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Economic Calendar

Time
Currency
Country
Impact
Events
Period
Actual
Forecast
Previous
01:00
EUR
Germany
Gfk Consumer Confidence
May
10.2
-
9.8
01:00
EUR
Finland
Consumer Confidence
April
21.5
-
22.9
01:00
EUR
Finland
Unemployment Rate
March
8.7%
-
8.7%
02:00
EUR
Spain
Flash Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices y/y
April
2.6%
-
2.1%
02:00
EUR
Spain
Unemployment Rate
Q1
18.75%
18.60%
18.60%
02:30
SEK
Sweden
Interest Rate Decision
27.04.2017
-0.50%
-0.50%
-0.50%
02:30
SEK
Sweden
Trade Balance
March
-0.8 B SEK
-
-0.9 B SEK
02:30
SEK
Sweden
Producer Price Index m/m
March
-0.1%
-
-0.8%
02:30
SEK
Sweden
Producer Price Index y/y
March
6.5%
-
7.5%
03:00
EUR
Italy
Consumer Confidence
April
107.5
107.2
107.6
03:00
EUR
Italy
Business Confidence
May
107.9
107.4
107.1
04:00
EUR
Eurozone
Consumer Confidence
April
-3.6
-3.6
-3.6
04:00
EUR
Eurozone
Services Confidence
April
14.2
13.0
12.8 R (12.7)
04:00
EUR
Eurozone
Industrial Confidence
April
2.6
1.3
1.3 R (1.2)
04:00
EUR
Eurozone
Economic Confidence
April
109.6
108.1
107.9
06:45
EUR
Eurozone
European Central Bank Interest Rate Decision
27.04.2017
0.00%
0.00%
0.00%
07:00
EUR
Germany
Preliminary Consumer Price Index m/m
April
0.0%
-0.1%
0.2%
07:00
EUR
Germany
Preliminary Consumer Price Index y/y
April
2.0%
1.9%
1.6%
07:00
EUR
Germany
Preliminary Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices m/m
April
0.0%
-
0.1%
07:00
EUR
Germany
Preliminary Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices y/y
April
2.0%
1.9%
1.5%
07:30
USD
United States
Initial Jobless Claims
Week ending 21.04.2017
257 000
241 000
244 000
07:30
EUR
Eurozone
ECB Press Conference, ECB President Speaks
27.04.2017
 
-
-
07:30
USD
United States
Durable Goods Orders
March
0.7%
1.2%
2.3% R (1.8%)
07:30
USD
United States
Durable Goods Orders ex Defense
March
0.1%
-
2.2%
07:30
USD
United States
Durable Goods Orders ex Transportation
March
-0.2%
-
0.5%
07:30
USD
United States
Wholesale Inventories m/m
March
-0.1%
-
0.4%
09:00
USD
United States
Pending Home Sales m/m
March
 
-1.0%
5.5%
09:30
USD
United States
Natural Gas Storage
Week ending 21.04.2017
 
-
-
17:45
NZD
New Zealand
Building Permits m/m
March
 
-
14.0%
17:45
NZD
New Zealand
Trade Balance
March
 
-
-0.018 B NZD
18:01
GBP
United Kingdom
Gfk Consumer Confidence
April
 
-7
-6
18:30
JPY
Japan
Consumer Price Index (CPI) m/m
March
 
-
-0.1%
18:30
JPY
Japan
Consumer Price Index (CPI) y/y
March
 
-
0.3%
18:30
JPY
Japan
CPI ex Food m/m
March
 
-
0.0%
18:30
JPY
Japan
CPI ex Food y/y
March
 
-
0.2%
18:30
JPY
Japan
Consumer Price Index (CPI) for Ku-area of Tokyo m/m
April
 
-
-0.2%
18:30
JPY
Japan
Consumer Price Index (CPI) for Ku-area of Tokyo y/y
April
 
