Economic Indicators – May 2018

May 2018 Economic Indicators

  • Dollars per Barrel and % change for Crude Oil Prices: Brent -Europe
  • Percent of GDP and % change for Federal Surplus or Deficit as Percent Gross Domestic Product
  • Total U.S Dollars per troy ounce and % change for Gold Fixing Price: London Bullion Market Based in US Dollars
  • Index March 1973=100 and % change for Major Currencies: Trade Weighted US Dollars Index
  • Millions of Dollars increase and % change for Mortgage backed Securities Held by the Federal Reserve: All maturities
  • Billions of chained 2009 dollars and % change for Real Gross Domestic Product
  • Percent of GDP and % change for Total Public Debt as Percentage of GDP
  • Millions of Units Sold and % change for Total Vehicles Sales
  • Average % and % change for  Leading Index for the US and California


  • Homeownership Rate for US is 63.9% in January 2017. US Leading Index is at 1.51% in May 2018 reflecting a 7.1% increase compared to last year and California Leading Index is at 1.22% in May 2018 reflecting a 46.0% decrease from year ago
  • Major Currencies decreased to 102.259 reflecting a 3.9% decrease from year ago. Gold Fixing Price increased to 1,303.026 reflecting 4.7% increase from year ago. Crude Oil prices increased to 77.11 Dollars in May 2018 reflecting a 53.4% increase from year ago. Federal Deficit was at -3.43141% in May 2018 reflecting a 9.3% increase from year ago. Total Vehicles sales is 17.3 Million in May 2018 reflecting a 1.2% increase from year ago
  • Mortgage backed securities for all maturities is $1,742,845 Mn in May 2018 reflecting a 1.7% decrease from year ago
  • Real Gross Domestic Product increased 17,371.854 Bn reflecting 2.8% change from year ago. Federal Debt Total Public Debt as Percentage of GDP increased 105.65902 reflecting 1.5% change from year ago

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