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According to Office for National Statistics (ONS), UK retail sales increased by 6.3% year-on-year in May 2018 and increased 1.6% from the previous month.
The US Commerce Department announced that advance estimates of US retail and food services sales increased by 5.9% year-on-year in May 2018 and increased 0.8% from the previous month.
According to the UK National Statistics Office, UK's CPI rose 2.3% year-on-year in May 2018, up from 2.2% in April 2018.
The US Department of Labor released that the Consumer Price Index (CPI), before seasonal adjustment, increased 2.8% year-on-year in May 2018. On a seasonally adjusted basis, the CPI increased by 0.2% month-over-month in May 2018.
According to UK National Statistics Office, UK's trade deficit on goods and services was estimated at £5.28 billion in April 2018. Export values decreased by 3.2% and import values increased by 0.7% compared with March 2018.
According to the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), Germany's exports increased by 9.3% in April 2018 year on year, while imports increased by 8.2%. Upon calendar and seasonal adjustment, April’s exports fell by 0.3% month on month while imports rose by 2.2%. Trade surplus reached EUR19.4 billion in April 2018.
The US Department of Commerce announced that the US trade deficit in goods and services increased by 0.3% year-on-year to US$46.2 billion in April 2018. Exports of goods and services rose by 9.9% year-on-year to US$211.2 billion in April 2018, while imports of goods and services rose by 8.0% to US$257.4 billion over a year earlier.
According to Eurostat, the volume of retail trade rose by 1.7% in both the euro and in the EU in April 2018, over a year earlier. Compared with March 2018, the volume of retail trade increased by 0.1% in the euro area and by 0.4% in the EU in April 2018.
According to Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australia’s retail trade figures show that sales rose 0.4% in April 2018 compared to March 2018, seasonally adjusted, following a relatively unchanged result in March 2018.
U.S. Department of Labor announced that US unemployment rate was 3.8% in May 2018. The number of unemployed persons was 6.1 million in the same period.
Eurostat released that the unemployment rate of member countries in the European Union was 7.1% in April 2018, down from 7.8% in April 2017. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in the Euro area was 8.5% in April 2018, down from 9.2% in April 2017.
According to the report released by Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japanese retail sales rose by 1.6% in April 2018 compared with the same period last year. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, retail sales rose by 1.4% compared with March 2018.
According to Ministry of Finance of Japan, Japan's exports rose by 2.1% in March 2018 over a year earlier, imports decreased by 0.5%. Japan's merchandise trade surplus was 793.3 billion yen in March 2018.
According to the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), the unemployment rate of Germany was 3.4% in April 2018. The number of unemployed persons was 1.47 million in the same period.
According to the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), Germany's retail turnover increased by 1.2% year on year in real terms in April 2018. Compared to the previous month, April turnover rose by 2.3% adjusted for calendar and seasonal variations.
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