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Jul, 20 00:30
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National CPI
National CPI
Country:
Date: Jul, 20 00:30
Importance: High
Previous: 0.7% y/y
Forecast: 0.8% y/y
Actual: -
Period: Jun

National Consumer Price Index (CPI) is the key gauge for inflation in Japan. Simply put, inflation reflects a decline in the purchasing power of the Yen, where each Yen buys fewer goods and services. In terms of measuring inflation, CPI is the most obvious way to quantify changes in purchasing power. The report tracks changes in the price of a basket of goods and services that a typical Japanese household might purchase. An increase in the index indicates that it takes more Yen to purchase this same set of basic consumer items.

Markets will typically pay more attention to "CPI excluding Fresh Food," because it excludes volatile food prices that can distort overall CPI. The headline figure for CPI is the percentage change in the index on a month to month or year to year basis.

As the most important indicator of inflation, CPI figures are closely followed by the Bank of Japan. Rising Consumer Prices may prompt the BoJ to raise interest rates in order to manage inflation and slow economic growth. Higher interest rates make holding the Yen more attractive to foreign investors, and this higher level of demand will place upward pressure on the value of the Yen.

Jul, 20 00:30
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National CPI ex Fresh Food
National CPI ex Fresh Food
Country:
Date: Jul, 20 00:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 0.7% y/y
Forecast: 0.8% y/y
Actual: -
Period: Jun

National Consumer Price Index (CPI) is the key gauge for inflation in Japan. Simply put, inflation reflects a decline in the purchasing power of the Yen, where each Yen buys fewer goods and services. In terms of measuring inflation, CPI is the most obvious way to quantify changes in purchasing power. The report tracks changes in the price of a basket of goods and services that a typical Japanese household might purchase. An increase in the index indicates that it takes more Yen to purchase this same set of basic consumer items.

Markets will typically pay more attention to "CPI excluding Fresh Food," because it excludes volatile food prices that can distort overall CPI. The headline figure for CPI is the percentage change in the index on a month to month or year to year basis.

As the most important indicator of inflation, CPI figures are closely followed by the Bank of Japan. Rising Consumer Prices may prompt the BoJ to raise interest rates in order to manage inflation and slow economic growth. Higher interest rates make holding the Yen more attractive to foreign investors, and this higher level of demand will place upward pressure on the value of the Yen.

Jul, 20 00:30
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National CPI ex fresh food & energy
National CPI ex fresh food & energy
Country:
Date: Jul, 20 00:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 0.3% y/y
Forecast: 0.4% y/y
Actual: -
Period: Jun

National Consumer Price Index (CPI) is the key gauge for inflation in Japan. Simply put, inflation reflects a decline in the purchasing power of the Yen, where each Yen buys fewer goods and services. In terms of measuring inflation, CPI is the most obvious way to quantify changes in purchasing power. The report tracks changes in the price of a basket of goods and services that a typical Japanese household might purchase. An increase in the index indicates that it takes more Yen to purchase this same set of basic consumer items.

Markets will typically pay more attention to "CPI excluding Fresh Food," because it excludes volatile food prices that can distort overall CPI. The headline figure for CPI is the percentage change in the index on a month to month or year to year basis.

As the most important indicator of inflation, CPI figures are closely followed by the Bank of Japan. Rising Consumer Prices may prompt the BoJ to raise interest rates in order to manage inflation and slow economic growth. Higher interest rates make holding the Yen more attractive to foreign investors, and this higher level of demand will place upward pressure on the value of the Yen.

Jul, 20 04:00
Credit Card Spending
Credit Card Spending
Country:
Date: Jul, 20 04:00
Importance: Low
Previous: -1.6% m/m; 3.7% y/y
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Jun

Shows a change in the total expenditure made via credit cards.

Jul, 20 05:30
All Industry Activity Index
All Industry Activity Index
Country:
Date: Jul, 20 05:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 1.0% m/m
Forecast: 0.0% m/m
Actual: -
Period: May

Evaluates the monthly change in overall production by all sectors of the Japanese economy. The index comprises a variety of industries: service, manufacturing, construction and public sectors are included. The index closely follows Japanese GDP and overall growth figures, providing insight into current levels of Japanese economic expansion. The All Industry Activity Index is posted monthly as a percentage change from the previous month's figure.

Jul, 20 07:00
PPI
PPI
Country:
Date: Jul, 20 07:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.5% m/m; 2.7% y/y
Forecast: 0.3% m/m; 3.0% y/y
Actual: -
Period: Jun

Measures changes in the selling prices producers charge for goods and services, and well as tracks how prices feed through the production process. Because producers tend to pass on higher costs to consumers as higher retail prices, the PPI is valuable as an early indicator of inflation. Simply put, inflation reflects a decline in the purchasing power of the Dollar, where each dollar buys fewer goods and services. The report also gives insight into how higher prices from raw materials flow toward the final product.

A rise in PPI signals an increase in inflationary pressures. Given the economic instability associated with rising price levels, the Fed often will raise interest rates to check inflation. A low or falling PPI is indicative of declining prices, and may suggest an economic slowdown.

The headline figure is expressed in percentage change of producer price.

Notes: The PPI records prices at various stages of production: raw goods, intermediate goods and finished goods. Though intermediate and crude goods prices do provide insight for future inflationary pressure, it is the price of finished goods that generates most interest for market participants. The finished goods data is able to gauge price pressure before the goods reach the retail market.

