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Upcoming Economic Reports

Below you will find a list of upcoming economic reports. The federal government, large universities and other organizations regularly publish reports showing the status of a specific measure of economic activity, such as durable good sales, unemployment and retail sales. By comparing the results of an economic report to the previous release of that report, investors can identify general economic trends. More about economic reports.

DateReport TitlePeriodExpectedPrevious
1/22/2021Retail Sales YY*December2.4-
1/22/2021Retail Sales Ex-Fuel YY*December5.6-
1/22/2021PSNB, GBP*December30.84-
1/22/2021Retail Sales Ex-Fuel MM*December-2.6-
1/22/2021PSNCR, GBP*December23.52-
1/22/2021Retail Sales MM*December-3.8-
1/22/2021Currency Swaps*-29.2-
1/22/2021Forex Reserves*-257.1-
1/22/2021Jobless Rate*December3.77-
1/22/2021Industrial Output YYDecember5.4-
1/22/2021Retail Sales YYDecember-5.3-
1/22/2021PPI YYDecember-0.2-
1/22/2021Producer Price Index MMDecember0.4-
1/22/2021Producer Price Index YYDecember-0.9-
1/22/2021FX Reserves, USD*-586.08-
1/22/20211st Half-Mth Core Infl MMJanuary0.52-
1/22/20211st Half-Mth Infl MMJanuary0.34-
1/22/2021Retail Sales Ex-Autos MM*November--
1/22/2021Retail Sales MM*November0.4-
1/22/2021Markit Comp Flash PMIJanuary55.3-
1/22/2021Existing Home SalesDecember6.69-
1/22/2021Exist. Home Sales % ChgDecember-2.5-
1/22/2021EIA-Nat Gas Chg Bcf*--134-
1/22/2021EIA Weekly Crude Imports*-1.49-
1/22/2021EIA Weekly Heatoil Stock*--0.39-
1/22/2021EIA Wkly Crude Cushing*--1.98-
1/22/2021EIA Weekly Dist Output*--0.12-
1/22/2021EIA Wkly Gsln Stk*-4.39-
1/22/2021EIA Weekly Prods Imports*-0.25-
1/22/2021EIA Wkly Refn Util*-1.3-
1/22/2021EIA Weekly Crude Runs*-0.27-
1/22/2021EIA Wkly Crude Stk*--3.25-
1/22/2021EIA Weekly Rfg Stocks*---
1/22/2021EIA Weekly Gasoline O/P*--0.5-
1/22/2021EIA Wkly Dist. Stk*-4.79-
1/22/2021USDA-Cattle MarketedDecember98-
1/22/2021USDA-Cattle Placed On FdDecember91-
1/22/2021USDA-Cattle On FeedJanuary100-
1/22/2021IPCA-15 Mid-Month CPI*January1.06-
1/22/2021IPCA-15 Mid-Month CPI YY*January4.23-
1/22/2021CPI MM*December-0.2-
1/22/2021Pvt Sector Credit Ext.*December3.38-
1/22/2021M3 Money Supply YY*December8.18-
1/22/2021CPI YY*December-3.6-
1/22/2021Inflation Rate*December0.2-
1/22/2021Unemployment Rate*December8.1-
1/22/2021GDP YYNovember-1.9-
1/22/2021Budget Fulfilment*May0.4-
1/22/2021IBC-BR EconomicActivity*November0.86-
1/22/2021PPI MMDecember1-
1/22/2021Industrial Output MM*November-0.7-
1/22/2021Industrial Output YY*December0.9-
1/22/2021PPI YYDecember2.4-
1/22/2021URA Property Index Final*Q42.1-
1/22/2021GDP YY Monthly*December-3.7-
1/22/2021Unem Rate Monthly SA*December4-
1/22/2021Federal Tax Revenue*December140.1-
1/22/2021Lending Rate*January13.25-
1/22/2021Consumer Spending VolumeNovember-6.5-
1/22/2021Producer Price Index YY*December-0.9-
1/22/2021Consumer Confidence AdjJanuary-20-
1/22/2021Producer Price Index MM*December1-
1/22/2021PPI YY*December8.8-
1/22/2021M2 Money Supply YY*December3.5-
1/22/2021Total Credit YY*December10.5-
1/22/2021Capacity Utilization*January75.6-
1/22/2021Manufacturing Confidence*January106.8-
1/22/2021Trade Balance*December271-
1/22/2021Annual GDP YY20204.5-
1/22/2021Interest Rate*-11.5-
1/22/2021Business Confidence IdxDecember93.4-
1/22/2021Quarterly Real GDP QQ*Q3-6.4-
1/22/2021Current Account*Q3-3827.8-
1/23/2021Quarterly Real GDP QQ*Q3-6.4-
1/23/2021Business Confidence IdxDecember93.4-
1/23/2021Interest Rate*-11.5-
1/23/2021Industrial SentimentJanuary-7.2-
1/23/2021Business Climate*January-0.41-
1/23/2021Economic SentimentJanuary90.4-
1/23/2021Cons Infl ExpecJanuary14.8-
1/23/2021Consumer Confid. FinalJanuary-15.5-
1/23/2021Selling Price ExpecJanuary4.1-
1/23/2021Services SentimentJanuary-17.4-
1/23/2021IPCA-15 Mid-Month CPI YY*January4.23-
1/23/2021CAGED Net Payroll Jobs*December415-
1/23/2021Annual GDP YY20204.5-
1/23/2021Manufacturing Confidence*January106.8-
1/23/2021Trade Balance*December271-
1/23/2021Capacity Utilization*January75.6-
1/23/2021Federal Tax Revenue*December140.1-
1/23/2021Lending Rate*January13.25-
1/23/2021Consumer Spending VolumeNovember-6.5-
1/23/2021Producer Price Index MM*December1-
1/23/2021Total Credit YY*December10.5-
1/23/2021PPI YY*December8.8-
1/23/2021M2 Money Supply YY*December3.5-
1/23/2021Producer Price Index YY*December-0.9-
1/23/2021Consumer Confidence AdjJanuary-20-
1/23/2021Unem Rate Monthly SA*December4-
1/23/2021Industrial Output MM*November-0.7-
1/23/2021PPI YYDecember2.4-
1/23/2021URA Property Index Final*Q42.1-
1/23/2021PPI MMDecember1-
1/23/2021Industrial Output YY*December0.9-
1/23/2021Key Policy Rate*---
1/23/2021GDP YYNovember-1.9-
1/23/2021Budget Fulfilment*May0.4-
1/23/2021IBC-BR EconomicActivity*November0.86-
1/23/2021Unemployment Rate*December8.1-
1/23/2021CPI YY*December2.78-
1/23/2021CPI MM*January3.2-
1/23/2021Pvt Sector Credit Ext.*December3.38-
1/23/2021M3 Money Supply YY*December8.18-
1/23/2021GDP YY Monthly*December-3.7-
1/23/2021IPCA-15 Mid-Month CPI*January1.06-
1/23/2021Consumer ConfidenceJanuary-4.6-
1/23/2021Consumer Confidence SA*January92.3-
1/23/2021Manufacturing Prod YY*December0.35-
1/23/2021Household Lending Growth YYDecember5.3-
1/23/2021Foreign Arrivals YY*December-61.93-
1/23/2021GDP QQ*Q48-
1/23/2021Trade Balance FinalNovember811-
1/23/2021CBI Distributive TradesJanuary-3-
1/23/2021C/A Balance EUR*November275-
1/23/2021Current Account*Q3-3827.8-
1/23/2021Foreign Direct Investm't*December1.51-
