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Financial Calendar - Indicators

What are Economic Indicators?

21 October 2014
Location
Indicator
Period
Unit
Forecast
Previous
Actual
.
02:50
Japan
Trade Balance
September
Bln
-91
-92
-107
Trade Balance
The difference between exports and imports of goods and services.
 
22 October 2014
Location
Indicator
Period
Unit
Forecast
Previous
Actual
.
03:30
Australia
Consumer Price Index (CPI) q/q
September
%
0.4
0.5
0.5
Consumer Price Index (CPI) q/q
An inflationary indicator that measures the quarterly change in the cost of a fixed basket of products and services, including housing, electricity, food, and transportation.
 
.
11:30
United Kingdom
MPC Vote Hike
October
 
2
2
 
.
11:30
United Kingdom
MPC Vote Unchanged
October
 
7
7
 
.
11:30
United Kingdom
MPC Vote Cut
October
 
0
0
 
.
14:00
United States
MBA Purchase Index
w/e
 
 
171.7
 
MBA Purchase Index
The Purchase Index includes all mortgage applications for the purchase of a single-family home. It covers the entire market.
 
.
14:00
United States
Mortgage Refinancing
w/e
 
 
1502.4
 
Mortgage Refinancing
The Refinance Index covers all mortgage applications to refinance an existing mortgage. It is the best overall gauge of mortgage refinanancing activity
 
14:00
United States
MBA 30-YR mortgage rate
w/e
%
 
4.2
 
.
15:30
Canada
Retail Sales mm
August
%
0
-0.1
 
Retail Sales mm
Retail Sales mm
 
.
15:30
Canada
Retail Sales Ex Autos
August
%
0.2
-0.6
 
Retail Sales Ex Autos
Change in the total value of sales at the retail level, excluding automobiles since they have a big monetary value and are subject to seasonal fluctuations.
 
.
15:30
United States
Consumer Price Index (CPI) m/m
September
%
0
-0.2
 
Consumer Price Index (CPI) m/m
An inflationary indicator that measures the monthly change in the cost of a fixed basket of products and services, including housing, electricity, food, and transportation.
 
.
15:30
United States
Consumer Price Index (CPI) y/y
September
%
1.6
1.7
 
Consumer Price Index (CPI) y/y
An inflationary indicator that measures the yearly change in the cost of a fixed basket of products and services, including housing, electricity, food, and transportation.
 
.
15:30
United States
Core CPI m/m
September
%
0.2
0
 
Core CPI m/m
The Core Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the Change in the price of goods and services purchased by consumers, excluding the eight most volatile items.
 
.
15:30
United States
Core CPI y/y
September
%
1.7
1.7
 
Core CPI y/y
The Core Producer Price Index (PPI) measures the Change in the price of goods and services purchased by consumers, excluding the eight most volatile items.
 
.
15:30
United States
Real Earnings
September
%
0.3
0.4
 
Real Earnings
Calculated by the following: Total Revenues minus cost of sales, operating expenses, and taxes, over a given period of time. Also known as income.
 
.
17:00
Canada
Interest Rate decision
September
%
 
1
 
Interest Rate decision
The announcement of the Central Bank has increased, decreased or maintained the key interest rate.
 
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