-
-0.4%
18:30
JPY
Japan
CPI ex Food for Ku-area of Tokyo m/m
April
 
-
-0.1%
18:30
JPY
Japan
CPI ex Food for Ku-area of Tokyo y/y
April
 
-
-0.4%
18:30
JPY
Japan
Household Spending y/y
March
 
-0.3%
-3.8%
18:30
JPY
Japan
Unemployment Rate
March
 
2.9%
2.8%
18:50
JPY
Japan
Industrial Production m/m
March
 
-0.8%
3.2%
18:50
JPY
Japan
Retail Sales m/m
March
 
-
0.2%
18:50
JPY
Japan
Retail Sales y/y
March
 
1.5%
0.1%
20:00
NZD
New Zealand
NBNZ Business Confidence
April
 
-
11.3
20:30
AUD
Australia
Producer Price Index q/q
Q1
 
-
0.5%
20:30
AUD
Australia
Producer Price Index y/y
Q1
 
-
0.7%
20:30
AUD
Australia
Private Sector Credit m/m
March
 
-
0.3%
20:30
AUD
Australia
Private Sector Credit y/y
March
 
-
5.0%
01:00
Gfk Consumer Confidence
GermanyEUR
Period
May
Actual
10.2
Forecast
-
Previous
9.8
The index is taken from the survey entitled “GfK-Wirtschaftsdienst Konsum - und Sparklima” (GfK economic services – consumption and savings climate), which is published by market researchers GfK Marktforschung. The survey is essentially based on monthly interviews with consumers, which are carried out on behalf of the EU Commission. A representative sample of around 2 500 selected respondents were asked using a rota system about their views on the general economic situation and on how they saw their own financial situation.
01:00
Consumer Confidence
FinlandEUR
Period
April
Actual
21.5
Forecast
-
Previous
22.9
The Consumer Barometer includes questions about certain economic matters. Individual indicators are based on the following questions: consumers' assessment of the development of the Finnish economy and their own economic situation as well as the development of consumer prices over the past and coming year; consumers' assessment of changes in unemployment over the next 12 months; consumers' assessment of how favourable the present time was for making major purchases, saving, or raising a loan; consumers' assessment of how much they would be spending on durable goods over the coming year, compared to the past year.
01:00
Unemployment Rate
FinlandEUR
Period
March
Actual
8.7%
Forecast
-
Previous
8.7%
The ratio of the unemployed to all persons in the labour force. The official unemployment rate is calculated as a percentage of the unemployed aged 15 to 74 among the population of the same age. All persons who are without work for the whole survey week, have been seeking a job actively in the past four weeks as an employee or a self-employed person and could accept a job within two weeks are classified as unemployed. All persons aged 15 to 74 who were employed or unemployed during the survey week belong to the labour force.
02:00
Flash Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices y/y
SpainEUR
Period
April
Actual
2.6%
Forecast
-
Previous
2.1%
The Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) is a statistical indicator whose objective is to provide a common measurement of inflation which facilitates carrying out international comparisons and therefore examines compliance with fulfilment of the Maastricht Treaty demands for entrance into European Monetary Union. This is the flash percentage change compared with the corresponding period in the previous year.
02:00
Unemployment Rate
SpainEUR
Period
Q1
Actual
18.75%
Forecast
18.60%
Previous
18.60%
The Economically Active Population Survey (EAPS) is a continuous quarterly survey that targets households, and it obtains data on the labour force (which is sub categorized by employed and unemployed), and on the people outside the labour market. Employed population: all persons 16 years old and older who, during the reference week, either were employed by others or performed freelance work. Unemployed persons are those persons 16 years old or older who combine the following conditions simultaneously: without work, seeking work, available to work. Active population = employed + unemployed. Global employment rate: Quotient between the total number of active persons and the total population. Unemployment rate: Quotient between the number of unemployed persons and the active population.
02:30
Interest Rate Decision
SwedenSEK
Period
27.04.2017
Actual
-0.50%
Forecast
-0.50%
Previous
-0.50%
According to the Sveriges Riksbank Act, the objective of monetary policy is to “maintain price stability”, which means to keep inflation around 2 per cent per year, as measured by the annual change in the consumer price index (CPI). There is a tolerance range of plus/minus 1 percentage point around this target. In order to keep inflation around 2 per cent the Riksbank adjusts its key interest rate, the repo rate. The Executive Board of the Riksbank holds six scheduled monetary policy meetings a year and at these it decides on the monetary policy stance and on changes in the repo rate. Since June 1994 the repo rate has been the Riksbank's key interest rate. A press release is published the day after each monetary policy meeting. In connection with three of the monetary policy meetings a Monetary Policy Report is published. This Report contains the Riksbank's forecasts for the economy and inflation in the coming years. Approximately two weeks after the monetary policy meeting the minutes are published, which reproduce the discussion that led up to the interest rate decision. The first thing that happens when the Riksbank changes the repo rate is that the so-called overnight rate is affected. The overnight rate is the rate at which the banks borrow and lend money to one another during the day. Monetary policy thus has an effect on the interest rates the general public face and thereby also on the total demand and total supply in the economy. The channels that mean that market interest rates affect supply and demand can be divided into the interest rate channel, the credit channel and the exchange rate channel.