1/23/2021GDP YY*Q4-11.5-
1/24/2021Pvt Sector Credit Ext.*December3.38-
1/24/2021CPI MM*December-0.2-
1/24/2021CPI YY*December2.78-
1/24/2021M3 Money Supply YY*December8.18-
1/24/2021Unemployment Rate*December8.1-
1/24/2021GDP YYNovember-1.9-
1/24/2021IBC-BR EconomicActivity*November0.86-
1/24/2021Inflation Rate*December0.2-
1/24/2021URA Property Index Final*Q42.1-
1/24/2021Unem Rate Monthly SA*December4-
1/24/2021GDP YY Monthly*December-3.7-
1/24/2021PPI YY*December8.8-
1/24/2021M2 Money Supply YY*December3.5-
1/24/2021Consumer Confidence AdjJanuary-20-
1/24/2021Producer Price Index YY*December-0.9-
1/24/2021Lending Rate*January13.25-
1/24/2021Federal Tax Revenue*December140.1-
1/24/2021Consumer Spending VolumeNovember-6.5-
1/24/2021Producer Price Index MM*December1-
1/24/2021Trade Balance*December271-
1/24/2021Capacity Utilization*January75.6-
1/24/2021Manufacturing Confidence*January106.8-
1/24/2021Annual GDP YY20204.5-
1/24/2021CAGED Net Payroll Jobs*December415-
1/24/2021Total Credit YY*December10.5-
1/24/2021Household Lending Growth YYDecember5.3-
1/24/2021Manufacturing Prod YY*December0.35-
1/24/2021Trade Balance FinalNovember811-
1/24/2021Consumer Confidence SA*January92.3-
1/24/2021Foreign Direct Investm't*December1.51-
1/24/2021C/A Balance EUR*November275-
1/24/2021GDP QQ*Q48-
1/24/2021Consumer ConfidenceJanuary-4.6-
1/24/2021CBI Distributive TradesJanuary-3-
1/24/2021Foreign Arrivals YY*December-61.93-
1/24/2021GDP YY*Q4-11.5-
1/24/2021Current Account*December0.2-
1/24/2021Industrial SentimentJanuary-7.2-
1/24/2021Services SentimentJanuary-17.4-
1/24/2021Consumer Confid. FinalJanuary-15.5-
1/24/2021Cons Infl ExpecJanuary14.8-
1/24/2021Business Climate*January-0.41-
1/24/2021Selling Price ExpecJanuary4.1-
1/24/2021Economic SentimentJanuary90.4-
1/24/2021Interest Rate*-11.5-
1/24/2021Business Confidence IdxDecember93.4-
1/25/2021Export Prices YYDecember-5.7-
1/25/2021Import Prices YYDecember-7.1-
1/25/2021Consumer Price Index YYDecember-0.1-
1/25/2021Industrial Output MM*December1.3-
1/25/2021Industrial Output YY*December0.9-
1/25/2021Manufacturing Confidence*January106.8-
1/25/2021Capacity Utilization*January75.6-
1/25/2021Ind Prod YY*November-0.6-
1/25/2021Industrial Output YY*December7.84-
1/25/2021Money Supply*December7.6-
1/25/2021Industrial Output YYDecember5.4-
1/25/2021Prime Interest Rate*January14.5-
1/25/2021Jobless Rate SADecember4.5-
1/25/2021IGAE Econ Activity YYNovember-5.3-
1/25/20211st Half-Mth Infl MMJanuary0.34-
1/25/20211st Half-Mth Core Infl MMJanuary0.52-
1/25/2021IGAE Econ Activity MMNovember1.6-
1/25/2021National Activity Index*December0.27-
1/25/2021Leading IndicatorJanuary-8.4-
1/25/2021Dallas Fed Mfg Bus Idx*January9.7-
1/25/2021Cold Pork Belly StocksDecember23.11-
1/25/2021Cold Storage- FCOJ StockDecember0.62-
1/25/2021Cold Storage-Beef StocksDecember511.46-
1/25/2021GDP Growth QQ AdvanceQ42.1-
1/25/2021GDP Growth YY AdvanceQ4-1.1-
1/25/2021CAGED Net Payroll Jobs*December415-
1/25/2021Interest Rate*-11.5-
1/25/2021Consumer Confid. FinalJanuary-15.5-
1/25/2021Selling Price ExpecJanuary4.1-
1/25/2021Services SentimentJanuary-17.4-
1/25/2021Industrial SentimentJanuary-7.2-
1/25/2021Business Climate*January-0.41-
1/25/2021Economic SentimentJanuary90.4-
1/25/2021Cons Infl ExpecJanuary14.8-
1/25/2021CPI YY*January19.2-
1/25/2021Pvt Sector Credit Ext.*December3.38-
1/25/2021M3 Money Supply YY*December8.18-
1/25/2021CPI MM*December-0.2-
1/25/2021Lending Rate*January13.25-
1/25/2021Producer Price Index MM*December1-
1/25/2021Producer Price Index YY*December-0.9-
1/25/2021Total Credit YY*December10.5-
1/25/2021Consumer Confidence AdjJanuary-20-
1/25/2021PPI YY*December8.8-
1/25/2021Federal Tax Revenue*December140.1-
1/25/2021Consumer Spending VolumeNovember-6.5-
1/25/2021M2 Money Supply YY*December3.5-
1/25/2021GDP YY Monthly*December-3.7-
1/25/2021URA Property Index Final*Q42.1-
1/25/2021IBC-BR EconomicActivity*November0.86-
1/25/2021Key Policy Rate*---
1/25/2021Unemployment Rate*December8.1-
1/25/2021GDP YYNovember-1.9-
1/25/2021Household Lending Growth YYDecember5.3-
1/25/2021C/A Balance EUR*November275-
1/25/2021Foreign Direct Investm't*December1.51-
1/25/2021Manufacturing Prod YY*December0.35-
1/25/2021GDP QQ*Q48-
1/25/2021CBI Distributive TradesJanuary-3-
1/25/2021Trade Balance FinalNovember811-
1/25/2021Consumer Confidence SA*January92.3-
1/25/2021Manufacturing Confidence*January106.9-
1/25/2021Foreign Arrivals YY*December-61.93-
1/25/2021Consumer ConfidenceJanuary-4.6-
1/25/2021GDP YY*Q4-11.5-
1/25/2021Current Account*December0.2-
1/25/2021Annual GDP YY20204.5-
1/25/2021Bank Lending MM*December2-
1/25/2021CPI QQQ41.6-
1/25/2021CPI YYQ40.7-
1/25/2021RBA Weightd Medn CPI QQQ40.3-
1/25/2021CPI Index*Q4116.2-
1/25/2021RBA Trimmed Mean CPI YYQ41.2-
1/25/2021NAB Business ConfidenceDecember12-
1/25/2021RBA Trimmed Mean CPI QQQ40.4-
1/25/2021NAB Business ConditionsDecember9-
1/25/2021RBA Weightd Medn CPI YYQ41.3-
1/26/2021Trade Balance USD*December-1730-
1/26/2021Imports YY*December-18.9-
1/26/2021Exports YY*December3-
1/26/2021Manufacturing Output MMDecember7.2-
1/26/2021ILO Unemployment Rate*November4.9-
1/26/2021Avg Earnings (Ex-Bonus)*November2.8-
1/26/2021Avg Wk Earnings 3M YY*November2.7-
1/26/2021Claimant Count Unem Chng*December64.3-
1/26/2021Retail Sales YYDecember6.2-
1/26/2021PPI MMDecember0.2-
1/26/2021PPI YYDecember-4.4-
1/26/2021CPI YY*January3.6-
1/26/2021CPI MM*January0.2-
1/26/2021FGV Consumer Conf*January78.5-
1/26/2021CBI Distributive TradesJanuary-3-
