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Financial Calendar - Indicators

What are Economic Indicators?

30 March 2015
Location
Indicator
Period
Unit
Forecast
Previous
Actual
.
17:00
United States
Pending Home Sales Index
February
 
 
104.2
106.9
Pending Home Sales Index
Tracks residential housing contract activity of existing single-family homes. The Pending Home Sales report is an advanced read on trends in the US housing market. Housing is typically correlated to the overall state of the economy
 
.
17:00
United States
Pending Home Sales change
February
%
0.5
1.7
3.1
Pending Home Sales change
Tracks changes in residential housing contract activity of existing single-family homes.
 
31 March 2015
Location
Indicator
Period
Unit
Forecast
Previous
Actual
.
03:30
New Zealand
Business Confidence
March
 
 
34.4
 
Business Confidence
A measure of the prevailing sentiment among business leaders. This is based on querying expectations for new orders and impressions on the general economic health.
 
.
04:30
Japan
Average Earnings
March
%
 
1.3
 
Average Earnings
Change in the price businesses and the government pay for labor, including bonuses.
 
.
09:00
Germany
Retail Sales mm
February
%
-0.7
2.9
 
Retail Sales mm
Retail Sales mm
 
.
09:00
Germany
Retail Sales yy
February
%
3.7
5.3
 
Retail Sales yy
Retail Sales yy
 
.
10:55
Germany
Unemployment - Change
March
k
-12
-20
 
Unemployment - Change
A measure of the rate of change in unemployment with the previous measured period
 
.
10:55
Germany
Unemployment Rate
March
%
12.6
12.6
 
Unemployment Rate
Percentage of total work force that is unemployed and actively seeking employment during the previous month.
 
.
10:55
Germany
Unemployment
March
Mln
 
2.812
 
Unemployment
The Unemployment Rate refers to the percentage of people currently out of work, but actively seeking employment and willing to work.
 
.
11:30
Germany
GDP Q4 q/q
Qtr4
%
0.5
0.5
 
GDP Q4 q/q
Measures the quarterly value of goods and services produced within a country. Provides key insight as to the driving forces of the economy.
 
.
11:30
Germany
GDP flash yy
Qtr4
%
2.7
2.7
 
GDP flash yy
Initial GDP estimates
 
.
11:30
Germany
Current Account
Qtr4
Bln
-21.5
-27
 
Current Account
The Current Account summarizes the flow of goods, services, income and transfer payments into and out of the country.
 
.
12:00
Euro Zone
Inflation flash y/y
March
%
 
0.6
 
Inflation flash y/y
Eurostat inflation expectations on the yearly basis.
 
.
12:00
Euro Zone
Inflation Ex Food and Energy mm
March
%
 
0.6
 
Inflation Ex Food and Energy mm
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 monthly basis
 
.
12:00
Euro Zone
Unemployment Rate
February
%
11.2
11.2
 
Unemployment Rate
Percentage of total work force that is unemployed and actively seeking employment during the previous month.
 
.
15:30
Canada
GDP m/m
January
%
-0.2
0.3
 
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.
 
.
15:55
United States
Redbook mm
w/e
%
 
1.1
 
Redbook mm
An index that reflects the same-store sales of a group of companies that account for roughly 85% of the department store category in the Census Bureau's monthly retail sales report.
 
.
15:55
United States
Redbook yy
w/e
%
 
2.8
 
Redbook yy
An index that reflects the same-store sales of a group of companies that account for roughly 85% of the department store category in the Census Bureau's monthly retail sales report.
 
.
16:00
United States
Case Shiller 20 mm
w/e
%
0.6
0.9
 
Case Shiller 20 mm
Examines changes in the value of the residential real estate market in 20 regions across the US. This report serves as an indicator for the health of the US housing market.
 
.
16:00
United States
Case Shiller 20 yy
w/e
%
4.5
4.5
 
Case Shiller 20 yy
Examines changes in the value of the residential real estate market in 20 regions across the US. This report serves as an indicator for the health of the US housing market.
 
.
16:45
United States
Chicago PMI
March
Idx
14
12
 
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
Consumer Confidence
March
Idx
96
96.4
 
Consumer Confidence
The degree of optimism that consumers are expressing for the state of the economy through their saving and spending activity.
 
1 April 2015
Location
Indicator
Period
Unit
Forecast
Previous
Actual
03:30
Australia
Building Approvals m/m
April
%
 
7.9
 
Building Approvals m/m
Change in the number of new building approvals issued
 
.
04:00
China
PMI Manufacturing
April
 
 
49.9
 
PMI Manufacturing
Gauge for the overall performance of the manufacturing sector
 
.
04:00
China
PMI - Non Manufacturing
April
 
 
53.9
 
PMI - Non Manufacturing
Survey of purchasing managers which asks respondents to rate the relative level of business conditions including employment, production, new orders, prices, supplier deliveries, and inventories. It's a leading indicator of economic health - businesses rea
 
.
04:45
China
HSBC Final Manufacturing PMI
April
 
 
49.2
 
HSBC Final Manufacturing PMI
Survey of about 430 purchasing managers which asks respondents to rate the relative level of business conditions including employment, production, new orders, prices, supplier deliveries, and inventories. It's a leading indicator of economic health - busi
 
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