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Financial Calendar - Indicators

What are Economic Indicators?

30 March 2015
Location
Indicator
Period
Unit
Forecast
Previous
Actual
.
12:30
United Kingdom
Consumer credit
February
Bln
0.9
0.817
0.74
Consumer credit
Debt incurred for the purpose of buying a good. The debt must be non mortgage-related, and incurred by the ultimate user of the good as opposed to a manufacturer intending to use it in production or resale.
 
.
12:30
United Kingdom
Mortgage Lending Data
February
Bln
1.6
1.558
1.741
Mortgage Lending Data
Tracking new home mortgages and refinances and serves as a current indicator for the US housing market.
 
.
12:30
United Kingdom
Mortgage Approvals
February
k
61.5
60.786
61.76
Mortgage Approvals
An estimate of all new approvals regarding loans used to finance the purchase of real estate, generally with specified payment periods and interest rates.
 
.
12:30
United Kingdom
M4 Money Supply m/m
February
%
 
-0.8
-0.2
M4 Money Supply m/m
Change in the amount of domestic currency in banks and in circulation.
 
.
13:00
Euro Zone
Business Climate
March
 
0.18
0.07
0.23
Business Climate
Business Climate
 
.
13:00
Euro Zone
Economic Sentiment
March
 
103.1
102.1
103.9
Economic Sentiment
Economic Sentiment
 
.
13:00
Euro Zone
Industrial Production
March
 
-4
-4.7
-2.9
Industrial Production
An index measuring changes in the volume of output produced by the manufacturing, mining, and utility sectors.
 
.
13:00
Euro Zone
Service Sentiment
March
 
5.1
4.5
6
Service Sentiment
Service Sentiment
 
.
15:00
Germany
Core CPI m/m
March
%
0.5
0.9
0.5
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.
 
.
15:00
Germany
Core CPI y/y
March
%
0.3
0.1
0.3
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.
 
.
15:00
Germany
HICP x m/m
March
%
0.5
1
0.5
HICP x 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
HICP x y/y
March
%
0.1
-0.1
0.1
HICP x 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
Core PCE m/m
February
%
0.1
0.1
0.1
Core PCE m/m
A monthly measure of price changes in consumer goods and services. Excludes food and energy price changes
 
.
15:30
United States
Core PCE y/y
February
%
 
1.3
1.4
Core PCE y/y
A yearly measure of price changes in consumer goods and services. Excludes food and energy price changes
 
.
15:30
United States
PCE Index m/m
February
%
 
-0.5
0.2
PCE Index m/m
A monthly measure of price changes in consumer goods and services. It is essentially a measure of goods and services targeted towards individuals and consumed by individuals.
 
.
15:30
United States
PCE Index y/y
February
%
 
0.2
0.3
PCE Index y/y
A yearly measure of price changes in consumer goods and services. It is essentially a measure of goods and services targeted towards individuals and consumed by individuals.
 
.
15:30
Canada
Producer Price Index (PPI) m/m
February
%
 
-0.4
1.8
Producer Price Index (PPI) m/m
The Producer Price Index (PPI) is a family of indices that measures the monthly average change over time in the selling prices received by domestic producers of goods and services
 
.
15:30
Canada
PPI y/y
February
%
 
-2.2
-1.6
PPI y/y
Measures changes in the selling price producers charge for goods and services, and tracks how prices feed through the production process. Measured on a yearly basis.
 
.
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
.
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.
 
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