Summary: New orders for key U.S.-made capital goods
rose modestly in July while shipments fell by the most in three years, pointing to continued weakness in business investment and a slowdown in economic growth in the third quarter.
However a dip in shipments of non-defence capital goods
indicated that the uncertainty caused by the ongoing trade war continued.
But nondefense capital goods
orders excluding aircraft jumped 1.5% from the prior 0.2% gain (revised from 0.5%).
It is also the lowest figure since December 2016, as prices rose at a softer pace for both energy and capital goods
. June energy inflation stood at 2.2% from minus 1.4% in May, and capital goods
was 1.5%, unchanged month-on-month.
Merchandise exports inched up for the second straight month in May but imports declined also for two consecutive months as the delayed implementation of the 2019 national budget stalled importation of raw materials and capital goods
for infrastructure projects.
Industrial producer prices in the euro area in April 2019, compared with March 2019, fell by 1.5 percent in the energy sector, while prices rose by 0.1 percent for intermediate goods, capital goods
and durable consumer goods, and by 0.5 percent for non-durable consumer goods.
GLOBALLY, the engineering and capital goods
industry forms almost three quarters, and the textiles and clothing just around six per cent, of total world trade.
Monthly comparison by main industrial grouping and by Member State Industrial producer prices in the euro area in October 2018, compared with September 2018, rose by 2.7% in the energy sector, by 0.2% for capital goods
and by 0.1% for intermediate goods and durable consumer goods, while prices fell by 0.1% for non-durable consumer goods.
BOP deficit soars 4-fold in 10 months !-- -- Lawrence Agcaoili (The Philippine Star) - November 20, 2018 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines Driven by the country's strong demand for vital raw materials and capital goods
from abroad, the government's balance of payments (BOP) deficit soared to $5.59 billion from January to October, almost four times the $1.73 billion shortfall incurred in the same period last year, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported yesterday.
New Delhi: In July, industrial production advanced at 6.6 percent on the back of good performance by the manufacturing sector and higher offtake of capital goods
and consumer durables.
A classification of goods based on different stages of production, for example, raw material, intermediate goods, consumer goods and capital goods
from the World Integrated Trade Solution (WITS) shows evidence of a surge in contribution of capital goods
to total imports from 21.36% in 2013 to 31.95% in 2017.