Market Information Thursday 16 February 2023

US retail sales increased significantly more than expected in January. This was revealed by US government figures. Last month, sales were 3.0 percent higher on a monthly basis. Economists expected an increase of 0.9 percent.

Eurozone exports rose approximately as much as imports in December 2022. This was revealed Wednesday by figures from Eurostat, the European statistical office. On an annual basis, exports rose 9.0 percent in December to 238.7 billion euros. Imports rose 8.7 percent to 247.5 billion euros. As a result, the trade deficit was 8.8 billion euros, the same as a year ago.

Producer prices in the United Kingdom rose slightly less in January versus December. This was revealed yesterday by figures from the British Office for National Statistics ONS. On an annual basis, prices rose 13.5 percent, following a 14.6 percent plus in December. Expectations were for a 13.3 percent increase.

The 6M Euribor increased with 4 basis points to 3.14% compared to previous business day. The 10Y Swap increased with 3 basis points to 3.02% compared to previous business day.

In the attachment, today’s market data on money and capital market rates as well as other rates are presented.