By the numbers: The global economy this week
Highlights of economic data released last week, from central bank policies to trade and growth trends.
February 24, 2020
JAPAN: The yen fell versus the U.S. dollar, hitting a 10-month low.
Central bank policy
U.S.: The Federal Reserve noted that the economy is expected to continue to grow at a moderate rate, according to January minutes.
JAPAN: Exports declined 2.6% year over year in January.
CANADA: Manufacturing sales declined 0.7% in December.
EUROZONE: The Flash PMI Composite Output Index edged higher to 51.6 in February from 51.3 in January.
GERMANY: The Flash PMI Composite Output Index slipped to 51.1 in February from 51.2 in January.
GERMANY: Producer prices gained 0.2% in January.
JAPAN: The Flash PMI Composite Output Index dropped to 47.0 in February from 50.1 in January.
U.K.: Producer price inflation climbed 1.1% on the year to January. .
U.K.: The Flash PMI Composite Output Index remained flat in February.
U.S.: The Producer Price Index for final demand increased 0.5% in January.
U.S.: Housing starts fell 3.6% in January.
U.S.: The Conference Board Leading Economic Index rose in January.