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November 2018

Currency Report

The dollar Broad Index posted a reading of 99.78 for October, up 0.6% month on month h. On a twelve moving average, (12MMA) year on year, (y/y) comparison, the dollar was down 3.2% against the Broad Index. Table 1 lists the values of the U.S. dollar measured in the currency of the 17 steel trading [...]

September 2018

Currency Report

The dollar Broad Index posted a reading of 100.92 for September, up 1.7% month on month. On a twelve moving average, (12MMA) year on year, (y/y) comparison, the dollar was down 1.6% against the Broad Index. Figure 1 shows the track of the Broad Index from 2000 to present. Year on year, the U.S. Dollar [...]

Construction Put-in-Place, (CPIP)

Total U.S. construction spending continued to perform well in July, especially in the state and local sector. Census Bureau non-seasonally adjusted (NSA), constant dollar CPIP data showed that July’s twelve month total, (12MT) construction expenditures grew by 4.8% year on year (y/y), to $1271.7 billion (B). On a 12MT basis, private expenditures advanced 4.7% y/y, [...]