RTTNews - Japan is scheduled to release April numbers for department store sales, condominium sales and consumer confidence on Monday, headlining a light day for Asia-Pacific economic data.
Nationwide department store sales were down an annual 13.1 percent in March, while Tokyo stores saw a 12.9 percent fall. Condominium sales plummeted 46.2 percent on year in March. The index marking consumer confidence is forecast to post a score of 31.0, up from 29.6 in the previous month, while household consumer confidence is seen rising to 32.0 from 28.9.
Singapore will release April figures for non-oil domestic exports, with analysts expecting a decline of 18.9 percent on year after the 17 percent annual contraction in March. Minus electronic, NODX is expected to drop 32 percent after the 25.7 percent fall a month earlier.
New Zealand will announce Q1 producer price input and out figures. Analysts are expecting input to remain flat after the 2.2 percent quarterly decline in the previous three months. Output is seen higher by 0.5 percent after the 1.4 percent quarterly rise three months earlier.
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