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Dec, 08 00:00
Economy Watchers Survey
Economy Watchers Survey
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Date: Dec, 08 00:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 55.5; 57.5
Forecast: 57.8; 57.3
Actual: -
Period: Nov

The Economy Watchers Survey asks business-cycle sensitive workers their thoughts on existing and future economic conditions, giving a detailed picture of economic trends in Japan . The survey is based on questionnaires from 'man on the street' sectors that are particularly vulnerable to business cycle turns. These segments of the economy include sectors such as retail, restaurant service and taxi driving. With this combined data the Japanese Eco Watchers report serves as both a consumer confidence indicator and a leading indicator for the rest of the economy. The report is usually released less than two weeks after the reporting month, thus its statistics are usually very timely. The headline number is released where 50 represents the center midpoint line of boom/bust sentiment.

55.5; 57.5 57.8; 57.3 -
Dec, 08 01:30
Change in Private Payrolls
Change in Private Payrolls
Country:
Date: Dec, 08 01:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.5%
Forecast: 0.5%
Actual: -
Period: 3 quarter
Change in the number of employed people, excluding the farming industry and government.
0.5% 0.5% -
Dec, 08 05:30
10-y Bond Auction
10-y Bond Auction
Country:
Date: Dec, 08 05:30
Importance: Low
Previous: -0.29%; 1.1
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Dec
10-y Bond Auction is a leading market demand and profitability indicator. Profit falls compared to the previous auctions generally have a favourable influence on the currency.
-0.29%; 1.1 - -
Dec, 08 10:00
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Overnight Rate
Overnight Rate
Country:
Date: Dec, 08 10:00
Importance: High
Previous: 0.25%
Forecast: 0.25%
Actual: -
Period: Dec

BoC Interest Rate Decision is announced by the Bank of Canada. If the BoC is hawkish about the inflationary outlook of the economy and rises the interest rates it is positive, or bullish, for the CAD. Likewise, if the BoC has a dovish view on the Canadian economy and keeps the ongoing interest rate, or cuts the interest rate it is seen as negative, or bearish.

0.25% 0.25% -
Dec, 08 10:00
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BOC Rate Statement
BOC Rate Statement
Country:
Date: Dec, 08 10:00
Importance: High
Previous: -
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: -

This statement is the primary medium used by the Bank of Canada (BoC) to communicate with investors about monetary policy decisions, specifically those regarding interest rates.

- - -
Dec, 08 10:00
JOLTs Job Openings
JOLTs Job Openings
Country:
Date: Dec, 08 10:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 10438K
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Oct

A survey done by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics to help measure job vacancies. It collects data from employers including retailers, manufacturers and different offices each month. Respondents to the survey answer quantitative and qualitative questions about their businesses' employment, job openings, recruitment, hires and separations. The JOLTS data is published monthly and by region and industry.

10438K - -
Dec, 08 10:30
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Crude Oil Inventories
Crude Oil Inventories
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Date: Dec, 08 10:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: -909K
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Dec

The actual inventories of crude oil, gasoline, and distillate, such as jet fuel, as reported on a weekly basis. The numbers are watched closely by the energy markets, and if the results differ greatly from the expected inventory levels, the market can react strongly. The inventory data can be skewed by holidays and seasonal factors. Weekly data can be unreliable and should be viewed as a part of longer-term trends, so a four-week moving average may be more useful.

-909K - -
Dec, 08 13:01
10-y Bond Auction
10-y Bond Auction
Country:
Date: Dec, 08 13:01
Importance: Low
Previous: 1.444%; 2.35
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Dec
10-y Bond Auction is a leading market demand and profitability indicator. Profit falls compared to the previous auctions generally have a favourable influence on the currency.
1.444%; 2.35 - -
Dec, 08 16:45
Manufacturing Sales
Manufacturing Sales
Country:
Date: Dec, 08 16:45
Importance: Low
Previous: 3.9%
Forecast: 4.2%
Actual: -
Period: 3 quarter
Change in the total value of sales at the manufacturing level. Released quarterly, about 70 days after the quarter ends.
3.9% 4.2% -
Dec, 08 17:00
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RBA Governor Philip Lowe Speaks
RBA Governor Philip Lowe Speaks
Country:
Date: Dec, 08 17:00
Importance: High
Previous: -
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: -
RBA Governor Oct 2016 - Sep 2023. Volatility is often experienced during his speeches as traders attempt to decipher interest rate clues. As head of the central bank, which controls short term interest rates, he has more influence over the nation's currency value than any other person. Traders scrutinize his public engagements as they are often used to drop subtle clues regarding future monetary policy.
- - -
Dec, 08 18:50
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BSI Manufacturing Index
BSI Manufacturing Index
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Date: Dec, 08 18:50
Importance: Medium
Previous: 7.0
Forecast: 5.3
Actual: -
Period: 4 quarter

Measures Level of a diffusion index based on surveyed large manufacturers. Above 0.0 indicates optimism, below indicates pessimism.

