prices remained stable.
Friday September 06 2013
Bank of Mexico Cuts Benchmark Rate to a Record Low of 3.75%  
Central Bank of Mexico decided to cut the overnight interbank rate for the second time this year by 25 bps to 3.75 percent on September 6th, after deeper-than-expected economic decline.
Monday August 26 2013
Mexico Posts Trade Deficit in July on Rising Imports  
In July of 2013, Mexican trade balance turned into a deficit of USD 1437 million, from USD 409 million deficit in the same month last year, as higher demand from the US was not enough to offset a sharp rise in imports.
Monday August 26 2013
Mexico Inflation Rate Down to 6-Month Low in July  
In July of 2013, Mexican annual inflation rate slowed for the third consecutive month to 3.47 percent, from 4.09 percent in June. Prices of goods eased to 2.64 percent, while cost of services slowed to 2.38 percent.
Friday August 23 2013
Mexico Unemployment Rate Up to 6-Month High in July  
In July of 2013, Mexican unemployment rate increased to 5.12 percent, from 4.99 percent in June, the highest jobless rate since the beginning of the year.
Tuesday August 20 2013
Mexican Economy Contracts 0.74% QoQ in Q2  
In the second quarter of 2013, Mexico’s GDP shrank for the first time in four years by 0.74 percent quarter-on-quarter, from 0.03 percent growth in the previous three months, the national statistics agency reported on August 20th.
Tuesday August 20 2013
Mexico GDP Expands 1.5% YoY in Q2  
In the second quarter of 2013, Mexican GDP grew 1.5 percent year-on-year, up from 0.6 percent in the previous three-month period, but slower from 4.2 percent recorded a year earlier.
Friday July 26 2013
Mexico Posts Trade Surplus in June  
In June of 2013, Mexican trade balance turned into a surplus of USD 855 million, up from USD 470 million deficit in May and USD 615 million surplus in the same month last year. Exports increased 2.5 percent year-on-year due to higher demand from the US, while imports grew at a slower pace of 1.7 percent.
Thursday July 18 2013
Mexico Unemployment Rate Up to 5.09% in June  
In June of 2013, Mexican unemployment rate increased to 5.09 percent, from 4.93 percent reported in May of 2013.
Friday July 12 2013
Bank of Mexico Keeps Benchmark Rate Unchanged  
Central Bank of Mexico left the overnight interbank rate unchanged at 4 percent on July 12th quoting higher risks to economic growth, recent decrease in inflation and volatility in the financial markets.
Tuesday July 09 2013
Mexico Annual Inflation Down to 4.09 in June  
In Mexico, the inflation rate eased to 4.09 percent in June, from 4.63 percent in May. Prices of goods rose 3.1 percent while cost of services increased 2.5 percent.
Wednesday June 26 2013
Mexico Posts Trade Deficit in May  
Mexico´s trade balance recorded a deficit of $470 million in May, as imports rose and exports declined, the statistical office INEGI reported on June 26th. A year earlier, the country reported a $334 million surplus.
Monday June 24 2013
Mexico May Unemployment Rate Down to 4.93%  
In May of 2013, Mexican unemployment rate declined to 4.93 percent, from 5.04 percent in the previous month. Compared with the same month last year, the jobless rate went up by 0.1 percentage point.
Sunday June 09 2013
Mexico Keeps Monetary Policy Unchanged  
The Bank of Mexico hold the benchmark interest rate at the record low of 4 percent on June 7th as above-target inflation limits the room to stimulate a slowing economy and expectations are growing for the US Federal Reserve to ease back on stimulus.
Friday June 07 2013
Mexico Annual Inflation Down To 4.63% In May  
In Mexico, the inflation rate eased to 4.63 percent in May, from 4.65 percent in April. It is above the Central Bank´s target limit of 3 percent for the sixth consecutive month.
Friday August 09 2013
Mexico´s GDP Growth May Slow Down Further  
Recent data updates for Mexico are showing that economic expansion continues to deteriorate. While subdued consumer confidence continues to drag the consumption down, exports and industrial production remain weak due to reduced global trade and lower commodity prices.
Monday May 27 2013
Mexico Posts Trade Deficit In April  
Mexico's trade balance turned to a deficit of $1225 million in April, as imports rose more than exports, according to data released by statistical office INEGI. A year earlier, the country reported a $419 million surplus.
Friday May 24 2013
Mexico Unemployment Rate Up To 5.04% In April  
Mexico recorded an unemployment rate of 5.04 percent in April, up from the 4.51 percent registered in the previous month and from the 4.86 percent registered in April of 2012.
Monday May 27 2013
Mexico's Growth Slows Sharply  
Recent data updates for Mexico have shown the economy continues to slowdown. In the first three months of 2013, the GDP grew only 0.8 percent yoy, the smallest expansion since the fourth quarter of 2009. Consumption which had been supporting the growth in previous quarters continues to decline and exports remain weak.
Friday May 17 2013
Mexico's Economy Expands 0.45% qoq in Q1  
In the first quarter of 2013, Mexico´s Gross Domestic Product grew 0.45 percent seasonally adjusted from the previous three-month period, the national statistics agency reported on May 17th.
Friday May 17 2013
Mexico´s Economy Expands 0.8% yoy in Q1  
Mexico GDP expanded 0.8 percent yoy in the first quarter of 2013, below the 3.2% expansion registered in the previous quarter.
Thursday May 09 2013
Mexico Annual Inflation Up To 4.65% In April  
In Mexico, the inflation rate accelerated to 4.65 percent in April, after surpassing the 4 percent ceiling of the official target range in March, the biggest increase since last October.
