Mexico Imports of Printed Books, Newspapers, Pictures, E  2014-2017 | Data

Imports of Printed Books, Newspapers, Pictures, E in Mexico decreased to 49214 USD THO in January from 58286 USD THO in December of 2016. Imports of Printed Books, Newspapers, Pictures, E in Mexico averaged 59996.76 USD THO from 2014 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 76014 USD THO in May of 2014 and a record low of 44575 USD THO in January of 2016.

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Mexico Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 61.53 -1079.20 1710.25 -3470.98 USD Million [+]
Exports 35608.25 35465.57 36879.05 1225.59 USD Million [+]
Imports 35546.72 36544.77 36943.16 647.02 USD Million [+]
Current Account -6859.20 -2418.10 2173.78 -8821.50 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -2.70 -2.80 3.40 -6.10 percent [+]
External Debt 431343.90 4120.34 431343.90 0.70 MXN Billion [+]
Terms of Trade 47.19 47.13 106.34 43.46 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 7945.60 6045.30 20839.60 -63.90 USD Million [+]
Remittances 6639.60 6930.10 6967.70 158.70 USD Million [+]
Tourism Revenues 1626953.19 1823429.92 2124964.35 158919.00 USD Thousand [+]
Tourist Arrivals 1702.08 1864.58 2496.24 56.59 Thousand [+]
Gold Reserves 120.10 120.46 125.35 2.55 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 2053.00 2051.00 3547.00 1977.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 3.72 3.99 4.51 1.35 [+]
Capital Flows 1800.70 15409.60 27743.60 -9887.46 USD Million [+]

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Mexico Imports of Printed Books, Newspapers, Pictures, E Notes

This page includes a chart with historical data for Mexico Imports of Printed Books, Newspapers, Pictures, E. Mexico Imports of Printed Books, Newspapers, Pictures, E - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
49214.00 58286.00 76014.00 44575.00 2014 - 2017 USD THO Monthly
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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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Friday July 28 2017
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Spanish annual inflation rate came in at 1.5 percent in July 2017, unchanged from the previous month's seven month low and in line with market expectations, the preliminary figure showed. Cost of food and non-alcoholic beverages was flat from the previous year while fuel prices dropped.
Friday July 28 2017
Spanish Economy Grows 0.9% in Q2  
The Spanish economy advanced by 0.9 percent on quarter in the three months to June 2017, in line with market expectations and following a 0.8 percent expansion in the previous period, the preliminary estimate showed.
Friday July 28 2017
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Consumer prices in French are expected to rise 0.7 percent year-on-year in July 2017, the same as in a month earlier, the preliminary estimate showed. The inflation rate remained at its lowest level since December 2016, as cost increased for food, energy and services while cost of manufactured products continued to fall.
Friday July 28 2017
French GDP Growth Matches Estimates In Q2  
French GDP advanced 0.5 percent quarter-on-quarter in the June quarter of 2017, the same as in the prior two quarters and in line with market consensus, first estimates showed. It was the fourth straight quarter of expansion, as household consumption and government spending contributed positively to the GDP while exports surged.
Friday July 28 2017
Singapore Jobless Rate Stays At 6-1/2-Year High In Q2  
Singapore’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 2.2 percent in the June quarter of 2017, the same as in the prior two quarters, preliminary estimates showed. The jobless rate remained at its highest level since the December quarter 2010.
Friday July 28 2017
Japan Jobless Rate Retreats To 2.8% In June  
The unemployment rate in Japan fell to 2.8 percent in June of 2017, down from 3.1 percent in the previous month. The figure came in below market consensus of 3 percent back to its 23-year low reached in the months February to April this year. Meanwhile, the jobs-to-applicants ratio was 1.51, up from 1.49 in the previous period and beating expectations of 1.50 to mark the highest level since February 1974.
Friday July 28 2017
Japan Inflation Rate Steady For 3rd Month At 0.4%  
Consumer prices in Japan rose 0.4 percent year-on-year in June of 2017, the same as in the prior two months and matching market consensus. Food inflation was steady while cost of transport and housing declined.
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.
Thursday July 27 2017
US Durable Goods Orders Rise the Most in 3 Years  
New orders for US manufactured durable goods jumped 6.5 percent month-over-month in June of 2017, following a downwardly revised 0.1 percent drop in May and beating market expectations of a 3 percent rise. It is the biggest gain since July of 2014, boosted by a 131.2 percent surge in orders for civilian aircraft. However, non-defense capital goods orders excluding aircraft, seen as a proxy for business spending plans decreased 0.1 percent, following an upwardly revised 0.7 percent rise in May and the first drop since December.
