Data Round-Up: Trade Will Be a Drag on 18Q3 GDP, Offset by Inventory Build

posted by Michael Lewis on August 28, 2018

Found in US, categorized in Macro

Tags: goods trade import export

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The goods trade balance deteriorated to -$72B in July (vs. -$69 consensus expectation). Exports continued to retrench from May’s record-high, while imports are trending up.


FMI’s analyses of today’s July Advance Indicators (Goods-trade, wholesale & retail inventories), June Case-Shiller Home Price Index, and August Conference Board Consumer Confidence reports as well as a review of today’s August Regional Fed Bank surveys.

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