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The Week Ahead


EXPORT-IMPORT PRICES

Wednesday, June 12, 8:30 a.m. EDT -- Import prices in May probably moved up 0.4%, while export prices most likely rose 0.2%. That's based on the median forecast of economists surveyed by Standard & Poor's MMS, a unit of The McGraw-Hill Companies. In April, import prices jumped 1.4%, and export prices rose 0.4%.

BEIGE BOOK

Wednesday, June 12, 2 p.m. EDT -- The Federal Reserve Board will release its collection of regional economic activity in advance of the policy meeting scheduled for June 25 and 26.

RETAIL SALES

Thursday, June 13, 8:30 a.m. EDT -- Retail sales in May are expected to have risen 0.3%, after surging 1.2% in April. Excluding autos, sales probably increased 0.3% as well, following a 1% jump during April.

PRODUCER PRICE INDEX

Thursday, June 13, 8:30 a.m. EDT -- Producer prices of finished goods in May most likely inched up by 0.1%, after slipping 0.2% in April. Excluding food and energy, core prices also probably rose by 0.1% in May.

BUSINESS INVENTORIES

Friday, June 14, 8:30 a.m. EDT -- Inventories most likely declined by 0.1% in April.

INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION

Friday, June 14, 9:15 a.m. EDT -- Factory output for May most likely grew 0.3%. The average operating rate probably moved up to 75.6%, after rising to 75.5% in April.


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