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The 21 economic charts from April you really should see

By Matt Phillips
Published Last updated This article is more than 2 years old.

The US manufacturing sector expanded in March

London house prices continued going nuts

US private sector jobs finally began expanding in March

US job openings hit a post crisis high in February

Euro area prices rose in April, but deflation remains a risk

US auto sales grew strongly in March

 Chinese trade continued to be soft

 US retail sales rebounded after the frigid start of the year

China’s economy showed more signs of slowing

 British unemployment fell to a five-year low

US capacity utilization hit a post-crisis high


Japan’s trade deficit remained bad


US existing home sales stayed soft…

New home sales dropped sharply

China’s manufacturing sector contracted

South Korea posted solid first-quarter GDP growth

US durable goods orders rebounded

April inflation in Tokyo surged, thanks to the new VAT tax

Brazil’s current account balance narrowed a bit

The mood of American consumers improved

US GDP fell way short of expectations


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