Economic Calendar

Time
Currency
Country
Impact
Events
Period
Actual
Forecast
Previous
00:00
JPY
Japan
Leading Index
November
99.3
99.5
99.6
Not specified
CHF
Switzerland
Unemployment Rate
December
 
-
2.5%
02:00
NOK
Norway
Consumer Price Index m/m
December
0.0%
-0.1%
0.5%
02:00
NOK
Norway
Consumer Price Index y/y
December
3.5%
3.4%
3.5%
02:00
NOK
Norway
Producer Price Index y/y
December
7.8%
-
14.9%
02:00
NOK
Norway
Core Consumer Price Index y/y
December
2.1%
2.0%
2.2%
02:00
EUR
Finland
Industrial Production m/m
December
1.6%
-
2.4% R (0.8%)
02:45
EUR
France
Industrial Production m/m
December
-1.3%
0.1%
1.3% R (1.2%)
03:30
SEK
Sweden
Industrial Production m/m
November
-0.2%
-
1.7%
03:30
SEK
Sweden
Industrial Production y/y
November
3.2%
-
3.8% R (3.6%)
03:30
SEK
Sweden
Industrial Orders y/y
November
-2.4%
-
4.0% R (3.1%)
04:00
EUR
Italy
Retail Sales m/m
November
0.7%
0.2%
0.2% R (0.1%)
04:00
EUR
Italy
Retail Sales y/y
November
1.6%
-
1.5%
07:30
EUR
Eurozone
Minutes of European Central Bank's Monetary Policy Meeting
10.01.2019
 
-
-
08:30
USD
United States
Initial Jobless Claims
Week ending 04.01.2019
216 000
225 000
233 000 R (231 000)
08:30
CAD
Canada
Building Permits m/m
November
2.6%
-0.5%
-0.4% R (-0.2%)
08:30
CAD
Canada
New Housing Price Index m/m
November
0.0%
-
0.0%
08:35
USD
United States
Fed's Barkin Speaks
10.01.2019
 
-
-
10:30
USD
United States
Natural Gas Storage
Week ending 04.01.2019
2 614 BCF
-
2 705 BCF
12:00
USD
United States
Fed Chair Powell speaks
10.01.2019
 
-
-
13:00
USD
United States
Fed's Evans Speaks
10.01.2019
 
-
-
16:30
AUD
Australia
AIG Construction Index
December
 
-
44.5
16:45
NZD
New Zealand
Building Permits m/m
November
-2.0%
-
1.4% R (1.5%)
18:30
JPY
Japan
Household Spending y/y
November
-0.6%
-0.1%
-0.3%
18:50
JPY
Japan
Current Account
November
0.757 T JPY
0.568 T JPY
1.310 T JPY
18:50
JPY
Japan
Current Account SA
January
1.44 T JPY
1.10 T JPY
1.21 T JPY
18:50
JPY
Japan
Bank Lending y/y
December
2.4%
2.1%
2.1%
19:30
AUD
Australia
Retail Sales m/m
November
0.4%
0.3%
0.3%
00:00
Leading Index
JapanJPY
Period
November
Actual
99.3
Forecast
99.5
Previous
99.6
The composite indexes are used to identify the volume of overall business activities by composing percentage changes of selected indicators. There are three types of composite indexes. The leading index, which tends to precede the coincident index by a few months. This is used to anticipate changes in the direction of the economy. The coincident index. This coincides with the business cycle. This is used to identify the current state of the economy. The lagging index. This tends to lag behind the coincident index by about six months. This is used to confirm turning points and business cycle phases. In general, increasing coincident index reflects that the economy is in an expansion phase, and decreasing coincident index reflects that the economy is in a contraction phase. The magnitude of the changes in the coincident index reflects the tempo of the expansion or contraction phases. Currently, the composite indexes use 29 series of indicators in total: 12 leading indicators, 11 coincident indicators, and six lagging indicators. The list of selected series of indicators is reviewed each time the economy goes through one complete cycle.
Not specified
Unemployment Rate
SwitzerlandCHF
Period
December
Actual
 
