The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. elevated 0.3
% in April to 126.9 (2010 = 100), following a 0.3% increase in March, and a 0.5% increase in
February.
“The current trend in the U.S. LEI, led by the optimistic outlook of buyers and economic markets, proceeds to
stage to a developing economy, possibly even even a cyclical pickup,” mentioned Ataman Ozyildirim, Director of Business
Cycles and Growth Research at The Conference Board. “First quarter's weak GDP growth is probably a short-term
hiccup as the economy returns to its long term trend of approximately 2%. While the bulk of top
indicators have already been contributing positively lately, housing permits adopted by common work week
in production have been the resources of weakness among the U.S. LEI components.”
The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for the U.S. increased 0.3% in April to 115.2
(2010 = 100), following a 0.3% increase in March, and a 0.1% increase in February.
The Conference Board Lagging Economic Index® (LAG) for the U.S. increased 0.3% in April to 124.1
(2010 = 100), following a 0.1% increase in March and a 0.2% increase in February.