1/26/2021Retail Sales YYNovember-7.1-
1/26/2021Retail Sales MMNovember-1.4-
1/26/2021IPCA-15 Mid-Month CPI*January1.06-
1/26/2021IPCA-15 Mid-Month CPI YY*January4.23-
1/26/2021M3 Money Supply YY*December16.1-
1/26/2021Hungary Base RateJanuary0.6-
1/26/2021Monthly Home Price MM*November1.5-
1/26/2021Monthly Home Price YY*November10.2-
1/26/2021CaseShiller 20 MM SANovember1.6-
1/26/2021CaseShiller 20 YYNovember7.9-
1/26/2021Monthly Home Price Index*November307-
1/26/2021CaseShiller 20 MM NSANovember1.3-
1/26/2021Consumer Confidence *January88.6-
1/26/2021Rich Fed Mfg Shipments*January12-
1/26/2021Rich Fed, Services Index*January-9-
1/26/2021Rich Fed Comp. Index*January19-
1/26/2021Texas Serv Sect Outlook*January-4.3-
1/26/2021Dallas Fed Services Revenues*January4.2-
1/26/2021PPI MMDecember1-
1/26/2021PPI YYDecember2.4-
1/26/2021Industrial OutputDecember-2.6-
1/26/2021Economic Activity YY*November-7.4-
1/26/2021Consumer Sentiment Ind*January89.8-
1/26/2021Loan YY*January-2.41-
1/26/2021Annual GDP YY20204.5-
1/26/2021Household Lending Growth YYDecember5.3-
1/26/2021Trade Balance FinalNovember811-
1/26/2021Foreign Arrivals YY*December-61.93-
1/26/2021Foreign Direct Investm't*December1.51-
1/26/2021Manufacturing Confidence*January106.9-
1/26/2021C/A Balance EUR*November275-
1/26/2021Consumer ConfidenceJanuary-4.6-
1/26/2021Manufacturing Prod YY*December0.35-
1/26/2021Current Account*Q3-3827.8-
1/26/2021Consumer Confidence SA*January92.3-
1/26/2021CBI Distributive TradesJanuary-3-
1/26/2021GDP YY*Q4-11.5-
1/26/2021GDP QQ*Q48-
1/26/2021IBC-BR EconomicActivity*November0.86-
1/26/2021Inflation Rate*December0.2-
1/26/2021Unemployment Rate*December8.1-
1/26/2021GDP YY Monthly*December-3.7-
1/26/2021M2 Money Supply YY*December3.5-
1/26/2021Federal Tax Revenue*December140.1-
1/26/2021Consumer Confidence AdjJanuary-20-
1/26/2021Producer Price Index MM*December1-
1/26/2021Total Credit YY*December10.5-
1/26/2021Consumer Spending VolumeNovember-6.5-
1/26/2021Producer Price Index YY*December-0.9-
1/26/2021CPI MM*January3.2-
1/26/2021CPI YY*January19.2-
1/26/2021M3 Money Supply YY*December8.18-
1/26/2021Pvt Sector Credit Ext.*December3.38-
1/26/2021Consumer Confid. FinalJanuary-15.5-
1/26/2021Business Climate*January-0.41-
1/26/2021Selling Price ExpecJanuary4.1-
1/26/2021Economic SentimentJanuary90.4-
1/26/2021Industrial SentimentJanuary-7.2-
1/26/2021Cons Infl ExpecJanuary14.8-
1/26/2021Services SentimentJanuary-17.4-
1/26/2021CAGED Net Payroll Jobs*December415-
1/26/2021Bank Lending MM*December2-
1/26/2021Interest Rate*-15.5-
1/26/2021Money Supply YY*December19.56-
1/26/2021Unemployment RateDecember6.1-
1/26/2021Export PricesQ4-5.1-
1/26/2021Import PricesQ4-3.5-
1/27/2021GDP YY*Q4-11.5-
1/27/2021GDP QQ*Q48-
1/27/2021Unemployment Rate Prelim SA*Q43.6-
1/27/2021Consumer ConfidenceJanuary-4.6-
1/27/2021GfK Consumer SentimentFebruary-7.3-
1/27/2021Consumer ConfidenceJanuary95-
1/27/2021Trade BalanceDecember1.4-
1/27/2021Flash Trd Bal Non-EU*December6.68-
1/27/2021Unemployment RateDecember6.1-
1/27/2021Investor SentimentJanuary46.8-
1/27/2021M3 Money Supply*-12.5-
1/27/2021Durables Ex-Transport *December0.4-
1/27/2021Nondefe Cap Ex-Air *December0.5-
1/27/2021Central Bank Rate*January7-
1/27/2021Durables Ex-Defense MM *December0.8-
1/27/2021Durable Goods *December1-
1/27/2021Fed Funds Tgt Rate-0.12-
1/27/2021Interest RateJanuary0.5-
1/27/2021BOK Manufacturing BSIFebruary78-
1/27/2021Trade BalanceDecember252-
1/27/2021Annual Trade BalanceDecember3.26-
1/27/2021Retail Sales YYDecember0.70.6
1/27/2021Selling Price ExpecJanuary4.1-
1/27/2021Services SentimentJanuary-17.4-
1/27/2021Cons Infl ExpecJanuary14.8-
1/27/2021Economic SentimentJanuary90.4-
1/27/2021Industrial SentimentJanuary-7.2-
1/27/2021Business Climate*January-0.41-
1/27/2021Consumer Confid. FinalJanuary-15.5-
1/27/2021Bank Lending MM*December2-
1/27/2021CAGED Net Payroll Jobs*December415-
1/27/2021Annual GDP YY20204.5-
1/27/2021Money Supply YY*December19.56-
1/27/2021Housing Starts YY*December-3.7-
1/27/2021CPI YYJanuary5.62-
1/27/2021Nationwide house price yyJanuary7.3-
1/27/2021Nationwide house price mmJanuary0.8-
1/27/2021Current Account Balance*December6.81-
1/27/2021Interest Rate*-15.5-
1/27/2021Construction Orders YY*December-4.7-
1/27/2021IBC-BR EconomicActivity*November0.86-
1/27/2021Consumer Confidence SA*January92.3-
1/27/2021GDP YY*Q4-11.5-
1/27/2021GDP QQ*Q48-
1/27/2021Foreign Arrivals YY*December-61.93-
1/27/2021CPI YY*December2.78-
1/27/2021Trade Balance FinalNovember811-
1/27/2021Manufacturing Prod YY*December0.35-
1/27/2021Manufacturing Confidence*January106.9-
1/27/2021C/A Balance EUR*November275-
1/27/2021Household Lending Growth YYDecember5.3-
1/27/2021Foreign Direct Investm't*December1.51-
1/27/2021Current Account*December0.2-
1/27/2021CPI MM*January3.2-
1/27/2021Pvt Sector Credit Ext.*December3.38-
1/27/2021M3 Money Supply YY*December8.18-
1/27/2021Producer Price Index MM*December1-
1/27/2021Total Credit YY*December10.5-
1/27/2021Federal Tax Revenue*December140.1-
1/27/2021Consumer Spending VolumeNovember-6.5-
1/27/2021M2 Money Supply YY*December3.5-
1/27/2021Consumer Confidence AdjJanuary-20-
1/27/2021Producer Price Index YY*December-0.9-
1/27/2021URA Property Index Final*Q42.1-
1/27/2021Loan YY*January-2.41-
1/27/2021PPI YYQ4-0.4-
1/27/2021Housing CreditDecember0.3-
1/27/2021PPI QQQ40.4-
1/27/2021Private Sector CreditDecember0.1-
1/28/2021Bank Lending*December676.7-
1/28/2021M2 Money Supply YY*December12.2-
1/28/2021Trade BalanceDecember16.8-
