Economic Calendar

Time
Currency
Country
Impact
Events
Period
Actual
Forecast
Previous
00:00
EUR
Finland
Unemployment Rate
January
7.7%
-
8.2%
03:30
GBP
United Kingdom
M4 Money Supply m/m
March
0.6%
-
0.8%
03:30
GBP
United Kingdom
Markit/CIPS Manufacturing PMI
April
60.9
60.7
58.9
03:30
GBP
United Kingdom
Mortgage Approvals
March
82.70
92.30
87.70
07:30
USD
United States
Trade Balance
March
-74.40 B USD
-74.50 B USD
-70.50 B USD R (-71.10 B USD)
07:30
CAD
Canada
Building Permits m/m
March
5.7%
2.0%
3.1% R (2.1%)
08:45
USD
United States
ISM New York Business Index
April
0.0
-
804.5
09:00
USD
United States
Durable Goods Orders ex Defense
March
0.8%
-
0.5%
09:00
USD
United States
Factory Orders m/m
March
1.1%
1.3%
-0.5% R (-0.8%)
16:00
JPY
Japan
Bank Holiday
 
-
-
17:30
AUD
Australia
AIG Construction Index
April
59.1
-
61.8
17:45
NZD
New Zealand
Employment Change q/q
Q1
0.6%
0.2%
0.6%
17:45
NZD
New Zealand
Unemployment Rate
Q1
4.7%
4.9%
4.9%
17:45
NZD
New Zealand
Labour Cost Index q/q
Q1
0.4%
0.3%
0.5%
17:45
NZD
New Zealand
Participation Rate
Q1
70.40%
70.30%
70.20%
20:30
AUD
Australia
Building Approvals m/m
March
17.4%
3.0%
20.1% R (21.6%)
00:00
Unemployment Rate
FinlandEUR
Period
January
Actual
7.7%
Forecast
-
Previous
8.2%
The ratio of the unemployed to all persons in the labour force. The official unemployment rate is calculated as a percentage of the unemployed aged 15 to 74 among the population of the same age. All persons who are without work for the whole survey week, have been seeking a job actively in the past four weeks as an employee or a self-employed person and could accept a job within two weeks are classified as unemployed. All persons aged 15 to 74 who were employed or unemployed during the survey week belong to the labour force.
03:30
M4 Money Supply m/m
United KingdomGBP
Period
March
Actual
0.6%
Forecast
-
Previous
0.8%
The Broad money aggregate M4 measures the change in the cash outside banks (i.e. in circulation with the public and non-bank firms) + private-sector retail bank and building society deposits + Private-sector wholesale bank and building society deposits and Certificate of Deposit. This is the percentage change compared with the previous month.
03:30
Markit/CIPS Manufacturing PMI
United KingdomGBP
Period
April
Actual
60.9
Forecast
60.7
Previous
58.9
Manufacturing CIPS (The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply): A monthly gauge of manufacturing activity and future outlook. The survey is comparable to the US ISM survey, similarly based on the opinions of executives in manufacturing companies. Purchasing managers are asked about future demand, and adjusting orders for materials accordingly. The index summarizes the opinions of these executives to give a picture of the future of the manufacturing sector. The index is presented as an index with a value between 1-100. Values above 50 indicate that the economic outlook is positive. Alternately, readings below 50 mean future outlook is less favourable.
03:30
Mortgage Approvals
United KingdomGBP
Period
March
Actual
82.70
Forecast
92.30
Previous
87.70
Lending to individuals consists of sterling lending secured on dwellings (i.e. mortgages) and sterling consumer credit to UK-resident individuals, as well as all sterling lending to housing associations. It represents the number and value of approvals for lending secured on dwellings, which are broken down by purpose of the approvals (i.e. for house purchase, re mortgaging and other purposes).
07:30
Trade Balance
United StatesUSD
Period
March
Actual
-74.40 B USD
Forecast
-74.50 B USD
Previous
-70.50 B USD R (-71.10 B USD)
Record of the difference between exports of goods and services and imports of goods and services. In the broad sense, this balance is conceptually equal to net exports of goods and services, which is a component of gross domestic product (GDP). Exports are compiled from Shippers' Export Declarations. Imports are compiled from the US Custom Services' Automated Commercial System (ACS). Data refer to general trade and exclude transactions with the US military stationed abroad. Exports include exports of US merchandise plus re-exports of foreign merchandise and exclude in-transit shipments and low value non-commercial shipments. Exports are valued on a f.a.s. basis (free along side). Imports include both entries for immediate consumption and entries into bonded warehouses. Reimports are included and attributed to the country of exportation. Imports are valued on a c.i.f. basis (cost, insurance, freight). Imports are reported in US dollars with an exchange rate given by the US Custom Service. The geographic area covered is the United States Customs area (includes the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico), the US Virgin Islands and US Foreign Trade Zones.
07:30
Building Permits m/m
CanadaCAD
Period
March
Actual
5.7%
Forecast
2.0%
Previous
3.1% R (2.1%)
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%.
08:45
ISM New York Business Index
United StatesUSD
Period
April
Actual
0.0
Forecast
-
Previous
804.5
The ISM New York Report on Business is a monthly publication of ISM – New York, an affiliate of the Institute for Supply Management. The purpose of the survey is to quickly assess business conditions among firms in the New York City area. The survey results are compiled as diffusion indexes – the percentage of positive responses plus one half of those responding ‘the same’. A reading above 50 indicates a faster pace of activity. The Current Business Conditions index, the Six-Month Outlook index and the Employment index are seasonally adjusted. The Quantity of Purchases index, Prices Paid index, Current and Expected Revenues index are not seasonally adjusted.
09:00
Durable Goods Orders ex Defense
United StatesUSD
Period
March
Actual
0.8%
Forecast
-
Previous
0.5%
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.
09:00
Factory Orders m/m
United StatesUSD
Period
March
Actual
1.1%
Forecast
1.3%
Previous
-0.5% R (-0.8%)
The Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders (M3) survey provides broad-based, monthly statistical data on economic conditions in the domestic manufacturing sector. The survey measures current industrial activity and provides an indication of future business trends. There are 89 separately tabulated industry categories in the M3 survey. These categories are groupings of the 473 manufacturing industries. New orders, as reported in the monthly survey, are net of order cancellations and include orders received and filled during the month as well as orders received for future delivery. They also include the value of contract changes which increase or decrease the value of the unfilled orders to which they relate. Orders are defined to include those supported by binding legal documents such as signed contracts, letters of award, or letters of intent, although in some industries this definition may not be strictly applicable. In the case of letters of intent, the full amount of the sales value is included if the parties are in substantial agreement on the amount; otherwise, only the funds specifically authorized to be expended are included.
16:00
Bank Holiday
JapanJPY
Period
Actual
 