7.0 5.3 -
Dec, 08 18:50
M2 Money Supply + CD
M2 Money Supply + CD
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Date: Dec, 08 18:50
Importance: Low
Previous: 4.2% y/y; 3.7% y/y
Forecast: 4.1%
Actual: -
Period: Nov

Measure of the money supply used by the Bank of Japan. The figure includes all currency in circulation plus all bank deposits. This indicator tends to be tracked closely with the total money supply. The figure focuses mostly on individual deposit accounts rather than institutional accounts, making it a more attractive money indicator than broad liquidity measures. The headline figure is the percentage change from the previous year.

4.2% y/y; 3.7% y/y 4.1% -
Dec, 08 19:01
RICS House Price Balance
RICS House Price Balance
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Date: Dec, 08 19:01
Importance: Low
Previous: 70%
Forecast: 72%
Actual: -
Period: Nov

Gauge for costs of homes in the United Kingdom. The figure is based on surveyors' opinions on the state of the market, calculated as is the percent of surveyors reporting a rise in prices minus those reporting a fall. A rise in house prices indicates a strong housing market, which generally reflects a strong overall economy.

70% 72% -
Dec, 08 19:30
RBA Bulletin
RBA Bulletin
Country:
Date: Dec, 08 19:30
Importance: Low
Previous: -
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: -
It contains relevant articles, speeches, statistical tables, and provides detailed analysis of current and future economic conditions from the bank's viewpoint. Tends to have a mild impact since much of the information is released previously. Source changed release frequency from monthly to quarterly as of Mar 2010.
- - -
Dec, 08 20:30
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CPI
CPI
Country:
Date: Dec, 08 20:30
Importance: High
Previous: 1.5%
Forecast: 2.5%
Actual: -
Period: Nov

Assesses changes in the cost of living by measuring changes in the prices of consumer items. The CPI is the headline inflation figure that indicates the strength of domestic inflationary pressures.

1.5% 2.5% -
Dec, 08 20:30
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PPI
PPI
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Date: Dec, 08 20:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 13.5%
Forecast: 12.2%
Actual: -
Period: Nov

Measures changes in the selling prices producers charge for goods and services, and well as tracks how prices feed through the production process. Because producers tend to pass on higher costs to consumers as higher retail prices, the PPI is valuable as an early indicator of inflation. Simply put, inflation reflects a decline in the purchasing power of the Dollar, where each dollar buys fewer goods and services. The report also gives insight into how higher prices from raw materials flow toward the final product.

A rise in PPI signals an increase in inflationary pressures. Given the economic instability associated with rising price levels, the Fed often will raise interest rates to check inflation. A low or falling PPI is indicative of declining prices, and may suggest an economic slowdown.

The headline figure is expressed in percentage change of producer price.

Notes: The PPI records prices at various stages of production: raw goods, intermediate goods and finished goods. Though intermediate and crude goods prices do provide insight for future inflationary pressure, it is the price of finished goods that generates most interest for market participants. The finished goods data is able to gauge price pressure before the goods reach the retail market.

13.5% 12.2% -
Dec, 09 01:00
Prelim Machine Tool Orders
Prelim Machine Tool Orders
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Date: Dec, 09 01:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 81.5%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Nov

This is a report which measures the change in the total value of new orders placed with machine tool manufacturers.

81.5% - -
Dec, 09 02:00
Trade Balance
Trade Balance
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Date: Dec, 09 02:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 13.1bln; 16.2bln
Forecast: 12.9
Actual: -
Period: Oct

The difference between the value of exports and imports in Germany. Trade Balance is one of the biggest components of Germany 's Balance of Payment. As Germany is Europe's largest economy and given Germany's export oriented economy, trade data can give critical insight into pressures on the value of the Euro.