1/28/2021Unemployment Rate*December8.1-
1/28/2021Retail Sales YY*December6.8-
1/28/2021Labour Force Survey*November5.2-
1/28/2021Retail Sales MM*December-4.7-
1/28/2021Retail Sales Ex. AutoDecember2.9-
1/28/2021Industrial OutlookJanuary-2-
1/28/2021Unemployment Rate 3MDecember4.4-
1/28/2021Unemployment RateQ416.26-
1/28/2021Consumer Confidence SA*January92.3-
1/28/2021Manufacturing Confidence*January106.9-
1/28/2021Retail Sales MMDecember0.8-
1/28/2021Unemployment RateDecember7.7-
1/28/2021Retail Sales YYDecember5.7-
1/28/2021Consumer ConfidenceJanuary102.4-
1/28/2021Mfg Business ConfidenceJanuary95.9-
1/28/2021PPI YYDecember3-
1/28/2021PPI MMDecember--
1/28/2021Business Confidence*January-0.1-
1/28/2021Consumer Confidence*January-26.2-
1/28/2021CPI YY*January0.41-
1/28/2021CPI MM*January0.03-
1/28/2021IGP-M Inflation Index*January0.96-
1/28/2021Retail Sales MM *December-12.8-
1/28/2021Retail Sales YY *December-4.7-
1/28/2021Trade Balance, $*December3.03-
1/28/2021Trade Balance SA*December3.75-
1/28/2021Build Permits R Numb*December1.71-
1/28/2021Build Permits R Chg MM*December4.5-
1/28/2021HICP Prelim MM *January0.6-
1/28/2021HICP Prelim YY *January-0.7-
1/28/2021CPI Prelim MM *January0.5-
1/28/2021CPI Prelim YY *January-0.3-
1/28/2021PCE Prices Advance*Q43.7-
1/28/2021GDP Deflator Advance*Q43.7-
1/28/2021GDP Advance*Q433.4-
1/28/2021GDP Sales Advance*Q425.9-
1/28/2021Core PCE Prices Advance*Q43.4-
1/28/2021GDP Cons Spending Advance*Q441-
1/28/2021Building Permits MM.*December12.9-
1/28/2021Leading Index Chg MM*December0.6-
1/28/2021New Home Sales-Units *December0.84-
1/28/2021New Home Sales Chg MM *December-11-
1/28/2021KC Fed Composite Index*January14-
1/28/2021KC Fed Manufacturing*January12-
1/28/2021Unemployment RateDecember6.1-
1/28/2021Service Sector Output GrDecember0.7-
1/28/2021Industrial Output YYDecember0.5-
1/28/2021Industrial Output GrowthDecember0.3-
1/28/2021Unemployment Rate*December2.9-
1/28/2021CPI, Overall TokyoJanuary-1.3-
1/28/2021Jobs/Applicants Ratio*December1.06-
1/28/2021CPI Tokyo Ex fresh food YYJanuary-0.9-
1/28/2021IP Forecast 2 Mth AheadFebruary7.1-
1/28/2021Industrial O/P Prelim MM SA*December-0.5-
1/28/2021IP Forecast 1 Mth AheadJanuary-1.1-
1/28/2021Money Supply YY*December19.56-
1/28/2021Total Credit YY*December10.5-
1/28/2021Nationwide house price yyJanuary7.3-
1/28/2021Nationwide house price mmJanuary0.8-
1/28/2021CPI YYJanuary5.62-
1/28/2021Consumer Confid. FinalJanuary-15.5-
1/28/2021Cons Infl ExpecJanuary14.8-
1/28/2021Industrial SentimentJanuary-7.2-
1/28/2021Economic SentimentJanuary90.4-
1/28/2021M2 Money Supply YY*December3.5-
1/28/2021Trade Balance FinalNovember811-
1/28/2021CPI YY*January3.6-
1/28/2021GDP QQ*Q48-
1/28/2021Household Lending Growth YYDecember5.3-
1/28/2021GDP YY*Q4-11.5-
1/28/2021Annual GDP YY20204.5-
1/28/2021Loan YY*January-2.41-
1/28/2021Current Account*Q3-3827.8-
1/28/2021Business Climate*January-0.41-
1/29/2021Consumer Confid. Index*January31.8-
1/29/2021Retail Sales YYDecember5.4-
1/29/2021Pvt Sector Credit Ext.*December3.38-
1/29/2021M3 Money Supply YY*December8.18-
1/29/2021GDP Preliminary QQQ418.7-
1/29/2021Consumer Spending MMDecember-18.9-
1/29/2021Unemployment RateDecember4-
1/29/2021Tourism Revenues*Q44.04-
1/29/2021Import Prices YY*December-3.8-
1/29/2021Credit Indicator YYDecember4.7-
1/29/2021GDP YY Prelim*Q40.1-
1/29/2021Trade Balance*December-5.03-
1/29/2021GDP Flash QQ SA*Q48.5-
1/29/2021GDP Flash YY NSA*Q4-3.9-
1/29/2021Import Prices MM*December0.5-
1/29/2021Money Supply YY *December5.2-
1/29/2021Trade Account*December1.9-
1/29/2021Private Investment Index*December2.1-
1/29/2021Current Account*December-1.5-
1/29/2021Exports YY*December-3.1-
1/29/2021Pvt Consumption Index*December0.4-
1/29/2021Imports YY*December-3.3-
1/29/2021Producer Prices MMDecember1.7-
1/29/2021Estimated GDP QQQ416.4-
1/29/2021HICP Flash YYJanuary-0.6-
1/29/2021Gross Wages YYNovember8.8-
1/29/2021GDP YY PrelimQ43.92-
1/29/2021GDP Growth QQ PrelimQ412-
1/29/2021Estimated GDP YYQ4-9-
1/29/2021PPI MMDecember0.3-
1/29/2021KOF IndicatorJanuary104.3-
1/29/2021PPI YYDecember-1.4-
1/29/2021Retail Sales YY*December-4.3-
1/29/2021Foreign Arrivals YY*December-61.93-
1/29/2021Household Lending Growth YYDecember5.3-
1/29/2021Money Supply M3*December6.5-
1/29/2021Unemployment Rate SAJanuary6.1-
1/29/2021Unemployment Chg SAJanuary-37-
1/29/2021Producer Prices MM*December-0.2-
1/29/2021Unemployment Total NSAJanuary2.71-
1/29/2021Producer Prices YY*December-2.3-
1/29/2021Unemployment Total SAJanuary2.78-
1/29/2021Reg'd Unemployment NSAJanuary3.8-
1/29/2021Current Account Balance*November1.29-
1/29/2021GDP Flash QQ SA*Q48.5-
1/29/2021GDP Flash YY NSA*Q4-3.9-
1/29/2021Fed Fiscal Deficit, INR*December10755.1-
1/29/2021Money-M3 Annual Grwth*December11-
1/29/2021Retail Sales YY*November4.7-
1/29/2021PPI YY*December-9-
1/29/2021Retail Sales YYDecember1.4-
1/29/2021GDP YY Prelim*Q4-2.6-
1/29/2021Retail Sales MMDecember-1.9-
1/29/2021Infrastructure Output YY*December-2.6-
1/29/2021Jobless Rate*December10.8-
1/29/2021Trade Bal (Incl. Region)*December36.72-
1/29/2021Nominal Budget Balance*December-20.1-
1/29/2021Net Debt/GDP Ratio*December61.4-
1/29/2021Primary Budget Surplus*December-18.1-
1/29/2021GDP QQQ411.4-
1/29/2021Copper Output YY*December-2.1-
1/29/2021Producer Prices MM*December-0.6-
1/29/2021Consumption, Adjusted MM*December-0.4-
1/29/2021Personal Income MM*December-1.1-
1/29/2021Raw Materials Prices YY*December-1.7-
1/29/2021GDP MM*November0.4-
1/29/2021Producer Prices YY*December--
