Date
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Event Previous Forecast Actual
Jan, 18 02:00
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Industrial production
Industrial production
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Date: Jan, 18 02:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: 7.0% y/y; 2.3% y/y
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Dec

Measures the volume change of output of the manufacturing and energy sector.

7.0% y/y; 2.3% y/y - -
Jan, 18 02:00
Retail Sales
Retail Sales
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Date: Jan, 18 02:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 5.0% y/y; -4.8% y/y
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Dec

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.

5.0% y/y; -4.8% y/y - -
Jan, 18 02:00
Unemployment Rate
Unemployment Rate
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Date: Jan, 18 02:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 5.2%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Dec

The percentage of individuals in the labor force who are without a job but actively seeking one. A higher Unemployment Rate is generally a drain on the economy. Not only does it mean that resources are not being fully utilized, but it also results in lower consumer spending as there are fewer workers receiving paychecks.

Note: The unemployment rate generally moves slowly, so changes of only a few tenths of a percent are still considered significant. Also note that the unemployment rate does not account for discouraged workers. Therefore, in an economically depressed environment, such as that which occurred in Cold War era East Germany, the Unemployment Rate may not accurately reflect the extent of problems.

5.2% - -
Jan, 18 02:00
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NBS Press Conference
NBS Press Conference
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Date: Jan, 18 02:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: -
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: -
NBS Press Conference is a media event in which newsmakers invite journalists to hear them speak and, most often, ask questions. Answers can cause a stir in the market.
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Jan, 18 04:30
Industrial Production
Industrial Production
Country:
Date: Jan, 18 04:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.0% m/m; -3.4% y/y
Forecast: 0.0% m/m; -3.4% y/y
Actual: -
Period: Nov

Measures the per volume change in output from mining, quarrying, manufacturing, energy and construction sectors in Japan. Industrial production is significant as a short-term indicator of the strength of Japanese industrial activity. High or rising Industrial Production figures suggest increased production and economic expansion. However, uncontrolled levels of production and consumption can spark inflation.

The report is only a preliminary estimate figure that does not move the markets much. The figure is released in headlines as a monthly percent change.

0.0% m/m; -3.4% y/y 0.0% m/m; -3.4% y/y -