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According to the UK National Statistics Office, UK's CPI rose 2.2% year-on-year in April 2018, down from 2.3% in March 2018.
The US Commerce Department announced that advance estimates of US retail and food services sales increased by 4.7% year-on-year in April 2018 and increased 0.3% from the previous month.
According to UK National Statistics Office, UK's trade deficit on goods and services was estimated at £3.09 billion in March 2018. Export values increased by 2.2% and import values increased by 5.8% compared with February 2018.
The US Department of Labor released that the Consumer Price Index (CPI), before seasonal adjustment, increased 2.5% year-on-year in April 2018. On a seasonally adjusted basis, the CPI increased by 0.2% month-over-month in April 2018.
According to Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australian retail trade figures show that sales was relatively unchanged in March 2018 compared to February 2018, seasonally adjusted, following a rise of 0.6% in February 2018.

U.S. Department of Labor announced that US unemployment rate was 3.9% in April 2018. The number of unemployed persons was 6.3 million in the same period.
According to Eurostat, the volume of retail trade rose by 0.8% in the euro area and by 1.8% in the EU in March 2018, over a year earlier. Compared with February 2018, the volume of retail trade increased by 0.1% in the euro area and decreased by 0.1% in the EU in March 2018.
The US Department of Commerce announced that the US trade deficit in goods and services increased by 9.5% year-on-year to US$49.0 billion in March 2018. Exports of goods and services rose by 8.8% year-on-year to US$208.5 billion in March 2018, while imports of goods and services rose by 8.9% to US$257.5 billion over a year earlier.
Eurostat released that the unemployment rate of member countries in the European Union was 7.1% in March 2018, down from 7.9% in March 2017. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in the Euro area was 8.5% in March 2018, down from 9.4% in March 2017.
According to the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), Germany's retail turnover increased by 1.3% year on year in real terms in March 2018. Compared to the previous month, March turnover fell by 0.6% adjusted for calendar and seasonal variations.
According to The Office for National Statistics of UK, GDP grew by 1.2% in Q1 2018 compared with Q1 2017. On a quarter by quarter basis, the GDP increased by 0.1% in Q1 2018.
US Department of Commerce announced that real GDP increased by 2.9% in Q1 2018 over Q1 2017. The economy expanded at an annual rate of 2.3% in Q1 2018, compared to Q4 2017.
According to the report released by Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japanese retail sales rose by 1.0% in March 2018 compared with the same period last year. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, retail sales fell by 0.7% compared with February 2018.
According to the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), the unemployment rate of Germany was 3.5% in March 2018. The number of unemployed persons was 1.50 million in the same period.
According to Ministry of Finance of Japan, Japan's exports rose by 1.8% in February 2018 over a year earlier, imports increased by 16.6%. Japan's merchandise trade deficit was 102 million yen in February 2018.
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