Forecast
-
Previous
2.5%
The Federal Statistical Office (FSO) has conducted the Swiss Labour Force Survey (SLFS) on an annual basis. The purpose of this survey is to obtain data about working life and the labour market in general. The SLFS is based on a representative sample of 48 000 people in order to avoid the overly costly alternative of conducting a complete survey of the entire Swiss population. The term “economically active persons” refers to employed and unemployed persons. This concept is also expressed in economic terms as “labour supply”. Unemployed persons (ILO-based) The term “unemployed persons” refers to people aged 15-74 who: were not gainfully employed during the reference week, were actively looking for work during the previous four weeks, and were available for work. The definition used by Switzerland's State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (seco) differs from the ILO-based one indicated above. SECO's definition is based on the number of unemployed persons registered with regional job placement offices. For this reason, the number of unemployed persons reported by the SLFS and SECO do not match. Unemployment rate = Unemployed persons / Economically active persons.
02:00
Consumer Price Index m/m
NorwayNOK
Period
December
Actual
0.0%
Forecast
-0.1%
Previous
0.5%
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) describes the monthly change in the price of goods and services for an average household in Norway. The percentage change in the Consumer Price Index is a measure of inflation. A sample of about 650 goods and services is selected. In addition, scanner data of around 14 000 goods are used for the calculation of sub-index for food and non-alcoholic beverages. Price refers to actual retail price of goods and services offered to households. This means prices including indirect taxes, fees and subsidies. Discount and sale prices are registered. Prices per 15th in the current month are measured. This is the percentage change compared with the previous month.
02:00
Consumer Price Index y/y
NorwayNOK
Period
December
Actual
3.5%
Forecast
3.4%
Previous
3.5%
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) describes the monthly change in the price of goods and services for an average household in Norway. The percentage change in the Consumer Price Index is a measure of inflation. A sample of about 650 goods and services is selected. In addition, scanner data of around 14 000 goods are used for the calculation of sub-index for food and non-alcoholic beverages. Price refers to actual retail price of goods and services offered to households. This means prices including indirect taxes, fees and subsidies. Discount and sale prices are registered. Prices per 15th in the current month are measured. This is the percentage change compared with the corresponding period in the previous year.
02:00
Producer Price Index y/y
NorwayNOK
Period
December
Actual
7.8%
Forecast
-
Previous
14.9%
The Producer Price Index is an important part of a system for short-term indicators made in order to monitor the Norwegian economy. The purpose of the index is to measure the price development of first hand sales of products to the Norwegian market, from Norwegian production and export. The PPI was first produced in 1977. The statistics are used in the production of the national accounts in Statistics Norway. The sample consists of about 630 commodity groups, about 1300 establishments and roughly 5000 products. This is the percentage change compared with the corresponding period in the previous year.
02:00
Core Consumer Price Index y/y
NorwayNOK
Period
December
Actual
2.1%
Forecast
2.0%
Previous
2.2%
CPI-ATE (CPI adjusted for tax changes and excluding energy products) is an indicator that is built upon the main components of CPI-AE and CPI-AT. CPI-AE (CPI excluding energy products) is an indicator where the price material and the weight of the energy products are taken out. Other computations are identical with the computation process of the CPI. CPI-AT (CPI adjusted for tax changes) is an indicator where the weights and the calculations are identical to the CPI. The CPI-AT is also based on actual, observed prices, but those are adjusted for real changes in taxes. This is the percentage change compared with the corresponding period in the previous year.
02:00
Industrial Production m/m
FinlandEUR
Period
December
Actual
1.6%
Forecast
-
Previous
2.4% R (0.8%)
Total production refers to production manufactured in the establishment during the year under review. It consists of production sold and intended for sale and production that will be further processed or is already further processed by the enterprise. Production intended for further processing comprises both the production further processed in the same establishment and that supplied to the enterprise's other establishment. This is the percentage change compared with the previous month.
02:45
Industrial Production m/m
FranceEUR
Period
December
Actual
-1.3%
Forecast
0.1%
Previous
1.3% R (1.2%)
The industrial production index (IPI) covers 90.8% of the value added of 'non-artisan enterprises,' i.e., firms with 10 or more employees in industry. The index does not cover recycling. The 'total goods-producing industries' field matches Eurostat's 'total industry' index. The products tracked by the surveys are situated at all levels of the manufacturing processes, and so provide the fullest possible picture of overall industrial activity. This is the percentage change compared with the previous month.
03:30
Industrial Production m/m
SwedenSEK
Period
November
Actual
-0.2%
Forecast
-
Previous
1.7%
The index of production measures changes in the volume of production. Data are collected in a monthly survey. The reference population is units with 10 or more employees. Data covers sectors C (Mining, quarrying), D (Manufacturing) and E (Energy) of the SNI 2002 industrial classification. This is the percentage change compared with the previous month.
03:30
Industrial Production y/y
SwedenSEK
Period
November
Actual
3.2%
Forecast
-
Previous
3.8% R (3.6%)
The index of production measures changes in the volume of production. Data are collected in a monthly survey. The reference population is units with 10 or more employees. Data covers sectors C (Mining, quarrying), D (Manufacturing) and E (Energy) of the SNI 2002 industrial classification. This is the percentage change compared with the corresponding period in the previous year.
03:30
Industrial Orders y/y
SwedenSEK
Period
November
Actual
-2.4%
Forecast
-
Previous
4.0% R (3.1%)
Data refer to new orders, net of cancellations, received during the month from both the domestic and the export market, for finished goods processed in own factories. New orders are valued at the selling prices agreed when the order is placed, including any extra charges, excluding excise duties, VAT and other indirect taxes. The reference population is local units belonging to enterprises with 10 or more employees. Data are collected in the Survey of Mining and Manufacturing Industries. This is the percentage change compared with the corresponding period in the previous year.
04:00
Retail Sales m/m
ItalyEUR
Period
November
Actual
0.7%
Forecast
0.2%
Previous
0.2% R (0.1%)
The index measures monthly changes in the value of sales of major retail outlets. The value of sales is defined as the total amount billed to consumers including VAT, interest on credit sales and additional charges for delivery but excluding discounts. The total sample includes about 8 000 enterprises distributed in 16 000 sale centres in the national territory in order to guarantee that main geographical areas are represented in the sample. Large retail outlets are covered. These are department stores, chain stores and co-operatives with 20 employees and more. Hard discount stores and mini markets are included in the survey. This is the percentage change compared with the previous month.
04:00
Retail Sales y/y
ItalyEUR
Period
November
Actual
1.6%
Forecast
-
Previous
1.5%
The index measures monthly changes in the value of sales of major retail outlets. The value of sales is defined as the total amount billed to consumers including VAT, interest on credit sales and additional charges for delivery but excluding discounts. The total sample includes about 8 000 enterprises distributed in 16 000 sale centres in the national territory in order to guarantee that main geographical areas are represented in the sample. Large retail outlets are covered. These are department stores, chain stores and co-operatives with 20 employees and more. Hard discount stores and mini markets are included in the survey. This is the percentage change compared with the corresponding period in the previous year.
07:30
Minutes of European Central Bank's Monetary Policy Meeting
EurozoneEUR
Period
10.01.2019
Actual
 
