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Financial Calendar - Indicators

What are Economic Indicators?

11 February 2016
Location
Indicator
Period
Unit
Forecast
Previous
Actual
15:30
Canada
New Housing Price Index
December
%
0.2
0.2
0.1
.
15:30
United States
Initial Jobless Claims
w/e
k
281
285
269
Initial Jobless Claims
Measures the number of people who claim unemployment benefits, but are actively seeking work.
 
.
15:30
United States
Jobless 4-week Average
w/e
k
 
284.75
281.25
Jobless 4-week Average
Measures the 4 week average number of people who claim unemployment benefits, but are actively seeking work
 
.
15:30
United States
Jobless continuous claims
w/e
Mln
2.25
2.255
2.239
.
17:00
United States
FED Chairman Yellen Speaks
February
 
 
 
 
.
17:30
United States
Natural Gas Storage
January
Bln
-82
-152
-70
Natural Gas Storage
Change in the number of cubic feet of natural gas held in underground storage during the past week
 
12 February 2016
Location
Indicator
Period
Unit
Forecast
Previous
Actual
.
09:00
Germany
GDP flash qq
January
%
0.3
0.3
 
GDP flash qq
Initial GDP estimates
 
.
09:00
Germany
GDP flash yy
January
%
2.3
1.8
 
GDP flash yy
Initial GDP estimates
 
.
09:00
Germany
Consumer Price Index (CPI) Final m/m
January
%
-0.8
-0.8
 
Consumer Price Index (CPI) Final m/m
The m/m consumer price index (CPI) is an index number measuring the average price of consumer goods and services purchased by households on a monthly basis. It is one of several price indices calculated by national statistical agencies. The percent change in the CPI is a measure of inflation. The CPI can be used to index (i.e. adjust for the effects of inflation) wages, salaries, pensions, or regulated or contracted prices.
 
.
09:00
Germany
Consumer Price Index (CPI) Final y/y
January
%
0.5
0.5
 
Consumer Price Index (CPI) Final y/y
The y/y consumer price index (CPI) is an index number measuring the average price of consumer goods and services purchased by households on a yearly basis. It is one of several price indices calculated by national statistical agencies. The percent change in the CPI is a measure of inflation. The CPI can be used to index (i.e. adjust for the effects of inflation) wages, salaries, pensions, or regulated or contracted prices.
 
.
09:00
Germany
Wholesale Price Index m/m
January
%
 
-0.8
 
Wholesale Price Index m/m
A Wholesale Price Index (WPI) is the price of a representative basket of wholesale goods. Measured on a monthly basis
 
.
09:00
Germany
Wholesale Price Index y/y
January
%
 
-1
 
Wholesale Price Index y/y
A Wholesale Price Index (WPI) is the price of a representative basket of wholesale goods. Measured on a yearly basis
 
.
11:30
United Kingdom
Construction Orders
December
%
1.5
-0.5
 
Construction Orders
This report provides information on how many orders were received by construction companies to begin work. Since orders for construction serve as one of the earliest signals of expanded housing supply, the report is a leading indicator for the overall housing market.
 
.
12:00
Euro Zone
GDP flash qq
Qtr4
%
0.3
0.3
 
GDP flash qq
Initial GDP estimates
 
.
12:00
Euro Zone
GDP flash yy
Qtr4
%
1.5
1.6
 
GDP flash yy
Initial GDP estimates
 
.
12:00
Euro Zone
Industrial Production m/m
December
%
0.3
-0.7
 
Industrial Production m/m
Change in the total inflation-adjusted value of output produced by the manufacturing, mining, and utilities sectors.
 
.
12:00
Euro Zone
Industrial Production y/y
December
%
0.8
1.1
 
Industrial Production y/y
Change in the total inflation-adjusted value of output produced by the manufacturing, mining, and utilities sectors.
 
.
15:30
United States
Import Prices mm
January
%
-1.4
-1.2
 
Import Prices mm
Measures the monthly rate of inflation for imported goods.
 
.
15:30
United States
Export Prices
January
%
-0.9
-1.1
 
Export Prices
The Export Price Indices measure average changes in prices of goods and services that are exported
 
.
15:30
United States
Retail Sales
January
%
0.1
-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.
 
.
15:30
United States
Retail Sales Ex Autos
January
%
0
-0.1
 
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.
 
.
16:55
United States
Michigan Sentiment Preliminary
February
 
92
92
 
Michigan Sentiment Preliminary
Early assessment of consumer sentiment regarding personal finances, business conditions and purchasing power.
 
.
16:55
United States
Michigan - Expectations Preliminary
February
 
82
82.7
 
Michigan - Expectations Preliminary
Assesses consumer confidence regarding personal finances, business conditions and purchasing power based on hundreds of telephone surveys.
 
.
17:00
United States
Business Inventories
December
%
0.1
-0.2
 
Business Inventories
Unsold goods held by manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers
 
17:00
United States
FOMC Member Dudley Speaks
 
 
 
 
 
FOMC Member Dudley Speaks
FOMC Member Dudley Speaks
 
.
00:30
Australia
RBA Governor Stevens Speaks
February
 
 
 
 
RBA Governor Stevens Speaks
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has a target inflation of 2 to 3 percent. When the Governor for the RBA makes a speech regarding the current economy market participants will pay attention to a number of areas. Markets tend to focus on what the Reserve
 
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