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Economic Statistics

Japan’s Industrial Production

Better than expected Industrial Production for January from Japan have given the risk pairs a bid here ahead of the Nikkei open.

  • Industrial Production (MoM) – Survey:1.5%    Actual:2.0%   Prior:3.8%
  • Industrial Production (YoY) – Survey:-1.6%    Actual:-1.2%  

South Korean Industrial Production

South Korea’s January Industrial Production reading for January beat very low expectations, however there was a poor number for the manufacturing sector.

  • Industrial Production (MoM) – Survey:-0.5%%   Actual:3.3%   Prior:-0.9%
  • Industrial Production (YoY) – Survey:-4.6%   Actual:-2.0%   Prior:2.8%
  • Industrial Production Mfg (YoY) – Actual:-1.9%   Prior:2.9%
  • Service Industry Output (YoY)) – Actual:0.9%   Prior:1.6%
  • Leading Index (YoY) – Actual:0.7%   Prior:1.5%

US Durable Goods Orders Much Lower Than Anticipated, Biggest Drop in 3 Years

Durable Goods Orders:   Survey:  -1.0%    Actual: -4.0%    Prior: 3.0%  Revised: 3.2%

Durables Ex Transportation:   Survey: 0.0%   Actual:  -3.2%   Prior:  2.1%   Revised: 2.1%



Japan’s January Retail Sales

Retail Sales improved in Japan in January as we see the USDJPY pair trade in the middle of the 80 handle as we’ve seen the USD weaken a touch  across the board to start the new day.

  • Retail Trade (MoM) sa – Survey:1.0%   Actual:4.1%   Prior:0.3%
  • Retail Trade YoY – Survey:-0.1%   Actual:1.9%   Prior:2.5%
  • Large Retailers’ Sales – Survey:-1.1%   Actual:-1.0%   Prior:-0.4%
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