Date
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Event
Oct, 18 03:00
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Real GDP
Real GDP
Country:
Date: Oct, 18 03:00
Importance: High
Previous: 1.3% q/q; 7.9% y/y
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: 3 quarter

An inflation-adjusted measure that reflects the value of all goods and services produced in a given year, expressed in base-year prices. Often referred to as "constant-price," "inflation-corrected" GDP or "constant dollar GDP".

Oct, 18 03:00
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Real GDP (YTD)
Real GDP (YTD)
Country:
Date: Oct, 18 03:00
Importance: High
Previous: 12.7%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: 3 quarter

An inflation-adjusted measure that reflects the value of all goods and services produced in a given year, expressed in base-year prices. Often referred to as "constant-price," "inflation-corrected" GDP or "constant dollar GDP".

Oct, 18 03:00
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Fixed Asset Investment
Fixed Asset Investment
Country:
Date: Oct, 18 03:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: 8.9%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Sep

Fixed asset investment, or FAI, is a measure of capital spending. It refers to any investment within the measurement period in physical assets, such as real estate infrastructure, machinery, etc. that are held for more than one year. FAI can be a good indicator for how much investment is occurring in a country or region, but it is not a direct contributor to GDP.

Oct, 18 03:00
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Industrial production
Industrial production
Country:
Date: Oct, 18 03:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: 5.3% y/y; 13.1% y/y
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Sep

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

Oct, 18 03:00
Retail Sales
Retail Sales
Country:
Date: Oct, 18 03:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 2.5% y/y; 18.1% y/y
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Sep

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.

Oct, 18 03:00
Unemployment Rate
Unemployment Rate
Country:
Date: Oct, 18 03:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 5.1%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Sep

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.

Oct, 18 03:00
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NBS Press Conference
NBS Press Conference
Country:
Date: Oct, 18 03:00
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.
Oct, 18 13:15
Housing Starts
Housing Starts
Country:
Date: Oct, 18 13:15
Importance: Low
Previous: 260.239K
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Sep

Reflects the rate of growth in housing construction. Housing Starts act as an indicator measuring the strength of Canada's construction sector and housing market. Economists also use the figure as a leading indicator for the economy as a whole due to Housing Starts' sensitivity to changes in the business cycle. Housing Starts slow at the onset of a recession and quickly grow at the beginning of an economic boom; consequently, a high Housing Starts figure forecasts strong economic growth.

The headline figure is the percentage change in new home starts.

Oct, 18 13:30
Foreign Securities Purchases
Foreign Securities Purchases
Country:
Date: Oct, 18 13:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 14.19
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Aug

Summarizes the flow of stocks, bonds, and money market funds to and from Canada.

Oct, 18 14:15
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Industrial Production
Industrial Production
Country:
Date: Oct, 18 14:15
Importance: Medium
Previous: 0.4%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Sep

Measures changes in the volume of output produced by the manufacturing, mining, and utility sectors in the USA. Because industrial production is a measure of output volume rather than dollar value, the figure is not distorted by inflation and is considered a more "pure" indicator for US industry. Though industrial production only accounts for a relatively small portion of the GDP, it accounts for most of the volatility in GDP and is considered highly sensitive to changes in interest rate and consumer demand. Therefore understanding trends in this figure are important to forecasting the GDP. High or rising Industrial Production figures suggest increased production and economic expansion. However, uncontrolled levels of production and consumption can spark inflation.

The figure varies significantly month to month due to the fact that seasonal and weather related factors often alter factory production and utility demand. Because of this volatility, the report has limited market impact.

The figure is calculated as a weighted aggregate of goods and reported in headlines as a percent change from previous months.

Oct, 18 14:15
Capacity Utilization
Capacity Utilization
Country:
Date: Oct, 18 14:15
Importance: Low
Previous: 76.4%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Sep

Capacity Utilization measures the extent to which US manufacturing companies make use of their installed productive capacity (factories and machinery). Capacity Utilization reflects overall growth and demand in the economy, rising when the economy is vibrant, and falling when demand softens. High capacity utilization also exerts inflationary pressures as scarce resources are in higher demand. However, it may also lead to new capital investments, such as new plants, that promote growth in the future.

Oct, 18 14:15
Manufacturing Production
Manufacturing Production
Country:
Date: Oct, 18 14:15
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.2%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Sep

The UK Manufacturing Production index is compiled by the National Statistics Office and measures the level of manufacturing output. It is an important indicator since it measures growth in the country’s manufacturing industry which is a major component of Gross Domestic Product. A low reading is considered bearish for the Sterling.

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