U.S. government bond yields rose on Tuesday after economic data surpassed expectations.
The 2-year Treasury note hit a high yield of 1.355 percent, the 10-year Treasury note hit a high yield of 2.283 percent, and the 30-year Treasury bond hit a high yield of 2.871 percent, all of which are the highest levels since August 8.
Retail sales rose 0.6 percent in July, more than the expected increase of 0.4 percent. Meanwhile, import prices rebounded after two straight months of declines, advancing 0.1 percent.
The Empire State manufacturing index spiked to 25.2 in August from just 9.8 in July.
Yields had already notched slight gains as tension with North Korea appeared to have eased for the time being.