1/29/2021PCE Price Index MM*December--
1/29/2021Core PCE Price Index YY*December1.4-
1/29/2021Employment Wages QQ*Q40.4-
1/29/2021Employment Costs*Q40.5-
1/29/2021Core PCE Price Index MM *December--
1/29/2021PCE Price Index YY *December1.1-
1/29/2021Raw Materials Prices MM*December0.6-
1/29/2021Employment Benefits QQ*Q40.6-
1/29/2021Personal Consump Real MM*December-0.4-
1/29/2021Chicago PMI*January59.558.7
1/29/2021U Mich Conditions FinalJanuary87.7-
1/29/2021Pending Sales Change MMDecember-2.6-
1/29/2021U Mich 1Yr Inf Final*January3-
1/29/2021U Mich Expectations FinalJanuary73.8-
1/29/2021U Mich 5-Yr Inf Final*January2.7-
1/29/2021U Mich Sentiment FinalJanuary79.2-
1/29/2021Pending Homes IndexDecember125.7-
1/29/2021National Jobless Rate*December13.3-
1/29/2021Budget, Year-To-Date, C$*November-216.62-
1/29/2021Budget Balance, C$*November-18.51-
1/29/2021Urban Jobless Rate*December15.4-
1/29/2021Dallas Fed PCE*December0.5-
1/29/2021Interest Rate*January1.75-
1/29/2021Fiscal Balance (Pesos)*December-71.95-
1/29/2021Money Supply YY*December19.56-
1/29/2021Nationwide house price mmJanuary0.8-
1/29/2021Nationwide house price yyJanuary7.3-
1/29/2021CPI YYJanuary5.62-
1/29/2021Selling Price ExpecJanuary4.1-
1/29/2021Consumer Confid. FinalJanuary-15.5-
1/29/2021Industrial SentimentJanuary-7.2-
1/29/2021Economic SentimentJanuary90.4-
1/29/2021Services SentimentJanuary-17.4-
1/29/2021Cons Infl ExpecJanuary14.8-
1/29/2021Annual GDP YY20204.5-
1/29/2021M2 Money Supply YY*December3.5-
1/29/2021Total Credit YY*December10.5-
1/29/2021CPI YY*January3.6-
1/29/2021GDP YY*Q4-11.5-
1/29/2021Household Lending Growth YYDecember5.3-
1/29/2021Trade Balance FinalNovember811-
1/29/2021Foreign ReservesJanuary1394.7-
1/29/2021Current Account*Q3-3827.8-
1/29/2021Loan YY*January-2.41-
1/30/2021NBS Non-Mfg PMI*January55.7-
1/30/2021NBS Manufacturing PMI*January51.9-
1/30/2021Nationwide house price yyJanuary7.3-
1/30/2021Nationwide house price mmJanuary0.8-
1/30/2021CPI YYJanuary5.62-
1/30/2021Money Supply YY*December19.56-
1/30/2021GDP YY*Q4-3.49-
1/30/2021CPI YY*December-2.41-
1/30/2021GDP QQ*Q45.05-
1/30/2021Trade Balance FinalNovember811-
1/30/2021Household Lending Growth YYDecember5.3-
1/30/2021M2 Money Supply YY*December4.8-
1/30/2021Loan YY*January-2.41-
1/30/2021Current Account*Q3-3827.8-
1/30/2021Budget Balance - ILS*January-22.9-
1/30/2021Repo Rate*-4.5-
1/30/2021Inflation MM*January0.45-
1/30/2021GDP Growth (Full Year)*20205.02-
1/30/2021Foreign Reserves*January40.06-
1/30/2021FX Reserve - USD*January173307-
1/30/2021Import Growth Prelim*January2.2-
1/30/2021CPI MM*December-0.11-
1/30/2021Tax Revenues*January679.64-
1/30/2021Export Growth Prelim*January12.6-
1/30/2021Trade Balance Prelim*January6.77-
1/30/2021Trade Ministry Exports*January17.8-
1/30/2021GDP YY Revised*Q4--
1/30/2021Foreign ReservesJanuary1394.7-
1/30/2021Core CPI YY*January3.3-
1/30/2021Pvt Bank Lending YY*December4.85-
1/30/2021Inflation MMJanuary0.05-
1/30/2021Ind Investment (CurYear)Q14-
1/30/2021Core Inflation YY*January1.6-
1/30/2021Inflation YY*January1.68-
1/30/2021Total Credit YY*December10.5-
1/30/2021Budget BalanceDecember-176.85-
1/30/2021IHS Markit PMIJanuary51.3-
1/30/2021IHS Markit Mfg PMIJanuary52.9-
1/31/2021AIG Manufacturing IndexJanuary52.1-
1/31/2021Nationwide house price mmJanuary0.8-
1/31/2021Nationwide house price yyJanuary7.3-
1/31/2021CPI YYJanuary5.62-
1/31/2021Total Credit YY*December10.5-
1/31/2021Inflation MM*January0.45-
1/31/2021Core Inflation YY*January1.6-
1/31/2021GDP YY*Q4-3.49-
1/31/2021FX Reserve - USD*January173307-
1/31/2021GDP YY Revised*Q4--
1/31/2021Pvt Bank Lending YY*December4.85-
1/31/2021CPI MM*December-0.11-
1/31/2021Foreign ReservesJanuary1394.7-
1/31/2021Trade Ministry Exports*January17.8-
1/31/2021Foreign Reserves*January40.06-
1/31/2021GDP QQ*Q45.05-
1/31/2021GDP Growth (Full Year)*20205.02-
1/31/2021Core CPI YY*January3.3-
1/31/2021Ind Investment (CurYear)Q14-
1/31/2021Tax Revenues*January679.64-
1/31/2021Inflation YY*January1.68-
1/31/2021Money Supply YY*December19.56-
1/31/2021CPI YY*December-2.41-
1/31/2021M2 Money Supply YY*December4.8-
1/31/2021RBA Cash RateJanuary0.1-
1/31/2021Budget Balance - ILS*January-22.9-
1/31/2021Budget BalanceDecember-176.85-
1/31/2021Repo Rate*-4.5-
1/31/2021Current Account*Q3-3827.8-
1/31/2021Loan YY*January-2.41-
2/1/2021RBA Cash RateJanuary0.1-
2/1/2021Retail Sales YY Real*December5.6-
2/1/2021Retail Sales MM Real*December1.9-
2/1/2021PMI Manufacturing Sect*January64.9-
2/1/2021Retail Sales YYDecember1.7-
2/1/2021Unemployment Rate*January11-
2/1/2021Manufacturing PMI SAJanuary51.1-
2/1/2021Trade Balance FinalNovember811-
2/1/2021Manufacturing PMIJanuary51-
2/1/2021Markit PMIJanuary57-
2/1/2021Manufacturing PMIJanuary58-
2/1/2021GDP YY PrelimQ4-2.5-
2/1/2021GDP QQ PrelimQ44.9-
2/1/2021Manufacturing DNB PMI SAJanuary51.9-
2/1/2021Unemployment RateDecember8.9-
2/1/2021Mortgage Lending*December5.68-
2/1/2021M4 Money Supply*December0.8-
2/1/2021Mortgage Approvals*December104.97-
2/1/2021BOE Consumer Credit*December-1.54-
2/1/2021Unemployment RateDecember8.3-
2/1/2021Prime Interest Rate*January14.5-
2/1/2021Imacec Econ. Activity*December0.3-
2/1/2021Total New Vehicle Sales*January3749337250
2/1/2021Total New Vehicle YY*January-10.1-
2/1/2021Budget BalanceJanuary-367.4-
2/1/2021Markit Mfg PMIJanuary61.5-
2/1/2021Markit Mfg PMI SAJanuary57.9-
2/1/2021ISM Manuf New Orders IdxJanuary67.9-
2/1/2021ISM Mfg Prices PaidJanuary77.6-
2/1/2021ISM Manuf Employment IdxJanuary51.5-
2/1/2021Exports YY*December-14.1-