02:30
Trade Balance
SwedenSEK
Period
March
Actual
-0.8 B SEK
Forecast
-
Previous
-0.9 B SEK
It measures the difference between imports and exports data in billions of SEK. Imports of goods measures the value of goods that enter the domestic territory of a country irrespective of their final destination. Exports of goods similarly measures the value of goods which leave the domestic territory of a country, irrespective of whether they have been processed in the domestic territory or not. The data are based on customs documents for goods cleared through customs for trade with non-European Union member countries, and on Intrastat survey data compiled from companies trading goods (with a current 12-month value of at least 1500000 SEK in each flow of goods) with partners in European Union member countries.
02:30
Producer Price Index m/m
SwedenSEK
Period
March
Actual
-0.1%
Forecast
-
Previous
-0.8%
The Price indices in Producer and Import stages aim to show the average change in prices in producer and import stages for different industries and product groups i.e. in the first distribution stage when goods are delivered from Swedish producers or come into Sweden. Goods are classified into three groups, namely: Swedish produced goods for the domestic market, Swedish produced exported goods, Imported goods. The items are classified according to an international nomenclature consisting of around 6 800 items. The main variable is the producer price which is the price a production unit obtains when selling in the first phase. The price refers to ex works for the Swedish market and fob (free on board) for exports. For imports the price is cif (cost, insurance, freight). The price should be the average invoiced price over a month. Value added taxes and other taxes on goods are not included. However, for the index series for petroleum products, environmental and energy taxes are added to the price. This is the percentage change compared with the previous month.
02:30
Producer Price Index y/y
SwedenSEK
Period
March
Actual
6.5%
Forecast
-
Previous
7.5%
Producer Price Index (PPI). The Price indices in Producer and Import stages aim to show the average change in prices in producer and import stages for different industries and product groups i.e. in the first distribution stage when goods are delivered from Swedish producers or come into Sweden. Goods are classified into three groups, namely: Swedish produced goods for the domestic market, Swedish produced exported goods, Imported goods. The items are classified according to an international nomenclature consisting of around 6 800 items. The main variable is the producer price which is the price a production unit obtains when selling in the first phase. The price refers to ex works for the Swedish market and fob (free on board) for exports. For imports the price is cif (cost, insurance, freight). The price should be the average invoiced price over a month. Value added taxes and other taxes on goods are not included. However, for the index series for petroleum products, environmental and energy taxes are added to the price. This is the percentage change compared with the corresponding period in the previous year.
03:00
Consumer Confidence
ItalyEUR
Period
April
Actual
107.5
Forecast
107.2
Previous
107.6
The index measures consumers' opinions by combining their answers to nine questions on the economic situation of the country, the economic situation of the family regarding employment, savings, purchase of durable goods and their financial situation. Data are first calculated as the percent balance of positive over negative answers. For the questions for which five answers are possible the extreme responses are double weighted. A simple arithmetic average of the answers is then computed. The indicator is presented as an index. The sample is selected from the population aged 18 years and over. Approximately 2000 persons are selected.
03:00
Business Confidence
ItalyEUR
Period
May
Actual
107.9
Forecast
107.4
Previous
107.1
ISAE monitors the cyclical evolution of the manufacturing sector in Italy by surveying Italian 4,000 business firms. The main questions concern the current trend of (domestic and foreign) order books, production and inventories, short-term forecasts on order books, production and prices and on the general economic situation. Respondents also are invited to indicate their planned expenditure for investments in the current, previous and following year and they provide indications on the investment prices for those same years.
04:00
Consumer Confidence
EurozoneEUR
Period
April
Actual
-3.6
Forecast
-3.6
Previous
-3.6
It is one of the components of the Economic Sentiment Indicator.
04:00
Services Confidence
EurozoneEUR
Period
April
Actual
14.2
Forecast
13.0
Previous
12.8 R (12.7)
It is one of the components of the Economic Sentiment Indicator.
04:00
Industrial Confidence
EurozoneEUR
Period
April
Actual
2.6
Forecast
1.3
Previous
1.3 R (1.2)
It is one of the components of the Economic Sentiment Indicator.
04:00
Economic Confidence
EurozoneEUR
Period
April
Actual
109.6
Forecast
108.1
Previous
107.9
The Economic Sentiment Indicator (ESI) is a composite indicator made up of five sectoral confidence indicators with different weights: Industrial confidence indicator, Services confidence indicator, Consumer confidence indicator, Construction confidence indicator Retail trade confidence indicator. Confidence indicators are arithmetic means of seasonally adjusted balances of answers to a selection of questions closely related to the reference variable they are supposed to track (e.g. industrial production for the industrial confidence indicator). Surveys are defined within the Joint Harmonised EU Program of Business and Consumer Surveys.
