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

– Fed Beige Book: Economic activity expanded in most of the US, with 8 of 12 districts reporting modest to moderate growth . All districts noted tight labor markets All districts noted tight labor.

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.

Beige Book Report: Dallas. March 6, 2019. Summary of Economic Activity The Eleventh District economy expanded at a moderate pace. Activity in the manufacturing, housing, and nonfinancial services sectors improved. loan volumes ticked up, and retail sales grew modestly. abundant soil moisture boosted outlooks in the agricultural sector.

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.

Overall economic activity economic activity expanded moderately in late April and early May with few shifts in the pattern of growth. The Dallas District was an exception, where overall economic activity sped up to a solid pace.

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Fed’s Beige Book: Economic activity expanded in most districts. Wed 2 Mar 2016 19:01:20. Most contacts in Boston cited higher sales or revenues than a year-ago but mixed results since the.

The central bank’s latest Beige Book report, released Wednesday, shows that economic activity expanded in nearly all 12 Fed districts, with New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, Dallas, and San.

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The most recent report was published on April 19. In it, the Fed said the U.S. economy expanded at a modest-to-moderate pace between mid-February and the end of March. (Source: “Beige Book,” Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, April 19, 2017.)

The Beige Book report is officially known as the Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions by Federal Reserve. Housing market conditions remained solid, while home sales witnessed a rise.

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Overall economic activity expanded at a moderate pace in March, although more modest growth was reported across a few District sectors. Consumer spending, energy, and manufacturing activity increased at a moderate pace, while District real estate and business services firms reported a modest pace of growth.