By the numbers: The global economy this week

Highlights of economic data released last week, from central bank policies to trade and growth trends.

September 23, 2019

Currency

U.S.: The dollar fell versus other major currencies.

Trade

JAPAN: Exports fell 8.2% in August.

Growth

CANADA: Manufacturing sales declined 1.3% in July.

EUROZONE: Construction output declined 0.7% in July.

GERMANY: Producer prices increased 0.3% in August.

U.K.: Producer price inflation fell to 1.6% in August from 1.9% in July.

U.K.: Retail sales grew 0.6% in the three months to August.

U.S.: Industrial production rose 0.6% in August.

U.S.: Housing starts jumped 12.3% in August.

U.S.: The Conference Board Leading Economic Index remained flat in August.

U.S.: Existing home sales increased 1.3% in August.

Employment trends

U.S.: Initial jobless claims rose by 2,000 to 208,000 in the week ended September 14, 2019.

Inflation/deflation

EUROZONE: Annual inflation remained stable at 1.0% in August.

U.K.: Annual CPI fell to 1.7% in August from 2.0% in July.

Market sentiment