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 The US Department of Commerce announced that the US trade deficit in goods and services increased by 16.7% year-on-year to US$49.4 billion in April 2020. Exports of goods and services fell by 20.5% year-on-year to US$151.3 billion, while imports of goods and services fell by 13.7% to US$200.7 billion over a year earlier.
According to Eurostat, the volume of retail trade fell by 19.6% in the euro area and by 18.0% in the EU in April 2020, over a year earlier. Compared with March 2020, the volume of retail trade decreased by 11.7% in the euro area and by 11.1% in the EU in April 2020.
According to Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australian GDP, seasonally adjusted, was up 1.4% year-on-year in Q1 2020. Compared with Q4 2019, GDP fell 0.3% in Q1 2020.
According to the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), the unemployment rate of Germany was 3.5% in April 2020. The number of unemployed persons was 1.57 million in the same period.
Eurostat released that the unemployment rate of member countries in the European Union was 6.6% in April 2020, down from 6.8% in April 2019. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in the Euro area was 7.3% in April 2020, down from 7.6% in April 2019.
According to the report released by Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japanese retail sales fell by 13.7% in April 2020 compared with the same period last year. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, retail sales fell by 9.6% compared with March 2020.
According to the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), Germany's retail turnover decreased by 6.5% year on year in real terms in April 2020. Compared to the previous month, April turnover fell by 5.3% adjusted for calendar and seasonal variations.
According to Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan, Japanese unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted, was 2.6% in April 2020. The number of unemployed persons was 1.89 million, an increase of 130,000 from the previous year.
According to Ministry of Finance of Japan, Japan's exports fell by 11.7% in March 2020 over a year earlier, imports decreased by 5.0%. Japan's merchandise trade surplus was 7.2 billion yen in March 2020.
 According to Office for National Statistics (ONS), UK retail sales decreased by 22.6% year-on-year in April 2020 and decreased 18.1% from the previous month.
According to the Eurostat, Euro area annual inflation was 0.3% in April 2020, down from 0.7% in March 2020. EU annual inflation was 0.7% in April 2020, down from 1.2% in March 2020.
According to the UK National Statistics Office, UK's CPI rose 0.9 year-on-year in April 2020, down from 1.5% in March 2020.
According to the Office for National Statistics in UK, UK unemployment rate was 3.9% in Q1 2020. The number of unemployed persons was 1.35 million in the same quarter.
According to Cabinet Office of Japan, after seasonal adjustments, Japan’s GDP fell by 2.0% in Q1 2020 over a year earlier. Compared to the previous quarter, GDP decreased by 0.9% in Q1 2020.
According to Eurostat, the euro area had a trade surplus of €28.2 bn in March 2020, compared with the trade surplus of €22.7 bn in March 2019. In March 2020, EU recorded a trade surplus of €22.2 bn, compared with trade surplus of €21.0 bn in March 2019.
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