Data Round-Up: Retail Sales Break Slump; Real Consumption Likely Rose +1.25% in 18Q1

posted by Michael Lewis on April 16, 2018

Found in US, categorized in Retail

Tags: retail sales business inventories consumption

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As expected/hoped, retail sales posted a solid increase in March following three months of disappointments. For 18Q1, FMI is tracking near +1.25% real consumption growth.


FMI’s analyses of this morning’s March Retail Sales and February Business Inventories reports, plus notes on this morning’s April NY Fed Empire regional manufacturing index and the National Association of Home Builders April Housing Market index.

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Mike Lewis founded Free Market Inc. (FMI) in 1982 as a full-service economic consulting firm, providing insights and in-depth data analysis primarily for institutional money managers and corporate planning directors.

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