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tables and graphs for April 20

retail sales:

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global oil surplus persists in March, despite OPEC 1st quarter output cuts exceeding 1.6 million barrels per day

oil prices rose for a 6th straight week and are now up 38% since the beginning of the year, with this week’s increase underpinned by a new OPEC report that showed they’d cut their output to the lowest in 4 … Continue reading

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March consumer and producer prices, February’s factory inventories and JOLTS

Regular monthly reports released this week included all three major price indexes used by the BEA to adjust goods and services for inflation: March Consumer Price Index, the March Producer Price Index, and the March Import-Export Price Index, all of … Continue reading

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graphs and tables for April 13th

rig count summary: OPEC production: global oil supply: global oil demand:

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largest March natural gas surplus in 7 years on 5% drop in power generation; biggest rig count jump in 14 months

oil prices rose for a 5th straight week in continuing the rally that began after Christmas, and have now risen 37% since the beginning of the year…after rising 1.9% to $60.14 a barrel last week, largely on indications of tighter … Continue reading

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March jobs; February’s retail sales, construction spending & durable goods; January’s business inventories

Major monthly reports released over the past week included the Employment Situation Summary for March from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Retail Sales report for February and the Business Sales and Inventories report for January, the February report on … Continue reading

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tables and graphs for April 6

rig count summary: temperature anomalies: natural gas exports: retail sales:

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