Industrial output in the US dropped by 0.1%. Expectations for a rise of 0.1%, after mixed data beforehand. This joins the long list of disappointment from the US economy.
Last month’s rise was revised to the downside: from 1.1% to 1%. Reaction in currency markets is limited as everyone is waiting for the Greek elections.
EUR/USD remains in the 1.2587 to 1.2624 range. USD/JPY remains under 79 and isn’t moving too much.
The Capacity Rate Utilization also fell short with 79%. Estimations stood on 79.2%.
Earlier, the Empire State Manufacturing Index disappointed badly by dropping from 17.1 to 2.3 points. A slide to 13.6 was predicted. The TIC Long-Term Purchases fell short as well with only 25.6 billion, while expectations stood on 45.3 billion.
There is one more figure left for today: consumer sentiment from the University of Michigan. See how to trade this event with EUR/USD.
US data is below expectations lately. This was seen in retail sales, jobless claims and other indicators. However, the US still enjoys some growth and is considered a “safe haven”, in times of trouble.
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