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wholesale inventories2 050721 The Commerce Department released a report on Friday showing wholesale inventories in the U.S. jumped by slightly less than anticipated in the month of March. The report said wholesale inventories surged up by 1.3 percent in March after climbing by an upwardly revised 1.0 percent in February.

unemploymentrate 050721 Employment in the U.S. increased by far less than expected in the month of April, according to a closely watched report released by the Labor Department on Friday. The report said non-farm payroll employment rose by 266,000 jobs in April after surging by a downwardly revised 770,000 jobs in March.

germanyindustrialproduction oct08 07may21 Germany's industrial production recovered and exports growth accelerated unexpectedly in March, separate data from Destatis revealed on Friday. Industrial production grew 2.5 percent month-on-month in March, reversing a 1.9 percent fall in February. Output was forecast to climb 2.3 percent. This was the first monthly growth in three months.

Employment in the U.S. increased by far less than expected in the month of April, according to a closely watched report released by the Labor Department on Friday.

Ireland's manufacturing output declined in March, figures from the Central Statistics Office showed on Friday. Manufacturing output declined a seasonally adjusted 2.3 percent month-on-month in March, after a 4.7 percent growth in February. On an annual basis, manufacturing output increased 1.7...

Italy's retail sales declined in March after rising in the previous month, data from the statistical office ISTAT showed on Friday. The retail sales value decreased a seasonally adjusted 0.1 percent month-on-month in March, after a 5.9 percent growth in February. In January, retail sales fell 2.7...

Spain's industrial production rebounded in March underpinned a sharp growth in durable consumer goods output, the statistical office INE said Friday. Industrial production logged a double-digit annual growth of 12.4 percent versus the 2.3 percent decrease in February. This was the first expansion...

Taiwan's trade surplus rose more than expected in April, figures from the Ministry of Finance showed on Friday. The trade balance registered a surplus of US$6.179 billion in April. Economists had expected a surplus of US$3.12 billion. Exports grew 38.7 percent year-on-year in April, following a...

Slovakia's trade balance swung to surplus in March, data from the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic showed on Friday. The trade balance registered a surplus of EUR 595.3 million in March versus a deficit of EUR 398.8 million in the same month last year. In February, the trade surplus was EUR...

The Czech Republic's industrial production increased and construction output decreased in March, data from the Czech Statistical Office showed on Friday. Separate data showed that the trade surplus increased in March, as exports rose and imports increased. Industrial production grew a working-day...

The UK construction sector logged a robust growth in April with continued recoveries seen in civil engineering activity, commercial work and house building, survey results from IHS Markit showed on Friday. The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply construction Purchasing Managers' Index came...

France's industrial and manufacturing production recovered in March, figures from the statistical office Insee showed on Friday. Industrial output grew 0.8 percent month-on-month, reversing a 4.8 percent drop in February. However, this was weaker than the economists' forecast of 2 percent. In the...

Hungary's trade surplus increased in March, preliminary data from the Hungarian Central Statistical Office showed on Friday. The trade surplus increased to EUR 1.013 billion in March from EUR 328 million in the same month last year. Economists had expected a surplus of EUR 940 million. In February,...

Germany's exports growth accelerated unexpectedly in March, data released by Destatis revealed on Friday. Exports increased 1.2 percent on a monthly basis in March, while economists had forecast the growth to ease to 0.5 percent from 1 percent in February. At the same time, imports growth rose...

Lithuania's trade deficit widened in March, figures from the statistical office showed on Friday. Trade deficit increased to EUR 359.1 million in March from EUR 24.5 million in the same month last year. In February, the trade deficit was EUR 136.6 million. Exports grew 8.5 percent year-on-year...

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