Forecast
-
Previous
-
17:30
AIG Construction Index
AustraliaAUD
Period
April
Actual
59.1
Forecast
-
Previous
61.8
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.
17:45
Employment Change q/q
New ZealandNZD
Period
Q1
Actual
0.6%
Forecast
0.2%
Previous
0.6%
The following definitions, specified by the International Labour Organization, are used for the Labour Force: Working-age population: The usually resident, non-institutionalized, civilian population of New Zealand aged 15 years and over. Labour force: Members of the working-age population who during their survey reference week were classified as 'employed' or 'unemployed'. Employed: All persons in the working-age population who during the reference week worked for one hour or more for pay or profit in the context of an employee/employer relationship or self-employment. This is the percentage change compared with the previous quarter.
17:45
Unemployment Rate
New ZealandNZD
Period
Q1
Actual
4.7%
Forecast
4.9%
Previous
4.9%
The following definitions, specified by the International Labour Organization, are used for the Labour Force: Working-age population: The usually resident, non-institutionalized, civilian population of New Zealand aged 15 years and over. Labour force: Members of the working-age population who during their survey reference week were classified as 'employed' or 'unemployed'. Employed: All persons in the working-age population who during the reference week worked for one hour or more for pay or profit in the context of an employee/employer relationship or self-employment; Unemployed: All persons in the working-age population who during the reference week were without a paid job, available for work and had either actively sought work in the past four weeks ending with the reference week, or had a new job to start within the next four weeks. Unemployment rate: The number of unemployed persons expressed as a percentage of the labour force.
17:45
Labour Cost Index q/q
New ZealandNZD
Period
Q1
Actual
0.4%
Forecast
0.3%
Previous
0.5%
Labour Cost Index (Salary and Wage Rates) represents a measure of movements in base salary and ordinary time wage rates, and overtime wage rates. The index sits alongside the Producers Price Inputs Index (which measures changes in businesses’ current costs of production, excluding labour and capital costs, as defined by the New Zealand System of National Accounts' concept of intermediate consumption) and the Capital Goods Price Index (which measures changes in businesses’ capital costs). The index covers jobs filled by paid employees in all occupations and in all industries except private households employing staff. Salary and ordinary time and overtime wage rates for a fixed set of job descriptions are obtained by a quarterly postal survey of employers. Each quarter, salary and wage rates are surveyed for the pay period in which the 15th of the middle month of the quarter falls.
17:45
Participation Rate
New ZealandNZD
Period
Q1
Actual
70.40%
Forecast
70.30%
Previous
70.20%
The following definitions, specified by the International Labour Organization, are used for the Labour Force: Working-age population: The usually resident, non-institutionalized, civilian population of New Zealand aged 15 years and over. Labour force: Members of the working-age population who during their survey reference week were classified as 'employed' or 'unemployed'. Labour force participation rate: The total labour force expressed as a percentage of the working-age population.
20:30
Building Approvals m/m
AustraliaAUD
Period
March
Actual
17.4%
Forecast
3.0%
Previous
20.1% R (21.6%)
This indicator shows the number of permits for new construction projects. It implies the movement of corporate investments (the Australian economic development). Building construction is important because it produces an additional economic activity - jobs are created for the construction workers, subcontractors and inspectors are hired, and various construction services are purchased by the builder. A high reading is positive for the AUD. This is the percent change from the previous month.

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