Date
GMT+02:00
Event Value
Feb, 22 23:45
★★★
Retail Sales
Retail Sales
Country:
Date: Feb, 22 23:45
Importance: High
Previous: 0.2% q/q; 0.5% q/q
Forecast: 1.4% q/q; 0.7% q/q
Actual: -
Period: 4 quarter
Change in the total value of inflation-adjusted sales at the retail level. It's the primary gauge of consumer spending, which accounts for the majority of overall economic activity.
0.2% q/q; 0.5% q/q
Feb, 23 01:30
★★★
National CPI
National CPI
Country:
Date: Feb, 23 01:30
Importance: High
Previous: 1.0% y/y
Forecast: 1.3% y/y
Actual: -
Period: Jan

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.

1.0% y/y
Feb, 23 15:30
★★★
Consumer Price Index
Consumer Price Index
Country:
Date: Feb, 23 15:30
Importance: High
Previous: -0.4% m/m; 1.9% y/y
Forecast: 0.5% m/m; 1.5% y/y
Actual: -
Period: Jan

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.

-0.4% m/m; 1.9% y/y
Feb, 27 15:30
★★★
Durable Goods Orders
Durable Goods Orders
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Date: Feb, 27 15:30
Importance: High
Previous: 2.9% m/m; 0.6% m/m
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Jan

The value of orders placed for relatively long-lasting goods. Durable Goods are expected to last more than three years. Such products often require large investments and usually reflect optimism on the part of the buyer that their expenditure will be worthwhile.

Because orders for goods have large sway over the actual production, this figure serves as an excellent forecast of US output to come. Durable Goods are typically sensitive to economic changes. When consumers become sceptical about economic conditions, sales of durable goods are one of the first to be impacted since consumers can delay purchases of durable items, like cars and televisions, only spending money on necessities in times of economic hardship. Conversely, when consumer confidence is restored, orders for durable goods rebound quickly.

2.9% m/m; 0.6% m/m
Feb, 27 17:00
★★★
CB Consumer Confidence
CB Consumer Confidence
Country:
Date: Feb, 27 17:00
Importance: High
Previous: 125.4
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Feb
CB Consumer Confidence is based on a monthly survey of about 5,000 U.S. households regarding their opinion of the economy. Traders should pay close attention to its release, which always has a strong impact on market prices. A higher reading than the market forecast is bullish for the dollar.
125.4
Feb, 28 03:00
★★★
PMI Manufacturing
PMI Manufacturing
Country:
Date: Feb, 28 03:00
Importance: High
Previous: 51.3
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Feb

A monthly gauge of manufacturing activity and future outlook. The CIPS PMI is comparable to the US ISM survey, similarly based on the opinions of executives in manufacturing companies. Purchasing managers are tasked with gauging future demand, and adjusting orders for materials accordingly. The PMI summarizes the opinions of these executives to give a picture of the future of the manufacturing sector. A higher PMI indicates that materials purchases are increasing and that the economic outlook is positive. Alternately, a lower PMI means orders for materials are down and the future outlook is less favorable. By nature, the figure is very sensitive to the business cycle and tends to match growth or decline in the economy as a whole.

The PMI is presented as an index with a value between 1-100.

51.3
Mar, 01 02:30
★★★
Private Capital Expenditure
Private Capital Expenditure
Country:
Date: Mar, 01 02:30
Importance: High
Previous: 1.0% q/q
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: 4 quarter

The release is published every quarter, and about 60 days after the quarter ends. It is published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, and measures the alteration in the overall inflation-amended value (real value) of new capital investments produced by private businesses. The data release is important for traders, as it is a top indicator of Australia’s economic health. Additionally, a change in the investment levels for businesses is usually a sign for future economic movement, including earning, spending and hiring.

1.0% q/q
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