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Monday, July 26, 2010

Chicago Fed Details a Slowing Economy

Chicago Fed details:

The index’s three-month moving average, CFNAI-MA3, decreased to –0.05 in June from +0.31 in May. The CFNAI-MA3 suggests that growth in national economic activity returned veryclose to its historical trend in June after reaching its highest level since March 2006 in May. With regard to inflation, it indicates subdued inflationary pressure from economic activityover the coming year.

Production-related indicators made a contribution of –0.11 to the index in June, down from +0.61 in May. Industrial production edged up 0.1 percent in June after increasing 1.3 percent in May; manufacturing production declined 0.4 percent in June after increasing 1.0 percent in the previous month.


Source: Chicago Fed