Economic Calendar

Time
Currency
Country
Impact
Events
Period
Actual
Forecast
Previous
01:00
CHF
Switzerland
Trade Balance
April
 
-
4.020 B CHF
02:00
EUR
Spain
Retail Sales y/y
April
 
-
-14.1%
02:00
EUR
Spain
Consumer Price Index m/m
May
 
-
0.3%
02:00
EUR
Spain
Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices m/m
May
 
-
0.4%
02:00
SEK
Sweden
Consumer Confidence
May
 
-
73.9
02:30
SEK
Sweden
Retail Sales m/m
April
 
-2.1%
-1.7%
02:30
SEK
Sweden
Retail Sales y/y
April
 
-
0.6%
03:00
EUR
Italy
Consumer Confidence
April
 
88.5
101.0
03:00
EUR
Italy
Business Confidence
April
 
79.0
89.5
03:00
EUR
Italy
Trade Balance non EU
April
 
-
5.1 B EUR
04:00
EUR
Eurozone
Consumer Confidence
May
 
-18.8
-18.8
04:00
EUR
Eurozone
Industrial Confidence
May
 
-27.0
-30.4
04:00
EUR
Eurozone
Business Climate Indicator
May
 
-
-1.81
05:00
EUR
Italy
Producer Price Index m/m
April
 
-
-1.0%
05:00
EUR
Italy
Producer Price Index y/y
April
 
-
-3.6%
07:00
EUR
Germany
Preliminary Consumer Price Index m/m
May
 
-0.1%
0.3%
07:00
EUR
Germany
Preliminary Consumer Price Index y/y
May
 
0.6%
0.8%
07:00
EUR
Germany
Preliminary Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices m/m
May
 
-0.1%
0.4%
07:00
USD
United States
Durable Goods Orders
April
 
-19.0%
-15.3% R (-14.4%)
07:00
EUR
Germany
Preliminary Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices y/y
May
 
0.5%
0.8%
07:30
USD
United States
Initial Jobless Claims
Week ending 21.05.2020
 
2100 000
2438 000
07:30
USD
United States
Preliminary (Revised) Gross Domestic Product (GDP) 3m/y
Q1
 
-4.8%
-4.8%
07:30
USD
United States
Durable Goods Orders ex Defense
April
 
-
-16.5%
07:30
CAD
Canada
Current Account
Q1
 
-10.0 B CAD
-8.8 B CAD
09:00
USD
United States
Pending Home Sales m/m
April
 
-15.0%
-20.8%
09:30
USD
United States
Natural Gas Storage
Week ending 21.05.2020
 
-
-
10:00
USD
United States
Crude Oil Inventories
Week ending 21.05.2020
 
-
526.5 M Barrels
10:00
USD
United States
Fed's Williams Speaks
28.05.2020
 
-
-
01:00
Trade Balance
SwitzerlandCHF
Period
April
Actual
 
Forecast
-
Previous
4.020 B CHF
It measures the difference between imports and exports data in billions of CHF. 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.
02:00
Retail Sales y/y
SpainEUR
Period
April
Actual
 
Forecast
-
Previous
-14.1%
The main objective of the Retail Trade (or Retail Sales) Indices (RTI) is to obtain the fundamental characteristics of companies dedicated to the exercise of retail sales in Spain, which facilitates measuring in the short term, the development of activity in the sector. For the collection of information, monthly data are requested on retail trade sales by the company according to four groups of goods: food, personal equipment, household equipment and other consumer goods and quarterly data on wage earners. This is the percentage change compared with the corresponding period in the previous year.
02:00
Consumer Price Index m/m
SpainEUR
Period
May
Actual
 
Forecast
-
Previous
0.3%
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a statistical measure of the evolution of the prices of goods and services consumed by the population that reside in family dwellings in Spain. This is the percentage change compared with the previous month.
02:00
Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices m/m
SpainEUR
Period
May
Actual
 
