Date
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Event Value
Jan, 20 21:45
Visitor Arrivals
Visitor Arrivals
Country:
Date: Jan, 20 21:45
Importance: Low
Previous: 5.9%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Nov
The Visitor Arrivals released by the Statistics New Zealand measures the number of visitors to New Zealand. As the tourism industry dominates a large part of the total GDP, the visitor arrivals is an important indicator of the overall economic condition in New Zealand.
5.9%
Jan, 20 23:50
Trade Balance
Trade Balance
Country:
Date: Jan, 20 23:50
Importance: Low
Previous: 570.2bln; 366.8bln
Forecast: 700.0bln; 942.8bln
Actual: -
Period: Dec

The difference between the total value of exports and the total value of imports. A positive figure indicates a trade surplus while a negative value represents a trade deficit. Because Japan 's economy is highly export-led, trade data can give critical insight into developments in Japan 's economy and changes into foreign exchange rates.

A surplus reflects capital flowing into Japan in exchange for Japanese exports, and a deficit means that capital is flowing out of Japan as imports are purchased in larger volumes by Japanese consumers. A trade surplus will act as an appreciating weight on the Yen, whereas a trade deficit will place downward pressure on the Yen's value.

Details in the Trade Balance report itself give useful insight into changing trends regarding Japanese trade. Such developments are especially important for the country, which is an export-oriented economy that has historically experienced large trade surpluses. Any affect on this could have dramatic affect on the domestic economy.

The headline figure for trade balance is expressed in millions of Yen and usually accompanied by a year-on-year percentage change figure.

570.2bln; 366.8bln
Jan, 21 00:00
★★
Consumer Inflation Expectation
Consumer Inflation Expectation
Country:
Date: Jan, 21 00:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: 3.5%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Jan

The percent by which, according to consumers expectations, the prices for goods and services will change over the next 12 months.

3.5%
Jan, 21 00:30
★★★
Unemployment Rate
Unemployment Rate
Country:
Date: Jan, 21 00:30
Importance: High
Previous: 6.8%
Forecast: 6.7%
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.

6.8%
Jan, 21 00:30
★★★
Employment Change
Employment Change
Country:
Date: Jan, 21 00:30
Importance: High
Previous: 90.0K
Forecast: 50.0K
Actual: -
Period: Dec

Tracks the number of the employed in Australia . The figure appears in the monthly Labour Force Survey conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. A surge in new employment suggests higher spending potential and budding inflation pressures, which the RBA often counters with rate increases.

The headline figure is the annualized percentage change in employed workers.

90.0K
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