Economic Indicators – April 2018

April 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 1.58% in April 2018 reflecting a 5.3% increase compared to last year and California Leading Index is at 1.86% in April 2018 reflecting a 11.0% decrease from year ago
  • Major Currencies decreased to 99.549 reflecting a 7.2% decrease from year ago. Gold Fixing Price increased to 1,334.740 reflecting 5.5% increase from year ago. Crude Oil prices increased to 71.66 Dollars in April 2018 reflecting a 36.7% increase from year ago. Federal Deficit was at -3.43141% in April 2018 reflecting a 9.3% increase from year ago. Total Vehicles sales is 17.6 Million in April 2018 reflecting a 1.1% increase from year ago
  • Mortgage backed securities for all maturities is $1,752,499 Mn in April 2018 reflecting a 1.2% decrease from year ago

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