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Financial Calendar - Indicators

What are Economic Indicators?

30 January 2015
Location
Indicator
Period
Unit
Forecast
Previous
Actual
.
09:00
Germany
Retail Sales mm
December
%
0.3
1
0.2
Retail Sales mm
Retail Sales mm
 
.
09:00
Germany
Retail Sales yy
December
%
3.5
-0.8
4
Retail Sales yy
Retail Sales yy
 
.
10:00
Switzerland
KOF Indicator
January
%
97.5
98.7
97
KOF Indicator
A composite of business surveys from various sectors of the economy (industry, retail and wholesale) that is combined to form a leading indicator that aims to project GDP growth approximately 8 months into the future.
 
.
11:30
United Kingdom
Consumer credit
December
Bln
1.2
1.252
0.578
Consumer credit
Debt incurred for the purpose of buying a good. The debt must be non mortgage-related, and incurred by the ultimate user of the good as opposed to a manufacturer intending to use it in production or resale.
 
.
11:30
United Kingdom
Mortgage Lending Data
December
Bln
2
2.059
1.612
Mortgage Lending Data
Tracking new home mortgages and refinances and serves as a current indicator for the US housing market.
 
.
11:30
United Kingdom
Mortgage Approvals
December
k
59
59.029
60.275
Mortgage Approvals
An estimate of all new approvals regarding loans used to finance the purchase of real estate, generally with specified payment periods and interest rates.
 
.
11:30
United Kingdom
M4 Money Supply m/m
December
%
 
0
0.1
M4 Money Supply m/m
Change in the amount of domestic currency in banks and in circulation.
 
.
12:00
Euro Zone
Inflation Ex Food and Energy yy
January
%
 
0.7
0.6
Inflation Ex Food and Energy yy
An inflationary indicator that measures the monthly change in the cost of a fixed basket of products and services, including housing and transportation, excluding food and energy. Measured on a yearly basis
 
.
12:00
Euro Zone
Inflation flash y/y
January
%
-0.5
-0.2
-0.6
Inflation flash y/y
Eurostat inflation expectations on the yearly basis.
 
.
12:00
Euro Zone
Unemployment Rate
December
%
11.5
11.5
11.4
Unemployment Rate
Percentage of total work force that is unemployed and actively seeking employment during the previous month.
 
.
15:30
Canada
GDP m/m
November
%
0
0.3
-0.2
GDP m/m
Measures the value of goods and services produced within a country on a monthly basis. GDP is the most comprehensive overall measure of economic output and provides key insight as to the driving forces of the economy.
 
.
15:30
United States
GDP Advance
Qtr4
%
3
5
2.6
GDP Advance
GDP Advance
 
.
15:30
United States
GDP Advance Deflator Q4
Qtr4
%
1
1.4
-0.1
GDP Advance Deflator Q4
GDP Advance Deflator
 
.
15:30
United States
Core PCE Q4
Qtr4
%
1.2
1.4
1.1
Core PCE Q4
A quarterly measure of price changes in consumer goods and services. Excludes food and energy price changes
 
.
15:30
United States
PCE Q4
Qtr4
%
0.8
1.2
-0.5
PCE Q4
Comprehensive measure of how much consumers spent in the specified quarter, counting expenditures on durable goods, consumer products, and services. Personal Consumption is a comprehensive measure of GDP; consequently the figure is watched as an indicator for economic trends.
 
.
15:30
United States
Employment Cost Q4
Qtr4
%
0.6
0.7
0.6
Employment Cost Q4
Quantifies changes in employee compensation in the form of wages and benefits. Calculated based on a fixed basket of occupations. Considered by some investors to be an indicator of inflation.
 
.
16:45
United States
Chicago PMI
January
 
57.5
58.3
 
Chicago PMI
Monthly measure of the business conditions based on surveys of purchasing managers across Illinois, Indiana and Michigan and it is used to predict the ISM report as the Chicago survey retains a high correlation with the broader economic release.
 
.
17:00
United States
Michigan Sentiment Preliminary
January
 
98.2
98.2
 
Michigan Sentiment Preliminary
Early assessment of consumer sentiment regarding personal finances, business conditions and purchasing power.
 
.
17:00
United States
Michigan - Expectations Preliminary
January
 
91.5
91.6
 
Michigan - Expectations Preliminary
Assesses consumer confidence regarding personal finances, business conditions and purchasing power based on hundreds of telephone surveys.
 
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