Usa, leading indicator maggio +0,3%, attese +0,1%

giovedì 21 giugno 2012 16:04
 

21 giugno (Reuters) - The Conference Board index of leading,
coincident and lagging indicators (2004=100) and percent changes
from previous months, seasonally adjusted.            

   Indicators:  Index    May   Apr  (Prev)  Mar  (Prev)  
   Leading       95.8    0.3  -0.1   -0.1   0.2    0.3  
   Coincident   104.3    0.2   0.2    0.2   unch   0.2  
   Lagging      115.2    0.3   0.6    0.5   0.3    0.3  

    Following are components of the index of leading indicators
with net contributions to monthly changes.       

                            May    Apr  (Prev)   Mar  (Prev) 
  Average Workweek        -0.13   0.07   0.07  -0.20  -0.13 
  Initial Jobless Claims   0.05  -0.19  -0.19   0.04   0.04 
  Consumer Goods Orders    0.01   0.05   0.02  -0.02  -0.07 
  New Orders Index         0.10   0.06   0.06  -0.02  -0.02 
  Nondef Cap ex-aircraft   0.07  -0.08   unch  -0.09  -0.01 
  Building Permits         0.21  -0.17  -0.20   0.23   0.23 
  Stock Prices            -0.13  -0.01  -0.01   0.10   0.10 
  Leading Credit Index     0.03   0.05   0.03   0.09   0.07 
  Treasury Yield Curve     0.18   0.20   0.20   0.22   0.22 
  Consumer Expectations   -0.06  -0.07  -0.07  -0.08  -0.08 

    FORECAST: 
    Reuters survey of U.S. economists forecast: 
    U.S. May leading indicators +0.1 pct
   
    NOTES:
    Beginning with the December report, the Conference Board
introduced changes to several components of the Leading Index.
As a result, previously released index levels and
month-over-month changes in the index will not be comparable to
the new data.
    The latest report also incorporates annual benchmark
revisions to the Leading Economic Index.