2/1/2021Construction Spending MM *December0.9-
2/1/2021ISM Manufacturing PMIJanuary60.7-
2/1/2021Trade Balance*January-0.04-
2/1/2021CPI Growth MMJanuary0.2-
2/1/2021CPI Growth YYJanuary0.5-
2/1/2021RBA Cash RateJanuary0.1-
2/1/2021Trade Balance*December763-
2/1/2021Budget Balance - ILS*January-22.9-
2/1/2021IPC-Fipe Inflation IdxJanuary0.79-
2/1/2021Budget BalanceDecember-176.85-
2/1/2021NBP Base Rate*February0.1-
2/1/2021Loan YY*January-2.41-
2/1/2021Repo Rate*-4.5-
2/1/2021Current Account*Q3-3827.8-
2/1/2021M2 Money Supply YY*December4.8-
2/1/2021Total Credit YY*December10.5-
2/1/2021GDP YY Revised*Q4--
2/1/2021Inflation MM*January0.45-
2/1/2021Foreign ReservesJanuary1394.7-
2/1/2021Foreign Reserves*January40.06-
2/1/2021CPI YY*December-2.41-
2/1/2021Core CPI YY*January3.3-
2/1/2021Inflation YY*January1.68-
2/1/2021Pvt Bank Lending YY*December4.85-
2/1/2021Ind Investment (CurYear)Q14-
2/1/2021Core Inflation YY*January1.6-
2/1/2021GDP YY*Q4-3.49-
2/1/2021CPI MM*December-0.11-
2/1/2021Tax Revenues*January679.64-
2/1/2021Trade Ministry Exports*January17.8-
2/1/2021GDP QQ*Q45.05-
2/1/2021GDP Growth (Full Year)*20205.02-
2/1/2021FX Reserve - USD*January173307-
2/1/2021CPI YYJanuary5.62-
2/1/2021Nationwide house price mmJanuary0.8-
2/1/2021Nationwide house price yyJanuary7.3-
2/1/2021Building ApprovalsDecember2.6-
2/1/2021Private House ApprovalsDecember6.1-
2/2/2021Caixin Services PMIJanuary56.3-
2/2/2021IHS Markit Comp PMIJanuary51.2-
2/2/2021Industrial Prod YY*December-1.6-
2/2/2021Producer Price Index YY *December-0.71-
2/2/2021Preliminary GDP YY*Q4-5-
2/2/2021Preliminary GDP QQ*Q46.9-
2/2/2021PPI YYDecember5.5-
2/2/2021Retail Sales YY*December-4-
2/2/2021GDP Prelim YYQ4-5-
2/2/2021GDP Prelim QQQ415.9-
2/2/2021Industrial Output MMDecember1.2-
2/2/2021Industrial Output YYDecember2.8-
2/2/2021Manufacturing PMIJanuary50.5-
2/2/2021ISM-New York IndexJanuary817.6-
2/2/2021Markit Mfg PMIJanuary42.4-
2/2/2021Currency ReservesJanuary439.6-
2/2/2021Exchequer ReturnsJanuary-12.32-
2/2/2021HLFS Job Growth QQ*Q4-0.8-
2/2/2021HLFS Participation Rate*Q470.1-
2/2/2021HLFS Unemployment Rate*Q45.3-
2/2/2021Labour Cost Index - QQ*Q40.4-
2/2/2021Labour Cost Index - YY*Q41.6-
2/2/2021Budget Balance - ILS*January-22.9-
2/2/2021RBA Cash RateJanuary0.1-
2/2/2021M2 Money Supply*December6.5-
2/2/2021Unemployment Rate Qtrly*Q47.8-
2/2/2021Trade Balance*December763-
2/2/2021Budget BalanceDecember-176.85-
2/2/2021Repo Rate*-4.5-
2/2/2021Loan YY*January-2.41-
2/2/2021O/N Lending Rate*-9.25-
2/2/2021O/N Deposit Rate*-8.25-
2/2/2021CPI YYJanuary5.62-
2/2/2021Foreign ReservesJanuary1394.7-
2/2/2021CPI YY*January-1.42-
2/2/2021CPI MM*December-0.11-
2/2/2021Trade Ministry Exports*January17.8-
2/2/2021Core Inflation YY*January1.6-
2/2/2021Pvt Bank Lending YY*December4.85-
2/2/2021M2 Money Supply YY*December4.8-
2/2/2021GDP YY Revised*Q4--
2/2/2021GDP YY*Q4-3.49-
2/2/2021GDP QQ*Q45.05-
2/2/2021GDP Growth (Full Year)*20205.02-
2/2/2021Ind Investment (CurYear)Q14-
2/2/2021Inflation MM*January0.45-
2/2/2021Inflation YY*January1.68-
2/2/2021Core CPI YY*January3.3-
2/2/2021Foreign Reserves*January40.06-
2/2/2021FX Reserve - USD*January173307-
2/2/2021Tax Revenues*January679.64-
2/2/2021Goods/Services ImportsDecember10-
2/2/2021Goods/Services ExportsDecember3-
2/2/2021Trade Balance G&S (A$)December5022-
2/3/2021IHS Markit Mfg PMIJanuary56.4-
2/3/2021CPI YYJanuary14.6-
2/3/2021PPI MMJanuary2.36-
2/3/2021CPI MMJanuary1.25-
2/3/2021PPI YY*January25.15-
2/3/20211-Day Repo Rate-0.5-
2/3/2021Std Bank Whole Econ PMIJanuary50.2-
2/3/2021PMI Services*January56.6-
2/3/2021IPC-Fipe Inflation IdxJanuary0.79-
2/3/2021Services PMIJanuary48-
2/3/2021Producer Prices YYDecember-1.9-
2/3/2021HICP Flash YYJanuary-0.3-
2/3/2021Consumer Price Prelim MMJanuary0.2-
2/3/2021CPI (EU Norm) Prelim MMJanuary0.2-
2/3/2021CPI (EU Norm) Prelim YYJanuary-0.3-
2/3/2021Consumer Price Prelim YYJanuary-0.2-
2/3/2021Producer Prices MMDecember0.4-
2/3/2021Industrial Production MMDecember1.5-
2/3/2021Industrial Production YYDecember2.7-
2/3/2021Markit Composite PMIJanuary53.5-
2/3/2021Markit Services PMIJanuary51.1-
2/3/2021ADP National Employment*January-123-
2/3/2021ISM N-Mfg Bus ActJanuary59.4-
2/3/2021ISM N-Mfg New Orders IdxJanuary58.5-
2/3/2021ISM N-Mfg Price Paid IdxJanuary64.8-
2/3/2021ISM N-Mfg Employment IdxJanuary48.2-
2/3/2021ISM N-Mfg PMIJanuary57.2-
2/3/2021Building ConsentsDecember1.2-
2/3/2021Budget BalanceDecember-176.85-
2/3/2021Forex Reserves USD*January109.8-
2/3/2021M2 Money Supply*December6.5-
2/3/2021Unemployment Rate Qtrly*Q47.8-
2/3/2021RBA Cash RateJanuary0.1-
2/3/2021Budget Balance - ILS*January-22.9-
2/3/2021Gross Forex Reserves*January29.1-
2/3/2021Retail Sales SA MM*December-6.9-
2/3/2021Inflation YY*January5.4-
2/3/2021Consumer Sentiment*January74.6-
2/3/2021Treasury Cash Balance*January-46.7-
2/3/2021Budget Balance Ytd*October-2448.3-
2/3/2021Industrial Output MMDecember-0.9-
2/3/2021Retail Sales Index YY*December-16.3-
2/3/2021Core Inflation YY*January3.8-
2/3/2021Repo Rate*-4.5-
2/3/2021CPI YYJanuary5.62-
2/3/2021Pvt Bank Lending YY*December4.85-
2/3/2021GDP QQ*Q45.05-
2/3/2021GDP Growth (Full Year)*20205.02-
2/3/2021Core CPI YY*January3.3-
2/3/2021CPI YY*January-1.42-
2/3/2021CPI MM*January-0.2-
2/3/2021Trade Ministry Exports*January17.8-
2/3/2021Ind Investment (CurYear)Q14-
2/3/2021GDP YY Revised*Q4--
2/3/2021GDP YY*Q4-3.49-
2/3/2021Foreign Reserves*January40.06-
2/3/2021M2 Money Supply YY*December9.7-
2/3/2021FX Reserve - USD*January173307-
