Data Round-Up: Real Consumption Likely Rose +3.5% in 18Q3

posted by Michael Lewis on October 15, 2018

Found in US, categorized in Macro

Tags: retail food services retail sales

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Hurricane Florence roiled the September results, particularly food services (Michael may well have a similar effect on October results). Nonetheless, “core” retail sales posted a solid +0.5% gain in September and nearly +5% annualized for the quarter.


FMI’s analyses of this morning’s September Retail Sales and August Business Inventories reports, plus notes on this morning’s the October NY Fed Empire regional manufacturing index. 

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