Date
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Event Value
Feb, 20 13:30
Wholesale Sales
Wholesale Sales
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Date: Feb, 20 13:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.7% m/m
Forecast: 0.4% m/m
Actual: -
Period: Dec

The value of sales made by Canadian wholesalers. Wholesalers sell to industries and retailers in quantities far larger than most consumers are willing to purchase. Given that growth in Wholesale Trade usually precedes increases in retail trade and consumption, changes in Wholesale Sales can be used as an early indicator for the overall direction of the retail sector, consumption and the economy. The headline figure reports the monthly percentage change in Wholesale Sales, seasonally adjusted to account for variations in demand due to seasonal cycles.

These sectors are farm products, food, beverages, and tobacco products, personal and household goods, automotive products, building materials, machinery and electronic equipment etc.

0.7% m/m
Feb, 20 15:00
Consumer Confidence
Consumer Confidence
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Date: Feb, 20 15:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 1.3
Forecast: 1.0
Actual: -
Period: Feb

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.

1.3
Feb, 21 00:30
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Construction Work Done
Construction Work Done
Country:
Date: Feb, 21 00:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 15.7%q/q
Forecast: -9.8%q/q
Actual: -
Period: 4 quarter
The estimate for total construction work done. The estimate is published some time after the house-foundations laying data release and serves as a GDP indicator.
15.7%q/q
Feb, 21 00:30
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Wage Price Index
Wage Price Index
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Date: Feb, 21 00:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 0.5% q/q; 2.0% y/y
Forecast: 0.5% q/q; 2.0% y/y
Actual: -
Period: 4 quarter
The Wage Price Index measures the change in the price businesses and the government pay for labor, excluding bonuses. It is a leading indicator of consumer price inflation. A higher than expected reading should be taken as positive/bullish for the AUD, while a lower than expected reading should be taken as negative/bearish for the AUD.
0.5% q/q; 2.0% y/y
Feb, 21 00:30
PMI Manufacturing
PMI Manufacturing
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Date: Feb, 21 00:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 54.8
Forecast: 55.2
Actual: -
Period: Feb

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.

54.8
Feb, 21 04:30
All Industries Activity
All Industries Activity
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Date: Feb, 21 04:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 1.0% m/m
Forecast: 0.5% m/m
Actual: -
Period: Dec

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.

1.0% m/m
Feb, 21 08:00
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Flash Manufacturing PMI
Flash Manufacturing PMI
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Date: Feb, 21 08:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: 58.4
Forecast: 58.2
Actual: -
Period: Feb

A monthly gauge of manufacturing activity and future outlook. The PMI is 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.

58.4
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