Thursday July 27 2017
US Jobless Claims Rise More Than Expected  
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits increased by 10 thousand to 244 thousand in the week ended July 22nd from the previous week's revised level of 234 thousand and above market expectations of 241 thousand. Meanwhile, the 4-week moving average, which removes week-to-week volatility, was unchanged at 244 thousand.
Thursday July 27 2017
Turkey Holds Key Interest Rate at 8%  
The Central Bank of Turkey held its benchmark one-week repo rate at 8 percent on July 27th, as widely expected, saying current elevated levels of inflation pose risks on the pricing behavior while the economic activity is expected to maintain its strength boosted by both domestic and external demand.
Thursday July 27 2017
Hong Kong Trade Gap Widens Slightly In June  
Hong Kong trade deficit increased to HKD 48.278 billion in June of 2017 from a HKD 45.6 billion gap a year earlier. Exports went up 11.1 percent, higher than a 4 percent gain in May, boosted by sales to China and other major Asian markets. Imports rose at a slower 10.4 percent, after a 6.6 percent increase in May. Considering the second quarter of the year, sales expanded 1.1 percent over the previous period while imports declined 1.4 percent.
Thursday July 27 2017
Spain Jobless Rate Drops To 8-1/2-year Low  
The unemployment rate in Spain fell to 17.22 percent in the second quarter of 2017 from 18.75 percent in the previous period. It is the lowest jobless rate since the last quarter of 2008, below market expectations of 17.8 percent. Yet, unemployment has been falling since 2013 when it hit a record high of 27 percent after a real estate and construction crisis that started in 2008 led to a recession. However, the jobless rate still remains at double digits and higher than its pre-crisis level. Spain has the second highest unemployment rate in the EU after Greece.
Wednesday July 26 2017
South Korea Economy Expands 0.6% QoQ In Q2  
The South Korean economy advanced 0.6 percent on quarter in the second quarter of 2017, matching estimates and lower than the 1.1 percent expansion in the previous quarter. On the production side, slower growth was explained by contraction in construction, manufacturing and primary activity. Contrastingly, utilities returned to growth and services expanded at the fastest pace (0.8 percent) since the fourth quarter of 2015.
Thursday July 27 2017
South Korea GDP Grows 2.7% YoY To Match Expectations  
The South Korean economy expanded 2.7 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2017, matching estimates of a 2.7 percent expansion and below 2.9 percent growth in the previous quarter. The slower GDP growth was mainly explained by manufacturing and services, which expanded at a softer pace versus Q1. On the expenditure side, exports contracted marginally and imports and construction expanded at slower rates when compared to the first quarter, offsetting faster growth in consumption.
Wednesday July 26 2017
Brazil Slashes Key Rate By 100 Bps To 9.25%  
The Central Bank of Brazil unanimously cut its key Selic rate by 100 basis points to 9.25 percent on July 26th of 2017, as widely anticipated. It was the seventh straight rate decline, bringing borrowing costs to the lowest since September of 2013 amid slowing inflation and a sticky contraction. The decision was unanimous and no bias was adopted. It follows a 100 bps cut in the May 31st of 2017 meeting.
Wednesday July 26 2017
Fed Leaves Monetary Policy Steady  
The Federal Reserve left the target range for its federal funds rate unchanged at 1 percent to 1.25 percent during its July 2017 meeting and said it will start reducing its USD 4.5 trillion portfolio relatively soon. The committee considered near-term risks to the economic outlook as roughly balanced, but said it will closely monitor inflation.
Wednesday July 26 2017
US New Home Sales Rise For 2nd Month  
Sales of new single-family houses in the United States increased 0.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 610 thousand in June of 2017 from a downwardly revised 605 thousand in May. The figure came below market expectations of 615 thousand. Sales rose in the Midwest and the West but fell in the South and were flat in the Northeast.
Wednesday July 26 2017
UK Economy Expands the Least in 1 Year  
The British economy grew 1.7 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2017, in line with market expectations and easing from a 2 percent expansion in the previous period, a preliminary estimate showed. It was the lowest annual growth rate since the second quarter of last year, as production contracted while services and construction continued to grow.
Wednesday July 26 2017
UK Economy Grows 0.3% in Q2  
The British economy advanced 0.3 percent on quarter in the three months to June 2017, in line with market expectations and following a 0.2 percent expansion in the previous period, a preliminary estimate showed. The growth was driven by services mainly boosted by retail trade and film production and distribution, while construction and manufacturing contracted.
Wednesday July 26 2017
Sweden Trade Surplus at 2-year High  
The Swedish trade balance turned into a SEK 4.2 billion surplus in June of 2017 compared to a SEK 0.2 billion deficit a year earlier. Yet, it is the highest trade surplus in two years, as exports jumped 10 percent while imports rose at a slower 6 percent. Considering the first half of 2017, the country's trade surplus widened to SEK 3.4 billion from a SEK 1.1 billion a year earlier. Both exports and imports jumped 11 percent.
