Usa, indice Fed Chicago attività nazionale gennaio +0,22

martedì 21 febbraio 2012 14:47
 

21 febbraio (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago's national	
activity index:   	
  	
  	
   Monthly index:   	
            Jan '12  Dec '11   Nov '11   Oct '11  Sept '11  Aug '11     Jan '11 	
Current      +0.22   +0.54     -0.34      -0.01   -0.18     -0.33        +0.27  	
Previous     N/A     +0.17     -0.46      +0.04   -0.15     -0.37        +0.23  	
      	
          	
Three-month moving average:       	
           Jan '12   Dec '11    Nov '11   Oct '11  Sept '11  Aug '11   Jan '11  	
Current     +0.14    +0.06      -0.18     -0.17     -0.11    -0.16     +0.15    	
Previous    N/A      -0.08      -0.19     -0.16     -0.12    -0.19     +0.15  	
       	
    The three-month moving average indicates economic activity was slightly 	
above its historical trend, and suggests limited inflationary pressure for the 	
coming year, the Chicago Fed said.  	
     Index subcategories:   	
                           Contribution to monthly index   	
                           in Jan 12       in Dec 11       	
Employment                 +0.35             +0.28                     	
Consumption and housing    -0.27             -0.30                     	
Production and income:     +0.11             +0.54                     	
Sales, orders, inventory   +0.03              0                    	
          	
          	
    NOTES:   	
    Zero values in the index indicate a national economy expanding at historical	
trends, while negative values indicate below-trend growth and positive values 	
signal growth above trend, the Chicago Fed said.   	
    The 85 economic indicators that comprise the Chicago Fed's index are drawn 	
from four categories: production and income; employment, unemployment and hours;	
personal consumption and housing; and sales, orders and inventories.   	
    The three-month moving average provides a more consistent picture of 	
national economic growth compared to the more volatile monthly index.  	
  	
 (Americas Markets and Economics Desk)