Monthly Archives: January 2017

Comerica Bank’s Arizona Index Ticks Up

Comerica Bank’s Arizona Economic Activity Index increased in November, up 0.7 percentage points to a level of 111.7. November’s index reading is 35 points, or 45 percent, above the index cyclical low of 77.0. The index averaged 106.9 points for … Continue reading

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Comerica Bank’s Florida Index Increases for the Third Consecutive Month

Comerica Bank’s Florida Economic Activity Index grew in November, up by 2.4 percentage points to a level of 159.3. November’s index reading is 81 points, or 104 percent, above the index cyclical low of 78.1. The index averaged 138.2 in … Continue reading

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Comerica Bank’s California Index Improves

Comerica Bank’s California Economic Activity Index grew by 0.9 percentage points in November to a level of 126.3. November’s reading is 42 points, or 50 percent, above the index cyclical low of 84.1. The index averaged 119.8 points for all … Continue reading

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Comerica Bank’s Michigan Index Continues Gains

Comerica Bank’s Michigan Economic Activity Index improved in November, up 1.3 percentage points to a level of 129.7. November’s reading is 56 points, or 75 percent, above the index cyclical low of 74.1. The index averaged 123.6 points for all … Continue reading

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Comerica Bank’s Texas Index Sees Another Month of Gains

Comerica Bank’s Texas Economic Activity Index grew by 0.7 percentage points in November to a level of 91.6. November’s index reading is 19 points, or 26 percent, above the index cyclical low of 72.8. The index averaged 97.5 points for … Continue reading

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December Income and Spending

 Consumers Continue to Do Their Part U.S. Personal Income increased by 0.3 percent in December. After inflation and taxes, Real Disposable Income increased by 0.1 percent in December. Nominal Consumer Spending increased by 0.5 percent in December The PCE Price … Continue reading

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Comerica Economic Weekly

U.S. economic data released over the last week of January was generally positive, although 2016Q4 real GDP growth was weaker than expected. International data was also supportive. The first estimate of 2016Q4 real GDP growth came in at 1.9 percent … Continue reading

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2016Q4 GDP, December Durable Goods Orders

First Estimate of Q4 GDP Below Expectations on Drags from Trade, Defense, Weather Real Gross Domestic Product for 2016Q4 increased at a weaker-than-expected 1.9 percent annual rate. New Orders for Durable Goods decreased by 0.4 percent in December. The first … Continue reading

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December Existing Home Sales

  Sales Slip as Condos Crack Existing Home Sales decreased by 2.8 percent in December to a 5,490,000 unit annual rate. Existing home sales eased by 2.8 percent in December, ending the year in the same pattern that they started the … Continue reading

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Comerica Economic Weekly

It was a short week bookended by the Martin Luther King Day holiday and the inauguration of President Trump and Vice President Pence, but there was a good amount of data released, most of which was positive. Housing starts for … Continue reading

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