Wednesday July 26 2017
Australia Inflation Rate Edges Down To 1.9% In Q2  
Consumer prices in Australia rose 1.9 percent through the year to the June quarter of 2017 from 2.1 percent in the first quarter and below market consensus of a 2.2 percent rise. The inflation rate edged lower from the 2-1/2 year high in Q1, mainly due to a slowdown in cost of housing and transport.
Wednesday July 26 2017
New Zealand Trade Surplus Widens In June  
New Zealand trade surplus widened to NZD 242 million in June of 2017 compared to NZD 107 million in the same month of the previous year and expectations of a NZD 100 million surplus. It was the fourth straight monthly surplus after 8 consecutive deficits, and leaves the year-to-date trade surplus at NZD 841 million (vs NZD 1367 million in the first six months of last year). Exports rose the most in nearly two years, led by sales of milk powder, butter and cheese while imports went up at a slower pace.
Tuesday July 25 2017
Nigeria Holds Key Rate At 14%  
The central bank of Nigeria left its benchmark interest rate steady at 14 percent on July 25th 2017, in line with market expectations, mentioning the headwind confronting the economy and global uncertainties. Six of the eight members of the monetary policy committee voted to hold rates, while two voted for a cut. The inflation slowed for 16.1 percent in June, the lowest in 13 months.
Monday July 24 2017
US Factory Growth At 4-Month High: Markit  
The IHS Markit Flash US Manufacturing PMI increased to 53.2 in July of 2017 from 52 in June, beating market expectations of 52.1. It is the highest value in four months as output, new orders, employment and stocks of inputs rose faster.
Monday July 24 2017
Singapore Inflation Rate Eases To 0.5% YoY In June  
Consumer prices in Singapore rose 0.5 percent from a year earlier in June of 2017, compared to a 1.4 percent rise in the prior month and below market consensus of a 0.7 percent increase. Prices increased less than in a month earlier for food and transport while cost of housing declined again.
Saturday July 22 2017
Week Ahead  
In the US, the most important events will be Fed interest rate decision and first estimate of GDP growth for Q2. Elsewhere, Japan will release unemployment, inflation and retail sales; Australia inflation, and UK, France and Spain GDP figures for the Q2.
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 21 2017
Canada Inflation Rate At 2015 Low  
Consumer prices in Canada increased 1 percent year-on-year in June of 2017, following a 1.3 percent rise in May and in line with market expectations. It is the lowest inflation rate since October of 2015, mainly due to a 1.4 percent fall in gasoline prices.
Friday July 21 2017
Spanish Trade Deficit Widens 52.1% In May  
Spain's trade deficit widened sharply by 52.1 percent to EUR 1.43 billion in May 2017 from EUR 0.94 billion in the corresponding month a year earlier. Exports increased 15.2 percent year-on-year to EUR 25.36 billion while imports rose at a faster 16.7 percent to EUR 26.79 billion. In the first five months of the year, the trade deficit jumped 50.7 percent to EUR 9.83 billion, driven by a 13.3 percent increase in imports while exports rose 10.9 percent to a new record high for that period.
Friday July 21 2017
Indonesia Leaves Monetary Policy Unchanged  
Indonesia's central bank left its benchmark 7-day reverse repo rate unchanged at 4.75 percent on July 20th 2017, in line with market expectations. The overnight deposit facility rate and the lending facility rate were also left steady at 4 percent and 5.5 percent, respectively. Policymakers said the decision is consistent with efforts to maintain macroeconomic and financial stability while still encouraging domestic economic recovery process.
Thursday July 20 2017
South Africa Cuts Repo Rate To 6.75%  
The South African Reserve Bank lowered its benchmark repo rate by 25bps to 6.75 percent on July 20th, saying the inflation outlook has improved while domestic growth prospects have deteriorated further following the surprise GDP contraction in the first quarter of the year. The central bank cut its growth forecast for 2017 to 0.5 percent from 1 percent, and the forecast for 2018 to 1.2 percent from 1.5 percent.
Thursday July 20 2017
US Jobless Claims Fall To 9-Week Low  
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits decreased by 15 thousand to 233 thousand in the week ended July 15th from the previous week's revised level of 248 thousand, way below market expectations of 245 thousand. Meanwhile, the 4-week moving average, which removes week-to-week volatility, went down by 2.25 thousand to 243.75 thousand.
Thursday July 20 2017
ECB Leaves Monetary Policy Unchanged  
The ECB held its benchmark refinancing rate at 0 percent on July 20th, as widely expected, and confirmed the net asset purchases are intended to run at the current monthly pace of €60 billion until the end of December 2017, or beyond, if necessary. Policymakers agreed that economic and monetary analysis confirm the need for a continued very substantial degree of monetary accommodation.