Friday April 26 2013
Central Bank of Mexico Keeps Monetary Policy Unchanged  
The Central Bank of Mexico decided on April 26th to maintain the benchmark interest rate at 4 percent, after a surprise cut of 50 basis points in March.
Friday April 26 2013
Mexico Trade Surplus Widens In March  
According to a release by the National Statistics Institute, Mexico posted a trade surplus of $1714 million in March.
Tuesday May 07 2013
Mexico Unemployment Rate Down To 4.51% In March  
Mexico unemployment rate drops for the second consecutive month in March.
Tuesday May 07 2013
Mexico Annual Inflation Up To 4.25% In March  
In Mexico, consumer prices rose 4.25 percent in the year through March, the biggest increase since last November.
Wednesday March 27 2013
Mexico Posts Trade Surplus in February  
According to a release by the National Statistics Institute, Mexico´s trade balance registered a surplus of $46 million in February of 2013.
Monday March 25 2013
Mexico Unemployment Rate Down to 4.85 Percent in February  
Mexico recorded an unemployment rate of 4.85 percent in the second month of 2013.
Friday May 10 2013
Mexico's GDP Growth is Slowing Down  
Although, in the fourth quarter, Mexico maintained steady growth, there are clear signals that the economic expansion may be slowing down. Indeed, domestic demand has been showing signs of deceleration and exports remain weak.
Friday March 08 2013
Mexico Cuts Interest Rate to 4.5%  
Mexico's central bank cut interest rates for the first time in nearly four years on March 8th, taking borrowing costs to a new record low.
Thursday March 07 2013
MEXICO ANNUAL INFLATION UP TO 3.55% IN FEBRUARY  
In Mexico, consumer prices rose 3.55 percent in the year through February, therefore breaking the downtrend tendency that had been in place since last October. The rise results from the general price increase registered in all CPI categories.
Tuesday February 26 2013
Mexico Posts Trade Deficit In January  
According to a release by the National Statistics Institute, Mexico´s trade balance registered a deficit of $2879 million in January of 2013.
Friday February 22 2013
Mexico Unemployment Rate Up To 5.27% in January  
Mexico recorded an unemployment rate of 5.27 percent, seasonally adjusted, in the first month of 2013.
Monday February 18 2013
Mexico’s Economy Grows Steady in Q4  
Mexican GDP expanded 3.2 percent year over year in the fourth quarter of 2012 as strong domestic demand offset weaker exports.
Monday February 18 2013
Mexico Economy Expands 0.8% in Q4  
Mexico's economy grew 0.77 percent in the fourth quarter from the previous three-month period, the national statistics agency reported on February 18th.
Thursday February 07 2013
Mexico Annual Inflation up to 3.25% in January  
In Mexico, consumer prices rose 3.25 percent in the year through January, approaching the Central Bank´s 3 percent target. The CPI has been following a downtrend for four consecutive months, reaching its lowest value in more than a year.
Friday January 25 2013
Mexico Posts Trade Surplus in December  
According to a release by the National Statistics Institute, the trade balance in December of 2012 shows a surplus of $962 million in comparison to the $0.6 million deficit in the same month of 2011.
Monday January 21 2013
Mexico Unemployment Rate at 4.47% in December  
The unemployment rate in Mexico has fallen from 5.12 percent in November to 4.47 percent in December of 2012, according to a release by the National Statistics Institute.
Friday January 18 2013
Mexico Interest Rate Unchanged in January  
The monetary policy committee decided to keep the interest unchanged at 4.5% by unanimity of votes according to a release by the Bank of Mexico.
Thursday January 17 2013
Mexico Inflation Down to 3.57% in December  
The consumer price index increased 0.23 percent compared to November 2012 and 3.57 percent compared to the same month of the previous year according to a report by the National Institute of Statistics.
Thursday December 27 2012
Mexico Trade Deficit Narrows in November  
According to a release by the National Statistics Institute, trade balance in November of 2012 shows a deficit of $1.27 billion in comparison to the $0.2 billion deficit in the same month of 2011.
Friday December 21 2012
Mexico Unemployment Rate at 5.12% in November  
The unemployment rate in Mexico increased from 5.04% in the last month to 5.12% in November of 2012 according to a release by the National Statistics Institute.
Monday December 17 2012
Mexico Inflation Down to 4.18% in November  
The consumer price index increased 0.68 percent compared to October 2012 and 4.18 percent compared to the same month of the previous year according to a report by the National Institute of Statistics.
Friday December 14 2012
Mexico Reports Trade Deficit in October  
Mexico reported a trade deficit of $1.65 billion in October of 2012 according to a release from the National Statistics Institute.
Friday December 14 2012
Mexico Interest Rate Unchanged in December  
The monetary policy committee decided to keep the interest unchanged at 4.5% by unanimity of votes according to a release by the Bank of Mexico.
Friday December 14 2012
Mexican Unemployment Rate at 5.04% in October  
The unemployment rate in Mexico increased slightly from 5.01% in the last month to 5.04% in October of 2012 according to a release by the National Statistics Institute.
Friday December 14 2012
Mexican Economy Expands 0.45% in Q3  
The Gross Domestic Product in Mexico grew 0.45% when compared to the previous quarter. The annual growth rate was 3.3% according to a release by the National Statistics Institute.
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The Euro Area trade surplus narrowed to EUR 17.0 billion in December 2018 from EUR 24.5 billion in the same month of the previous year.