06:45
European Central Bank Interest Rate Decision
EurozoneEUR
Period
27.04.2017
Actual
0.00%
Forecast
0.00%
Previous
0.00%
The primary objective of the European Central Bank's monetary policy is to maintain price stability. The ECB aims at inflation rates of below, but close to, 2% over the medium term. The natural role of monetary policy in the economy is to maintain price stability. Monetary policy can affect real activity only in the shorter term. The central bank is the sole issuer of banknotes and bank reserves. That means it is the monopoly supplier of the monetary base. By virtue of this monopoly, it can set the conditions at which banks borrow from the central bank. Therefore it can also influence the conditions at which banks trade with each other in the money market. The central bank provides funds to the banking system and charges interest. Given its monopoly power over the issuing of money, the central bank can fully determine this interest rate. The change in the official interest rates affects directly money-market interest rates and, indirectly, lending and deposit rates, which are set by banks to their customers.
07:00
Preliminary Consumer Price Index m/m
GermanyEUR
Period
April
Actual
0.0%
Forecast
-0.1%
Previous
0.2%
The consumer price index for Germany measures the average price change for all goods and services purchased by households for consumption purposes. The consumer price index provides an overall picture of price rises in Germany. The index covers all types of households, all regions in Germany and all goods and services which are in demand in those places - rents, food, clothing and also motor vehicles and services such as hairdresser, dry cleaning or repairs. Calculating the consumer price index is based on a basket of goods and services which includes all goods and services that are relevant components of consumption in Germany. The basket is continuously updated in order to include the goods which are frequently bought by consumers in the current price observation. This is the preliminary percentage change compared with the previous month.
07:00
Preliminary Consumer Price Index y/y
GermanyEUR
Period
April
Actual
2.0%
Forecast
1.9%
Previous
1.6%
The consumer price index for Germany measures the average price change for all goods and services purchased by households for consumption purposes. The consumer price index provides an overall picture of price rises in Germany. The index covers all types of households, all regions in Germany and all goods and services which are in demand in those places - rents, food, clothing and also motor vehicles and services such as hairdresser, dry cleaning or repairs. Calculating the consumer price index is based on a basket of goods and services which includes all goods and services that are relevant components of consumption in Germany. The basket is continuously updated in order to include the goods which are frequently bought by consumers in the current price observation. This is the preliminary percentage change compared with the corresponding period in the previous year.
07:00
Preliminary Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices m/m
GermanyEUR
Period
April
Actual
0.0%
Forecast
-
Previous
0.1%
The Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices is used to measure inflation in the context of international, mostly inner-European comparisons. Its calculation, which relies on Harmonised concepts, methods and procedures, reflects the development of prices in the individual states based on national consumption patterns. In particular, the prices collected for the German consumer price index are also used to calculate the German Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices. The difference in coverage between the German price index for Germany and the German Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices consists mainly in the additional inclusion of owner-occupied residential property and motor vehicle tax in the German price index for Germany. This is the preliminary percentage change, compared with the previous month.
07:00
Preliminary Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices y/y
GermanyEUR
Period
April
Actual
2.0%
Forecast
1.9%
Previous
1.5%
The Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices is used to measure inflation in the context of international, mostly inner-European comparisons. Its calculation, which relies on Harmonised concepts, methods and procedures, reflects the development of prices in the individual states based on national consumption patterns. In particular, the prices collected for the German consumer price index are also used to calculate the German Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices. The difference in coverage between the German price index for Germany and the German Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices consists mainly in the additional inclusion of owner-occupied residential property and motor vehicle tax in the German price index for Germany. This is the preliminary percentage change, compared with the corresponding period in the previous year.
07:30
Initial Jobless Claims
United StatesUSD
Period
Week ending 21.04.2017
Actual
257 000
Forecast
241 000
Previous
244 000
Initial Jobless Claims is a report issued by the U.S. Department of Labour on a weekly basis. 'Initial Claim' means any notice of unemployment filed to request a determination of entitlement to and eligibility for compensation or a second or subsequent period of unemployment with a benefit year or period of eligibility. This report tracks how many claims have been registered for the previous week. It is a good gauge of the U.S. job market.
07:30
ECB Press Conference, ECB President Speaks
EurozoneEUR
Period
27.04.2017
Actual
 
