Posts Tagged ‘gdp’

Perspectives March 2012: key figures

Here are the key figures for March 2012, taken from the latest edition of Perspectives. Find more analysis and views in this month’s edition, available for downloading. Economic indicators signalling green Economic indicators have continued to deliver positive surprises in both Europe and the US. Growth may well turn more sustained on both sides of […]

Switzerland: Economic expansion almost came to a standstill in Q4 2011

Swiss GDP grew by 0.1% quarter-on-quarter in Q4 2011 (+0.4% annualised), above consensus expectations (-0.1%), but below the growth rate recorded in Q3 (+0.3%, revised up from +0.2%). On a year-on-year basis, GDP growth edged down from 1.6% in Q3 (revised up from 1.3%) to 1.3% in Q4. Consensus expectations were heading for a lower […]

February 2012 key figures: main economic indicators

Each month “Perspectives” spotlights the most important economic indicators, presented to you in a synthetized and accessible form. Today we publish the GDP growth rate and inflation (CPI). Data in charts and tables dated as of 1st February 2012. Find these figures and more in the February 2012 edition of Perspectives. Remember you can subscribe […]

Chinese inflation declines significantly in October

The Chinese tightening process to cool the real economy and tame inflation is showing an ever increasing effect. The October consumer price index, the main gauge of inflation, was published in line with expectations at 5.5% y-o-y, down from 6.1% in September. Food inflation slowed to 11.6% y-o-y, down from 13.4%. Non-food inflation decreased to […]

United States: Strong retail sales in September and sizeable upward revisions for July and August

Nominal retail sales rose by a strong 1.1% m-o-m in September, well above consensus expectations (+0.7%). Moreover, figures for the preceding two months were revised sharply upward. August’ figure was revised from unchanged to +0.3% and July’s reading from +0.3% to +0.4%. Nominal retail sales: % change annualised: Overall in Q3, retail sales increased by […]

Switzerland: GDP growth

GDP growth for the second quarter of 2011 was published this morning, in line with expectations, at +0.4% q-o-q (+1.4% annualised). On a year-on-year basis, GDP growth edged down from 2.6% in Q1 to 2.3% in Q2. With the Swiss franc so strong, a slowdown in Swiss economic expansion was widely expected in Q2. However, […]

USA: retail sales UP and net exports DOWN

Retail Sales: Solid increase in July and upward revisions for May and June Retail sales rose by a healthy 0.5% in July, and data for May and June were revised up Core retail sales rose by 0.3% m-o-m and June’s figure was revised sharply up, from +0.1% to +0.4% This report confirms the idea that […]

USA: retail sales UP and net exports DOWN

Retail Sales: Solid increase in July and upward revisions for May and June Retail sales rose by a healthy 0.5% in July, and data for May and June were revised up Core retail sales rose by 0.3% m-o-m and June’s figure was revised sharply up, from +0.1% to +0.4% This report confirms the idea that […]

United States: GDP growth

Real GDP grew by only 1.3% q-o-q annualised in Q2 2011, below the consensus estimate of 1.8%. Moreover, growth in Q1 was revised down from 1.9% to a very weak 0.4% and in Q4 2010 from 3.1% to 2.3%. This means that average growth in H1 was below 1%!!! (+0.8%). The revisions were part of […]

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