Friday February 15 2019
Italy Trade Surplus Slightly Larger than Expected  
Italy’s trade surplus decreased to EUR 3.66 billion in December of 2019 from EUR 5.08 billion in the corresponding month of the previous year, but slightly higher than market expectations of a EUR 3.47 billion. Imports rose 1.4 percent from a year earlier while exports declined 2.7 percent.
Friday February 15 2019
Turkish Jobless Rate Jumps to 12.3%  
Turkey's unemployment rate increased to 12.3 percent in November 2018 from 10.3 percent in the same month of the previous year.
Friday February 15 2019
Spain Inflation Rate Confirmed at 1-Year Low of 1%  
The annual inflation rate in Spain fell to 1 percent in January of 2019 from 1.2 percent in the previous month and in line with preliminary estimates. It was the lowest inflation rate since January of 2018, mostly due to a slowdown in prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages and housing.
Friday February 15 2019
Indonesia Trade Gap Larger than Estimated in January  
Indonesia's trade deficit widened to USD 1.16 billion in January 2019 from USD 0.76 billion in the same month a year earlier and worse than market consensus of a USD 0.97 billion gap. It was the fourth straight month of trade gap, as exports dropped 4.70 percent year-on-year while imports decreased at a softer 1.83 percent.
Friday February 15 2019
China Inflation Rate Lowest in a Year  
China's consumer price inflation slowed to 1.7 percent year-on-year in January 2019 from 1.9 percent in the previous month and below market consensus of 1.9 percent. It was the lowest inflation rate since January 2018, as food prices rose at softer pace.
Friday February 15 2019
Singapore GDP Annual Growth Rate Below Expectations  
The economy of Singapore grew an annual 1.9 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018 (vs preliminary 2.2 percent), following an upwardly revised 2.4 percent expansion in the previous three-month period and missing market expectations of 2.1 percent, final data showed. It was the weakest growth rate since the third quarter of 2016 as services expansion slowed and construction output continued to fall.
Thursday February 14 2019
US Retail Sales Post Biggest Drop in Over 9 Years  
US retail trade fell by 1.2 percent from a month earlier in December 2018, following a revised 0.1 percent growth in November and missing market expectations of 0.2 percent gain. It was the steepest decline in retail sales since September 2009.
Thursday February 14 2019
US Jobless Claims Unexpectedly Rise in Latest Week  
The number of Americans filling for unemployment benefits increased by 4 thousand to 239 thousand in the week ending February 9 from the previous week’s revised level of 235 thousand. It compares with market expectations of 225 thousand.
Thursday February 14 2019
Irish Inflation Rate Unchanged at 0.7% in January  
Ireland’s annual inflation rate came in at 0.7 percent in January of 2019, the same as in the previous month.
Thursday February 14 2019
French Jobless Rate Falls to Near 10-Year Low  
The unemployment rate in France fell to 8.8 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018 from 9.1 percent in the previous period and slightly below market expectations of 9.1 percent. It was the lowest jobless rate since the first quarter of 2009.
Thursday February 14 2019
Eurozone Q4 GDP Growth Confirmed at Near 4-Year Low  
The Eurozone economy grew 0.2 percent on quarter in the final three months of 2018, unrevised from a preliminary estimate and matching the third quarter rate, which had been the lowest since the second quarter of 2014.
Thursday February 14 2019
Portugal Q4 GDP Growth Stronger than Expected  
The Portuguese economy grew by 0.4 percent on quarter in the last three months of 2018, following a 0.3 percent expansion in the previous period and beating market expectations of 0.3 percent, a preliminary estimate showed.
Thursday February 14 2019
Dutch GDP Growth Accelerates to 0.5% in Q4  
The Dutch economy expanded 0.5 percent on quarter in the three months to December 2018, accelerating from a downwardly revised 0.1 percent growth in the previous period and matching market expectations, a preliminary estimate showed. Household consumption and fixed investment rebounded while a negative contribution was made by inventory changes.
Thursday February 14 2019
German Economy Stalls in Q4, Avoids Recession  
The German economy stalled in the fourth quarter of 2018, missing market expectations of a 0.1 percent growth and following a 0.2 percent contraction in the July-September period, which was the first time GDP shrank since 2015.
Thursday February 14 2019
India Wholesale Inflation Slows to 10-Month Low  
Wholesale prices in India rose by 2.76 percent year-on-year in January 2019, slowing from a 3.80 percent rise in the prior month and well below market estimates of 3.65 percent. It was the lowest wholesale inflation since March 2018, mainly due to a noticeable slowdown in cost of fuel and manufactured products.
Thursday February 14 2019
Malaysia GDP Growth Rises to 4.7% in Q4  
The Malaysian economy advanced 4.7 percent year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2018, following a 4.4 percent expansion in the previous three-month period and matching market expectations. It was the strongest growth rate since the first quarter of the year, as net external demand contributed positively to GDP growth, while private consumption, government spending, and investment slowed. For 2018 as a whole, the economy grew 4.7 percent, compared to a 5.9 percent expansion in 2017.
Thursday February 14 2019
China Trade Surplus Beats Expectations in January  
China's trade surplus widened sharply to USD 39.16 billion in January 2019 from USD 18.42 billion in the same month a year earlier and well above market consensus of USD 33.5 billion.
Thursday February 14 2019
Japanese Economy Returns to Growth in Q4  
The Japanese economy advanced 0.3 percent quarter-on-quarter in the December quarter 2018, reversing from an upwardly revised 0.7 percent contraction in the previous period and compared to market expectations of a 0.4 percent growth, a preliminary estimate showed. Both household consumption and business investment rebounded strongly following a string of natural disasters.