Jul, 20 09:00
Current Account (sa)
Current Account (sa)
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Date: Jul, 20 09:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 28.4bln; 26.2bln
Forecast: 27.2bln
Actual: -
Period: May

  The Current Account summarizes the flow of goods, services, income and transfer payments into and out of the country. The report acts as a line-item record of how the domestic economy interacts with rest of the world. The Current Account is one of the three components that make up a country's Balance of Payments (Financial Account, Capital Account and Current Account), the detailed accounting of all international interactions. Where the other side of the Balance of Payments, Capital and Financial Accounts deal mainly with financial assets and investments, the Current Account gives a detailed breakdown of how the country intermingles with rest of the global economy on a non-investment basis - tracking good and services.

Jul, 20 09:30
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Public Sector Net Borrowing
Public Sector Net Borrowing
Country:
Date: Jul, 20 09:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 3.4bln; 5.0bln
Forecast: 3.7bln; 5.0bln
Actual: -
Period: Jun
In the U.K., the amount of expenditures less the total receipts taken in by the government. Public sector net borrowing is the measure of fiscal surpluses and deficits along with the amount of new debt created. If this number is positive, it means the U.K. is running a fiscal deficit, while a negative number represents a fiscal surplus.
Jul, 20 13:30
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Consumer Price Index
Consumer Price Index
Country:
Date: Jul, 20 13:30
Importance: High
Previous: 0.1% m/m; 2.2% y/y
Forecast: 0.0% m/m; 2.3% y/y
Actual: -
Period: Jun

The key gauge for inflation in Canada. Simply put, inflation reflects a decline in the purchasing power of the Canadian Dollar, meaning each Dollar buys fewer goods and services. CPI is the most obvious way to measure changes in purchasing power - the report tracks changes in the price of a basket of goods and services that a typical Canadian household might purchase. An increase in the index indicates that it takes more Dollars to purchase this same set of basic consumer items.

As the most important indicator of inflation in Canada , Consumer Price figures are closely followed by Canada 's central bank. The Bank of Canada has a target inflation band of 1 - 3 % and uses CPI and Core CPI as its principle gauge (the Bank of Canada posts inflation targets and CPI on their homepage). A rising CPI may prompt the central bank to raise interest rates in order to manage inflation and slow economic growth. Higher interest rates make holding the Dollar more attractive to foreign investors, and this higher level of demand will place upward pressure on the value of the Dollar.

Jul, 20 13:30
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Consumer Price Index Core
Consumer Price Index Core
Country:
Date: Jul, 20 13:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: -0.1% m/m; 1.3% y/y
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Jun

CPI Excluding Core Eight

The Consumer Price Index excluding eight items which the Bank of Canada has deemed to have the most volatility from month to month. The goods omitted tend to fluctuate idiosyncratically and may distort CPI data. The headline figure for CPI is the percentage change in the index on a month to month and year to year basis.

Note : These Eight items include: fruit, vegetables, gasoline, fuel oil, natural gas, mortgage interest, inter-city transportation and tobacco products. Changes in the CPI Excluding the Core 8 are recognized as a better indicator of inflation than the regular CPI. The headline figure is reported as a percent change on both the month to month and year to year basis.

Jul, 20 13:30
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Common Core CPI
Common Core CPI
Country:
Date: Jul, 20 13:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 1.9% y/y
Forecast: 1.9% y/y
Actual: -
Period: Jun
The Common calculation helps expose the underlying inflation trend through filtering out price movements that might be caused by factors specific to certain components. Source first released in Dec 2016. Consumer prices account for a majority of overall inflation. Inflation is important to currency valuation because rising prices lead the central bank to raise interest rates out of respect for their inflation containment mandate.
Jul, 20 13:30
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Median Core CPI
Median Core CPI
Country:
Date: Jul, 20 13:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 1.9% y/y
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Jun
The Median calculation helps expose the underlying inflation trend through exclusion of extreme price movements specific to certain components. Source first released in Dec 2016. Consumer prices account for a majority of overall inflation. Inflation is important to currency valuation because rising prices lead the central bank to raise interest rates out of respect for their inflation containment mandate.
Jul, 20 13:30
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Trimmed Core CPI
Trimmed Core CPI
Country:
Date: Jul, 20 13:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 1.9% y/y
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Jun
Change in the price of goods and services purchased by consumers, excluding 40% of components with extreme price movements. The Trimmed Mean calculation helps expose the underlying inflation trend through component weighting and anomaly exclusion. Source first released in Dec 2016. Consumer prices account for a majority of overall inflation. Inflation is important to currency valuation because rising prices lead the central bank to raise interest rates out of respect for their inflation containment mandate.
Jul, 20 13:30
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Retail Sales
Retail Sales
Country:
Date: Jul, 20 13:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: -1.2% m/m; -0.1% m/m
Forecast: 1.0% m/m; 0.5% m/m
Actual: -
Period: May

Gauge for goods sold at retail outlets in the past month. Retail Sales is a leading indicator for the economy. Rising consumer spending fuels economic growth, confirms signals from consumer confidence, and may spark inflationary pressures.

The headline figure is expressed as the percentage change from the same month last year.

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