Usa, indice Fed Chicago attività nazionale -0,13 luglio

lunedì 20 agosto 2012 14:33
 

20 agosto (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago's national
activity index:  
 
   Monthly index: 
           July '12  June '12  May '12  April '12  March '12  Feb '12   July '11
Current     -0.13      -0.34     -0.17     -0.02     -0.75     +0.23      +0.35 
Previous     N/A       -0.15     -0.48     +0.04     -0.71     +0.18      +0.27 
         
Three-month moving average:      
            July '12 June '12  May '12  April '12  March '12  Feb '12   July '11
Current     -0.21      -0.18     -0.31     -0.18     -0.03     +0.44      -0.09 
Previous    N/A        -0.20     -0.38     -0.16     -0.07     +0.40      -0.10 
      
    The three-month moving average indicates economic activity was below its 
historical trend, suggesting subdued inflationary pressure for the coming year, 
the Chicago Fed said. 
     Index subcategories:  
                           Contribution to monthly index 
                            in July '12      in June '12 
Employment                 -0.03             +0.02                    
Consumption and housing    -0.22             -0.28                    
Production and income      +0.12             +0.01                    
Sales, orders, inventory   -0.01             -0.09                   
         
         
    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.