Wednesday February 13 2019
US Budget Deficit Larger than Expected  
The US government budget deficit narrowed to USD 14 billion in December 2018 from USD 23 billion in the same month of the previous year, above market expectations of USD 11 billion.
Wednesday February 13 2019
Ghana Inflation Rate at 6-Year Low of 9% in January  
The annual inflation rate in Ghana eased to 9 percent in January of 2019 from 9.4 percent in the prior month. It is the lowest inflation rate since December 2012, as prices slowed for both food (8.0% vs 8.6% in December) and non-food products (9.5% vs 9.8%).
Wednesday February 13 2019
US Inflation Rate Drops to 1.6%  
Annual inflation rate in the United States slowed for the third straight month to 1.6 percent in January of 2019 from 1.9 percent in December. It is the lowest rate since June of 2017, compared to market expectations of 1.5 percent, mainly due to a sharp fall in energy prices, namely gasoline.
Wednesday February 13 2019
Eurozone Industrial Output Contracts the Most in 9 Years  
Industrial production in the Euro Area slumped 4.2 percent from a year earlier in December 2018, following a downwardly revised 3 percent contraction in the previous month and compared to market expectations of 3.2 percent drop. It was the steepest decline in industrial production since November 2009 as output fell for all categories.
Wednesday February 13 2019
UK January Inflation Rate at 2-Year Low of 1.8%  
The annual inflation rate in the United Kingdom fell to 1.8 percent in January 2019 from 2.1 percent in the previous month and below market expectations of 1.9 percent. It was the lowest inflation rate since January 2017, mostly due to a slowdown in cost of electricity, gas and other fuels.
Wednesday February 13 2019
Sweden Leaves Rates Unchanged  
The central bank of Sweden left its key repo rate steady at -0.25 percent on February 13th 2019, in line with market expectations and following a surprise 25bps hike in the previous meeting. Policymakers said economic developments in Sweden and abroad have entered a phase of lower growth and the conditions for inflation to remain close to 2 percent in the coming years have not changed to any great extent. Also, the central bank reiterated the next hike in the repo rate is seen during the second half of 2019, provided that the economic outlook and inflation prospects are as expected.
Wednesday February 13 2019
New Zealand Holds Rates at Record Low of 1.75%  
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand left its official cash rate/OCR unchanged at a record low of 1.75 percent on 13th February 2019, as widely expected. Policymakers said that low interest rate support domestic economic growth and inflation, and highlighted that the tailwind from a slowing global economy may reduce demand for New Zealand's exports. The Committee noted that the inflation rate is near the 2 percent target rate, mostly due to cost of petrol and to keep inflation close to target, the economy needs continued support from monetary policy. Policymakers added that rates will remain at this level through 2019 and 2020 and that the direction of the next move could be up or down.
Tuesday February 12 2019
India Inflation Rate Lower than Expected  
Annual consumer inflation in India declined to 2.05 percent in January of 2019 from a downwardly revised 2.11 percent in December, below market expectations of 2.48 percent. It is the lowest inflation rate since June of 2017 as food prices continued to decline. The Reserve Bank of India recently lowered its inflation forecasts to 2.8 percent for January-March 2019, mentioning a deflation in food items and a sharp fall in fuel inflation.
Tuesday February 12 2019
Portugal Inflation Rate at 9-Month Low of 0.5%  
The annual inflation rate in Portugal decreased to 0.5 percent in January of 2019 from 0.7 percent in the previous month and slightly above preliminary estimates of 0.4 percent. It is the lowest inflation rate since April, mainly due to lower prices of food, transport and housing & utilities.
Tuesday February 12 2019
South Africa Jobless Rate Drops to 27.1% in Q4  
The unemployment rate in South Africa decreased to 27.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018 from 27.5 percent in the previous period. The unemployment rate usually falls in the last quarter of the year, due to higher job activity during the festive season. However, a year earlier, the jobless rate was lower at 26.7 percent.
Tuesday February 12 2019
Nigeria Q4 GDP Annual Growth Rate Strongest Since 2015  
The economy of Nigeria advanced 2.4 percent year-on-year in the last quarter of 2018, following a 1.8 percent expansion in the previous period and beating market expectations of a 2.1 percent gain. It was the highest growth rate since the third quarter of 2015, as the non-oil sector increased further and the oil sector contracted less. On a quarterly basis, the economy expanded 5.3 percent, lower than a 9.5 percent in the prior quarter.
Tuesday February 12 2019
Philippines Trade Gap Smallest in 3 Months  
The Philippine's trade deficit narrowed to USD 3.75 billion in December of 2018 from USD 3.97 billion in the same month a year earlier. It marked the smallest trade gap since September, as exports dropped 12.3 percent year-on-year to USD 4.72 billion, while imports declined 9.4 percent to USD 8.47 billion.
Monday February 11 2019
UK Q4 GDP Annual Growth Below Forecasts  
The UK economy expanded 1.3 percent year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2018, down from a revised 1.6 percent in the previous period and slightly below market expectations of 1.4 percent. It has not been weaker since the second quarter of 2012 and continues its relatively subdued performance over the last year.
Monday February 11 2019
UK GDP Growth Slows to 0.2% in Q4  
The UK economy grew by 0.2 percent on quarter in the three months to December 2018, easing from a 0.6 percent expansion in the previous period and matching market expectations, a preliminary estimate showed.
Monday February 11 2019
UK Trade Gap Narrows Slightly in December  
The UK trade deficit decreased to GBP 0.32 billion in December of 2018 from an upwardly revised GBP 0.36 billion in the previous month.
