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Financial Calendar - Indicators

What are Economic Indicators?

1 October 2014
Location
Indicator
Period
Unit
Forecast
Previous
Actual
.
04:30
Australia
Retail Sales
August
%
0.4
0.4
0.1
Retail Sales
A government index that measures the total receipts of retail stores. The changes in retail sales are widely followed as the most timely indicator of broad consumer spending patterns.
 
.
10:30
Switzerland
PMI Manufacturing
September
 
52
52.9
50.4
PMI Manufacturing
Gauge for the overall performance of the manufacturing sector
 
.
11:00
Euro Zone
PMI Manufacturing
September
 
50.5
50.5
50.3
PMI Manufacturing
Gauge for the overall performance of the manufacturing sector
 
.
11:30
United Kingdom
PMI Manufacturing
September
 
52.5
52.5
51.6
PMI Manufacturing
Gauge for the overall performance of the manufacturing sector
 
.
15:15
United States
ADP National Employment
September
k
210
204
 
.
17:00
United States
Construction Spending
August
%
0.5
1.8
 
Construction Spending
Construction spending gauges the level of construction activity in the specified region. It looks at both residential and non-residential construction
 
.
17:00
United States
ISM - non manufacturing
September
 
58.5
59
 
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.
 
.
17:30
United States
Crude Oil Inventories
September
Mln
1.2
-4.3
 
Crude Oil Inventories
Change in the number of barrels of crude oil held in inventory by commercial firms during the past week
 
2 October 2014
Location
Indicator
Period
Unit
Forecast
Previous
Actual
.
04:30
Australia
Build Permits
August
%
1.1
2.5
 
Build Permits
The number of new building projects authorized for construction. Because receiving a Building Permit is the first step in the construction process, the figure is used as the earliest indicator for developments in the housing market.
 
.
04:30
Australia
Trade Balance
August
Bln
-0.75
-1.36
 
Trade Balance
The difference between exports and imports of goods and services.
 
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