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  • Investment in Fixed Assets for the First Eight Months of 2019
    on September 17, 2019 at 11:00 am

    In the first eight months of 2019, the investment in fixed assets (excluding rural households) reached 40,062.8 billion yuan, up by 5.5 percent year-on-year, and the growth rate was 0.2 percentage point lower than that in the first seven months. In August, the investment in fixed assets (excludin...

  • Industrial Production Operation In August 2019
    on September 17, 2019 at 10:00 am

    In August 2019, the total value added of the industrial enterprises above designated size was up by 4.4 percent year-on-year in real terms (the following growth rates of value added are real growth rates, after deducting price factors), a decrease of 0.4 percentage point from July. In August, the...

  • Market Prices of Important Means of Production in Circulation, September 1-10, 2019
    on September 17, 2019 at 9:30 am

    China Economic Monitoring and Analysis Center   SCI International   In early-September 2019, according to the monitoring of the market price of 9 categories, 50 kinds of important means of production in circulation in 24 provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities), […]

  • Energy production in August 2019
    on September 17, 2019 at 4:30 am

    In August, the production of industrial raw coal and crude oil slowed down, while the production of natural gas and electricity increased.   1. Raw coal production slowed down and coal imports accelerated   In August, the output of raw coal was 320 million tons, up by […]

  • Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods up by 7.5 percent in August 2019
    on September 17, 2019 at 2:00 am

    In August 2019, the total retail sales of consumer goods reached 3,389.6 billion yuan, up by 7.5 percent year-on-year (nominal growth rate. The real growth rate was 5.6 percent. The follows are nominal growth rates if there’s no additional explanation). Of the total, the retail sales of […]

  • National Real Estate Development and Sales in the First Eight Months of 2019
    on September 17, 2019 at 2:00 am

    1. The completion of real estate investment   The total investment in real estate development in the first eight months of 2019 was 8,458.9 billion yuan, an increase of 10.5 percent year-on-year, the growth rate decreased by 0.1 percentage point over the first seven months of 2019. Of […]

  • Manufacturing and Trade Inventories and Sales
    on September 13, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    U.S. total business end-of-month inventories for July 2019 were $2,042.6 billion, up 0.4 percent (+/- 0.1 percent) from last month. U.S. total business sales were $1,462.9 billion, up 0.3 percent (+/-0.1 percent) from last month.July 2019: +0.4 % change in InventoriesJune 2019 (r): 0.0* % change […]

  • Producer Price Indexes Latest Numbers
    by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on September 13, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    FINAL DEMAND: SA+0.1%(p) in Aug 2019Historical Data NSA-0.1%(p) in Aug 2019Historical Data NSA+1.8%(p) since Aug 2018Historical Data FINAL DEMAND GOODS: Total-0.5%(p) in Aug […]

  • Productivity and Costs Latest Numbers
    by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on September 13, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    Nonfarm Business Sector: Output per Hour+2.3% in 2nd Qtr of 2019Historical Data Hourly Compensation+4.9%(r) in 2nd Qtr of 2019Historical Data Unit Labor Costs+2.6%(r) in 2nd Qtr of 2019Historical Data […]

  • Labor Force Statistics Latest Numbers
    by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on September 13, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    Seasonally Adjusted Unemployment Rate:3.7% in Aug 2019Historical Data Change in Unemployment Level:-19,000 in Aug 2019Historical Data Change in Employment Level:+590,000 in Aug 2019Historical Data […]

  • Consumer Price Index Latest Numbers
    by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on September 13, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    CPI-U, US City Average, All Items: NSAunchanged in Aug 2019Historical Data SA+0.1% in Aug 2019Historical Data NSA+1.7% since Aug 2018Historical Data CPI-U, US City Average, All Items Less Food and […]

  • Current Employment Statistics Latest Numbers
    by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on September 13, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    Change in Total Nonfarm Payroll Employment:+130,000(p) in Aug 2019Historical Data Change in Total Private Average Hourly Earnings for All Employees:+$0.11(p) in Aug 2019Historical Data Change in Total Private Average Weekly Hours for All […]

  • Advance Monthly Sales for Retail and Food Services
    on September 13, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    U.S. retail and food services sales for August 2019 were $526.1 billion, an increase of 0.4 percent (+/-0.5%)* from the previous month.August 2019: +0.4* % changeJuly 2019 (r): +0.8 % chang

  • Monthly Wholesale Trade
    on September 11, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    July 2019 sales of merchant wholesalers were $499.6 billion, up 0.3 percent (+/- 0.4 percent)* from last month. End-of-month inventories were $679.1 billion, up 0.2 percent (+/- 0.2 percent)* from last month.July 2019: +0.2* % change in InventoriesJune 2019 (r): -0.1* % change in Inventories

  • Producer Prices for the Industrial Sector for August 2019
    on September 11, 2019 at 3:30 am

    In August 2019, Producer Price Index (PPI) for manufactured goods decreased by 0.8 percent year-on-year and 0.1 percent month-on-month. The purchasing price index for manufactured goods decreased by 1.3 percent year-on-year and 0.2 percent month-on-month. In the first eight months, on average, th...