Monday February 11 2019
Swiss Inflation Rate Falls to 11-Month Low  
Switzerland's annual inflation rate edged down to 0.6 percent in January 2019 from 0.7 percent in the previous month, in line with market expectations. It was the lowest inflation rate since February, as prices of housing, transportation, and food rose at a softer pace while healthcare costs continued to decline.
Saturday February 09 2019
Week Ahead  
Next week the US will be publishing inflation rate, retail sales, industrial production and the preliminary reading of Michigan consumer sentiment. Elsewhere, other important releases include: UK Q4 GDP growth, alongside inflation, retail trade and industry and construction output; Germany and Japan Q4 GDP growth rates; and China foreign trade, inflation and producer prices. Investors will also react to US-China trade talks and will see if the impasse over border security funding can be solved in the US Congress to avoid a second partial shutdown.
Friday February 08 2019
Canada Unemployment Rate Above Forecasts  
The unemployment rate in Canada rose to 5.8 percent in January of 2019 from 5.6 percent in the previous month and above market expectations of 5.7 percent. The economy added 66.8 thousand jobs in January, after creating 9.3 thousand in December and compared with market consensus of 8 thousand. Part-time employment advanced 36 thousand and full-time employment rose 30.9 thousand.
Friday February 08 2019
Tanzania Inflation Rate Edges Down to 3% in January  
The annual inflation rate in Tanzania eased to 3 percent in January 2019 from 3.3 percent in the previous month. Softer inflation was seen mainly for food, transport & housing & utilities.
Friday February 08 2019
Brazil Inflation Rate Barely Unchanged at 3.78%  
Annual inflation rate in Brazil was nearly steady at 3.78 percent in January of 2019 from 3.75 percent in December, compared to market expectations of 3.7 percent. Food inflation was the highest since February of 2017 while fuel prices slowed sharply, manly due to gasoline.
Friday February 08 2019
Russia Holds Key Interest Rate at 7.75%  
The Bank of Russia held its benchmark one-week repo rate at 7.75 percent on February 8th, after an unexpected 25bps hike in the previous meeting aimed at limiting inflation risks following the VAT increase last month. Policymakers expect annual inflation to range between 5.0 and 5.5 percent by the end of 2019 and return to 4 percent in the first half of 2020.
Friday February 08 2019
German Trade Surplus Smallest in Nearly 3 Years  
The German trade surplus decreased to EUR 13.9 billion in December 2018 from EUR 18.4 billion in the same month a year earlier. It was the smallest trade surplus since January 2016, mainly due to a sharp decline in exports.
Friday February 08 2019
Swiss Jobless Rate Rises to 10-Month High of 2.8%  
The Swiss unemployment rate edged up to a non-seasonally adjusted 2.8 percent in January 2019 from 2.7 percent in the previous month. It was the highest jobless rate since March 2018, as the number of unemployed increased markedly.
Thursday February 07 2019
Mexico Annual Inflation Rate at Over 2 Year-Low  
The annual inflation rate in Mexico fell to 4.37 percent in January 2019 from 4.83 percent in the previous month and below market expectations of 4.49 percent. It was the lowest inflation rate since December 2016, mainly due to a slowdown in cost of energy and food, beverages & tobacco.
Thursday February 07 2019
US Jobless Claims Fall Less than Expected  
The number of Americans filling for unemployment benefits decreased by 19 thousand to 234 thousand in the week ending February 2 from the previous week’s unrevised level of 253 thousand. It compares with market expectations of 221 thousand.
Thursday February 07 2019
New Zealand Jobless Rate Rises to 4.3% in Q4  
New Zealand's unemployment rate rose to 4.3 percent in the last quarter of 2018 from an upwardly revised 4.0 percent in the previous period and above market expectations of a 4.1 percent.
Thursday February 07 2019
BoE Holds Rates  
The Bank of England voted unanimously to hold the Bank Rate at 0.75 percent during its first policy meeting of 2019 and reaffirmed its pledge to gradual and limited rate rises over the forecast period. The central bank lowered its 2019 economic growth forecast to 1.2 percent from its previous estimate of 1.7 percent amid persistent concerns about Brexit uncertainty and global slowdown; while inflation is expected to decline to slightly below the MPC’s 2 percent target in the near term, largely due to the sharp fall in petrol prices.
Thursday February 07 2019
Greek Jobless Rate Edges Down to 18.5% in November  
The Greek seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 18.5 percent in November 2018 from an upwardly revised 18.7 percent in the prior month. It is the lowest jobless rate since July 2011.
Thursday February 07 2019
Philippines Holds Key Interest Rate at 4.75%  
The Philippine central bank held the rate on its overnight reverse repurchase facility at 4.75 percent on February 7th, as widely expected, saying inflation expectations declined further while economic growth moderates. The central bank paused its tightening cycle in December following five straight rate hikes in previous meetings.
Thursday February 07 2019
RBI Unexpectedly Cuts Key Policy Rate to 6.25%  
The Reserve Bank of India lowered unexpectedly its benchmark interest rate by 25bps to 6.25 percent on February 7th and shifted its stance to "neutral" in an attempt to boost a slowing economy as inflation rate remains well below its mid-point target of 4 percent.
Thursday February 07 2019
French Trade Gap Narrows Slightly in December  
The French trade deficit narrowed slightly to EUR 4.7 billion in December 2018 from a downwardly revised EUR 4.8 billion in November and compared with market expectations of a EUR 4.0 billion shortfall. Exports rose 2.2 percent month-over-month and imports increased 1.7 percent.
Thursday February 07 2019
Brazil Holds Interest Rate at 6.5%  
The Central Bank of Brazil voted unanimously to hold its key Selic rate at a record low of 6.50 percent on February 6th 2019, as widely expected. Policymakers said that the decision reflects its baseline scenario for prospective inflation and its risks and it is consistent with the convergence of inflation to the target range.
