Fed Beige Book: Economic activity expanded in March, housing results mixed

The consolidated economic report from the 12 Federal Reserve districts (beige book) stated "Economic activity continued to expand at a modest to moderate pace across the 12 Federal Reserve Districts.

The consolidated economic report from the 12 Federal Reserve Districts (Beige Book) stated: "Economic activity expanded at a slight-to-moderate pace in March and early April. Reports on consumer.

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Overall Economic Activity. Economic activity expanded at a slight-to-moderate pace in March and early April. While most Districts reported that growth continued at a similar pace as the previous report, a few Districts reported some strengthening. There was little change in the outlook among contacts in reporting Districts, with those expecting slight-to-modest growth in the months ahead.

In its Beige Book, a report summarizing anecdotal business reports, the Fed on Wednesday said that U.S. economic activity from mid-May through early July continued to expand at a modest pace. less of U.S. existing homes from April 2018 to March 2019 in dollar terms compared with the previous period.

Fed Beige Book Reports Modest Growth in March In most regions, economic activity expanded as prices and wages rose unevenly.. results were mixed for producers of paper products, metals, and.

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Economic Activity Expanded in Most Districts Reports from the twelve Federal Reserve Districts continued to indicate that economic activity expanded in most Districts since the previous Beige Book report. Economic growth increased moderately in Richmond and San Francisco and at a modest pace in Cleveland, Atlanta, Chicago, and Minneapolis.

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Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions by Federal Reserve District Commonly known as the Beige Book, this report is published eight times per year. Each Federal reserve bank gathers anecdotal information on current economic conditions in its District through reports from Bank and Branch directors and interviews with key business contacts, economists, market experts, and other sources.

Can Economic Data Stall the Fed's March to a Rate Cut? The Fed’s April Beige Book was just released. According to the report, the economy. housing. Activity in nonresidential real estate increased or held steady in most Districts. Agricultural.

A fourth, Richmond, said economic activity was mixed. That’s a shift from the Fed. Beige Book. Retail sales slowed in Boston, Cleveland and New York, and manufacturing weakened in most regions. One.