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Financial Calendar - Indicators

What are Economic Indicators?

18 December 2014
Location
Indicator
Period
Unit
Forecast
Previous
Actual
.
15:30
United States
Initial Jobless Claims
w/e
k
295
294
289
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
 
299.25
298.75
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
2.435
2.514
2.373
.
16:45
United States
PMI - Services
December
Idx
56.9
56.2
53.6
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.
 
.
17:30
United States
Natural Gas Storage
w/e
Bln
 
-51
-64
Natural Gas Storage
Change in the number of cubic feet of natural gas held in underground storage during the past week
 
19 December 2014
Location
Indicator
Period
Unit
Forecast
Previous
Actual
05:30
Japan
BoJ Press Conference
Qtr4
 
 
 
 
BoJ Press Conference
BoJ Press Conference
 
.
08:00
Germany
Producer Prices (PPI) mm
November
%
-0.2
-0.2
 
Producer Prices (PPI) mm
Producer Prices
 
.
08:00
Germany
Producer Prices
November
%
-1.1
-1
 
Producer Prices
Producer Price Index
 
.
09:00
Euro Zone
EU Economic Summit
 
 
 
 
 
.
11:00
Euro Zone
Current Account
November
Bln
28
30
 
Current Account
The Current Account summarizes the flow of goods, services, income and transfer payments into and out of the country.
 
.
11:30
United Kingdom
Public Sector net borrowing
November
Bln
14.8
7.1
 
Public Sector net borrowing
The amount of new debt held by the UK governments. In the long run, the public sector account must be in balance in order for the economy to be sustainable.
 
.
13:00
United Kingdom
CBI distributive trades
December
 
30
27
 
.
15:30
Canada
Core CPI m/m
November
%
0.1
0.3
 
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
Canada
Core CPI y/y
November
%
2.4
2.3
 
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
Canada
Retail Sales mm
October
%
0.2
0
 
Retail Sales mm
Retail Sales mm
 
.
15:30
Canada
Retail Sales Ex Autos
October
%
0.2
0
 
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.
 
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