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Financial Calendar - Indicators

What are Economic Indicators?

28 May 2015
Location
Indicator
Period
Unit
Forecast
Previous
Actual
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09:00
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G7 Meeting
May
 
 
 
 
G7 Meeting
G7 meetings are attended by finance ministers and central bankers from 7 industrialized nations - Canada, Italy, France, Germany, Japan, the UK, and the US. The meetings are closed to the press but officials usually talk with reporters throughout the day,
 
.
09:00
Germany
Import Prices mm
April
%
0.5
1
0.6
Import Prices mm
Measures the monthly rate of inflation for imported goods.
 
.
09:00
Germany
Import Prices yy
April
%
-0.6
-1.4
-0.6
Import Prices yy
Measures the yearly rate of inflation for imported goods.
 
.
11:30
United Kingdom
GDP Q1 q/q
Qtr 1
%
0.4
0.3
0.3
GDP Q1 q/q
Measures the quarterly value of goods and services produced within a country. GDP is the most comprehensive overall measure of economic output and provides key insight as to the driving forces of the economy.
 
.
11:30
United Kingdom
GDP Q1 y/y
Qtr 1
%
2.5
2.4
2.4
GDP Q1 y/y
Measures the quarterly value of goods and services produced within a country. GDP is the most comprehensive overall measure of economic output and provides key insight as to the driving forces of the economy.
 
.
12:00
Euro Zone
Business Climate
May
 
0.35
0.32
0.28
Business Climate
Business Climate
 
.
12:00
Euro Zone
Economic Sentiment
May
 
103.5
103.7
103.8
Economic Sentiment
Economic Sentiment
 
.
12:00
Euro Zone
Industrial Sentiment
May
 
-3
-3.2
-3
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
Consumer Inflation Expectations
May
 
 
0.7
3.6
Consumer Inflation Expectations
An expectation of future price changes in consumer goods
 
.
12:00
Euro Zone
Consumer Confidence
May
 
-5.5
-4.6
-5.5
Consumer Confidence
The degree of optimism that consumers are expressing for the state of the economy through their saving and spending activity.
 
.
15:30
Canada
Current Account
Qtr 1
Bln C$
-18.5
-13.92
 
Current Account
The Current Account summarizes the flow of goods, services, income and transfer payments into and out of the country.
 
.
15:30
Canada
Producer Price Index (PPI) m/m
May
%
-0.1
0.3
 
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
May
%
 
-1.8
 
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.
 
.
15:30
Canada
Raw Materials Prices m/m
April
%
1.6
-0.9
 
Raw Materials Prices m/m
Measures on a monthly basis the unfinished goods consumed by a manufacturer in providing finished goods. Classified as inventory in the current assets section of a firm's balance sheet.
 
.
15:30
Canada
Raw Materials y/y
April
%
 
-23.3
 
Raw Materials y/y
Measures on a yearly basis the unfinished goods consumed by a manufacturer in providing finished goods. Classified as inventory in the current assets section of a firm's balance sheet.
 
.
15:30
United States
Initial Jobless Claims
w/e
k
270
274
 
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
 
266.25
 
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
2.208
2.211
 
.
17:00
United States
Pending Home Sales Index
April
Idx
 
108.6
 
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
April
%
0.9
1.1
 
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
95
92
 
Natural Gas Storage
Change in the number of cubic feet of natural gas held in underground storage during the past week
 
.
18:00
United States
Crude Oil Inventories
w/e
Mln
-1.5
-2.7
 
Crude Oil Inventories
Change in the number of barrels of crude oil held in inventory by commercial firms during the past week
 
.
02:30
Japan
Core CPI y/y
May
%
0.2
2.2
 
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.
 
.
02:30
Japan
Unemployment Rate
April
%
3.4
3.4
 
Unemployment Rate
Percentage of total work force that is unemployed and actively seeking employment during the previous month.
 
29 May 2015
Location
Indicator
Period
Unit
Forecast
Previous
Actual
.
04:00
New Zealand
Business Confidence
May
 
 
 
 
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.
 
.
08:45
Switzerland
GDP Q1 q/q
Qtr 1
%
-0.1
0.6
 
GDP Q1 q/q
Measures the quarterly value of goods and services produced within a country. GDP is the most comprehensive overall measure of economic output and provides key insight as to the driving forces of the economy.
 
.
08:45
Switzerland
GDP Q1 y/y
Qtr 1
%
1.5
1.9
 
GDP Q1 y/y
Measures the quarterly value of goods and services produced within a country. GDP is the most comprehensive overall measure of economic output and provides key insight as to the driving forces of the economy.
 
.
09:00
Germany
Retail Sales mm
April
%
0.8
-2.3
 
Retail Sales mm
Retail Sales mm
 
.
09:00
Germany
Retail Sales y/y
April
%
2.5
3.5
 
Retail Sales y/y
Retail Sales y/y
 
.
10:00
Switzerland
KOF Indicator
May
Idx
90
89.5
 
KOF Indicator
A composite of business surveys from various sectors of the economy (industry, retail and wholesale) that is combined to form a leading indicator that aims to project GDP growth approximately 8 months into the future.
 
.
11:00
Euro Zone
Money - M3 annual growth
April
%
4.9
4.6
 
Money - M3 annual growth
Money - M3 annual growth
 
.
11:00
Euro Zone
Private Loans
April
%
0.2
0.1
 
Private Loans
The entire quantity of loans in a country's economy.
 
.
15:30
Canada
GDP Q1 q/q
April
%
0.3
2.4
 
GDP Q1 q/q
Measures the quarterly value of goods and services produced within a country. GDP is the most comprehensive overall measure of economic output and provides key insight as to the driving forces of the economy.
 
.
15:30
Canada
GDP m/m
April
%
0.2
0
 
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.
 
.
15:30
United States
Corporate Profits
Qtr 1
%
 
-1.6
 
Corporate Profits
An estimation on the profit related performance of corporations in a given period. Can be significant when large financial institutions release their data
 
.
15:30
United States
GDP Preliminary
Qtr 1
%
-0.8
0.2
 
GDP Preliminary
An anticipated measurement of the value of goods and services produced within a country
 
.
15:30
United States
GDP P Deflator
Qtr 1
%
-0.1
-0.1
 
GDP P Deflator
A statistical tool that converts the total GDP from current dollars into inflation-adjusted dollars, in order to compare prices over time after factoring out the overall effects of inflation.
 
.
15:30
United States
Core PCE preliminary
Qtr 1
%
0.9
0.9
 
Core PCE preliminary
Comprehensive measure of how much consumers spend each month, counting expenditures on durable goods, consumer products, and services. Excludes Food and Energy Price changes
 
.
15:30
United States
PCE Preliminary
Qtr 1
%
-2
-2
 
PCE Preliminary
An estimate of a monthly measure of price changes in consumer goods and services. Excludes food and energy price changes
 
.
16:45
United States
Chicago PMI
May
Idx
53
52.3
 
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
University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment
May
Idx
89.9
88.6
 
University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment
A survey of consumer confidence conducted by the University of Michigan. It gives a snapshot of whether or not consumers feel like spending money.
 
.
17:00
United States
Michigan - Expectations Preliminary
May
Idx
83.1
81.5
 
Michigan - Expectations Preliminary
Assesses consumer confidence regarding personal finances, business conditions and purchasing power based on hundreds of telephone surveys.
 
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