In order to gauge the effect of German Trade Balance on the Euro, German trade is separated into intra-Eurozone trades and extra-Eurozone trades. Intra-trades between Germany and Eurozone countries have no affect on the overall valuation of Euro. Extra-trades between Germany and other countries outside of Eurozone do impact the overall Eurozone trade balance. Given Germany's large share of Eurozone exports, the figure tends to move the market upon release.

Trade surpluses reflect funds coming into Germany in exchange for goods and services. Such currency inflows may lead to a natural appreciation of a Euro, unless countered by similar capital outflows. At a bare minimum, surpluses will boost up the value of the currency.

The headline figure for trade balance is expressed in billions of Euros.

13.1bln; 16.2bln 12.9 -
Dec, 09 03:00
SECO Economic Forecasts
SECO Economic Forecasts
Country:
Date: Dec, 09 03:00
Importance: Low
Previous: -
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: -

The State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) “is the federal government's centre of expertise for all core issues relating to economic policy. Its aim is to ensure sustainable economic growth by putting in place the necessary regulatory and economic policy conditions.” - Source www.seco.admin.ch

SECO Economic Forecasts are released quarterly and include expectations for GDP and its components such as: consumption expenditure (personal and government), construction investment, investment in equipment and software, exports, imports, employment (full time equivalent), rate of unemployment and the Consumer Price Index (CPI).

- - -
Dec, 09 08:30
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Unemployment Claims
Unemployment Claims
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Date: Dec, 09 08:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 222K
Forecast: 225K
Actual: -
Period: Dec

The indicator shows the number of unemployed people in the USA.

222K 225K -
Dec, 09 08:30
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Continuing Claims
Continuing Claims
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Date: Dec, 09 08:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 1956K
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Nov

Continuing claims refers to unemployed workers that qualify for benefits under unemployment insurance. In order to be included in continuing claims, the person must have been covered by unemployment insurance and be currently receiving benefits. Data on unemployment claims is published by the Department of Labor on a weekly basis, allowing for frequent updates on the levels of unemployment.

1956K - -
Dec, 09 10:00
Wholesale Inventories
Wholesale Inventories
Country:
Date: Dec, 09 10:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 2.2%
Forecast: 2.2%
Actual: -
Period: Oct

The stock of unsold goods held by wholesalers. Wholesalers act as intermediaries between manufacturers or importers, and retailers. Wholesalers sell directly to retailers, who strive to act in accordance (ideally) with consumer demand. Consequently, high Wholesale Inventories indicate that unsold goods are piling up, suggesting that retailers are facing lagging consumer demand and unwilling to purchase goods. Conversely, declining Wholesale Inventories suggest retailers are buying more goods to meet strong or rising demand. Because Wholesale Inventories reflect the demand retailers have for their manufacturers' wares, the report offers an early indication of the potential strength of consumer spending.

Wholesale Inventories are reported in headlines as a percent change from the previous month.

2.2% 2.2% -
Dec, 09 10:30
EIA Natural Gas Storage Change
EIA Natural Gas Storage Change
Country:
Date: Dec, 09 10:30
Importance: Low
Previous: -59
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Dec

Weekly report about natural gas storage change in the USA.

-59 - -
Dec, 09 13:01
30-y Bond Auction
30-y Bond Auction
Country:
Date: Dec, 09 13:01
Importance: Low
Previous: 1.940%; 2.20
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Dec
Yields are set by bond market investors, and therefore they can be used to decipher investors' outlook on future interest rates. The bid-to-cover ratio represents bond market liquidity and demand, which can be used to gauge investor confidence.
1.940%; 2.20 - -
Dec, 09 16:30
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Business NZ Manufacturing Index
Business NZ Manufacturing Index
Country:
Date: Dec, 09 16:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 54.3
Forecast: 56.7
Actual: -
Period: Nov

Индикатор активности в производстве. Аналог Manufacturing PMI. Показывает улучшение (>50) или ухудшение (<50) ситуации в сравнении с предыдущим месяцем. Рост показателя либо превышение прогноза благоприятны для валюты.

54.3 56.7 -
Dec, 09 18:50
Core Machinery Orders
Core Machinery Orders
Country:
Date: Dec, 09 18:50
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.0% m/m; 12.5% y/y
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Oct

Japan machinery orders received from the private sector excluding volatile orders.

