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Financial Calendar - Indicators

What are Economic Indicators?

28 January 2015
Location
Indicator
Period
Unit
Forecast
Previous
Actual
.
01:50
Japan
Retail Sales
January
%
1.1
0.5
0.2
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.
 
29 January 2015
Location
Indicator
Period
Unit
Forecast
Previous
Actual
.
09:00
United Kingdom
Nationwide House Price m/m
January
%
0.3
0.3
0.3
Nationwide House Price m/m
Gauge for costs of homes in the United Kingdom. Measured on a monthly basis
 
.
09:00
United Kingdom
Nationwide House Price y/y
January
%
6.6
8.5
6.8
Nationwide House Price y/y
Gauge for costs of homes in the United Kingdom. Measured on a yearly basis
 
.
10:55
Germany
Unemployment - Change
January
k
-10
-27
 
Unemployment - Change
A measure of the rate of change in unemployment with the previous measured period
 
.
10:55
Germany
Unemployment Rate
January
%
6.5
6.5
 
Unemployment Rate
Percentage of total work force that is unemployed and actively seeking employment during the previous month.
 
.
11:00
Euro Zone
Money - M3 annual growth
December
%
3.5
3.1
 
Money - M3 annual growth
Money - M3 annual growth
 
.
12:00
Euro Zone
Business Climate
January
 
0.1
0.04
 
Business Climate
Business Climate
 
.
12:00
Euro Zone
Economic Sentiment
January
 
101.5
100.7
 
Economic Sentiment
Economic Sentiment
 
.
12:00
Euro Zone
Industrial Sentiment
January
 
-4.5
-5.2
 
Industrial Sentiment
The degree of optimism that industries are expressing for the state of the economy through their saving and spending activity.
 
.
12:00
Euro Zone
Service Sentiment
January
 
6
5.6
 
Service Sentiment
Service Sentiment
 
.
12:00
Euro Zone
Consumer Confidence
January
 
-8.5
-10.9
 
Consumer Confidence
The degree of optimism that consumers are expressing for the state of the economy through their saving and spending activity.
 
.
13:00
United Kingdom
CBI distributive trades
January
 
30
61
 
.
15:00
Germany
Consumer Price Index (CPI) m/m
January
%
-0.8
0
 
Consumer Price Index (CPI) m/m
An inflationary indicator that measures the monthly change in the cost of a fixed basket of products and services, including housing, electricity, food, and transportation.
 
.
15:00
Germany
Consumer Price Index (CPI) y/y
January
%
-0.1
0.2
 
Consumer Price Index (CPI) y/y
An inflationary indicator that measures the yearly change in the cost of a fixed basket of products and services, including housing, electricity, food, and transportation.
 
.
15:00
Germany
Harmonized Index of Consumer Price (HICP) Pre m/m
January
%
-1
0.1
 
Harmonized Index of Consumer Price (HICP) Pre m/m
The Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) is an indicator of inflation and price stability for the European Central Bank (ECB). Measured on a monthly basis
 
.
15:00
Germany
Harmonized Index of Consumer (HICP) - Pre y/y
January
%
-0.2
0.1
 
Harmonized Index of Consumer (HICP) - Pre y/y
The Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) is an indicator of inflation and price stability for the European Central Bank (ECB). Measured on a yearly basis
 
.
15:30
United States
Initial Jobless Claims
w/e
k
300
307
 
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
 
306.5
 
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
2.429
2.443
 
.
17:00
United States
Pending Home Sales Index
December
 
 
104.8
 
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
December
%
0.5
0.8
 
Pending Home Sales change
Tracks changes in residential housing contract activity of existing single-family homes.
 
.
17:30
United States
Natural Gas Storage
w/e
Bln
-113
-216
 
Natural Gas Storage
Change in the number of cubic feet of natural gas held in underground storage during the past week
 
.
23:45
New Zealand
Build Permits
January
%
 
10
 
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.
 
.
01:30
Japan
Household Spending
January
%
-2.3
-2.5
 
Household Spending
Reports the mean expenditure on individual consumption goods and services per household per year
 
.
01:30
Japan
Consumer Price Index (CPI) y/y
January
%
2.2
2.3
 
Consumer Price Index (CPI) y/y
An inflationary indicator that measures the yearly change in the cost of a fixed basket of products and services, including housing, electricity, food, and transportation.
 
.
01:50
Japan
Industrial Production m/m
January
%
1.3
-0.5
 
Industrial Production m/m
Change in the total inflation-adjusted value of output produced by the manufacturing, mining, and utilities sectors.
 
30 January 2015
Location
Indicator
Period
Unit
Forecast
Previous
Actual
.
02:30
Australia
Producer Price Index (PPI) q/q
January
%
0.3
0.2
 
Producer Price Index (PPI) q/q
Change in the price of finished goods and services sold by producers;
 
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