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The Commerce Department does not publish data during shutdown: Report



The Bureau of Economic Analysis and the Census Bureau will not release any economic data during the government's ongoing government downturn, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday, citing a spokeswoman for the agency's gross domestic product, inflation, personal income and Spending, trading and selling new homes, many of which are closely monitored by investors and policymakers.

"Due to the failure of Congressional funding for the financial year 2019, the US Department of Commerce is closed to action," reads the Department's website. "The Ministry of Commerce websites will not be updated until further notice."

A Ministry of Commerce official said earlier that new home sales data scheduled for Thursday would be postponed as long as the partial government shutdown continued.

More data likely to be postponed Revised figures on Thursday planned US building permits and a report on preliminary economic indicators, including Friday's planned trade balance.

The partial closure of the federal government was envisaged The sixth day after President Donald Trump had said he would be ready to wait to get five billion dollars from taxpayers for his US-Mexican border wall, the data collected, including new ones Applications for unemployment benefit, monthly employment report and other inflation measures.

At the request of Reuters for an opinion.

(Report by Rama Venkat in Bengaluru, Additional reporting by Tim Ahmann in Washington, edited by Sai Sachin Ravikumar)


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