Thursday July 20 2017
Hong Kong Inflation Rate Slows To 3-Month Low  
Kong increased 1.9 percent year-on-year in June of 2017, easing from a 2 percent rise in the previous two months. It is the lowest inflation rate since March, mainly led by prices of miscellaneous goods, housing, transport, clothing & footwear and alcoholic beverages & tobacco.
Thursday July 20 2017
Swiss Trade Surplus Narrows 19% In June  
Swiss trade surplus narrowed 19 percent to CHF 2.81 billion in June 2017 from CHF 3.47 billion a year earlier and below market expectations of CHF 2.89 billion as exports rose less than imports. Exports went up by 2.5 percent to CHF 18.74 billion while imports increased by 7.8 percent to CHF 15.93 billion. In May 2017, the trade balance was recorded CHF 3.40 billion surplus.
Thursday July 20 2017
BoJ Keeps Rate Steady, Delays 2% Inflation Target  
The Bank of Japan left its key short-term interest rate unchanged at -0.1 percent at its July 2017 meeting, as widely expected. Policymakers also kept its 10-years government bond yield target around zero percent but said they pushed back again the timing for achieving its 2 percent inflation target to sometime during fiscal 2019.
Thursday July 20 2017
Australia Jobless Rate Steady At 7-Month Low of 5.6% In June  
Australia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.6 percent in June of 2017 from an upwardly revised 5.6 percent in May and consistent with market estimates. The jobless rate remained at its lowest level since October 2016, as the economy added 14,000 jobs while the number of unemployed increased by 13,100.
Thursday July 20 2017
Japan Trade Surplus Narrows 35.9% YoY In June  
Japan's trade surplus fell 35.9 percent to JPY 439.91 billion in June of 2017 from JPY 686.47 billion in the same month a year earlier and below market consensus of a surplus of JPY 484.7 billion. Exports rose 9.7 percent from a year earlier to JPY 6,607.55 billion while imports jumped 15.5 percent to JPY 6,167.65 billion.
Wednesday July 19 2017
Russia Jobless Rate Falls To 2.5-Year Low  
The unemployment rate in Russia declined to 5.1 percent in June 2017 from 5.4 percent in the same month a year ago and below market expectations of 5.2 percent. It was the lowest jobless rate since October 2014, as the number of unemployed people decreased by 331 thousand to 3.846 million.
Wednesday July 19 2017
US Housing Starts Rebound In June  
Housing starts in the United States jumped 8.3 percent from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 1215 thousand in June of 2017, following an upwardly revised 1122 thousand in the previous month and compared to market expectations of a 5.8 percent rise. It is the strongest construction activity in four months as starts increased in the Northeast, the Midwest and the West.
Wednesday July 19 2017
South Africa Inflation Rate Slows To 1-1/2-Year Low  
South Africa's consumer prices increased by 5.1 percent year-on-year in June 2017, easing from a 5.4 percent in May and missing market expectations of a 5.2 percent gain. It was the lowest inflation rate since November 2015, as cost of transport, clothing and footwear, and restaurants and hotels rose at a slower pace.
Wednesday July 19 2017
Malaysia Inflation Rate Eases To 5-Month Low Of 3.6% In June  
Consumer prices in Malaysia rose 3.6 percent from a year earlier in June of 2017, compared to a 3.9 percent rise in the prior month and below market expectations of a 3.9 percent increase. It was the lowest inflation rate since January, mainly due to a slowdown in cost of food & non-alcoholic beverages and transport while inflation was steady for housing & utilities.
Tuesday July 18 2017
New Zealand Inflation Rate Slows To 1.7% In Q2  
Consumer prices in New Zealand increased 1.7 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2017, below market expectations of 1.9 percent and down from 2.2 percent in the previous period which was the highest in five years. The inflation rate eased for the first time in six quarters mainly due to a softer increase in prices of housing, utilities and transport and a steeper decline in cost of communication.
Tuesday July 18 2017
Hong Kong Jobless Rate Lowest In Over 3 Years  
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Hong Kong decreased to 3.1 percent in the three months to June of 2017, from 3.2 percent in the previous period. It was the lowest jobless rate since February of 2014. The underemployment rate remained unchanged at 1.2 percent.
Tuesday July 18 2017
UK Inflation Rate Unexpectedly Slows To 2.6% In June  
Consumer prices in the United Kingdom rose by 2.6 percent in the year to June 2017, easing from a four-year high of 2.9 percent in May and missing market expectations of a 2.9 percent gain. It was the lowest inflation rate in three months, as prices rose at a slower pace for motor fuels and certain recreational and cultural goods and services.
Monday July 17 2017
Kenya Leaves Monetary Policy Steady  
The central bank of Kenya left its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 10 percent on July 17th 2017, in line with market expectations. Policymakers said the decision aims to anchor inflation expectations amid declining food prices, sustained macroeconomic stability, and continued resilience of the economy.
