Date
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Event Previous Forecast Actual
Apr, 24 02:30
★★★
Consumer Price Index
Consumer Price Index
Country:
Date: Apr, 24 02:30
Importance: High
Previous: 0.5% q/q; 1.8% y/y
Forecast: 0.2% q/q; 1.5% y/y
Actual: -
Period: 1 quarter

The headline inflation gauge for Australia. Simply put, inflation reflects a decline in the purchasing power of the Aussie Dollar, where each Dollar 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 is typically bought by a metropolitan Australian households. An increase in the index indicates that it takes more Australian Dollars to purchase this same set of basic consumer items.

Unlike most other countries, Australia publishes CPI quarterly instead of monthly, increasing the market impact of the report upon release. The headline number is released as the percentage change from the previous quarter or year.

0.5% q/q; 1.8% y/y 0.2% q/q; 1.5% y/y -
Apr, 24 02:30
★★
RBA Trimmed Mean CPI
RBA Trimmed Mean CPI
Country:
Date: Apr, 24 02:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 0.4% q/q; 1.8% y/y
Forecast: 0.4% q/q; 1.7% y/y
Actual: -
Period: 1 quarter
Change in the price of goods and services purchased by consumers, excluding the most volatile 30% of items.
0.4% q/q; 1.8% y/y 0.4% q/q; 1.7% y/y -
Apr, 24 02:30
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RBA Weighted Median
RBA Weighted Median
Country:
Date: Apr, 24 02:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 0.4% q/q; 1.7% y/y
Forecast: 0.4% q/q; 1.6% y/y
Actual: -
Period: 1 quarter
It helps expose the underlying inflation trend through component weighting and anomaly exclusion. The indicator compares the prices growth to the same quarter a yer ago.
0.4% q/q; 1.7% y/y 0.4% q/q; 1.6% y/y -
Apr, 24 05:30
All Industry Activity Index
All Industry Activity Index
Country:
Date: Apr, 24 05:30
Importance: Low
Previous: -0.2%
Forecast: -0.2%
Actual: -
Period: Feb

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.

-0.2% -0.2% -
Apr, 24 06:00
Leading Indicators
Leading Indicators
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Date: Apr, 24 06:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 97.4
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Feb
This index is designed to predict the direction of the economy, but it tends to have a muted impact because most of the indicators used in the calculation are released previously. There's a revised version of this indicator released about 10 days later, but it's not included for lack of significance. Source changed series from a diffusion index to a composite index as of Jun 2008. Combined reading of 11 economic indicators related to employment, production, new orders, consumer confidence, housing, stock prices, money supply, and interest rate spreads.
97.4 - -