2/3/2021Tax Revenues*January679.64-
2/3/2021Retail TradeQ46.5-
2/3/2021Retail Sales MM Final *December--
2/4/2021CPI MM*January0.9-
2/4/2021CPI YY*January3.5-
2/4/2021Core CPI YY*January3.3-
2/4/2021CPI Headline Inflation*January-0.27-
2/4/2021CPI Core Inflation YY*January0.19-
2/4/2021GDP Growth Mainland*Q45.2-
2/4/2021Consumer Confidence*Q1-30-
2/4/2021Retail Sales YYDecember-0.8-
2/4/2021Retail Sales YY*December-2.9-
2/4/2021Retail Sales MMDecember-6.1-
2/4/2021BOE Bank Rate*February0.1-
2/4/2021GB BOE QE Gilts*February875-
2/4/2021Challenger LayoffsJanuary77.03-
2/4/2021Auto Output MM*January12.1-
2/4/2021Auto Sales MM*January8.4-
2/4/2021Labor Costs Prelim*Q4-6.6-
2/4/2021Productivity Prelim*Q44.6-
2/4/2021CNB Repo Rate-0.25-
2/4/2021Durable Goods, R MM *December--
2/4/2021Factory Orders MM *December1-
2/4/2021Durables Ex-Def, R MM *December--
2/4/2021Durables Ex-Transpt R MM *December--
2/4/2021Factory Ex-Transp MM *December0.8-
2/4/2021Nondef Cap Ex-Air R MM *December--
2/4/2021Exports YY*December-14.1-
2/4/2021Industrial Output NSA*December-8.6-
2/4/2021FX Reserves*January443.1-
2/4/2021AIG Services IndexDecember52.9-
2/4/2021Current Account Bal NSADecember8.97-
2/4/2021All Household Spending MM*December-1.8-
2/4/2021All Household Spending YY*December1.1-
2/4/2021Budget BalanceDecember-176.85-
2/4/2021M2 Money Supply*December6.5-
2/4/2021Unemployment Rate Qtrly*Q47.8-
2/4/2021Budget Balance - ILS*January-22.9-
2/4/2021Retail Sales Index YY*December-16.3-
2/4/2021Treasury Cash Balance*January-46.7-
2/4/2021Gross Forex Reserves*January29.1-
2/4/2021Core Inflation YY*January3.8-
2/4/2021Consumer Sentiment*January74.6-
2/4/2021Industrial Output MMDecember-0.9-
2/4/2021Retail Sales SA MM*December-6.9-
2/4/2021Budget Balance Ytd*October-2448.3-
2/4/2021Inflation YY*January5.4-
2/4/2021Foreign Reserves*January40.06-
2/4/2021RBA Cash RateJanuary0.1-
2/4/2021Repo Rate*-4.5-
2/4/2021Trade Ministry Exports*January17.8-
2/4/2021Tax Revenues*January679.64-
2/4/2021FX Reserve - USD*January173307-
2/4/2021CPI MM*January-0.2-
2/4/2021GDP YY Revised*Q4--
2/4/2021GDP YY*Q4-3.49-
2/4/2021M2 Money Supply YY*December4.8-
2/4/2021CPI YY*January-1.42-
2/4/2021GDP QQ*Q45.05-
2/4/2021GDP Growth (Full Year)*20205.02-
2/4/2021Ind Investment (CurYear)Q14-
2/4/2021Pvt Bank Lending YY*December4.85-
2/5/2021Coincident Index*December-0.3-
2/5/2021Leading Indicator*December--
2/5/2021Retail Sales YYDecember-1.9-
2/5/2021Consumer Price Index YY*January-0.8-
2/5/2021Gross $Gold & Forex Res*January55.01-
2/5/2021Consumer Price Index MM*January--
2/5/2021Net $Gold & Forex Res*January52.05-
2/5/2021Industrial Orders MM*December2.3-
2/5/2021Manufacturing Output MM*December1.5-
2/5/2021Imports, EURDecember42.85-
2/5/2021Current AccountDecember-1.4-
2/5/2021Exports, EURDecember39.29-
2/5/2021Non-Farm Payrolls QQQ41.6-
2/5/2021Trade Balance, EUR, SADecember-3.56-
2/5/2021Retail Sales YY*December-7-
2/5/2021Wholesale Prices NSA MM*January1.2-
2/5/2021Wholesale Prices NSA YY*January-2.7-
2/5/2021Industrial Output YYDecember3.5-
2/5/2021CPI MM SA*January0.17-
2/5/2021Wholesale Price Index YY*January-5.1-
2/5/2021CPI YY NSA*January0.06-
2/5/2021Foreign Exchange Reserve*January529.91-
2/5/2021New Orders Manuf. YY*December5.7-
2/5/2021Halifax House Prices MM*January0.2-
2/5/2021FX Reserves*January491.6-
2/5/2021Retail Sales NSA YY*December-8.1-
2/5/2021Retail Sales SA MM*December-6.9-
2/5/2021IGP-DI Inflation Index*January0.76-
2/5/2021Gross Fixed Invest. MMNovember2.8-
2/5/2021Gross Fixed Invest. YYNovember-14.7-
2/5/2021Central Bank FX Reserves*January125.62-
2/5/2021Exports C$*December46.76-
2/5/2021Imports C$*December50.1-
2/5/2021International Trade $ *December-68.1-
2/5/2021Employment Change *January-62.6-
2/5/2021Part Time Employment Chng SA*January-99-
2/5/2021Manufacturing Payrolls*January38-
2/5/2021Unemployment Rate*January8.6-
2/5/2021Participation Rate*January64.9-
2/5/2021Trade Balance C$*December-3.34-
2/5/2021Non-Farm Payrolls*January-140-
2/5/2021Average Workweek Hrs*January34.7-
2/5/2021Average Earnings MM*January0.8-
2/5/2021Government Payrolls*January-45-
2/5/2021Private Payrolls*January-95-
2/5/2021Full Time Employment Chng SA*January36.5-
2/5/2021Treasury Cash Balance*January-46.7-
2/5/2021Ivey PMIJanuary53.9-
2/5/2021Ivey PMI SAJanuary46.7-
2/5/2021CPI MMJanuary0.8-
2/5/2021CPI YYJanuary4.9-
2/5/2021Consumer CreditDecember15.27-
2/5/2021RBA Cash RateJanuary0.1-
2/5/2021Budget Balance - ILS*January-22.9-
2/5/2021Treasury Cash Balance*January-46.7-
2/5/2021Consumer Sentiment*January74.6-
2/5/2021Core Inflation YY*January3.8-
2/5/2021Gross Forex Reserves*January29.1-
2/5/2021Retail Sales SA MM*December-6.9-
2/5/2021Inflation YY*January5.4-
2/5/2021Budget Balance Ytd*October-2448.3-
2/5/2021Industrial Output MMDecember-0.9-
2/5/2021Retail Sales Index YY*December-16.3-
2/5/2021Unemployment Rate Qtrly*Q47.8-
2/5/2021M2 Money Supply*December6.5-
2/5/2021Budget BalanceDecember-176.85-
2/5/2021Repo Rate*-4.5-
2/5/2021Pvt Bank Lending YY*December4.85-
2/5/2021CPI MM*January-0.2-
2/5/2021M2 Money Supply YY*December9.7-
2/5/2021GDP YY Revised*Q4--
2/5/2021GDP QQ*Q45.05-
2/5/2021Trade Ministry Exports*January17.8-
2/5/2021Tax Revenues*January679.64-
2/5/2021GDP Growth (Full Year)*20205.02-
2/5/2021Ind Investment (CurYear)Q14-
2/5/2021FX Reserve - USD*January173307-
2/5/2021Foreign Reserves*January40.06-
2/5/2021CPI YY*December-2.41-
2/6/2021CPI MM*January-0.2-
2/6/2021CPI YY*January25.1-
2/6/2021Tax Revenues*January679.64-
2/6/2021GDP QQ*Q45.05-