Forecast
-
Previous
-
07:30
Durable Goods Orders
United StatesUSD
Period
March
Actual
0.7%
Forecast
1.2%
Previous
2.3% R (1.8%)
Durable goods are new or used items generally with a normal life expectancy of three years or more. Durable goods merchant wholesale trade establishments are engaged in wholesaling products, such as motor vehicles, furniture, construction materials, machinery and equipment (including household-type appliances), metals and minerals (except petroleum), sporting goods, toys and hobby goods, recyclable materials, and parts.
07:30
Durable Goods Orders ex Defense
United StatesUSD
Period
March
Actual
0.1%
Forecast
-
Previous
2.2%
Durable Goods Orders ex Defense. The Durable Goods Orders figure is also reported excluding defense expenditures. Orders for items like civilian vehicles or aircrafts are fairly expensive and fluctuate idiosyncratically, distorting the Durable Goods Orders figure. Such goods are excluded to provide a better measure of durable goods orders. The defense industry categories should include sales, inventories, and orders relating to foreign government contracted through the Department of Defense (Foreign Military Assistance Program). Also include subcontracts with other companies where the prime contract is known to be with the Department of Defense.
07:30
Durable Goods Orders ex Transportation
United StatesUSD
Period
March
Actual
-0.2%
Forecast
-
Previous
0.5%
The Durable Goods Orders figure is also reported excluding transportation expenditures. Orders for items like civilian vehicles or aircrafts are fairly expensive and fluctuate idiosyncratically, distorting the Durable Goods Orders figure. Such goods are excluded to provide a better measure of durable goods orders.
07:30
Wholesale Inventories m/m
United StatesUSD
Period
March
Actual
-0.1%
Forecast
-
Previous
0.4%
The Wholesale Trade sector comprises establishments engaged in wholesaling merchandise, generally without transformation, and rendering services incidental to the sale of merchandise. The merchandise described in this sector includes the outputs of agriculture, mining, manufacturing, and certain information industries, such as publishing. The wholesaling process is an intermediate step in the distribution of merchandise. Wholesalers are organized to sell or arrange the purchase or sale of goods for resale (i.e., goods sold to other wholesalers or retailers), capital or durable non consumer goods, and raw and intermediate materials and supplies used in production. The index measures the change in the total value of goods held in inventory by wholesalers compared with the previous month.
09:00
Pending Home Sales m/m
United StatesUSD
Period
March
Actual
 
