Key Economic Indicators – July 14, 2014

  • May consumer credit outstanding increased at an annual rate of 7.4%. Revolving credits increased at an annual rate of 2.5%, while non-revolving credits increased 9.3%.
  • The federal government budget ran a surplus of $70.5 billion in June, after a deficit of $130.0 billion in the previous month.
  • Wholesalers’ inventories rose 0.5% in May, while sales rose 0.7%.
  • The advance figure for initial claims for unemployment insurance decreased 11 thousand to 304 thousand in the week ending July 5.
  • The results of Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey of July 10th showed average fixed mortgage rates little changed from the previous week.
  • Mortgage applications increased 1.9% from a week earlier, according to data from Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Applications Survey for the week ending July 4th.

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