Economic Calendar

Time
Currency
Country
Impact
Events
Period
Actual
Forecast
Previous
01:00
EUR
Germany
Factory Orders m/m
June
4.1%
1.9%
-3.2% R (-3.7%)
01:00
NOK
Norway
Unemployment Rate
July
5.1%
-
5.0%
01:45
EUR
France
Industrial Production m/m
June
0.5%
0.6%
-0.4% R (-0.3%)
03:30
GBP
United Kingdom
Markit/CIPS Construction PMI
July
58.7
64.0
66.3
06:00
GBP
United Kingdom
Bank of England Interest Rate Decision
05.08.2021
0.10%
0.10%
0.10%
06:30
USD
United States
Challenger Job Cuts y/y
July
18.942%
-
20.476%
07:30
USD
United States
Trade Balance
June
-75.70 B USD
-74.10 B USD
-71.00 B USD R (-71.20 B USD)
07:30
USD
United States
Initial Jobless Claims
Week ending 05.08.2021
385 000
384 000
399 000 R (400 000)
09:30
USD
United States
Natural Gas Storage
Week ending 30.07.2021
2727 BCF
-
2714 BCF
17:30
AUD
Australia
AIG Services Index
July
 
-
57.8
18:30
JPY
Japan
Household Spending y/y
June
 
10.9%
11.6%
01:00
Factory Orders m/m
GermanyEUR
Period
June
Actual
4.1%
Forecast
1.9%
Previous
-3.2% R (-3.7%)
The total of orders received comprises the value (excluding turnover tax) of all orders definitely accepted by the local units in manufacturing with 50 employees and over in the respective reference month. These orders refer to products from own production or from contract processing by other firms. The monthly indices of orders received in manufacturing rank among the most important early indicators for monitoring and analysing the short-term economic development in Germany. This is the percentage change, compared with the previous month.
01:00
Unemployment Rate
NorwayNOK
Period
July
Actual
5.1%
Forecast
-
Previous
5.0%
Employed is defined as persons with income from work. Unemployed is defined as persons with no income-earning work, but who are seeking work and can start working immediately. The percentage is calculated from the labour force. Labour force is the total of the employed and unemployed. There are two measurements of unemployment in Norway: Figures for registered unemployment at the Directorate Of Labour and Statistics Norway's figures based on the Labour Force Survey. The difference between the figures is that the survey includes unemployed persons who do not register with the employment service and some of those on labour market measures.
01:45
Industrial Production m/m
FranceEUR
Period
June
Actual
0.5%
Forecast
0.6%
Previous
-0.4% R (-0.3%)
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.
03:30
Markit/CIPS Construction PMI
United KingdomGBP
Period
July
Actual
58.7
Forecast
64.0
Previous
66.3
Construction CIPS (The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply): A monthly gauge of construction sector activity. The survey asks executives in the construction sector about the state of business and the current level of purchasing. These managers are asked about future construction demand, and adjusting orders for materials accordingly. The survey summarizes the opinions of these executives to give a picture of the future of the construction 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.
06:00
Bank of England Interest Rate Decision
United KingdomGBP
Period
05.08.2021
Actual
0.10%
Forecast
0.10%
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.
06:30
Challenger Job Cuts y/y
United StatesUSD
Period
July
Actual
18.942%
Forecast
-
Previous
20.476%
The Challenger Job-Cut Report provides information on the total number of announced corporate layoffs. Produced by Challenger, Gray & Christmas, this monthly report collects and categorizes announcements of corporate layoffs using mass layoff data from state departments of labor. The Challenger Job-Cut Report is used as an indicator to determine the strength of the labor market. It shows percentage change compared with the corresponding period of the previous year.
07:30
Trade Balance
United StatesUSD
Period
June
Actual
-75.70 B USD
Forecast
-74.10 B USD
Previous
-71.00 B USD R (-71.20 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
Initial Jobless Claims
United StatesUSD
Period
Week ending 05.08.2021
Actual
385 000
Forecast
384 000
Previous
399 000 R (400 000)
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.
09:30
Natural Gas Storage
United StatesUSD
Period
Week ending 30.07.2021
Actual
2727 BCF
Forecast
-
Previous
2714 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.
17:30
AIG Services Index
AustraliaAUD
Period
July
Actual
 
Forecast
-
Previous
57.8
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 Services Index (Australian PSI) 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 PSI® 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.
18:30
Household Spending y/y
JapanJPY
Period
June
Actual
 
Forecast
10.9%
Previous
11.6%
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.

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