Forecast
-1.0%
Previous
5.5%
National Association of Realtor's (NAR) Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI) is released during the first week of each month. The index measures housing contract activity. It is based on signed real estate contracts for existing single-family homes, condos and co-ops. A sale is listed as pending when the contract has been signed and the transaction has not closed, but the sale usually is finalized within one or two months of signing. An index of 100 is equal to the average level of contract activity during 2001, the first year to be examined, and was the first of five consecutive record years for existing-home sales. The Pending Home Sales Index is based on a large national sample, typically representing about 20 percent of transactions for existing-home sales.
09:30
Natural Gas Storage
United StatesUSD
Period
Week ending 21.04.2017
Actual
 
Forecast
-
Previous
-
This report tracks U.S. natural gas inventories held in underground storage facilities. The weekly stocks generally are the volumes of working gas as of the report date. Changes in reported stock levels reflect all events affecting working gas in storage, including injections, withdrawals, and reclassifications between base and working gas. The estimates are released on Thursday at 15:30 GMT.
17:45
Building Permits m/m
New ZealandNZD
Period
March
Actual
 
Forecast
-
Previous
14.0%
The number of new building projects authorized for construction New Zealand. Building Permits, or Building Consents, are issued when a building project has been authorized to begin construction. Building Permits are used as a leading indicator for the overall housing market and are obtained each month from all territorial authorities.
17:45
Trade Balance
New ZealandNZD
Period
March
Actual
 
Forecast
-
Previous
-0.018 B NZD
Data is obtained from export and import entry documents lodged with the New Zealand Customs Service (NZCS). Exports (including re-exports) are valued fob (free on board) and are shown in New Zealand dollars. Estimated values are used for goods that are not already sold at the time of export entry lodgement Imports are valued at cif (cost including insurance and freight) and are shown in New Zealand dollars. Trade balance values are calculated by deducting imports (cif) from exports (fob).
18:01
Gfk Consumer Confidence
United KingdomGBP
Period
April
Actual
 
Forecast
-7
Previous
-6
The UK Consumer Confidence Survey from GfK (Gesellschaft für Konsumforschung) was conducted amongst a sample of 2000 individuals aged 16+. Quotas are imposed on age, sex, region and social class to ensure the final sample is representative of the UK population. The index consists of four component indicators: Personal Financial Situation, General Economic Situation, Climate for Major Purchases, Future Saving.
18:30
Consumer Price Index (CPI) m/m
JapanJPY
Period
March
Actual
 
Forecast
-
Previous
-0.1%
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is calculated to measure the average price movements of goods and services purchased by households throughout the country. It reflects changes of the cost of purchasing goods and services in a fixed “market basket”, but is not designed to measure changes of the cost of living attributed to the changes of types, quality and quantity of goods and services consumers purchase. expenditures other than the living expenditure (e.g., direct taxes, social insurance premiums, security purchases, land and housing purchases) are not included in the scope of the CPI. The index figures of the preceding month for the whole country, and the preliminary figures of the current month for the Ku-area of Tokyo are released. This is the percentage change compared with the previous month.
18:30
Consumer Price Index (CPI) y/y
JapanJPY
Period
March
Actual
 
Forecast
-
Previous
0.3%
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is calculated to measure the average price movements of goods and services purchased by households throughout the country. It reflects changes of the cost of purchasing goods and services in a fixed “market basket”, but is not designed to measure changes of the cost of living attributed to the changes of types, quality and quantity of goods and services consumers purchase. expenditures other than the living expenditure (e.g., direct taxes, social insurance premiums, security purchases, land and housing purchases) are not included in the scope of the CPI. The index figures of the preceding month for the whole country, and the preliminary figures of the current month for the Ku-area of Tokyo are released. This is the percentage change compared with the corresponding period in the previous year.
18:30
CPI ex Food m/m
JapanJPY
Period
March
Actual
 
Forecast
-
Previous
0.0%
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is calculated to measure the average price movements of goods and services purchased by households throughout the country. It reflects changes of the cost of purchasing goods and services in a fixed “market basket”, but is not designed to measure changes of the cost of living attributed to the changes of types, quality and quantity of goods and services consumers purchase. expenditures other than the living expenditure (e.g., direct taxes, social insurance premiums, security purchases, land and housing purchases) are not included in the scope of the CPI. The index figures of the preceding month for the whole country, and the preliminary figures of the current month for the Ku-area of Tokyo are released. In this release the value of the fresh food is excluded from the index. This is the percentage change compared with the previous month.
18:30
CPI ex Food y/y
JapanJPY
Period
March
Actual
 
