Usa, indice Fed Chicago attività nazionale feb -0,04 (-0,01 gen)

lunedì 21 marzo 2011 13:43
 

 NEW YORK, March 21 (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago's
national activity index: 
 Monthly index: 
              Feb 11  Jan 11    Dec 10   Nov 10  Oct 10   Sept 10  Feb 10 
 Current     -0.04   -0.01     +0.38    -0.22   -0.39    -0.34    -0.54
 Previous    N/A     -0.16     +0.18    -0.33   -0.29    -0.32    -0.66 
 Three-month moving average:
              Feb 11  Jan 11    Dec 10   Nov 10  Oct 10   Sept 10  Feb 10
 Current     +0.11   +0.05     -0.08    -0.32   -0.44    -0.26     -0.32
 Previous    N/A     -0.10     -0.14    -0.31   -0.41    -0.26     -0.34
 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 Feb 11       in Jan 11  
  Employment                  0.30              0.06     
  Consumption and housing    -0.45             -0.39      
  Production and income:      0.03              0.29
  Sales, orders, inventory    0.08              0.06
 
 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.
 
 ((New York Treasury Desk - 646-223-6300))