0.0% m/m; 12.5% y/y - -
Dec, 09 18:50
Domestic Corporate Goods Price Index
Domestic Corporate Goods Price Index
Country:
Date: Dec, 09 18:50
Importance: Low
Previous: 1.2% m/m; 8.0% y/y
Forecast: 0.3%; 8.6%
Actual: -
Period: Nov

A Japanese index that measures the prices of goods created by firms at the producer and wholesaler level in Japan. The Domestic Corporate Goods Price Index (CGPI) tracks changes in supply side prices within the Japanese economy. Changes in the CGPI often precede changes in the overall Consumer Price Index, as input values determine the overall retail values of the consumer goods. Thus, a large increase in the domestic CGPI will lead to a large increase in the overall CPI.

1.2% m/m; 8.0% y/y 0.3%; 8.6% -
Dec, 09 21:00
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Fixed Asset Investment
Fixed Asset Investment
Country:
Date: Dec, 09 21:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: 6.1%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Nov

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.

6.1% - -
Dec, 09 21:00
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Industrial production
Industrial production
Country:
Date: Dec, 09 21:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: 3.5% y/y; 10.9% y/y
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Nov

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

3.5% y/y; 10.9% y/y - -
Dec, 09 21:00
Retail Sales
Retail Sales
Country:
Date: Dec, 09 21:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 4.9% y/y; 14.9% y/y
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Nov

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.

4.9% y/y; 14.9% y/y - -
Dec, 09 21:00
Unemployment Rate
Unemployment Rate
Country:
Date: Dec, 09 21:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 4.9%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Nov

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.

4.9% - -
Dec, 09 23:30
Tertiary Industry Index
Tertiary Industry Index
Country:
Date: Dec, 09 23:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.5%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Oct

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.

0.5% - -
Dec, 10 02:00
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GDP
GDP
Country:
Date: Dec, 10 02:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: 0.6% m/m; 1.3% 3m/3m
Forecast: 0.3%; 1.1%
Actual: -
Period: Oct

The Gross Domestic Product is a comprehensive measure of an overall production and consumption of goods and services. GDP serves as one of the primary measures of overall economic well-being. While GDP announcements generally conform to expectations, unanticipated changes in this metric can move markets.

Robust GDP growth signals a heightened level of economic activity and often a higher demand for the domestic currency. At the same time, economic expansion raises concerns about inflationary pressures which may lead monetary authorities to increase interest rates. Thus better than expected GDP figures are generally bullish for the Euro, while negative readings are generally bearish.

Technically, Gross Domestic Product is calculated in the following way:

GDP = C + I + G + (EX - IM)

where

C = private consumption, I = private investment, G = government expenditure, EX = exports of goods and services, IM = imports of goods and services.

French GDP figures, officially called Quarterly National Accounts, are released quarterly. The headline figures are annualized percentage changes in real and nominal GDP.

0.6% m/m; 1.3% 3m/3m 0.3%; 1.1% -
Dec, 10 02:00
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Industrial Production
Industrial Production
Country:
Date: Dec, 10 02:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: -0.4% m/m; 2.9% y/y
Forecast: 0.1%; 2.2%
Actual: -
Period: Oct

A measure of the manufacturing output of the energy sector, factories, and mines. Industrial production is significant as a short-term indicator of the strength of UK industrial activity. Industry accounts for about a quarter of the overall GDP. Because industrial production accounts for most of the volatility in the GDP, foreknowledge of trends in manufacturing go a long way in forecasting UK output. High or rising Industrial Production figures suggest increased production and economic expansion, healthy for the Pound. However, uncontrolled levels of production and consumption can spark inflation. In times of inflation the Bank of England may raise interest rates to control growth.

-0.4% m/m; 2.9% y/y 0.1%; 2.2% -
Dec, 10 02:00
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Manufacturing Production
Manufacturing Production
Country:
Date: Dec, 10 02:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: -0.1% m/m; 2.8% y/y
Forecast: 0.1%; 1.4%
Actual: -
Period: Oct

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.

-0.1% m/m; 2.8% y/y 0.1%; 1.4% -
Dec, 10 02:00
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Visible Trade Balance
Visible Trade Balance
Country:
Date: Dec, 10 02:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: -14.7
Forecast: -14.1
Actual: -
Period: Oct

The difference between imports and exports of goods. Visible Trade differentiates itself from Trade Balance because it does not record intangibles like services, only reporting on physical goods. Because Britain's economy is highly trade driven, Visible Trade data can give critical insight into developments in the economy and into foreign exchange rates.

