View the Archive..September 29, 2014US GDP Q2 2014 (THIRD ESTIMATE)
According to the third estimate, US GDP (seasonally adjusted annual rate) increased by 4.6 per cent in the second quarter of 2014. This is an upward revision from the advanced estimate of 4.0 per cent increase and the second estimate of 4.2 per cent. Contributions from nonresidential fixed investment and exports were larger than previous estimates. Contributing to the increase in GDP for the quarter were: personal consumption expenditures (PCE), private inventory investment, exports, nonresidential fixed investment, state and local government spending, and residential fixed investment. Imports, which are a subtraction in the calculation of GDP, increased.
Source: US Bureau of Economic Analysis
September 29, 2014US PERSONAL INCOME AND OUTLAY, AUGUST 2014
US personal income increased in August by 0.3 percent ($47.3 billion), and disposable personal income increased $35.2 billion. Over the first seven months of 2014, the monthly increase has averaged 0.5 percent. Consumer expenditures increased by 0.5 percent ($57.5 billion). Personal savings continue to rise and now stand at 5.4 per cent of disposable income.
September 26, 2014NOVA SCOTIA POPULATION ESTIMATES AS OF JULY 1, 2014
As of July 1, 2014, Nova Scotia's population is estimated to be 942,668 a decrease of 262 persons (-0.03%) over the revised July 1, 2013 estimate (942,930, which is revised upwards from 940,789). This estimate is based on 2011 Census counts adjusted for coverage, and revisions to population estimates are normal. This statistical release also revises the estimated population for July 1, 2012.
September 26, 2014NOVA SCOTIA QUARTERLY POPULATION ESTIMATES AS OF JULY 1, 2014
As of July 1, 2014, Nova Scotia's population is estimated to be 942,668, an increase of 478 persons (0.05%) over the revised April 1, 2014 estimate (942,190). Two of the last three quarters have shown population increases. Prior to that, there were five consecutive quarters of population decline.
Natural Increase (2,120 Births - 2,304 Deaths) over the quarter ending July 1st was -184. Net interprovincial migration for the quarter ending July 1st was an inflow of 87 persons (5,390 interprovincial inmigrants, 5,303 interprovincial outmigrants). Immigration was 776, and emigration was 266. Net international migration (immigrants minus emigrants, plus returning emigrants, minus net temporary emigrants, plus net non-permanent residents) was a positive 575.
September 26, 2014JAPAN CPI, AUGUST 2014
In Japan August 2014, the all item consumer price index (2010=100) increased 0.2 per cent over July 2014 to 103.6 and increased 3.3 per cent over the year. All 10 sub-index increased year-over-year as a consumption tax increase is only part of the current year prices. Prices were up for the food index by 4.9 per cent and the fuel, light and water charges index by 6.4 per cent compared to August 2013. The annual change in the index for CPI-all items, less food (less alcoholic beverages) and energy was up 2.3 per cent.