Canada: Wholesale trade, March 2019

Wholesale sales rose for the fourth consecutive month, up 1.4% to $64.1 billion in March. Higher sales were recorded in six subsectors, accounting for 82% of total wholesale sales. The motor vehicle and motor vehicle…

Canada Retail Sales March 2019

Retail sales increased for the second consecutive month, rising 1.1% to $51.3 billion in March. Sales were higher in 7 of 11 subsectors, representing 39% of retail trade. Higher sales at gasoline stations and building…

US Retail Sales Rose 1.6% in March

Posted 35 minutes agoShare Print U.S. retail sales increased by the most in 1-1/2 years in March as households boosted purchases of motor vehicles and a range of other goods, the latest indication that economic…

Saudi Leads OPEC March Supply Cuts

Posted 59 minutes agoShare Print Oil supplies from OPEC sank by half a million barrels a day in March, hitting a four-year low, as Saudi Arabia continued to slash output and Venezuela’s production plunged amid…

US Consumer Prices Rise in March

Posted 53 minutes agoShare Print U.S. consumer prices increased by the most in 14 months in March, but underlying inflation remained benign against the backdrop of slowing domestic and global economic growth. The tame inflation…

March Housing Starts Held Steady in Canada

Posted 5 minutes agoShare Print The national trend in housing starts resumed its downward trajectory in February while still remaining above historical average. Both single-detached and multi-unit dwellings starts trended lower. Higher mortgage rates combined…