Wednesday February 06 2019
US Trade Gap Lowest in 5 Months  
The U.S. trade deficit narrowed to USD 49.3 billion in November of 2018 from an upwardly revised USD 55.7 billion in the previous month and compared with market expectations of a USD 54 billion gap. It is the lowest deficit in five months as imports plunged the most since March of 2016 from a record high value reached in the previous month.
Wednesday February 06 2019
Russia Inflation Rate Jumps to 2-Year High  
Russia’s consumer price inflation increased to 5 percent year-on-year in January 2019 from 4.3 percent in the previous month, but slightly below market expectations of 5.2 percent. It was the highest inflation rate since January 2017 after the government raised VAT to 20 percent from 18 percent.
Wednesday February 06 2019
Thailand Leaves Monetary Policy Unchanged  
The Bank of Thailand voted by four to two to keep the policy rate at 1.75 percent on February 6th 2019 meeting, after hiking it by 25 bps on the previous meeting, as widely expected. The Committee said that the current accommodative monetary policy stance would remain appropriate in the period ahead and would continue to support economic growth, financial stability and inflation. Still, two members voted to raises the policy rate by 25 bps to 2 percent.
Wednesday February 06 2019
Indonesia Q4 GDP Annual Growth Above Expectations  
Indonesia's annual economic growth edged up to 5.18 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018 from 5.17 percent in the previous three-month period and slightly above market consensus of 5.11 percent. The expansion was mainly driven by private consumption while both fixed investment and government spending increased at a slower pace. Meantime, net exports contributed negatively to the GDP growth.
Wednesday February 06 2019
Indonesia Quarterly GDP Contracts for First Time in 3 Quarters  
Indonesia's gross domestic product shrank 1.69 percent quarter-on-quarter in the December quarter of 2018, after a 3.09 percent growth in the previous quarter and compared to market consensus of a 1.75 percent decline. It marked the first quarterly contraction since the March quarter of the year, as private consumption was sluggish while net exports contributed negatively to the GDP.
Tuesday February 05 2019
US Services Growth Slows for 2nd Month: ISM  
The ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI index for the United States fell to 56.7 in January of 2019 from 58 in December and below market expectations of 57.2. The reading pointed to the weakest expansion in the services sector in six months. While respondents showed concerns about the impacts of the government shutdown they remain mostly optimistic about overall business conditions.
Tuesday February 05 2019
Irish Jobless Rate Unchanged at Near 11-Year Low of 5.3%  
Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 5.3 percent in January of 2019, unchanged from the previous month and remaining the lowest jobless rate since February of 2008.
Tuesday February 05 2019
Australia Holds Cash Rate at 1.5% for 30th Month  
The Reserve Bank of Australia left the cash rate unchanged at a record low of 1.5 percent at its February meeting, as widely expected and extending its record period of policy inaction for 30th straight month, amid uncertainties around the outlook for household spending and the effect of falling housing prices in some cities.
Tuesday February 05 2019
Philippines Inflation Rate Slows to 10-Month Low of 4.4%  
The Philippines' annual inflation rate eased to a 10-month low of 4.4 percent in January of 2019 from 5.1 percent in the previous month. The latest reading was slightly below market estimates of 4.5 percent, amid a marked slowdown in cost of food and transport.
Tuesday February 05 2019
Australia Trade Surplus Largest in 2 Years  
Australia's trade surplus widened sharply to AUD 3.68 billion in December 2018 from an upwardly revised of AUD 2.26 billion, easily beating market consensus of a surplus of AUD 2.3 billion. It was the largest trade surplus since December 2016, as exports fell by 2 percent to AUD 37.92 billion, while imports declined at a faster 6 percent to AUD 34.24 billion.
Monday February 04 2019
Italy Inflation Rate Slows to 9-Month Low of 0.9%  
The annual inflation rate in Italy is expected to decrease further to 0.9 percent in January of 2019 from 1.1 percent in the previous month. It is the lowest inflation rate since April of 2018, amid lower prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages; transport and energy products.
Monday February 04 2019
Turkish January Inflation Rate Above Expectations  
The Turkish consumer price inflation rose slightly to 20.35 percent year-on-year in January 2019 from 20.30 percent in the prior month, and slightly above market expectations of 20.29 percent. Food prices increased faster while both housing and transport inflation eased.
Saturday February 02 2019
Week Ahead  
Next week the US will be publishing its highly anticipated foreign trade report, after it had been delayed for almost a month due to the partial government shutdown, with market forecasts pointing to a narrowing trade deficit in November. Meanwhile, the ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI is likely to decline in January to a six-month low; and factory orders are expected to post a slight recovery in November after October's biggest decline since July 2017. Elsewhere, interest rate decisions from the Bank of England and the Reserve Bank of India; China Services PMI; and Germany industrial production will also be in the spotlight.
Friday February 01 2019
Brazil Posts Smallest Trade Surplus in 3 Years  
Brazil's trade surplus narrowed to USD 2.19 billion in January 2019 from USD 2.82 billion in the same month of the previous year and below market expectations of USD 3.4 billion. It was the smallest trade surplus since January of 2016, as imports jumped 15.4 percent year-on-year to USD 16.39 billion and exports rose at a softer 9.1 percent to USD 18.58 billion.