Forecast
-
Previous
-
This is a summary of the ECB Governing Council's most recent meeting. The record is released four weeks after each monetary policy meeting, and provides a “summary of the discussion” without attributing positions to individuals. The detailed minutes of the discussions will continue to be kept secret for 30 years.
08:30
Initial Jobless Claims
United StatesUSD
Period
Week ending 04.01.2019
Actual
216 000
Forecast
225 000
Previous
233 000 R (231 000)
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.
08:30
Building Permits m/m
CanadaCAD
Period
November
Actual
2.6%
Forecast
-0.5%
Previous
-0.4% R (-0.2%)
The Building Permits Survey covers all Canadian municipalities that issue permits. The number of Canadian municipalities currently surveyed approximately 2 400, representing all the provinces and territories. They account for 95% of the Canadian population. The monthly statistics are not corrected for cancelled or expired permits. According to the municipal officers, the proportion of cancelled and unused permits is below 5%.
08:30
New Housing Price Index m/m
CanadaCAD
Period
November
Actual
0.0%
Forecast
-
Previous
0.0%
The New Housing Price Index (NHPI) is a monthly series that measures changes over time in the contractors' selling prices of new residential houses, where detailed specifications pertaining to each house remain the same between two consecutive periods. The survey also collects contractors' estimates of the current value (evaluated at market price) of the land. These estimates are independently indexed to provide the published series for land. The residual, (total selling price less land value), which mainly relates to the current cost of the structure is also independently indexed and is presented as the estimated house series.
08:35
Fed's Barkin Speaks
United StatesUSD
Period
10.01.2019
Actual
 