Forecast
-
Previous
0.4%
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 percentage change compared with the previous month.
02:00
Consumer Confidence
SwedenSEK
Period
May
Actual
 
Forecast
-
Previous
73.9
The Consumer Tendency Survey is a monthly tendency survey of households in Sweden. The purpose of the survey is to provide a quick qualitative indication of household plans to purchase durable goods, views on the economic situation in Sweden and on personal finances, and expectations concerning inflation and saving. The data from the survey include so-called net percentages, which show the proportion of households indicating a positive change in a particular variable, less the proportion indicating a negative change.
02:30
Retail Sales m/m
SwedenSEK
Period
April
Actual
 
Forecast
-2.1%
Previous
-1.7%
Index represents the turnover of enterprises whose main activity is retail trade. From 1990 data exclude sales of motor vehicles, pharmaceuticals and beverages. Data are collected via a survey of enterprises. All enterprises with a turnover of more than 1 billion SEK, according to the VAT register, are included in the sample. Enterprises with a turnover of less than 2 million SEK are excluded. This is the percentage change compared with the previous month.
02:30
Retail Sales y/y
SwedenSEK
Period
April
Actual
 
Forecast
-
Previous
0.6%
Index represents the turnover of enterprises whose main activity is retail trade. From 1990 data exclude sales of motor vehicles, pharmaceuticals and beverages. Data are collected via a survey of enterprises. All enterprises with a turnover of more than 1 billion SEK, according to the VAT register, are included in the sample. Enterprises with a turnover of less than 2 million SEK are excluded. This is the percentage change compared with the corresponding period in the previous year.
03:00
Consumer Confidence
ItalyEUR
Period
April
Actual
 
Forecast
88.5
Previous
101.0
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
April
Actual
 
Forecast
79.0
Previous
89.5
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.
03:00
Trade Balance non EU
ItalyEUR
Period
April
Actual
 
Forecast
-
Previous
5.1 B EUR
The headline figure, expressed in billions of EUR, is the value of exports to Non European Union countries minus the value of imports from those countries. A positive value represents a trade surplus while a negative value amounts to a trade deficit.
04:00
Consumer Confidence
EurozoneEUR
Period
May
Actual
 
Forecast
-18.8
Previous
-18.8
It is one of the components of the Economic Sentiment Indicator.
04:00
Industrial Confidence
EurozoneEUR
Period
May
Actual
 
Forecast
-27.0
Previous
-30.4
It is one of the components of the Economic Sentiment Indicator.
04:00
Business Climate Indicator
EurozoneEUR
Period
May
Actual
 
Forecast
-
Previous
-1.81
Business and consumer surveys - Economic sentiment indicator. The Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN) conducts regular harmonised surveys for different sectors of the economies in the European Union (EU) and in the applicant countries. They are addressed to representatives of the industry (manufacturing), the services, retail trade and construction sectors, as well as to consumers. These surveys allow comparisons among different countries' business cycles and have become an indispensable tool for monitoring the evolution of the EU and the Euro area economies, as well as monitoring developments in the applicant countries.
05:00
Producer Price Index m/m
ItalyEUR
Period
April
Actual
 
Forecast
-
Previous
-1.0%
The producer price index for industrial products measures the change in output prices at the first trading level. Price quotations refer to goods sold on the domestic market excluding duties, VAT and any other fees paid by the buyer. Products included refer to the whole industrial sector with the exception of construction, building of ships and boats, manufacture of aircraft and spacecraft, manufacture of railways and military equipment. The prices of the products included in the basket are classified into 1102 items. The information is collected from 3 667 enterprises and some 12600 prices are observed each month. This is the percentage change compared with the previous month.
05:00
Producer Price Index y/y
ItalyEUR
Period
April
Actual
 