Monday July 17 2017
Irish Trade Surplus Widens In May As Exports Jump 10%  
Irish trade surplus widened 40 percent to EUR 4,174 million in May 2017 from EUR 2,974 million in the same month of the previous year, as exports jumped 10 percent, mainly due to higher sales of medical and pharmaceutical products, and food and live animals. Meanwhile, imports fell 5 percent, dragged by lower purchases of road vehicles.
Monday July 17 2017
Nigeria Inflation Rate Lowest In Over 1 Year  
Consumer prices in Nigeria increased 16.10 percent year-on-year in June of 2017, the least in 13 months, compared to 16.25 percent in the previous month. it was the fifth consecutive month of decline in inflation rate as non-food prices grew less.
Monday July 17 2017
Eurozone June Inflation Rate Confirmed At 6-Month Low  
Consumer prices in the Euro Area increased by 1.3 percent year-on-year in June 2017, matching the flash estimate and easing from a 1.4 percent rise in May. It was the lowest inflation rate since December last year, as cost of energy and unprocessed food rose at a slower pace, final figures showed.
Monday July 17 2017
Turkish Unemployment Rate Rises To 10.5% In April  
Turkish jobless rate increased to 10.5 percent in April 2017 from 9.3 percent in the corresponding month a year earlier. It was the highest rate for an April month since 2010 when unemployment was recorded at 11.3 percent. The number of unemployed rose by 463 thousand from the previous year to 3.287 million while the number of employed went up by 519 thousand to 28.157 million.
Monday July 17 2017
Indonesia Trade Surplus Largest In 5-1/2 Years In June  
Indonesia trade surplus rose to 1.63 USD billion in June of 2017 from 1.08 USD billion a year earlier and above market estimates of a 0.82 USD billion surplus. It was the largest trade surplus since November 2011, as exports unexpectedly fell 11.82 percent from a year earlier to 11.65 USD billion and imports contracted 17.21 percent to 10.01 USD billion.
Monday July 17 2017
China Economy Grows 1.7% QoQ In Q2, Matches Consensus  
The Chinese economy advanced 1.7 percent quarter-on-quarter in the three months to March of 2017, stronger than a 1.3 percent expansion in the previous period and in line with market estimates.
Monday July 17 2017
China GDP Growth Slightly Beats Estimates In Q2  
The Chinese economy advanced 6.9 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2017, the same pace as in the previous period while markets expected a 6.8 percent expansion. Growth remained at its strongest level since the third quarter of 2015, as industrial output and retail sales picked up while fixed-asset investment remained strong. For 2017, the Chinese government expects the economy to grow by around 6.5 percent, slightly lower than last year's 26-year low of 6.7 percent.
Friday July 14 2017
Week Ahead  
In the US, investors will be closely watching housing starts, building permits and the NAHB housing index. In Asia, the most important data includes China GDP growth, industrial production and retail sales; and the BoJ monetary policy decision. The ECB will also announce its interest rate decision and the UK will release inflation and retail sales.
Friday July 14 2017
Ghana Inflation Rate At Near 4-Year Low of 12.1%  
The inflation rate in Ghana decreased to 12.10 percent in June of 2017 from 12.6 percent in May. It is the lowest reading since September of 2013 as inflation slowed both for food (6.2 percent from 6.3 percent) and non-food (15.1 percent from 15.8 percent). The country expects inflation to reach 11.2 percent by the end of 2017, in order to restore macroeconomic stability under a three year assistance programme with IMF.
Friday July 14 2017
US Consumer Sentiment Below Estimates In July  
The University of Michigan's consumer sentiment for the United States fell to 93.1 in July of 2017 from 95.1 in June, well below market estimates of 95, preliminary estimates showed. It is the lowest reading since October of 2016, mainly due to a fall in future expectations.
Friday July 14 2017
US Industrial Output Rises More Than Expected In June  
Industrial production in the United States increased by 0.4 percent month-over-month in June 2017, following an upwardly revised 0.1 percent rise in May and beating market expectations of a 0.3 percent gain. Manufacturing output rebounded from the previous month, while mining rose at a slower pace and utilities showed no growth.
Friday July 14 2017
US Retail Sales Unexpectedly Fall In June  
Retail sales in the United States decreased by 0.2 percent month-over-month in June 2017, following a downwardly revised 0.1 percent drop in May and missing market expectations of a 0.1 percent gain. It was the second straight month of decline in retail trade, mainly driven by lower sales at miscellaneous store retailers and gasoline stations.
