Economic Calendar

Time
Currency
Country
Impact
Events
Period
Actual
Forecast
Previous
00:45
CHF
Switzerland
Unemployment Rate SA
March
3.3%
3.6%
3.4% R (3.6%)
01:00
EUR
Germany
Industrial Production m/m
February
-1.6%
1.5%
-2.0% R (-2.5%)
01:00
EUR
Germany
Trade Balance
February
19.1 B EUR
20.0 B EUR
21.2 B EUR R (22.2 B EUR)
01:00
NOK
Norway
Consumer Price Index y/y
March
3.1%
3.5%
3.3%
01:00
NOK
Norway
Consumer Price Index m/m
March
-0.3%
0.6%
0.7%
01:00
NOK
Norway
Producer Price Index y/y
March
18.4%
-
9.7%
01:45
EUR
France
Industrial Production m/m
February
-4.7%
0.5%
3.2% R (3.3%)
02:00
EUR
Spain
Industrial Production y/y
February
-2.1%
-1.3%
-2.3% R (-2.2%)
02:30
GBP
United Kingdom
HBOS House Prices m/m
March
1.1%
-
-0.1%
03:00
EUR
Italy
Retail Sales m/m
February
6.6%
-
-2.7% R (-3.0%)
03:00
EUR
Italy
Retail Sales y/y
February
-5.7%
-
-6.7% R (-6.8%)
07:30
USD
United States
Core Producer Price Index (PPI) y/y
March
3.1%
2.7%
2.5%
07:30
USD
United States
Core Producer Price Index (PPI) m/m
March
0.7%
0.2%
0.2%
07:30
USD
United States
Producer Price Index (PPI) m/m
March
1.0%
0.5%
0.5%
07:30
USD
United States
Producer Price Index (PPI) y/y
March
4.2%
3.8%
2.8%
07:30
CAD
Canada
Unemployment Rate
March
7.5%
8.0%
8.2%
00:45
Unemployment Rate SA
SwitzerlandCHF
Period
March
Actual
3.3%
Forecast
3.6%
Previous
3.4% R (3.6%)
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.
01:00
Industrial Production m/m
GermanyEUR
Period
February
Actual
-1.6%
Forecast
1.5%
Previous
-2.0% R (-2.5%)
The production index measures the monthly performance of the industry in Germany. Due to its periodicity, its rapid availability and detailed breakdown by branches of economic activity, it is a central and up-to-date indicator of the development of business activity. Every month, the statistical offices of the Länder conduct a nationwide survey at local units of manufacturing with 50 employees or more. This survey collects quantity and value information on the monthly production of more than 6 000 industrial products. This is the percentage change compared with the previous month.
01:00
Trade Balance
GermanyEUR
Period
February
Actual
19.1 B EUR
Forecast
20.0 B EUR
Previous
21.2 B EUR R (22.2 B EUR)
The German foreign trade statistics describe the cross-border trading of goods between the Federal Republic of Germany and other countries. The cross-border trading of goods is presented in a breakdown by general trade and special trade. General trade, as a rule, covers all goods moved into or moved out of Germany. Basically, special trade only covers goods that are imported into Germany for use, consumption, treatment or processing, and goods exported that were produced, treated or processed in the country. The difference between general and special trade consists mainly in (not) covering imports and exports via (customs and free zone) warehouses.
01:00
Consumer Price Index y/y
NorwayNOK
Period
March
Actual
3.1%
Forecast
3.5%
Previous
3.3%
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.
01:00
Consumer Price Index m/m
NorwayNOK
Period
March
Actual
-0.3%
Forecast
0.6%
Previous
0.7%
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.
01:00
Producer Price Index y/y
NorwayNOK
Period
March
Actual
18.4%
Forecast
-
Previous
9.7%
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.
01:45
Industrial Production m/m
FranceEUR
Period
February
Actual
-4.7%
Forecast
0.5%
Previous
3.2% R (3.3%)
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.
02:00
Industrial Production y/y
SpainEUR
Period
February
Actual
-2.1%
Forecast
-1.3%
Previous
-2.3% R (-2.2%)
The Industrial Production Index (IPI) is a situational indicator that measures the monthly development of productive activity of industrial branches, excluding construction. It therefore measures the joint development of quantity and quality, eliminating the influence of prices. To obtain this a continuous monthly survey is carried out, which investigates more than 13 200 industrial establishments every month. This is the percentage change compared with the corresponding period in the previous year.
