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Eurostat released that the unemployment rate of member countries in the European Union was 6.9% in June 2018, down from 7.6% in June 2017. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in the Euro area was 8.3% in June 2018, down from 9.0% in June 2017.
According to Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan, Japanese unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted, was 2.4% in June 2018. The number of unemployed persons was 1.68 million, a decrease of 12.5% from the previous year.
According to the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), the unemployment rate of Germany was 3.4% in June 2018. The number of unemployed persons was 1.49 million in the same period.
According to the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), Germany's retail turnover increased by 3.0% year on year in real terms in June 2018. Compared to the previous month, June turnover rose by 1.2% adjusted for calendar and seasonal variations.
According to the report released by Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japanese retail sales rose by 1.8% in June 2018 compared with the same period last year. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, retail sales rose by 1.5% compared with May 2018.
According to Ministry of Finance of Japan, Japan's exports rose by 8.1% in May 2018 over a year earlier, imports increased by 14.1%. Japan's merchandise trade deficit was 583.3 billion yen in May 2018.
According to Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, the consumer price index (CPI) for Japan in June 2018 was 100.9 up 0.7% compared with June 2017 and rose 0.1% from May 2018.
According to Office for National Statistics (ONS), UK retail sales increased by 5.3% year-on-year in June 2018 and decreased 0.3% from the previous month.
According to the UK National Statistics Office, UK's CPI rose 2.4% year-on-year in June 2018, unchanged from May 2018.
According to the Eurostat, Euro area annual inflation was 2.0% in June 2018, up from 1.9% compared with May 2018. EU annual inflation was 2.0% in June 2018, stable compared with May 2018.
The US Commerce Department announced that advance estimates of US retail and food services sales increased by 6.6% year-on-year in June 2018 and increased 0.5% from the previous month.
The US Department of Labor released that CPI before seasonal adjustment, increased 2.9% year-on-year in June 2018. On a seasonally adjusted basis, the CPI increased by 0.1% month-over-month in June 2018.
According to the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), the consumer price index for Germany in June 2018 was up by 2.1% year-on-year. Compared to May 2018, the consumer price index rose by 0.1% in June 2018.
According to UK National Statistics Office, UK's trade deficit on goods and services was estimated at £2.79 billion in May 2018. Export values increased by 2.8% and import values increased by 2.1% compared with April 2018.
According to the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), Germany's exports decreased by 1.3% in May 2018 year on year, while imports increased by 0.8%. Upon calendar and seasonal adjustment, May’s exports rose by 1.8% month on month while imports rose by 0.7%. Trade surplus reached EUR20.3 billion in May 2018.
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