Friday July 14 2017
US Inflation Rate Falls To 8-Month Low Of 1.6%  
Consumer prices in the United States increased 1.6 percent year-on-year in June of 2017, below 1.9 percent in May and compared to market expectations of 1.7 percent. It is the lowest inflation rate since October of 2016 due to a 0.4 percent fall in gasoline prices. On a monthly basis, consumer prices were flat, following a 0.1 percent drop in May and compared to forecasts of 0.1 percent.
Friday July 14 2017
Irish Economy Shrinks 2.6% In Q1  
Ireland's gross domestic product contracted 2.6 percent on quarter in the three months to March 2017, missing market expectations of a 2 percent growth and following an upwardly revised 5.8 percent expansion in the previous period. It was the steepest contraction since the last quarter of 2008, as fixed investment dropped sharply and government spending rose at a slower pace. Meanwhile, household consumption continued to grow and net exports contributed positively, largely due to a slump in imports.
Friday July 14 2017
Italy Trade Surplus Shrank In May As Imports Jump  
Italy's trade surplus narrowed to EUR 4.34 billion in May 2017 from EUR 5 billion in the same month of the previous year but better than market expectations of EUR 2.43 billion. Exports rose 13.1 percent to EUR 40.9 billion, driven by sales of base metals and metal products; machinery and equipment and textiles. Imports advanced at a faster 17.5 percent to EUR 36.6 billion, the biggest gain since May of 2011, boosted by purchases of natural gas; coke and refined petroleum products; metals and food. With the European Union countries, the trade surplus decreased to EUR 1.69 billion from EUR 1.78 billion in May 2016.
Friday July 14 2017
Eurozone Trade Surplus Narrows In May  
The Euro Area trade surplus narrrowed to EUR 21.4 billion in May of 2017 from a EUR 23.4 billion surplus a year earlier. Exports went up 12.9 percent to €189.6 billion and imports rose 16.4 percent to €168.1 billion.
Friday July 14 2017
Italy Inflation Rate Confirmed At 1.2% In June  
Consumer prices in Italy increased 1.2 percent year-on-year in June of 2017, easing from a 1.4 percent rise in the previous month and matching preliminary estimates. It is the lowest inflation rate since January, as prices slowed mostly for food, namely unprocessed (fruits and vegetables) and transport.
Friday July 14 2017
India Wholesale Inflation At 11-Month Low Of 0.9% In June  
Wholesale prices in India rose 0.9 percent year-on-year in June of 2017, compared to a 2.17 percent rise in May and below market estimates of a 1.6 percent rise. It was the lowest wholesale inflation since July of 2016, as cost of manufactured products and fuel went up at a slower pace and food prices fell further.
Friday July 14 2017
Singapore Economy Expands 2.5% In Q2  
The Singaporean economy expanded 2.5 percent year-on-year in the June quarter of 2017, equal to a downwardly revised 2.5 percent growth in the prior quarter and below market consensus of a 2.8 percent growth. While the manufacturing sector and services sector grew steadily, the construction sector continued its decline from last quarter, preliminary estimates showed.
Thursday July 13 2017
Chile Holds Key Rate At 2.5% For 2nd Meeting  
Chile’s central bank kept the benchmark interest rate unchanged at 2.50 percent in its July 13th, 2017 meeting following no change in its June meeting and a 25 bps cut in May. The outcome matched consensus expectations, and leaves the interest rate standing at its lowest level since September of 2010. Policymakers reiterated that inflation stood at 1.7 percent year-on-year in June, easing from 2.6 percent in May. Members of the board did not adopt an explicit bias on this occasion.
Thursday July 13 2017
US June Budget Deficit Larger Than Expected  
The US government posted a USD 90 billion budget deficit in June 2017, larger than market expectations of a USD 35 billion gap and compared with a USD 6 billion surplus in the same month of the previous year. Outlays jumped 33 percent to USD 429 billion while receipts increased at a much slower 3 percent to USD 339 billion.
Thursday July 13 2017
US Initial Claims Fall Less Than Expected  
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits decreased for the first time in a month by 3 thousand to 247 thousand in the week ended July 8th from the previous period, although above market expectations of 245 thousand. Meanwhile, the 4-week moving average which removes week-to-week volatility went up by 2,250 to 245,750.
Thursday July 13 2017
Ireland Slides Back Into Deflation  
Irish consumer prices decreased by 0.4 percent in the year to June 2017 after rising by 0.2 percent in the previous month. It was the first drop in consumer prices since November last year and the sharpest decline since April 2015, as cost fell for food and non-alcoholic beverages, clothing and footwear, and furnishings and household equipment.
Thursday July 13 2017
Malaysia Holds Key Rate Steady At 3% In July  
Malaysia's central bank held its benchmark overnight policy rate steady at 3.0 percent on July 13th 2017, as expected. Policymakers said the decision was accommodative and supportive of economic activity. The growth will be driven by sustained export performance on more favourable growth prospects. Headline inflation is expected to moderate in the second half of the year .The central bank has kept the key rate at 3.0 percent since July 2016, when it cut the rate for the first time in over seven years.