Forecast
-
Previous
0.2%
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is calculated to measure the average price movements of goods and services purchased by households throughout the country. It reflects changes of the cost of purchasing goods and services in a fixed “market basket”, but is not designed to measure changes of the cost of living attributed to the changes of types, quality and quantity of goods and services consumers purchase. expenditures other than the living expenditure (e.g., direct taxes, social insurance premiums, security purchases, land and housing purchases) are not included in the scope of the CPI. The index figures of the preceding month for the whole country, and the preliminary figures of the current month for the Ku-area of Tokyo are released. In this release the value of the fresh food is excluded from the index. This is the percentage change compared with the corresponding period in the previous year.
18:30
Consumer Price Index (CPI) for Ku-area of Tokyo m/m
JapanJPY
Period
April
Actual
 
Forecast
-
Previous
-0.2%
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is calculated to measure the average price movements of goods and services purchased by households throughout the country. It reflects changes of the cost of purchasing goods and services in a fixed “market basket”, but is not designed to measure changes of the cost of living attributed to the changes of types, quality and quantity of goods and services consumers purchase. expenditures other than the living expenditure (e.g., direct taxes, social insurance premiums, security purchases, land and housing purchases) are not included in the scope of the CPI. The index figures of the preceding month for the whole country, and the preliminary figures of the current month for the Ku-area of Tokyo are released. This is the percentage change compared with the previous month.
18:30
Consumer Price Index (CPI) for Ku-area of Tokyo y/y
JapanJPY
Period
April
Actual
 
Forecast
-
Previous
-0.4%
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is calculated to measure the average price movements of goods and services purchased by households throughout the country. It reflects changes of the cost of purchasing goods and services in a fixed “market basket”, but is not designed to measure changes of the cost of living attributed to the changes of types, quality and quantity of goods and services consumers purchase. expenditures other than the living expenditure (e.g., direct taxes, social insurance premiums, security purchases, land and housing purchases) are not included in the scope of the CPI. The index figures of the preceding month for the whole country, and the preliminary figures of the current month for the Ku-area of Tokyo are released. This is the percentage change compared with the corresponding period in the previous year.
18:30
CPI ex Food for Ku-area of Tokyo m/m
JapanJPY
Period
April
Actual
 
Forecast
-
Previous
-0.1%
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is calculated to measure the average price movements of goods and services purchased by households throughout the country. It reflects changes of the cost of purchasing goods and services in a fixed “market basket”, but is not designed to measure changes of the cost of living attributed to the changes of types, quality and quantity of goods and services consumers purchase. expenditures other than the living expenditure (e.g., direct taxes, social insurance premiums, security purchases, land and housing purchases) are not included in the scope of the CPI. The index figures of the preceding month for the whole country, and the preliminary figures of the current month for the Ku-area of Tokyo are released. In this release the value of the fresh food is excluded from the index. This is the percentage change compared with the previous month.
18:30
CPI ex Food for Ku-area of Tokyo y/y
JapanJPY
Period
April
Actual
 
Forecast
-
Previous
-0.4%
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is calculated to measure the average price movements of goods and services purchased by households throughout the country. It reflects changes of the cost of purchasing goods and services in a fixed “market basket”, but is not designed to measure changes of the cost of living attributed to the changes of types, quality and quantity of goods and services consumers purchase. expenditures other than the living expenditure (e.g., direct taxes, social insurance premiums, security purchases, land and housing purchases) are not included in the scope of the CPI. The index figures of the preceding month for the whole country, and the preliminary figures of the current month for the Ku-area of Tokyo are released. In this release the value of the fresh food is excluded from the index. This is the percentage change compared with the corresponding period in the previous year.
18:30
Household Spending y/y
JapanJPY
Period
March
Actual
 
Forecast
-0.3%
Previous
-3.8%
The survey unit is the household except one-person household of student in the entire area of Japan. The sample households are selected based on the three-stage stratified sampling method. The sampling units at three stages are namely, the municipality (i.e. city, town and village), the survey unit area and the household. Data are obtained in four kinds of questionnaires, namely, Household Schedule, Family Account Book, Yearly Income Schedule and Savings Schedule. Enumerators fill in the Household Schedule with the number of household members, occupation and industry of earners, type of the dwelling, etc. Households are requested to fill in the Family Account Books with daily income and expenditures. For workers' households and households of the head not working, both incomes and expenditures in cash and in kind are recorded, while for other households (except for households of the head not working) cash payment and consumption in kind only. This is the percentage change compared with the corresponding period in the previous year.
18:30
Unemployment Rate
JapanJPY
Period
March
Actual
 
