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Financial Calendar - Indicators

What are Economic Indicators?

3 May 2016
Location
Indicator
Period
Unit
Forecast
Previous
Actual
.
01:45
New Zealand
Unemployment Rate
Qtr 1
%
5.5
5.3
5.7
Unemployment Rate
Percentage of total work force that is unemployed and actively seeking employment during the previous month.
 
.
01:45
New Zealand
Employment Change
Qtr 1
%
0.6
0.9
1.2
01:45
New Zealand
---
Qtr 1
%
 
 
 
4 May 2016
Location
Indicator
Period
Unit
Forecast
Previous
Actual
.
10:55
Germany
PMI - Services
April
Idx
54.8
54.8
 
PMI - Services
Gauge for the overall performance of the service sector. The Services PMI interviews executives on the status of sales, employment, and their outlook.
 
.
11:00
Euro Zone
PMI - Services
April
Idx
53.8
53.8
 
PMI - Services
Gauge for the overall performance of the service sector. The Services PMI interviews executives on the status of sales, employment, and their outlook.
 
.
11:30
United Kingdom
PMI - Construction
April
Idx
54
54.2
 
PMI - Construction
PMI Construction
 
.
12:00
Euro Zone
Retail Sales mm
April
%
-0.1
0.2
 
Retail Sales mm
Retail Sales mm
 
.
12:00
Euro Zone
Retail Sales y/y
April
%
2.5
2.4
 
Retail Sales y/y
Retail Sales y/y
 
.
14:00
United States
MBA Purchase Index
w/e
Idx
 
235
 
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
MBA 30-YR mortgage rate
w/e
%
 
3.85
 
.
15:15
United States
ADP Employment report
April
k
196
200
 
ADP Employment report
The Report measures non-farm private employment, based on a subset of aggregated and anonymous payroll data
 
.
15:30
Canada
Trade Balance
March
Bln
-1.4
-1.91
 
Trade Balance
The difference between exports and imports of goods and services.
 
.
15:30
United States
Trade Balance
March
Bln
-41.5
-47.1
 
Trade Balance
The difference between exports and imports of goods and services.
 
.
15:30
United States
Labor Costs
Qtr 1
%
3.3
3.3
 
Labor Costs
Labor Costs captures employers' total cost of employing a labor force. Rising labor costs are viewed as an indicator of forthcoming inflation, which can drive up interest rates.
 
.
15:30
United States
Productivity
Qtr 1
%
-1.4
-2.2
 
Productivity
Producing or tending to produce goods and services having exchange value.
 
.
16:45
United States
PMI - Services
April
Idx
 
52.1
 
PMI - Services
Gauge for the overall performance of the service sector. The Services PMI interviews executives on the status of sales, employment, and their outlook.
 
.
17:00
United States
ISM - non manufacturing
April
Idx
54.7
54.5
 
ISM - non manufacturing
ISM Non-Manufacturing is a gauge of business conditions in non-manufacturing industries, based on measures of employment trends, prices and new orders. Though non-manufacturing sectors make up the majority of the economy, the ISM Non-Manufacturing has less market impact because non-manufacturing data tends to be more cyclical and predictable.
 
.
17:00
United States
Durable Goods Orders
March
%
 
0.8
 
Durable Goods Orders
Durable Goods are manufactured goods that generally offer a long utility (lasting longer than at least one year)
 
.
17:00
United States
Factory Orders
March
%
0.6
-1.7
 
Factory Orders
Dollar volume of new orders, shipments, unfilled orders and inventories as reported by domestic manufacturers
 
.
17:30
United States
Crude Oil Inventories
March
Mln
0.6
2
 
Crude Oil Inventories
Change in the number of barrels of crude oil held in inventory by commercial firms during the past week
 
5 May 2016
Location
Indicator
Period
Unit
Forecast
Previous
Actual
.
04:30
Australia
Retail Sales mm
March
%
 
0
 
Retail Sales mm
Retail Sales mm
 
.
04:30
Australia
Trade Balance
March
Bln
 
-3.41
 
Trade Balance
The difference between exports and imports of goods and services.
 
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