Thursday July 13 2017
Spain Inflation Rate Confirmed At 1.5% In June  
Consumer prices in Spain increased by 1.5 percent year-on-year in June 2017, following 1.9 percent gain in May and in line with preliminary estimates. It was the lowest inflation rate since November last year, as prices rose at a slower pace for transport, food, and housing. On a monthly basis, consumer prices were flat.
Thursday July 13 2017
French June Inflation Rate Confirmed At 6-Month Low  
Consumer prices in France rose 0.7 percent year-on-year in June of 2017, matching the preliminary figure and following a 0.8 percent rise in the prior month. It was the lowest inflation rate since December 2016, as cost of energy increased at a slower pace.
Thursday July 13 2017
German Inflation Rate Confirmed At 1.6% In June  
German consumer prices rose 1.6 percent year-on-year in June of 2017, matching the preliminary estimate and following a 1.5 percent rise in the previous month. Prices increased at a faster pace for food and services while cost of energy showed no growth.
Thursday July 13 2017
China Trade Surplus Slightly Above Estimates In June  
China posted a USD 42.77 billion trade surplus in June of 2017, lower than a USD 45.16 billion surplus a year earlier but slightly higher than market expectations of a USD 42.44 billion surplus. Exports reached the highest value so far this year and imports rose the most in three months.
Thursday July 13 2017
South Korea Holds Base Rate Steady At 1.25%  
The Bank of Korea left its base rate steady for the 11th straight meeting at a record low of 1.25 percent in July, as widely expected. While saying the pace of increase in consumption had remained weak, policymakers judged domestic economy would continue its trend of recovery going forward and raised economic growth outlook for this year to 2.8 percent from an earlier forecast of 2.6 percent.
Wednesday July 12 2017
Canada Hikes Key Rate To 0.75%  
The Bank of Canada raised its benchmark overnight interest rate by 25bps to 0.75 percent on July 12th 2017, in line with market expectations. It is the first rise in borrowing cost since 2010 amid robust growth and despite a slowdown in inflation which is seen temporary. The Bank Rate was also increased by 25bps 1 percent and the deposit rate by 25bps to 0.5 percent.
Wednesday July 12 2017
Fed to Go Ahead With Gradual Rate Hikes  
The US economy is expected to continue to expand at a moderate pace although uncertainty persists about low inflation and fiscal and government policies, prepared remarks from Yellen's testimony to Congress showed. As a result, the Fed is likely to start reducing its balance sheet this year and gradually hike funds rate.
Wednesday July 12 2017
Russia Trade Surplus Widens 12.2% YoY In May  
Russian trade surplus increased by 12.2 percent to $8.5 billion in May 2017 from $7.6 billion in the same month a year earlier and slightly above market expectations of a $8.3 billion surplus. Exports rose 27.8 percent to $28.1 billion and imports went up 35.9 percent to $19.6 billion.
Wednesday July 12 2017
India Inflation Rate Falls To Fresh Low Of 1.54%  
Consumer prices in India increased 1.54 percent year-on-year in June of 2017, slowing sharply from a 2.18 percent rise in May and below market expectations of 1.7 percent. The inflation rate fell to a fresh record low for the third month as food prices declined faster amid a favorable monsoon.
Wednesday July 12 2017
Portuguese Inflation Rate Slows To 6-Month Low In June  
Portuguese consumer prices increased by 0.9 percent year-on-year in June 2017, easing from a 1.5 percent gain in the previous month. It was the lowest inflation rate since December last year, as cost of food and miscellaneous goods and services rose at a slower pace, while housing prices fell.
Wednesday July 12 2017
Eurozone Industrial Output Rises More Than Expected In May  
Industrial production in the Euro Area increased by 4 percent year-on-year in May 2017, following a downwardly revised 1.2 percent gain in April and beating market expectations of 3.6 percent. Output rose the most for durable consumer goods, followed by capital goods, intermediate goods, non-durable consumer goods and energy.
Wednesday July 12 2017
UK Jobless Rate Falls To 4.5%, Lowest Since 1975  
The unemployment rate in the UK fell to 4.5 percent in the three months to May of 2017, below 4.6 percent in the previous period and market forecasts of 4.6 percent. It is the lowest jobless rate since June of 1975. Earnings including bonuses rose 1.8 percent year-on-year, the weakest gain since the three months to November 2014. Adjusted for inflation, pay growth fell 0.7 percent, the sharpest drop since 2014.
Wednesday July 12 2017
South Korea Jobless Rate Rises To 3.8% In June  
South Korea’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 3.8 percent in June of 2017 from a fourth month low of 3.6 percent in May.
