Economic Calendar

Time
Currency
Country
Impact
Events
Period
Actual
Forecast
Previous
02:00
EUR
Germany
Wholesale Price Index m/m
December
0.0%
-
-0.1%
02:00
EUR
Germany
Wholesale Price Index y/y
December
-1.3%
-
-2.5%
02:00
CNY
China
Foreign Direct Investment ytd/y
December
6.00%
-
6.00%
04:00
EUR
Italy
Retail Sales m/m
November
-0.2%
-
-0.3% R (-0.2%)
04:00
EUR
Italy
Retail Sales y/y
November
0.9%
-
1.0%
04:30
GBP
United Kingdom
Final Gross Domestic Product y/y
Q4
0.6%
-
1.0% R (1.1%)
04:30
GBP
United Kingdom
Construction Output m/m
November
1.9%
0.6%
-2.2% R (-2.3%)
04:30
GBP
United Kingdom
Construction Output y/y
November
2.0%
-1.4%
-0.3% R (-2.1%)
04:30
GBP
United Kingdom
Industrial Production m/m
November
-1.2%
-0.2%
0.4% R (0.1%)
04:30
GBP
United Kingdom
Industrial Production y/y
November
-1.6%
-1.4%
-0.6% R (-1.3%)
04:30
GBP
United Kingdom
Manufacturing Production m/m
November
-1.7%
-0.3%
0.5% R (0.2%)
04:30
GBP
United Kingdom
Manufacturing Production y/y
November
-2.0%
-1.7%
-0.3% R (-1.2%)
04:30
GBP
United Kingdom
Visible Trade Balance
November
-5.26 B GBP
-11.70 B GBP
-10.95 B GBP R (-14.49 B GBP)
04:30
GBP
United Kingdom
Trade Balance Non EU
November
1.73 B GBP
-3.50 B GBP
-2.59 B GBP R (-5.73 B GBP)
14:00
USD
United States
Federal Budget Balance
December
 