Friday February 01 2019
US Factory Growth Beats Forecasts: ISM  
The ISM Manufacturing PMI in the US jumped to 56.6 in January of 2019 from an upwardly revised 54.3 in December, easily beating market expectations of 54.2. Faster increases were seen in new orders, production and inventories while employment slowed slightly. On the other hand, exports continued to expand, but at the lowest level since the fourth quarter of 2016 and prices contracted for the first time since the first quarter of 2016. The manufacturing sector continues to expand, reversing December’s weak expansion, but inputs and prices indicate fundamental changes in supply chain constraints.
Friday February 01 2019
US Consumer Sentiment Lowest Since Trump's Election  
The University of Michigan's consumer sentiment for the US declined to 91.2 in January of 2019 from 98.3 in December, but above a preliminary estimate of 90.7 and market expectations of 90.8. It was the weakest sentiment since President Trump was elected. The end of the shutdown caused only a modest boost in the Sentiment Index
Friday February 01 2019
US Manufacturing PMI Unrevised in January: Markit  
The IHS Markit US Manufacturing PMI was confirmed at 54.9 in January of 2019, the same as in the preliminary estimate and higher than 53.8 in December. Output increased faster and domestic demand drove new business growth as new export orders rose only marginally. Job creation also accelerated and input cost inflation eased. Finally, business confidence about the year ahead reached the highest in three months.
Friday February 01 2019
US Economy Adds the Most Jobs in 11 Months  
Nonfarm payrolls in the US increased by 304 thousand in January of 2019, following a downwardly revised 222 thousand rise in December and easily beating market expectations of 165 thousand. Employment grew in several industries, including leisure and hospitality, construction, health care, and transportation and warehousing. There were no discernible impacts of the partial federal government shutdown on the estimates of employment, hours, and earnings from the establishment survey. Instead, the impact of the shutdown contributed to the uptick in the unemployment rate to 4 percent from 3.9 percent as it included furloughed federal employees who were classified as unemployed on temporary layoff under the definitions used in the household survey.
Friday February 01 2019
US Jobless Rate Unexpectedly Rises to 4%  
The US unemployment rate rose to 4 percent in January 2019 from 3.9 percent in the previous month and slightly above market expectations of 3.9 percent. The number of unemployed increased by 241 thousand to 6.54 million while employment fell by 251 thousand to 156.69 million, following the 35-day partial government shutdown.
Friday February 01 2019
Eurozone Inflation Rate Falls to 9-Month Low  
The annual inflation rate in the Euro Area is expected to ease further to 1.4 percent in January 2019 from 1.6 percent in the previous month and in line with market consensus, a preliminary estimate showed. This should be the lowest rate since April.
Friday February 01 2019
Japan Jobless Rate Edges Down to 2.4% in December  
The unemployment rate in Japan inched lower to 2.4 percent in December 2018 from 2.5 percent in the previous month and matching market expectations. Meanwhile, the jobs-to-applicants ratio remained unchanged at 1.63 and in line with consensus.
Friday February 01 2019
South Korea January Inflation Rate Lowest since 2016  
South Korea's annual inflation rate fell to 0.8 percent in January of 2019 from 1.3 percent in the previous month and below market expectations of 1.3 percent. It was the lowest inflation rate since August 2016, as cost slowed for food and housing & utilities, while cost of transport declined at a faster rate.
Friday February 01 2019
South Korea Trade Surplus Smallest in 5 Years  
South Korea’s trade surplus narrowed sharply to USD 1.34 billion in January of 2019 from USD 3.45 billion in the same month of the preceding year, a preliminary data showed. It was the smallest trade surplus since February 2014, as exports dropped by 5.8 percent year-on-year to USD 46.35 billion, while imports declined 1.7 percent to USD 45.02 billion.
Thursday January 31 2019
Kenya Inflation Rate Hits 5-Month Low of 4.7%  
The annual inflation rate in Kenya fell to 4.70 percent in January 2019 from 5.71 percent in the prior month and below market expectations of 5 percent. It is the lowest inflation rate since August, as prices slowed primarily for food, housing & utilities and transport.
Thursday January 31 2019
US New Home Sales Highest in 8 Months  
Sales of new single-family houses in the United States jumped 16.9 percent from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 657 thousand in November of 2018, following a downwardly revised 8.3 percent fall in October and beating market expectations of 560 thousand. It is the highest reading since March 2018, led by sales in the South, the Midwest and the Northeast while those in the West fell.
Thursday January 31 2019
US Jobless Claims Rise to Near 1-1/2-Year High  
The number of Americans filling for unemployment benefits increased by 53 thousand to 253 thousand in the week ending January 26 from the previous week’s revised level of 200 thousand. This is the highest level for initial claims since September 30, 2017 when it was 254,000. It compares with market expectations of 215 thousand.
Thursday January 31 2019
South Africa Posts Largest Trade Surplus Since 2016  
South Africa recorded a trade surplus of ZAR 17.2 billion in December 2018 compared to a downwardly revised 3.29 billion surplus in the prior month and beating market expectations of a ZAR 9.0 billion surplus. It is the widest trade surplus since May 2016, as imports fell faster than exports. In 2018, the country posted a trade surplus of ZAR 11.3 billion compared to a ZAR 76.7 billion surplus in the previous year.
Thursday January 31 2019
Brazil Jobless Rate Falls to 11.6%  
The unemployment rate in Brazil fell to 11.6 percent in the three months to December of 2018, from 11.9 percent in July-September period and 11.8 percent a year earlier. Compared with the three months ended in November, the jobless rate was unchanged, remaining the lowest since the three months to July 2016.
Thursday January 31 2019
Eurozone GDP Growth Holds Steady at 4-Year Low  
The Eurozone economy grew 0.2 percent on quarter in the final three months of 2018, matching the third quarter rate, which had been the lowest since the second quarter of 2014.