Forecast
-
Previous
-3.6%
The producer price index for industrial products measures the change in output prices at the first trading level. Price quotations refer to goods sold on the domestic market excluding duties, VAT and any other fees paid by the buyer. Products included refer to the whole industrial sector with the exception of construction, building of ships and boats, manufacture of aircraft and spacecraft, manufacture of railways and military equipment. The prices of the products included in the basket are classified into 1102 items. The information is collected from 3 667 enterprises and some 12600 prices are observed each month. This is the percentage change compared with the corresponding period in the previous year.
07:00
Preliminary Consumer Price Index m/m
GermanyEUR
Period
May
Actual
 
Forecast
-0.1%
Previous
0.3%
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
May
Actual
 
Forecast
0.6%
Previous
0.8%
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
May
Actual
 
Forecast
-0.1%
Previous
0.4%
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
Durable Goods Orders
United StatesUSD
Period
April
Actual
 
Forecast
-19.0%
Previous
-15.3% R (-14.4%)
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.
07:00
Preliminary Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices y/y
GermanyEUR
Period
May
Actual
 
Forecast
0.5%
Previous
0.8%
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 21.05.2020
Actual
 
Forecast
2100 000
Previous
2438 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
Preliminary (Revised) Gross Domestic Product (GDP) 3m/y
United StatesUSD
Period
Q1
Actual
 
Forecast
-4.8%
Previous
-4.8%
Gross domestic product (GDP), the featured measure of U.S. output, is the market value of the goods and services produced by labour and property located in the United States, regardless of nationality. GDP is measured as the sum of personal consumption expenditures, gross private domestic investment, net exports of goods and services (exports less imports), and government consumption expenditures and gross investment. GDP excludes intermediate purchases of goods and services by business. Personal consumption expenditures (PCE) measures goods and services purchased by U.S. residents. Gross private domestic investment consists of fixed investment and the change in private inventories. Fixed investment consists of both non-residential fixed investment and residential fixed investment. Government consumption expenditures and gross investment, the measure of government sector final demand, consists of two major components: Current consumption expenditures by general government and gross investment by both general government and government enterprises. There are 3 versions of GDP released a month apart - Advance, Preliminary, and Final. This is the preliminary release. Quarterly estimates are expressed at seasonally adjusted annual rates.
07:30
Durable Goods Orders ex Defense
United StatesUSD
Period
April
Actual
 
Forecast
-
Previous
-16.5%
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
Current Account
CanadaCAD
Period
Q1
Actual
 
Forecast
-10.0 B CAD
Previous
-8.8 B CAD
This records transactions between Canadian residents and non-residents, allocated between the current account and the capital and financial account. The transactions represent the exchanges and transfers of economic values between Canadian residents and non-residents viewed from a Canadian perspective. The economic values exchanged or transferred can be goods, services, investment income or financial claims. The transactions are presented using a double entry accounting system in which two entries should be recorded simultaneously for each transaction. The two entries are used to recognize the giving and receiving sides of every transaction. A minus sign '-' is used for an import, or for a capital outflow arising from an increase in Canadian assets abroad or a decrease in Canadian liabilities to non-residents. A plus sign '+' is used for an export, or for a capital inflow arising from a decrease in Canadian assets abroad or an increase in Canadian liabilities to non-residents.
09:00
Pending Home Sales m/m
United StatesUSD
Period
April
Actual
 
Forecast
-15.0%
Previous
-20.8%
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 21.05.2020
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.
10:00
Crude Oil Inventories
United StatesUSD
Period
Week ending 21.05.2020
Actual
 
Forecast
-
Previous
526.5 M Barrels
The Weekly Petroleum Status Report (WPSR) provides timely information on supply and prices of crude oil and principal petroleum products in the context of historical data and forecasts. Crude oil stocks include those domestic and Customs-cleared foreign crude oil stocks held at refineries, in pipelines, in lease tanks, and in transit to refineries. Does not include those held in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). The supply data are based primarily on company submissions for the week ending 12:00 GMT the preceding Friday. Data are released electronically after 15:30 GMT each Wednesday. 1 barrel (US) = 42 gallons (US) = 159 litres.
10:00
Fed's Williams Speaks
United StatesUSD
Period
28.05.2020
Actual
 
Forecast
-
Previous
-

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