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Industral Production Slides, Capacity Utilization Goes Up, Highest Since June 2008

Industrial Production Price Index (MoM):    Survey:  0.5%    Actual: 0.4%    Prior: -0.2%   Revised: -0.3%

Capacity Utilization:   Survey: 78.1%   Actual: 78.1%   Prior: 77.8%

US Business Inventories Figures Come Out Lower

Business Inventories:    Survey:  0.4%      Actual: 0.3%    Prior: 0.8%

November v October
Business Inventories Breakdown:

Retail Inventories:   0.3% vs  0.2%
Ex-Autos:   0.2% vs. 0.0%
Motor Vehicles:   0.6% vs. 0.5%
Furniture:   0.2% vs. 0.2%
Building Material:  -0.4% vs -0.3%
Food & Beverage:   0.1% vs -0.2%
Clothing:   0.3% vs 0.7%
General Merchandise:   0.0% vs  0.3%
Dept. Stores:  -0.8% vs 0.1%

Feds Williams on the Wires

Says:

  • ‘Vital’ for fed to aid ‘suffering’ U.S. economy
  • US unemployment level ’a national calamity’
  • Doing ‘everything we can’ to support economy
  • Unemployment likely to stay ‘very high’ for years
  • US unemployment still shockingly high

Mexico Consumer Prices Improve

Consumer Prices (MoM):    Survey:  0.74%         Actual: 0.82%           Prior:  1.08%           

Consumer Prices (YoY):   Survey:  3.74%         Actual: 3.82%             Prior: 3.48%        

Consumer Prices Core (MoM):   Survey:  0.49%         Actual: 0.51%           Prior:  0.32%

Canada Building Permits Data Show Weaker Data

Canada Building Permits:    Survey: -5.0%     Actual: -3.6%        Prior:  11.9%     Revised:  11.6%

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