Forecast
-
Previous
-
10:30
Natural Gas Storage
United StatesUSD
Period
Week ending 04.01.2019
Actual
2 614 BCF
Forecast
-
Previous
2 705 BCF
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.
12:00
Fed Chair Powell speaks
United StatesUSD
Period
10.01.2019
Actual
 
Forecast
-
Previous
-
Jerome Powell succeeded Janet Yellen as Chairperson of the US Federal Reserve in February 2018 for a four-year term.
13:00
Fed's Evans Speaks
United StatesUSD
Period
10.01.2019
Actual
 
Forecast
-
Previous
-
16:30
AIG Construction Index
AustraliaAUD
Period
December
Actual
 
Forecast
-
Previous
44.5
The survey is provided by Australian Industry Group (AIG). AI Group's leading economists monitor the performance of Australia's manufacturing, services and construction sectors, provide economic forecasts and assessments of industry sectors, as well as a range of issue specific reports and surveys. The Australian Performance of Construction Index (Australian PCI) is a seasonally adjusted national composite index based on the diffusion indexes for sales, new orders, employment, inventories and deliveries all with varying weights. An Australian PCI® reading above 50 points indicates that the service industry is generally expanding, below 50 that it is declining. The distance from 50 is indicative of the strength of the expansion or decline.
16:45
Building Permits m/m
New ZealandNZD
Period
November
Actual
-2.0%
Forecast
-
Previous
1.4% R (1.5%)
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.
18:30
Household Spending y/y
JapanJPY
Period
November
Actual
-0.6%
Forecast
-0.1%
Previous
-0.3%
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.
18:50
Current Account
JapanJPY
Period
November
Actual
0.757 T JPY
Forecast
0.568 T JPY
Previous
1.310 T JPY
It measures economic transactions of an economy with the rest of the world, for a specific time period. The transactions are for the most part between residents and non-residents of the economy. The transactions included comprise: goods, services, and income; those involving financial claims on and liabilities to the rest of the world; and transfers. A transaction is defined as an economic flow that reflects the creation, transformation, exchange, transfer, or extinction of economic value and involves changes in ownership, of goods or assets, the provision of services, labour or capital.
18:50
Current Account SA
JapanJPY
Period
January
Actual
1.44 T JPY
Forecast
1.10 T JPY
Previous
1.21 T JPY
For short term indicators, the cycles that are relevant for the economic trends and which by definition have periodicities longer than one year, are generally affected by considerable short-term fluctuations (trend, economic fluctuations, seasonal fluctuations, calendar fluctuations, residual or irregular fluctuations). As a consequence, analysing the current business-cycle phase is quite difficult. To improve the accuracy of the economic trend analyses, it is common to apply mathematical filtering techniques to remove such fluctuations from the time series.
18:50
Bank Lending y/y
JapanJPY
Period
December
Actual
2.4%
Forecast
2.1%
Previous
2.1%
Loans comprise funds provided by financial institutions to borrowers for business operations and other purposes from domestic banks and Shinkin bank. Since the objective of the statistics is to collect information on loans that contribute to the economic activity of the private non-financial sector, loans extended to financial institutions and the central government are excluded. The indicator represents percentage change compared with the corresponding period of the previous year.
19:30
Retail Sales m/m
AustraliaAUD
Period
November
Actual
0.4%
Forecast
0.3%
Previous
0.3%
This indicator measures the total sales of goods and services made by retail stores in Australia. Because a large portion of consumer spending is accounted for in this indicator, it gives a good look at the consumer spending situation, which will account for approximately half of GDP (Gross Domestic Product). This is the percent change from the previous month.

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