  • Consumer Prices for August 2019
    on September 11, 2019 at 2:30 am

    In August 2019, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) went up by 2.8 percent year-on-year, with an increase of 2.8 percent in urban and 3.1 percent in rural. The food prices went up by 10.0 percent, and the non-food prices increased 1.1 percent. The prices of consumer goods went up by 3.6 percent and th...

  • Euro area securities issues statistics: July 2019
    on September 11, 2019 at 12:00 am
  • Job openings (7.2 million) little changed in July, hires edge up and separations increase
    by Bureau of Labor Statistics Publications on September 10, 2019 at 1:23 pm

    Job openings were little changed at 7.2 million on the last business day of July. Hires edged up to 6.0 million and separations increased to 5.8 million.

  • Quarterly Services Survey
    on September 6, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    The estimate of U.S. selected services total revenue for the second quarter of 2019, adjusted for seasonal variation but not for price changes, was $4,048.1 billion, an increase of 1.3 percent (+/- 0.4 percent) from the first quarter of 2019 and up 5.3 percent (+/- 0.6 percent) from the second […]

  • Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders
    on September 5, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    New orders for manufactured goods in July increased $6.9 billion or 1.4 percent to $500.3 billion.July 2019: +1.4° % changeJune 2019 (r): +0.5° % chang

  • Market Price of Important Means of Production in Circulation, August 21-31, 2019
    on September 5, 2019 at 9:30 am

    China Economic Monitoring and Analysis Center   SCI International   In late August 2019, according to the monitoring of the market price of 9 categories, 50 kinds of important means of production in circulation in 24 provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities), the […]

  • Quarterly Financial Report - Manufacturing, Mining, Wholesale Trade, and Selected Service Industries
    on September 4, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Manufacturing corporations' seasonally adjusted after-tax profits were $148.5 billion for the second quarter of 2019, down $11.6 (+/- 0.8) billion from first quarter of 2019.2nd Qtr 2019: -11.6 $ billion1st Qtr 2019 (r): +10.4 $ billion

  • Quarterly Financial Report - Retail Trade
    on September 4, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Seasonally adjusted after-tax profits for retail corporations with assets of $50 million and over were $29.7 billion for the second quarter 2019 (the 3 months ending July 31, 2019), up $2.7 (+/- 0.1) billion from first quarter 2019 (the 3 months ending April 30, 2019).2nd Qtr 2019: +2.7 $ […]

  • U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services
    on September 4, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    The nation's international trade deficit in goods and services decreased to $54.0 billion in July from $55.5 billion in June (revised), as exports increased and imports decreased.July 2019: 54.0° $ billionJune 2019 (r): 55.5° $ billion

  • U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services, July 2019
    on September 4, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis announced today that the goods and services deficit was $54.0 billion in July, down $1.5 billion from $55.5 billion in June, revised. July exports were $207.4 billion, $1.2 billion more than June exports. July imports were $261.4 […]

  • Construction Spending
    on September 3, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Total construction activity for July 2019 ($1,288.8 billion) was 0.1 percent (+/-1.3 percent)* above the revised June 2019 ($1,288.1 billion).July 2019: +0.1* % changeJune 2019 (r): -0.7* % chang

  • Euro area bank interest rate statistics: July 2019
    on September 3, 2019 at 12:00 am
  • Purchasing Managers Index for August 2019
    on September 2, 2019 at 4:00 am

    Department of Service Statistics of NBS   China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing(CFLP)   1. Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index   In August 2019, China’s manufacturing purchasing managers index (PMI) was 49.5 percent, slightly fell 0.2 […]

  • Euro area insurance corporation statistics: second quarter of 2019
    on September 2, 2019 at 12:00 am
  • Communiqué on National Expenditures on Science and Technology in 2018
    on August 31, 2019 at 3:00 am

    Communiqué on National Expenditures on Science and Technology in 2018 [1]   National Bureau of Statistics   Ministry of Science and Technology   Ministry of Finance   August 30, 2019   In 2018, China’s total […]