-196.5 B USD
-209.5 B USD
16:45
NZD
New Zealand
Building Permits m/m
November
 
2.1%
-1.1%
18:50
JPY
Japan
Bank Lending y/y
December
1.8%
-
2.1%
18:50
JPY
Japan
Current Account
December
1.437 T JPY
1.423 T JPY
1.817 T JPY
22:00
CNY
China
Trade Balance
December
46.79 B US dollars
45.80 B US dollars
38.73 B US dollars
02:00
Wholesale Price Index m/m
GermanyEUR
Period
December
Actual
0.0%
Forecast
-
Previous
-0.1%
The index of selling prices in wholesale trade measures - on a representative basis - the development of prices of goods sold by wholesalers within Germany to the extent that such sales are included under wholesale, such as contracts concluded with resellers, processors or other bulk purchasers. The index combines the price developments for goods produced within the country and for those imported. Excluded are sales from producers direct to retailers or ultimate consumers. The reference value of the overall index is the total of all turnovers of wholesale trade in the base year, less retail sales and other sales not belonging to wholesale trade, and less export values. In this way, turnovers between wholesale businesses are also covered by price statistics. Around 1 030 reporting units (usually wholesale businesses) are asked for the selling prices of a total of 406 representatively selected kinds of goods. This is the percentage change compared with the the previous month.
02:00
Wholesale Price Index y/y
GermanyEUR
Period
December
Actual
-1.3%
Forecast
-
Previous
-2.5%
The index of selling prices in wholesale trade measures - on a representative basis - the development of prices of goods sold by wholesalers within Germany to the extent that such sales are included under wholesale, such as contracts concluded with resellers, processors or other bulk purchasers. The index combines the price developments for goods produced within the country and for those imported. Excluded are sales from producers direct to retailers or ultimate consumers. The reference value of the overall index is the total of all turnovers of wholesale trade in the base year, less retail sales and other sales not belonging to wholesale trade, and less export values. In this way, turnovers between wholesale businesses are also covered by price statistics. Around 1 030 reporting units (usually wholesale businesses) are asked for the selling prices of a total of 406 representatively selected kinds of goods. This is the percentage change compared with the corresponding period in the previous year.
02:00
Foreign Direct Investment ytd/y
ChinaCNY
Period
December
Actual
6.00%
Forecast
-
Previous
6.00%
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is a direct investment into a country’s production or business by another country’s individual or company, by either buying a company or expanding the operations of an existing business. FDI includes mergers and acquisitions, building new facilities, reinvesting profits from overseas operations, and intracompany loans. YTD stands for ‘Year To Date’ and represents the period beginning 1 January of the current year up until the reference month. This is the percentage change compared to the same period of the previous year.
04:00
Retail Sales m/m
ItalyEUR
Period
November
Actual
-0.2%
Forecast
-
Previous
-0.3% R (-0.2%)
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
0.9%
Forecast
-
Previous
1.0%
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.
04:30
Final Gross Domestic Product y/y
United KingdomGBP
Period
Q4
Actual
0.6%
Forecast
-
Previous
1.0% R (1.1%)
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is an integral part of the UK national accounts and provides a measure of the total economic activity in a region. GDP is often referred to as one of the main "summary indicators" of economic activity and references to "growth in the economy" are quoting the growth in GDP during the latest quarter. 3rd estimate: UK National Accounts - the full national accounts - published 12 weeks after the end of the quarter.
04:30
Construction Output m/m
United KingdomGBP
Period
November
Actual
1.9%
Forecast
0.6%
Previous
-2.2% R (-2.3%)
Construction output is a monthly estimate of the output of the construction industry in both the private and public sectors. The estimates are a key component of the Gross Domestic Product. This is the percentage change compared with the previous month.
04:30
Construction Output y/y
United KingdomGBP
Period
November
Actual
2.0%
Forecast
-1.4%
Previous
-0.3% R (-2.1%)
Construction output is a monthly estimate of the output of the construction industry in both the private and public sectors. The estimates are a key component of the Gross Domestic Product. This is the percentage change as compared with the corresponding period of the previous year.
04:30
Industrial Production m/m
United KingdomGBP
Period
November
Actual
-1.2%
Forecast
-0.2%
Previous
0.4% R (0.1%)
The Industrial Production index measures the volume of production of the manufacturing, mining and quarrying, and energy supply industries, which covered 18.0 per cent of the UK economy in 2003. This is the percentage change compared with the previous month.
04:30
Industrial Production y/y
United KingdomGBP
Period
November
Actual
-1.6%
Forecast
-1.4%
Previous
-0.6% R (-1.3%)
The Industrial Production index measures the volume of production of the manufacturing, mining and quarrying, and energy supply industries, which covered 18.0 per cent of the UK economy in 2003. This is the percentage change compared with the corresponding period in the previous year.
04:30
Manufacturing Production m/m
United KingdomGBP
Period
November
Actual
-1.7%
Forecast
-0.3%
Previous
0.5% R (0.2%)
The Index of Manufacturing Production covers the 13 sub-sectors of manufacturing and these are aggregated to form the resulting monthly manufacturing output time series. It is widely used as a short-term economic indicator in its own right and the manufacturing industries made up 79.3 per cent of the total Industrial Production in 2003. This is the percentage change compared with the previous month.
04:30
Manufacturing Production y/y
United KingdomGBP
Period
November
Actual
-2.0%
Forecast
-1.7%
Previous
-0.3% R (-1.2%)
The Index of Manufacturing Production covers the 13 sub-sectors of manufacturing and these are aggregated to form the resulting monthly manufacturing output time series. It is widely used as a short-term economic indicator in its own right and the manufacturing industries made up 79.3 per cent of the total Industrial Production in 2003. This is the percentage change compared with the corresponding period in the previous year.
04:30
Visible Trade Balance
United KingdomGBP
Period
November
Actual
-5.26 B GBP
Forecast
-11.70 B GBP
Previous
-10.95 B GBP R (-14.49 B GBP)
It represents the difference between imports and exports of goods. Visible Trade differentiates itself from Trade Balance because it does not record intangibles like services, only reporting on physical goods. Because Britain's economy is highly trade driven, Visible Trade data can give critical insight into developments in the economy and into foreign exchange rates. A positive number indicates that more goods were exported than imported.
04:30
Trade Balance Non EU
United KingdomGBP
Period
November
Actual
1.73 B GBP
Forecast
-3.50 B GBP
Previous
-2.59 B GBP R (-5.73 B GBP)
A gauge of Britain's trade with countries outside of Europe. The headline figure, expressed in billions of Pounds, 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. The value of Great Britain's non-EU trade is about 30% less than that of its intra-EU trade.
14:00
Federal Budget Balance
United StatesUSD
Period
December
Actual
 
Forecast
-196.5 B USD
Previous
-209.5 B USD
The Monthly Treasury Statement of Receipts and Outlays of the United States Government (MTS) is prepared by the Financial Management Service, Department of the Treasury, and after approval by the Fiscal Assistant Secretary of the Treasury. This statement summarizes the financial activities of the Federal Government and off-budget Federal entities conducted in accordance with the Budget of the U.S. Government, i.e., receipts and outlays of funds, the surplus or deficit, and the means of financing the deficit or disposing of the surplus. Major information sources include accounting data reported by Federal entities, disbursing officers, and Federal Reserve banks.
16:45
Building Permits m/m
New ZealandNZD
Period
November
Actual
 
Forecast
2.1%
Previous
-1.1%
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.
18:50
Bank Lending y/y
JapanJPY
Period
December
Actual
1.8%
Forecast
-
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.
18:50
Current Account
JapanJPY
Period
December
Actual
1.437 T JPY
Forecast
1.423 T JPY
Previous
1.817 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.
22:00
Trade Balance
ChinaCNY
Period
December
Actual
46.79 B US dollars
Forecast
45.80 B US dollars
Previous
38.73 B US dollars
The Trade Balance is the difference between the monetary value of exports and imports in an economy over a certain period of time. A positive balance of trade is called trade surplus and occurs when the value of exports is higher than that of imports; a negative balance of trade is called trade deficit or trade gap.

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