-14.7 -14.1 -
Dec, 10 02:00
Construction Output
Construction Output
Country:
Date: Dec, 10 02:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 1.3% m/m; 7.2% y/y
Forecast: 0.4%; 4.8%
Actual: -
Period: Oct

Index demonstrates the situation in the construction sector; it shows output of products and business activity sizes in this sigment of economy.

1.3% m/m; 7.2% y/y 0.4%; 4.8% -
Dec, 10 02:00
Index of Services
Index of Services
Country:
Date: Dec, 10 02:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 1.6% 3m/3m; 0.7% m/m
Forecast: 1.2%
Actual: -
Period: Oct

The index tracks activity in services sector.

1.6% 3m/3m; 0.7% m/m 1.2% -
Dec, 10 02:00
CPI
CPI
Country:
Date: Dec, 10 02:00
Importance: Low
Previous: -0.2% m/m; 5.2% y/y
Forecast: -0.2%; 5.2%
Actual: -
Period: Nov

Assesses changes in the cost of living by measuring changes in the prices of consumer items. The CPI is the headline inflation figure that indicates the strength of domestic inflationary pressures. Simply put, inflation reflects a decline in the purchasing power of the Euro in Germany , where each Euro buys fewer goods and services. CPI is the most popular way to measure changes in purchasing power. The report tracks changes in the price of a basket of goods and services that a typical German household might purchase. An increase in the index indicates that it takes more Euros to purchase this same set of basic consumer items.

The German CPI is significant as one of the primary gauges of inflation. As the largest Eurozone economy, inflation in Germany will contribute significantly to inflation in the Eurozone and the behavior of the European Central Bank. High or rising inflation acts as a signal to the ECB to raise interest rates, an action which will result in the strengthening of the Euro. The headline figure for CPI is the percentage change in monthly and annualized percentage term.

-0.2% m/m; 5.2% y/y -0.2%; 5.2% -
Dec, 10 02:00
Harmonized CPI
Harmonized CPI
Country:
Date: Dec, 10 02:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.3% m/m; 6.0% y/y
Forecast: 0.3%; 6.0%
Actual: -
Period: Nov

The Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) reflects changes in the prices of consumer goods and services in a specified period of time. The HICP measures changes of the average price level for goods and services that households consume (the fixed consumer basket). HICP is pure price index. It does not reflect the changes in buying or consumption patterns, brands, and does not reflect the effect of outlet and service provider substitution.

0.3% m/m; 6.0% y/y 0.3%; 6.0% -
Dec, 10 02:30
Producer & Import Prices
Producer & Import Prices
Country:
Date: Dec, 10 02:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.6% m/m; 5.1% y/y
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Nov

Tracks inflation in producer and import prices in Switzerland . The headline figure is the percentage change in the index from the previous period.

Changes in this index will generally precede changes in the consumer price index, as higher import costs and producer prices tend to eventually be passed to consumers. As with any indicator of inflation, increases in producer and import prices tend to act as an appreciating weight for the Swiss franc because inflationary pressures are almost always met with interest rate increases from the Swiss central bank.

The figure represents changes in the combined producer and import price index, calculated from changes in producer prices and import prices, giving appropriate weight to the proportion of domestic and imported goods.

0.6% m/m; 5.1% y/y - -
Dec, 10 04:00
Industrial Production
Industrial Production
Country:
Date: Dec, 10 04:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.1% m/m; 4.4% y/y
Forecast: 0.3%; 3.4%
Actual: -
Period: Oct

Measures the per volume change in output from mining, quarrying, manufacturing, energy and construction sectors in Italy. Industrial production is significant as a short-term indicator of the strength of Italian 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.

0.1% m/m; 4.4% y/y 0.3%; 3.4% -
Dec, 10 04:05
ECB's Jens Weidmann Speaks
ECB's Jens Weidmann Speaks
Country:
Date: Dec, 10 04:05
Importance: Low
Previous: -
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: -
Jens Weidmann is a German economist and president of the Deutsche Bundesbank.Statements of the German representatives always attracts attention as their opinion is very ponderable.
- - -
Dec, 10 04:30
Consumer Inflation Expectations
Consumer Inflation Expectations
Country:
Date: Dec, 10 04:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 2.7%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: 4 quarter

This report measures the percentage change in inflation expected to be paid by private consumers over the next 12 months.