Thursday January 31 2019
Italy Economy Shrinks for 2nd Quarter by 0.2% in Q4  
The Italian economy shrank by 0.2 percent on quarter in the three months to December of 2018, following a 0.1 percent contraction in the previous period and slightly more than market expectations of a 0.1 percent decrease, preliminary estimates showed. It was the second consecutive quarter of contraction, throwing the country into recession.
Thursday January 31 2019
Euro Area Jobless Rate Steady at 7.9% in December  
The Euro Area seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was at 7.9 percent in December 2018, unchanged from the previous month and in line with market expectations. It remained the lowest jobless rate since October 2008.
Thursday January 31 2019
Italy Jobless Rate Unexpectedly Falls to 4-Month Low of 10.3%  
Italy’s unemployment rate fell to 10.3 percent in December of 2018 from 10.5 percent in the previous month and below market expectations of 10.6 percent. It was the lowest jobless rate since August of 2018, as the number of unemployed declined by 1.6 percent and employment went up 0.1 percent.
Thursday January 31 2019
Portugal Inflation Rate Falls to 0.4% in January  
Consumer prices in Portugal are expected to rise 0.4 percent year-on-year in January of 2019, below 0.7 percent in December. It is the lowest inflation rate since April, amid a fall in energy prices, preliminary estimates showed.
Thursday January 31 2019
Spain Economy Expands 0.7% in Q4  
Spain’s economy advanced 0.7 percent on quarter in the three months to December 2018, following a 0.6 percent expansion in the previous period and above market consensus of 0.6 percent, a preliminary figure showed. It was the strongest growth rate since the last quarter of 2017, as government spending rose markedly and net trade contributed positively to the GDP growth.
Thursday January 31 2019
Turkish Trade Gap Narrows Sharply in December  
Turkish trade deficit slumped 71.1 percent to USD 2.7 billion in December 2018 from USD 9.2 billion in the corresponding month of the previous year.
Thursday January 31 2019
Spain Annual Inflation Rate at 1-Year Low in January  
The annual inflation rate in Spain decreased to 1.0 percent in January of 2019 from 1.2 percent in the previous month, below market expectations of 1.1 percent, a preliminary estimate showed. It was the lowest inflation rate since January last year, mainly due to a slowdown in cost of fuel.
Thursday January 31 2019
French Inflation Rate Falls to 11-Month Low  
France's annual inflation is expected to slow further to 1.2 percent in January 2019 from 1.6 percent in the previous month. That would be the lowest rate since February due to a deceleration in energy prices while services inflation should remain unchanged.
Thursday January 31 2019
German Jobless Rate Holds Steady at Over 38-Year Low  
Germany's seasonally adjusted harmonised unemployment was unchanged at an over 38-year low of 3.3 percent in December 2018, as the number of unemployed dropped further and employment rose slightly.
Thursday January 31 2019
Singapore Q4 Jobless Rate Highest in 1-1/2 Years  
Singapore’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate edged up to 2.2 percent in the December quarter of 2018 from 2.1 percent in the previous period, a preliminary estimate showed. It was the highest jobless rate since the second quarter 2017 on the back of continued expansion in domestic economy. For 2018 the whole year, unemployment rate inched lower to 2.1 percent from 2.2 percent a year earlier.
Thursday January 31 2019
Chile Hikes Interest Rate to 3%  
The Central Bank of Chile raised its benchmark interest rate by 25 bps to 3.00 percent on January 30th 2019, as widely expected. The decision was unanimous. Policymakers said that the decision considered the evolution of macroeconomic conditions and reaffirmed its commitment to conduct the monetary policy with flexibility so the inflation rate stands at 3 percent over the next two years.
Thursday January 31 2019
Fed Signals Hold on Rate Increases  
The Federal Reserve held the target range for the federal funds rate at 2.25-2.5 percent during its first policy meeting of 2019 and reaffirmed its position to be patient about further policy firming in light of recent global economic and financial developments and muted inflation pressures.
Wednesday January 30 2019
Mexico GDP Annual Growth Slows to 1.8% in Q4  
The gross domestic product in Mexico advanced 1.8 percent year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2018, following a 2.5 percent rise in the previous period, a preliminary estimate showed. It is the slowest growth in three quarters, as services rose less and industrial activity contracted. Meanwhile, primary activities expanded faster.
Wednesday January 30 2019
Mexico GDP Growth Slows to 0.3% in Q4  
The Mexican economy grew 0.3 percent on quarter in the three months to December of 2018, easing from a 0.8 percent expansion in the previous period, a preliminary estimate showed. The slowdown was mainly driven by a contraction in the industrial sector.
Wednesday January 30 2019
German Inflation Rate Drops to 11-Month Low  
Germany's annual inflation rate is expected to ease further to 1.4 percent in January 2019 from 1.7 percent in the previous month and below market expectations of 1.6 percent. This would be the lowest inflation rate since February.
Wednesday January 30 2019
Malaysia Trade Surplus Widens 41.6% YoY in December  
Malaysia's trade surplus increased to MYR 10.4 billion in December of 2018 from MYR 7.4 billion in the same month of the prior year and beating market expectations of a MYR 7.4 billion surplus. Exports rose 4.8 percent, above market consensus of a 2.4 percent increase, mainly due to sales of electrical & electronic products and chemicals & chemical products. Meantime, imports went up at a slower 1.1 percent, missing estimates of a 1.3 percent gain. Higher purchases of intermediate goods and consumer goods were partly offset by a slump in those of capital goods.
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