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The illusion of growth

Thursday, August 28, 2008 | 10:30 AM

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Goldman Sachs’ Jan Hatzius:  Durable Goods Orders: Don’t Be Fooled by Inflation

Durable goods orders beat expectations with a 1.3% month-on-month increase in July.  But the apparent strength is due to higher prices, not stronger activity. In fact, deflating orders by the producer price index for durable manufactured goods shows a 9.4% year-on-year drop in real orders, the worst since early 2002. 

Even if we adjust for the unfavorable year-on-year comparisons that partly explain this plunge, the recent data look surprisingly similar to those seen in the runup to the 2001 recession.

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Tags: economy, goldman, inflation, recession
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