Economic Calendar

Time
Currency
Country
Impact
Events
Period
Actual
Forecast
Previous
02:00
GBP
United Kingdom
Retail Prices Index m/m
March
-0.3%
0.2%
1.1% R (0.9%)
02:00
GBP
United Kingdom
Retail Prices Index y/y
March
0.0%
0.8%
0.9% R (0.8%)
04:00
EUR
Italy
Trade Balance non EU
February
5.1 B EUR
-
0.94 B EUR R (-0.28 B EUR)
04:00
EUR
Eurozone
Economic Bulletin of the European Central Bank
 
-
-
07:30
GBP
United Kingdom
Bank of England Interest Rate Decision
26.03.2020
0.10%
-
0.10%
07:30
USD
United States
Final Gross Domestic Product (GDP) 3m/y
Q4
2.1%
2.1%
2.1%
07:30
USD
United States
Initial Jobless Claims
Week ending 19.03.2020
3283 000
1000 000
281 000
07:30
USD
United States
Wholesale Inventories m/m
March
-0.5%
-
-0.4%
09:30
USD
United States
Natural Gas Storage
Week ending 19.03.2020
2,005 BCF
-
2,034 BCF
18:30
JPY
Japan
CPI ex Food for Ku-area of Tokyo y/y
March
0.4%
0.4%
0.5%
18:30
JPY
Japan
Consumer Price Index (CPI) for Ku-area of Tokyo y/y
April
0.4%
-
0.4%
02:00
Retail Prices Index m/m
United KingdomGBP
Period
March
Actual
-0.3%
Forecast
0.2%
Previous
1.1% R (0.9%)
The Retail Prices Index (RPI) is the most familiar general purpose domestic measure of inflation in the United Kingdom. It is commonly used in private contracts for uprating of maintenance payments and housing rents. It measures the average change from month to month in the prices of goods and services purchased by most households in the United Kingdom. The spending pattern on which the index is based is revised each year, mainly using information from the Expenditure and Food Survey. The index is compiled using a large and representative selection of around 650 separate goods and services for which price movements are regularly measured in around 150 147 areas throughout the United Kingdom. Around 120 000 separate price quotations are used each month in compiling the index, which is published each month.
02:00
Retail Prices Index y/y
United KingdomGBP
Period
March
Actual
0.0%
Forecast
0.8%
Previous
0.9% R (0.8%)
The Retail Prices Index (RPI) is the most familiar general purpose domestic measure of inflation in the United Kingdom. It is commonly used in private contracts for uprating of maintenance payments and housing rents. It measures the average change from month to month in the prices of goods and services purchased by most households in the United Kingdom. The spending pattern on which the index is based is revised each year, mainly using information from the Expenditure and Food Survey. The index is compiled using a large and representative selection of around 650 separate goods and services for which price movements are regularly measured in around 150 147 areas throughout the United Kingdom. Around 120 000 separate price quotations are used each month in compiling the index, which is published each month.
04:00
Trade Balance non EU
ItalyEUR
Period
February
Actual
5.1 B EUR
Forecast
-
Previous
0.94 B EUR R (-0.28 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
Economic Bulletin of the European Central Bank
EurozoneEUR
Period
Actual
 
Forecast
-
Previous
-
As of 2015, the European Central Bank (ECB) launched a new publication called Economic Bulletin to replace its Monthly Bulletin. The new paper is published two weeks after each meeting of the central bank’s Governing Council.
07:30
Bank of England Interest Rate Decision
United KingdomGBP
Period
26.03.2020
Actual
0.10%
Forecast
-
Previous
0.10%
The decisions on interest rates are announced at 12 noon (GMT) immediately following the Thursday meeting. The Bank seeks to meet the inflation target by setting an interest rate. The level of interest rates is decided by a special committee – the Monetary Policy Committee. The MPC consists of nine members – five from the Bank of England and four external members appointed by the Chancellor. It is chaired by the Governor of the Bank of England. Decisions of the Monetary Policy Committee are made on a one-person one-vote basis, with the Governor having the casting vote if there is no majority. The Bank's monetary policy objective is to deliver price stability – low inflation – and, subject to that, to support the Government's economic objectives including those for growth and employment. Price stability is defined by the Government's inflation target of 2%. Interest rates would be changing all the time, and by large amounts, causing unnecessary uncertainty and volatility in the economy.
07:30
Final Gross Domestic Product (GDP) 3m/y
United StatesUSD
Period
Q4
Actual
2.1%
Forecast
2.1%
Previous
2.1%
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 final release. Quarterly estimates are expressed at seasonally adjusted annual rates.
07:30
Initial Jobless Claims
United StatesUSD
Period
Week ending 19.03.2020
Actual
3283 000
Forecast
1000 000
Previous
281 000
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
Wholesale Inventories m/m
United StatesUSD
Period
March
Actual
-0.5%
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.
09:30
Natural Gas Storage
United StatesUSD
Period
Week ending 19.03.2020
Actual
2,005 BCF
Forecast
-
Previous
2,034 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.
18:30
CPI ex Food for Ku-area of Tokyo y/y
JapanJPY
Period
March
Actual
0.4%
Forecast
0.4%
Previous
0.5%
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 y/y
JapanJPY
Period
April
Actual
0.4%
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.

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