2.7% - -
Dec, 10 08:30
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Consumer Price Index
Consumer Price Index
Country:
Date: Dec, 10 08:30
Importance: High
Previous: 0.9% m/m; 6.2% y/y
Forecast: 0.7%; 6.7%
Actual: -
Period: Nov

CPI assesses changes in the cost of living by measuring changes consumer pay for a set of items. CPI serves as the headline figure for inflation. Simply put, inflation reflects a decline in the purchasing power of the dollar, where each dollar buys fewer goods and services. In terms of measuring inflation, CPI is the most obvious way to quantify changes in purchasing power. The report tracks changes in the price of a basket of goods and services that a typical American household might purchase. An increase in the Consumer Price Index indicates that it takes more dollars to purchase the same set basket of basic consumer items.

Inflation is generally bad news for the economy, causing instability, uncertainty and hardship. To address inflation, the Fed may raise interest rates. However, the Fed relies on the PCE Deflator as its primary gauge of inflation because the CPI does not account for the ability of consumer to substitute out of CPI's set. Price changes tend to cause consumers to switch from buying one good to a less expensive-other, a tendency that the fixed-basket CPI figure does not yet account for. Given that the PCE Deflator is a more comprehensive calculation, based on changes in consumption; it is the figure the Fed prefers.

The figure is released monthly, as either a month over month annualized percentage change, or percentage change for the full year. The figure is seasonally adjusted to account seasonal consumption patterns.

On A Technical Note: The CPI includes over 200 categories of goods and services included, divided into 8 main groups, each with a different weight: Housing, Transportation, Food, Medical Care, Education and Communication, Recreation, Apparel, and Other Goods and Services.

0.9% m/m; 6.2% y/y 0.7%; 6.7% -
Dec, 10 08:30
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Consumer Price Index Core
Consumer Price Index Core
Country:
Date: Dec, 10 08:30
Importance: High
Previous: 0.6% m/m; 4.6% y/y
Forecast: 0.5%; 4.9%
Actual: -
Period: Nov

CPI Excluding Food and Energy - United States

The CPI is also reported excluding food and energy; two of its most volatile components. These components are particularly sensitive to temporary economic factors like oil prices, natural disasters and seasonal affects. Consequently, CPI excluding Food and Energy provides a more stable figure, but at the cost of overlooking two significant sectors in the economy (together food and energy comprise nearly a quarter of the goods included in the CPI).

The figure is the monthly percent change in the index.

0.6% m/m; 4.6% y/y 0.5%; 4.9% -
Dec, 10 08:30
Capacity utilization
Capacity utilization
Country:
Date: Dec, 10 08:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 82.0%
Forecast: 81.2%
Actual: -
Period: 3 quarter

Capacity Utilization measures the extent to which Canadian 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.

82.0% 81.2% -
Dec, 10 09:30
Leading Indicators
Leading Indicators
Country:
Date: Dec, 10 09:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 81.2; 0.1%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Oct

Leading Indicators is a composite index designed to forecast trends in the overall economy.

81.2; 0.1% - -
Dec, 10 10:00
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Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index
Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index
Country:
Date: Dec, 10 10:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: 67.4
Forecast: 68.2
Actual: -
Period: Dec

Assesses consumer confidence regarding personal finances, business conditions and purchasing power based on hundreds of telephone surveys. Especially valued for its quick turnaround, the University of Michigan Confidence survey is considered one of the foremost indicators of US consumer sentiment. The survey polls a smaller sample of consumers and is less established than the Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index.

Declining consumer confidence levels usually accompany any fall income or wages and precede drops in consumer spending. A low or falling sentiment value is considered an early indicator of an economic downturn. As a result, investors, retailers and traders alike all watch the figure for insight into the general health of the economy. The University of Michigan figures have recently preceded turning in overall GDP.

The headline figure is calculated by subtracting the percentage of unfavorable replies from the percentage of favorable replies.

67.4 68.2 -
Dec, 10 10:00
UoM Inflation Expectations
UoM Inflation Expectations
Country:
Date: Dec, 10 10:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 4.9%; 3.0%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Dec
The Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index released by the University of Michigan is a survey of personal consumer confidence in economic activity. It shows a picture of whether or not consumers are willing to spend money. Generally speaking, a high reading anticipates positive (or bullish) for the USD, while a low reading is seen as negative (or bearish).
4.9%; 3.0% - -
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