DECPG Global Weekly -continued

July 20, 2018--TAKING STOCK
U.S. industrial production rebounded in June; retail sales growth remained solid; new housing construction fell
Euro Area headline inflation edged up in June
Japan's inflation was steady in June; trade surplus widened in June
China GDP growth slowed slightly in 2018Q2; industrial production and investment growth eased; retail sales rose
Crude oil prices tumbled on rising supplies

Taking Stock
U.S. industrial production rebounded in June; retail sales growth remained solid; new housing construction fell.
U.S. industrial production rose 0.6 percent (m/m, sa) in June, after contracting 0.5 percent in May (Figure 1), boosted by a rebound in manufacturing and further gains in mining output. Headline retail sales rose 0.5 percent (m/m) in June, following an upwardly revised 1.3 percent increase in May, led by motor vehicle sales and higher gasoline prices.

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Source: World Bank

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