Economic Indicators – December 2017

December 2017 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 63.4% in January 2016, lowest in last 11 years. US Leading Index is at 1.40% in November 2017 reflecting a 1.4% decrease compared to last year and California Leading Index is at 4.15% in November 2017 reflecting a 88.6% increase from year ago
  • Crude Oil prices increased to 62.38 Dollars in November 2017 reflecting a 22.4% increase from year ago. Federal Deficit was at -3.43384% in January 2016 reflecting a 9.4% increase from year ago. Total Vehicles sales is 18.2 Million in November 2017 reflecting a 1.1% decrease from year ago
  • Mortgage backed securities for all maturities is $1,771,928 Mn in November 2017 reflecting a 1.2% increase from year ago.
  • Real Gross Domestic Product has increased to 17272.468 Bn Dollars with 2.5% increase from year ago. Federal Debt has decreased to 103.81679 percent of the GDP with 0.7% decrease from year ago

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