Headline CPI Growth Seen Slowing in December -- Data Week Ahead

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The following are forecasts for this week's remaining U.S. data from a survey compiled by The Wall Street Journal.

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Forecasts were last updated on Monday afternoon.

DATE TIME RELEASE PERIOD CONSENSUS PREVIOUS

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Wednesday 0830 Import Prices Dec +0.5% (11) +0.7%

1000 Wholesale Inventories Nov +0.7% (9) -0.5%

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Thursday 0830 Jobless Claims Jan 6 245K (15) 250K

0830 Producer Price Index Dec +0.2% (19) +0.4%

-- ex food & energy Dec +0.2% (18) +0.3%

-- ex food, energy, trade Dec +0.2% (5) +0.4

1400 Monthly Federal Budget Dec -$30.5B (4) -$27.52B*

Friday 0830 Consumer Price Index M/M Dec +0.1% (22) +0.4%

-- ex food & energy M/M Dec +0.2% (22) +0.1%

0830 Consumer Price Index Y/Y Dec +2.1% (10) +2.2%

-- ex food & energy Y/Y Dec +1.7% (10) +1.7%

0830 Retail Sales Dec +0.4% (20) +0.8%

-- ex autos Dec +0.3% (19) +1.0%

1000 Business Inventories Nov +0.4% (14) -0.1%

*Dec 2016 Reading

(Figures in parentheses refer to number of economists surveyed.)

Write to Donna Huneke at dataweekahead@wsj.com

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January 09, 2018 10:14 ET (15:14 GMT)