Forecast
2.9%
Previous
2.8%
Unemployment rate = (Unemployed person) / (Labour force) * 100; Labour force: Employed person and unemployed person among population of 15 years old or more; Employed person: Employed person at work and employed person not at work; Employed person at work: All persons who worked for pay or profit, or worked as unpaid family workers for at least one hour during the reference week; Employed person not at work: Among the persons with jobs but not at work during the reference week; Unemployed person: Persons who satisfy the following conditions: with no job and did no work at all during the reference week (other than employed person); ready to work if work is available; and did any job seeking activity or preparing to start business during the reference week (including waiting the outcome of the job seeking activity done in the past).
18:50
Industrial Production m/m
JapanJPY
Period
March
Actual
 
Forecast
-0.8%
Previous
3.2%
The indices measure monthly changes in the production and relate to the physical quantity of commodities produced by industrial enterprises. They are published by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). Data are derived from the Current Survey of Production. 530 commodity items are covered by the survey. This is the percentage change compared with the previous month.
18:50
Retail Sales m/m
JapanJPY
Period
March
Actual
 
Forecast
-
Previous
0.2%
The indices measure monthly changes in the value of retail sales. The value of sales after April 1989 includes consumption tax. Sales of automobiles and of automotive fuel are included while repair of personal and household goods are excluded. The survey covers retail stores (excluding eating and drinking places) classified under the major group J of the Standard Industrial Classification for Japan. The stores are selected from among those covered in the Census of Commerce. This is the percentage change compared with the previous month.
18:50
Retail Sales y/y
JapanJPY
Period
March
Actual
 
Forecast
1.5%
Previous
0.1%
The indices measure monthly changes in the value of retail sales. The value of sales after April 1989 includes consumption tax. Sales of automobiles and of automotive fuel are included while repair of personal and household goods are excluded. The survey covers retail stores (excluding eating and drinking places) classified under the major group J of the Standard Industrial Classification for Japan. The stores are selected from among those covered in the Census of Commerce. This is the percentage change compared with the corresponding period in the previous year.
20:00
NBNZ Business Confidence
New ZealandNZD
Period
April
Actual
 
Forecast
-
Previous
11.3
The results of a monthly survey of 1 500 businesses nationwide. Business Outlook analyses where the economy will be going over the next 12 months. The publication is written for business people who can see at a glance how business confidence is stacking up, what export sales are up to, how the labour market is doing, and a whole lot more. The National Bank Business Outlook is a key leading barometer for the economy. It relies on the input of New Zealand businesses and this input has proven to be very adept at picking economic developments. The Business Outlook is a monthly survey with around 700 respondents.
20:30
Producer Price Index q/q
AustraliaAUD
Period
Q1
Actual
 
Forecast
-
Previous
0.5%
Producer Price Index (PPI) measures change in the price of finished goods and services sold by producers. PPI refers to changes in price that occur before the good reaches the retail level, so it gives an early information of inflationary pressures consumers will later face for finished goods. The index is published as a percentage change in the index from the previous quarter and year.
20:30
Producer Price Index y/y
AustraliaAUD
Period
Q1
Actual
 
Forecast
-
Previous
0.7%
Producer Price Index (PPI) measures change in the price of finished goods and services sold by producers. PPI refers to changes in price that occur before the good reaches the retail level, so it gives an early information of inflationary pressures consumers will later face for finished goods. The index is published as a percentage change in the index from the previous quarter and year.
20:30
Private Sector Credit m/m
AustraliaAUD
Period
March
Actual
 
Forecast
-
Previous
0.3%
This indicator measures the change in the total credit provided to the private sector by financial intermediaries. It consists of three components: Housing sector credit, Personal credit and Business credit. Borrowing and spending are positively correlated - consumers and businesses tend to seek credit when they are confident in their future financial position and feel comfortable spending money. This is the percent change from the previous month.
20:30
Private Sector Credit y/y
AustraliaAUD
Period
March
Actual
 
Forecast
-
Previous
5.0%
This indicator measures the change in the total credit provided to the private sector by financial intermediaries. It consists of three components: Housing sector credit, Personal credit and Business credit. Borrowing and spending are positively correlated - consumers and businesses tend to seek credit when they are confident in their future financial position and feel comfortable spending money. This is the percent change from the same period, a year ago.

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