Date
GMT+01:00
Event Value
Jul, 23 15:00
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Existing Home Sales
Existing Home Sales
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Date: Jul, 23 15:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: 4.11M; -0.7%
Forecast: 3.99M
Actual: -
Period: Jun

Records sales of previously owned homes in the United States . This report provides a fairly accurate assessment of housing market conditions, and because of the sensitivity of the housing market to business cycle twists, it can be an important indicator of overall conditions at times when housing is particularly important to the economy.

While used home sales are not counted in GDP, they do affect the United States economy. Sellers of used homes often use capital gains from property sales on consumption that stimulate the economy. Higher levels of consumer spending may also increase inflationary pressures, even as they help grow the economy.

The existing home sales report is not as timely as other housing indicators like New Home Sales or Building Permits. By the time the Existing Home Sales are recorded, market conditions may have changed.

The headline is the total value of properties sold.

4.11M; -0.7%
Jul, 23 15:00
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index
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Date: Jul, 23 15:00
Importance: Low
Previous: -10
Forecast: -7
Actual: -
Period: Jul

Assesses regional manufacturing conditions for the Richmond Fed District. Based on mail-in surveys from a representative sample of manufacturing plants, the Richmond Fed Index seeks to track industrial performance. The report puts particular emphasis on inflationary pressures.

Though the Richmond Fed Manufacturing Survey is valued for its quick turnaround, it is still released after the ISM survey. As a result, the figure is often used to affirm or question the ISM report, and has little impact on markets. The Richmond Fed Manufacturing Survey also asks manufacturing executives to stress price expectations. Some markets participants use this data as an early gauge to CPI and PPI reports released a few days later.

The headline figure is a three-month average, calculated by finding the percentage difference between positive and negative responses for the last three months, using a zero boom/bust centerline.

Note: The survey covers such topics as shipments, order volume, backlog volume, capacity utilization, vendor lead time, employees, average workweek, wages, inventory levels, and capital expenditures. The Fifth District includes the District of Columbia , Maryland , both Carolinas, and most of the Virginias.

-10
Jul, 23 15:00
Consumer Confidence
Consumer Confidence
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Date: Jul, 23 15:00
Importance: Low
Previous: -14.0
Forecast: -13.2
Actual: -
Period: Jul

Consumer confidence is a measure of popular sentiment concerning the Eurozone economy. The figure is derived from a survey that asks thousands of consumers about personal expenditure patterns and inflationary expectations. In general, rising consumer confidence precedes increased consumer spending, which drives both economic growth and inflation. Even though t he Italian economy is heavily driven by its export sector, domestic consumer confidence is an important gauge of overall economic activity and future inflationary pressures.

A headline figure above 50 shows positive consumer sentiment, while a number below 50 shows negative consumer sentiment; the greater the distance, the stronger the sentiment.

-14.0
Jul, 24 01:30
PMI Manufacturing
PMI Manufacturing
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Date: Jul, 24 01:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 50.0
Forecast: 50.5
Actual: -
Period: Jul

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.

50.0
Jul, 24 01:30
Tertiary Industry Index
Tertiary Industry Index
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Date: Jul, 24 01:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 49.4
Forecast: 49.9
Actual: -
Period: Jul

Evaluates the monthly change in output produced by Japan's service sector. Because this report excludes manufacturing and only measures service industries catering mainly to domestic needs, the Tertiary Industry Index is a key indicator of domestic activity. The index incorporates data from firms involved in wholesale and retail trade, financial services, health care, real estate, leisure and utilities. The report excludes industrial manufacturing sectors that tend to be influenced by foreign demand. The tertiary industry index is posted monthly as a percentage change from the previous month's figure.

49.4
Jul, 24 01:30
PMI Composite
PMI Composite
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Date: Jul, 24 01:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 49.7
Forecast: 50.0
Actual: -
Period: Jul

An index level of 50 denotes no change since the previous month, while a level above 50 signals an increase or improvement, and below 50 indicates a decrease or deterioration.

49.7
Jul, 24 07:00
GfK Consumer Climate
GfK Consumer Climate
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Date: Jul, 24 07:00
Importance: Low
Previous: -21.8
Forecast: -21.1
Actual: -
Period: Aug

The German group GfK uses this report to show the results of their survey on business consumer confidence in order to gauge the health of the German economy. It is a leading indicator of economic strength.