02:30
HBOS House Prices m/m
United KingdomGBP
Period
March
Actual
1.1%
Forecast
-
Previous
-0.1%
Halifax is the UK's largest mortgage lender and conducts a wide range of housing research including the long standing Halifax House Price Index. Launched in 1984, the Halifax House Price Index is based on the lending of the UK's largest mortgage lender and provides the monthly data series of any UK housing index. Halifax and Bank of Scotland are trading names of Bank of Scotland PLC. This is the percentage change compared with the previous month.
03:00
Retail Sales m/m
ItalyEUR
Period
February
Actual
6.6%
Forecast
-
Previous
-2.7% R (-3.0%)
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 previous month.
03:00
Retail Sales y/y
ItalyEUR
Period
February
Actual
-5.7%
Forecast
-
Previous
-6.7% R (-6.8%)
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
Core Producer Price Index (PPI) y/y
United StatesUSD
Period
March
Actual
3.1%
Forecast
2.7%
Previous
2.5%
Because prices for food and energy have tended to be so erratic in recent years, some economists prefer to focus attention on an index measuring prices for finished goods other than foods and energy as a better measure of the so-called core or underlying rate of inflation. The Index for Crude Materials Other than Foods and Energy is quite sensitive to shifts in total demand and can be a leading indicator of the state of the economy; its limited scope, however, makes it less reliable as an indicator of future inflation in general. This is the percentage change compared with the corresponding period in the previous year.
07:30
Core Producer Price Index (PPI) m/m
United StatesUSD
Period
March
Actual
0.7%
Forecast
0.2%
Previous
0.2%
Because prices for food and energy have tended to be so erratic in recent years, some economists prefer to focus attention on an index measuring prices for finished goods other than foods and energy as a better measure of the so-called core or underlying rate of inflation. The Index for Crude Materials Other than Foods and Energy is quite sensitive to shifts in total demand and can be a leading indicator of the state of the economy; its limited scope, however, makes it less reliable as an indicator of future inflation in general. This is the percentage change compared with the previous month.
07:30
Producer Price Index (PPI) m/m
United StatesUSD
Period
March
Actual
1.0%
Forecast
0.5%
Previous
0.5%
The Producer Price Index (PPI) of the Bureau of Labour Statistics (BLS) is a family of indexes that measure the average change over time in the prices received by domestic producers of goods and services. PPIs measure price change from the perspective of the seller. This contrasts with other measures, such as the Consumer Price Index (CPI). CPIs measure price change from the purchaser's perspective. Sellers' and purchasers' prices can differ due to government subsidies, sales and excise taxes, and distribution costs. More than 8 000 PPIs for individual products and groups of products are released each month. PPIs are based on selling prices reported by establishments of all sizes selected by probability sampling, with the probability of selection proportionate to size. Price data are provided on a voluntary and confidential basis. This is the percentage change compared with the previous month.
07:30
Producer Price Index (PPI) y/y
United StatesUSD
Period
March
Actual
4.2%
Forecast
3.8%
Previous
2.8%
The Producer Price Index (PPI) of the Bureau of Labour Statistics (BLS) is a family of indexes that measure the average change over time in the prices received by domestic producers of goods and services. PPIs measure price change from the perspective of the seller. This contrasts with other measures, such as the Consumer Price Index (CPI). CPIs measure price change from the purchaser's perspective. Sellers' and purchasers' prices can differ due to government subsidies, sales and excise taxes, and distribution costs. More than 8 000 PPIs for individual products and groups of products are released each month. PPIs are based on selling prices reported by establishments of all sizes selected by probability sampling, with the probability of selection proportionate to size. Price data are provided on a voluntary and confidential basis. This is the percentage change compared with the corresponding period in the previous year.
07:30
Unemployment Rate
CanadaCAD
Period
March
Actual
7.5%
Forecast
8.0%
Previous
8.2%
The Labour Force Survey (LFS) is a monthly survey involving around 50 000 Canadian households. The goal of the survey is to provide a detailed, current picture of the labour market across the country. The unemployment rate is the percentage of total labour force that is unemployed and actively seeking employment during the previous month.

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