Tuesday July 11 2017
Philippines Trade Gap Widens 23% YoY In May  
The Philippines trade deficit increased to USD 2.75 billion in May of 2017, compared to a USD 2.24 billion gap a year earlier, as exports rose less than imports.
Monday July 10 2017
Tanzania Inflation Rate Slows To 5-Month Low of 5.4%  
Consumer prices in Tanzania rose 5.4 percent year-on-year in June of 2017, easing from 6.1 percent in the previous month. It is the lowest inflation rate since January, amid a slowdown in prices of food and transport. In June, grain exports were restricted to stem the rise in prices and to face food shortages, the main consequences of the severe drought. On a monthly basis, consumer prices went down 0.1 percent compared to a 0.2 percent increase in May.
Monday July 10 2017
German Trade Surplus Widens 6.2% YoY In May  
German trade surplus widened to EUR 22.0 billion in May of 2017 from EUR 20.7 billion in the same month a year earlier. Exports increased by 14.1 percent year-on-year to EUR 110.6 billion while imports rose by 16.2 percent to EUR 88.6 billion.
Monday July 10 2017
China Inflation Rate Stays At 4-Month High Of 1.5% In June  
China's consumer prices rose 1.5 percent year-on-year in June of 2017, the same pace as in May and matching market consensus. The inflation rate remained at its highest level since January, as cost of non-food slowed slightly while cost of food fell at a slower pace.
Friday July 07 2017
Week Ahead  
In the US, investors will be closely watching the Fed Yellen testimony before Congress, inflation and industrial production. In Asia, the most important data includes China inflation, external trade and credit indicators and India wholesale and consumer inflation. UK unemployment and Euro Area industrial production will also be on the spotlight.
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.
Friday July 07 2017
Canada Jobless Rate Falls To 6.5% In June  
The unemployment rate in Canada decreased to 6.5 percent in June of 2017 from 6.6 percent in the previous month and below market expectations of 6.6 percent. The number of unemployed persons fell by 18.6 thousand while employed rose by 45.3 thousand, beating market consensus of a 10 thousand increase.
Friday July 07 2017
US Unemployment Rate Unexpectedly Rises To 4.4% In June  
US unemployment rate rose to 4.4 percent in June 2017 from the previous month's 16-year low of 4.3 percent and above market expectations of 4.3 percent. The number of unemployed persons was little changed at 7.0 million while the labor force participation rate edged up to 62.8 percent.
Friday July 07 2017
US Economy Adds 222K Jobs In June  
Non farm payrolls in the United States increased by 222 thousand in June of 2017, above an upwardly revised 152 thousand in May and compared to market expectations of 179 thousand. It is the highest figure in four months as employment increased in health care, social assistance, financial activities, and mining.
Friday July 07 2017
Brazil Inflation Rate Falls Further To 3%  
Consumer prices in Brazil increased 3 percent year-on-year in June of 2017, below 3.6 percent in May and in line with market expectations of 3.06 percent. It is the lowest inflation rate since April of 2007, due to a slowdown in cost of food and a fall in electricity prices.
Friday July 07 2017
UK Trade Deficit Widens In May As Imports Jump  
The UK’s deficit on trade in goods and services widened by £1.0 billion to £3.1 billion in May 2017 from an upwardly revised £2.1 billion in April. Imports rose in the month by 2.7 percent to £52.7 billion, due to an increase in imports of goods. Exports grew at a slower 0.9 percent to £49.7 billion.
Friday July 07 2017
French Trade Gap Narrows In May  
French trade deficit narrowed to EUR 4.89 billion in May of 2017 from a marginally revised EUR 5.59 billion in April while market estimated a EUR 5.1 billion gap. Exports jumped by 4.3 percent from the previous month to EUR 40.1 billion while imports went up at a slower 2.2 percent to EUR 45.0 billion.
Friday July 07 2017
Swiss Jobless Rate Falls To 32-Month Low Of 3.0% In June  
Swiss unadjusted unemployment rate dropped to 3.0 percent in June of 2017 from 3.1 percent in May and in line with market estimates. It was the lowest jobless rate since October 2014, as the number of unemployed and jobseekers fell.
Friday July 07 2017
Malaysia Trade Surplus Widens 67% YoY In May  
Malaysia's trade surplus increased sharply to MYR 5.5 billion in May of 2017 from MYR 3.3 billion in the same month of the prior year but below market estimates of a MYR 7.5 billion surplus, as exports rose more than imports.
Thursday July 06 2017
US Services Sector Growth Beats Forecasts: ISM  
The ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI index for the United States rose to 57.4 in June of 2017 from 56.9 in May, beating market expectations of 56.5. Business activity and new orders went up while employment slowed. The majority of respondents’ comments continue to be positive about business conditions and the overall economy.
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