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Financial Calendar - Indicators

What are Economic Indicators?

30 June 2015
Location
Indicator
Period
Unit
Forecast
Previous
Actual
.
15:30
Canada
GDP m/m
April
%
0.1
-0.2
-0.1
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
%
 
-1.6
-1.5
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
%
 
1.6
1.7
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
April
%
0.8
1
0.3
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.
 
.
16:45
United States
Chicago PMI
June
%
50.1
46.2
49.4
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
June
 
97.2
95.4
101.4
Consumer Confidence
The degree of optimism that consumers are expressing for the state of the economy through their saving and spending activity.
 
1 July 2015
Location
Indicator
Period
Unit
Forecast
Previous
Actual
04:30
Australia
Building Approvals m/m
July
%
 
-4.4
 
Building Approvals m/m
Change in the number of new building approvals issued
 
.
04:45
China
HSBC Final Manufacturing PMI
July
 
 
49.6
 
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
 
04:45
China
---
July
 
 
 
 
.
11:00
Euro Zone
PMI
June
 
51.9
51.9
 
PMI
Purchasing managers index
 
.
11:30
United Kingdom
PMI Manufacturing
June
 
52.5
52
 
PMI Manufacturing
Gauge for the overall performance of the manufacturing sector
 
.
14:00
United States
Mortgage Index
w/e
 
 
384.5
 
Mortgage Index
The Index covers all mortgage applications during the week. This includes all conventional and governmental applications.
 
.
14:00
United States
MBA Purchase Index
w/e
 
 
207.8
 
MBA Purchase Index
The Purchase Index includes all mortgage applications for the purchase of a single-family home. It covers the entire market.
 
.
14:00
United States
Mortgage Refinancing
w/e
 
 
1379.9
 
Mortgage Refinancing
The Refinance Index covers all mortgage applications to refinance an existing mortgage. It is the best overall gauge of mortgage refinanancing activity
 
14:00
United States
MBA 30-YR mortgage rate
w/e
%
 
4.19
 
.
15:15
United States
ADP National Employment
June
k
218
201
 
.
16:45
United States
PMI
June
 
 
53.4
 
PMI
Purchasing managers index
 
.
17:00
United States
Construction Spending
May
%
0.5
2.2
 
Construction Spending
Construction spending gauges the level of construction activity in the specified region. It looks at both residential and non-residential construction
 
.
17:00
United States
ISM Manufacturing
June
 
53.1
52.8
 
ISM Manufacturing
ISM Manufacturing assesses the state of US industry by surveying executives on expectations for future production, new orders, inventories, employment and deliveries.
 
.
17:00
United States
IBD Consumer Sentiment
June
 
 
 
 
IBD Consumer Sentiment
The IBD/TIPP Economic Confidence Index is normally the first major release on consumer sentiment each month. It predicts with 90% reliability changes in confidence indicators issued later each month by the University of Michigan and the Conference Board.
 
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