(Reuters) – The US Department of Commerce's Economic Analysis and Press Agency will not publish financial data during the ongoing partial closure of the government, Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday, referring to a spokeswoman for agencies.
The Ministry of Commerce publishes key figures on gross domestic product, inflation, personal income and expenses, trade and new home sales, much of which is closely monitored by investors and policemen.
"Due to maturity in congressional appropriations for fiscal year 201[ads1]9, the US Department of Commerce is closed, saying a message on the department's website." Commerce Department websites will not be updated for further notice. "
A Commerce Department official said earlier that new home sales data scheduled for release on Thursday would be postponed as long as the partial government closure continued.
Other data likely to be postponed include revised US building permit numbers scheduled for Thursday and a report on pre-economic indicators, including the commodity trade balance, which was scheduled for Friday
The partial closure of the federal government was set to embark on its sixth day after President Donald Trump said he was willing to wait as long as it took to get $ 5 billion from taxpayers for his border wall in the United States and Mexico.
The Wall Street Journal reported that the Labor Party It would continue to release the data it collects, including new demands for unemployed benefits, monthly employment reports and other inflation measures.
The Ministry of Commerce did not travel
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