The Week Ahead

BEIGE BOOK

Wednesday, June 11, 2 p.m. EDT -- The Federal Reserve will publish its roundup of regional economic activity ahead of its June 24-25 policy meeting.

BUSINESS INVENTORIES

Thursday, June 12, 8:30 a.m. EDT -- April inventories are forecast to have risen 0.2%. That's according to the median forecast of economists surveyed by MMS International.

RETAIL SALES

Thursday, June 12, 8:30 a.m. EDT -- Retail sales most likely rose 0.3% in May, while sales excluding vehicles probably increased by 0.3%.

EXPORT-IMPORT PRICES

Thursday, June 12, 8:30 a.m. EDT -- Both import and export prices in May probably held steady. April import prices fell 2.7%, due in large part to falling oil costs, while export prices slipped 0.1%.

INTERNATIONAL TRADE

Friday, June 13, 8:30 a.m. EDT -- The April foreign trade deficit is expected to be the third highest on record at $43 billion, after a March deficit of $43.5 billion.

PRODUCER PRICE INDEX

Friday, June 13, 8:30 a.m. EDT -- In May, producer prices probably held steady. Meanwhile, prices excluding food and energy likely inched up by 0.1%.

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