-21.8
Jul, 24 08:15
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PMI Manufacturing
PMI Manufacturing
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Date: Jul, 24 08:15
Importance: Medium
Previous: 45.4
Forecast: 45.7
Actual: -
Period: Jul

A monthly guage 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.

45.4
Jul, 24 08:15
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PMI Services
PMI Services
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Date: Jul, 24 08:15
Importance: Medium
Previous: 49.6
Forecast: 49.7
Actual: -
Period: Jul

Gauge for the overall performance of the country's service sector. The Services PMI interviews executives on the status of sales, employment, and their outlook. Because the performance of the country's service sector is extremely consistent over time, services does not impact final GDP figures as much as the more volatile figure on the manufacturing sector. For this reason Services PMI usually causes little market movement. The survey results are quantified and presented as an index on a 1-100 scale. The headline figure is the percentage change in the index.

49.6
Jul, 24 08:15
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Composite PMI
Composite PMI
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Date: Jul, 24 08:15
Importance: Medium
Previous: 48.8
Forecast: 49.1
Actual: -
Period: Jul
An index level of 50 denotes no change since the previous month, while a level above 50 signals an increase or improvement, and below 50 indicates a decrease or deterioration.
48.8
Jul, 24 08:30
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PMI Manufacturing
PMI Manufacturing
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Date: Jul, 24 08:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 43.5
Forecast: 44.1
Actual: -
Period: Jul

Gauge for overall performance of the German manufacturing sector. Through asking executives about sales and employment outlook, the survey strives to provide useful information about the business climate that can lead to developments in employment, output and consumption. The PMI survey results are the result of interviews with business executives. Manufacturing is an important sector in Germany , which is why changes in Manufacturing PMI can provide a good indicator to the overall economic condition in Germany as well as Euro-zone. However, despite the timeliness of the report, Manufacturing PMI is not a big market mover.
The survey results are quantified into index where 0 represents long term manufacturing business conditions. The headline figure is expressed in percentage change.

43.5
Jul, 24 08:30
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PMI Services
PMI Services
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Date: Jul, 24 08:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 53.1
Forecast: 53.3
Actual: -
Period: Jul

Gauge for the overall performance of the German service sector. The Services PMI interviews German executives on the status of sales, employment, and their outlook. Because the performance of the German service sector is extremely consistent over time, services does not impact final GDP figures as much as the more volatile figure on the manufacturing sector. For this reason Services PMI usually causes little market movement. The survey results are quantified and presented as an index on a 1-100 scale. The headline figure is the percentage change in the index.

53.1
Jul, 24 08:30
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Composite PMI
Composite PMI
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Date: Jul, 24 08:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 50.4
Forecast: 51.1
Actual: -
Period: Jul
An index level of 50 denotes no change since the previous month, while a level above 50 signals an increase or improvement, and below 50 indicates a decrease or deterioration.
50.4
Jul, 24 09:00
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PMI Manufacturing
PMI Manufacturing
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Date: Jul, 24 09:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: 45.8
Forecast: 46.0
Actual: -
Period: Jul

The Euro-zone Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) assesses business conditions in the manufacturing sector. Because the manufacturing sector represents nearly a quarter of total Euro-zone GDP, the Euro-zone Manufacturing PMI is both a significant and timely indicator of business conditions and the general health of the economy. Results are quantified in an index in which values above 50 indicate an expected increase of business conditions and values below 50 signal an expected deterioration.

45.8
Jul, 24 09:00
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PMI Services
PMI Services
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Date: Jul, 24 09:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: 52.8
Forecast: 52.9
Actual: -
Period: Jul

Gauge for the overall performance of the German service sector. The Services PMI interviews German executives on the status of sales, employment, and their outlook. Because the performance of the German service sector is extremely consistent over time, services does not impact final GDP figures as much as the more volatile figure on the manufacturing sector. For this reason Services PMI usually causes little market movement. The survey results are quantified and presented as an index on a 1-100 scale. The headline figure is the percentage change in the index.

52.8
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