2/6/2021Pvt Bank Lending YY*December4.85-
2/6/2021GDP YY Revised*Q4--
2/6/2021GDP YY*Q4-3.49-
2/6/2021Foreign Reserves*January40.06-
2/6/2021FX Reserve - USD*January173307-
2/6/2021M2 Money Supply YY*December9.7-
2/6/2021Ind Investment (CurYear)Q14-
2/6/2021Trade Ministry Exports*January17.8-
2/6/2021GDP Growth (Full Year)*20205.02-
2/6/2021Unemployment RateQ430.8-
2/6/2021Exports MM SA*December2.2-
2/6/2021CPI YY NSAJanuary1-
2/6/2021Forex Reserves*January135.9-
2/6/2021Unemployment TotalQ46.5-
2/6/2021Trade BalanceDecember-1.57-
2/6/2021Balance of Payments*Q42.1-
2/6/2021Imports MM SA*December4.7-
2/6/2021Repo Rate*-4.5-
2/6/2021Trade Balance, EUR, SA*December16.4-
2/6/2021M1 Money Supply YY*January27.4-
2/6/2021Budget BalanceDecember-176.85-
2/6/2021Unemployment Rate Qtrly*Q47.8-
2/6/2021M2 Money Supply*December6.5-
2/6/2021Budget Balance Ytd*October-2448.3-
2/6/2021Consumer Sentiment*January74.6-
2/6/2021Retail Sales Index YY*December-16.3-
2/6/2021Industrial Output MMDecember-0.9-
2/6/2021Inflation YY*January5.4-
2/6/2021Treasury Cash Balance*January-46.7-
2/6/2021Retail Sales SA MM*December-6.9-
2/6/2021Core Inflation YY*January3.8-
2/6/2021Gross Forex Reserves*January29.1-
2/6/2021Budget Balance - ILS*January-22.9-
2/6/2021RBA Cash RateJanuary0.1-
2/7/2021Industrial Output YYDecember-2.2-
2/7/2021Current Account NSA JPYDecember1878.4-
2/7/2021RBA Cash RateJanuary0.1-
2/7/2021Retail Sales Index YY*December-16.3-
2/7/2021Gross Forex Reserves*January29.1-
2/7/2021Retail Sales SA MM*December-6.9-
2/7/2021Core Inflation YY*January3.8-
2/7/2021Industrial Output MMDecember-0.9-
2/7/2021Consumer Sentiment*January74.6-
2/7/2021Treasury Cash Balance*January-46.7-
2/7/2021Budget Balance Ytd*October-2448.3-
2/7/2021Inflation YY*January5.4-
2/7/2021M2 Money Supply*December6.5-
2/7/2021CPI YY*January-1.42-
2/7/2021CPI MM*January0.9-
2/7/2021M2 Money Supply YY*December9.7-
2/7/2021GDP YY*Q4-3.49-
2/7/2021Exports MM SA*December2.2-
2/7/2021Imports MM SA*December4.7-
2/7/2021CPI YY NSAJanuary1-
2/7/2021Unemployment TotalQ46.5-
2/7/2021M1 Money Supply YY*January27.4-
2/7/2021Balance of Payments*Q42.1-
2/7/2021Trade BalanceDecember-1.57-
2/7/2021Unemployment RateQ430.8-
2/7/2021Repo Rate*-4.5-
2/7/2021Trade Balance, EUR, SA*December16.4-
2/7/2021GDP QQ*Q45.05-
2/7/2021GDP YY Revised*Q4--
2/7/2021BRC Retail Sales YYJanuary4.8-
2/8/2021Unemployment Rate AdjJanuary3.4-
2/8/2021Unemployment Rate UnadjJanuary3.5-
2/8/2021Trade Balance*December-0.18-
2/8/2021Industrial Production MMDecember5.9-
2/8/2021Industrial Output MM*December0.9-
2/8/2021Trade Balance*December32.2-
2/8/2021Ind Output Cal Adj YYDecember-3.8-
2/8/2021Trade Balance Mth PrilimDecember--
2/8/2021Imports of Goods*January0.9-
2/8/2021Exports of Goods*January12-
2/8/2021Foreign Trade Balance*December222.9-
2/8/2021Industrial Output YY*December0.4-
2/8/2021Unemployment RateJanuary4-
2/8/2021Foreign Reserves USD*January362.3-
2/8/2021Sentix Index*February1.3-
2/8/2021Budget Balance*January-2250-
2/8/2021Inflation MM*January0.3-
2/8/2021CPI YY*January3.2-
2/8/2021Trade Balance*January1423-
2/8/2021Copper Exports*January3747-
2/8/2021Employment Trends*January99.01-
2/8/2021Overtime PayDecember-10.3-
2/8/2021Retail Sales Index YY*December-16.3-
2/8/2021Motorbike Sales YY*January-45.1-
2/8/2021New Yuan Loans*January1260-
2/8/2021Outstanding Loan Growth*January12.8-
2/8/2021Trade Def Govt -USD Final*January--
2/8/2021Imports - USD Final*January--
2/8/2021Exports - USD Final*January--
2/8/2021Balance of Payments*Q42.1-
2/8/2021CPI YY NSAJanuary1-
2/8/2021Exports MM SA*December2.2-
2/8/2021Trade Balance, EUR, SA*December16.4-
2/8/2021Trade BalanceDecember-1.57-
2/8/2021Repo Rate*-4.5-
2/8/2021Unemployment TotalQ46.5-
2/8/2021Unemployment RateQ430.8-
2/8/2021Imports MM SA*December4.7-
2/8/2021M1 Money Supply YY*January27.4-
2/8/2021CPI YY*January10.4-
2/8/2021M2 Money Supply*December6.5-
2/8/2021CPI MM*January-0.2-
2/8/2021M2 Money Supply YY*December9.7-
2/8/2021GDP YY Revised*Q4--
2/8/2021Inflation YY*January5.4-
2/8/2021Retail Sales SA MM*December-6.9-
2/8/2021Budget Balance Ytd*October-2448.3-
2/8/2021Industrial Output MMDecember-0.9-
2/8/2021Consumer Sentiment*January74.6-
2/8/2021Core Inflation YY*January3.8-
2/8/2021GDP YY*Q4-3.49-
2/8/2021GDP QQ*Q45.05-
2/9/2021PPI YYJanuary-0.4-
2/9/2021CPI YYJanuary0.2-
2/9/2021CPI MMJanuary0.7-
2/9/2021Foreign Trade*December-0.13-
2/9/2021Trade Balance*December1.9-
2/9/2021Industrial Output YY WDADecember-4.2-
2/9/2021FX Reserves EURJanuary135.07-
2/9/2021Industrial Output MM SADecember-1.4-
2/9/2021Industrial Output YY*December8.6-
2/9/2021NFIB Business Optimism IdxJanuary95.9-
2/9/2021Global Trade Balance*December-3.03-
2/9/2021Foreign Trade EUR*December-76.1-
2/9/2021IPCA Inflation Index YYJanuary4.52-
2/9/2021IPCA Inflation Index MMJanuary1.35-
2/9/202112-Month InflationJanuary3.15-
2/9/2021Core InflationJanuary0.55-
2/9/2021Headline InflationJanuary0.38-
2/9/2021WSD-Wheat Output 20/21February1.83-
2/9/2021WSD-Corn Output 20/21February14.18-
2/9/2021WSD-Pork Output 2021February28.58-
2/9/2021WSD-Beef Output 2021February27.26-
2/9/2021WSD-Cottn Endstocks 20/21February4.6-
2/9/2021WSD-Corn Endstocks 20/21February1.55-
2/9/2021Fla Orange Output 20/21 *February54-
2/9/2021WSD-Cotton Output 20/21February14.95-
2/9/2021WSD-Soybean Output 20/21February4.14-
2/9/2021WSD-Wheat Endstocks 20/21February0.84-
2/9/2021WSD-Soybn Endstocks 20/21February140-
2/9/2021Unemployment Rate*January4.6-
2/9/2021Corp Goods Price MMJanuary0.5-
2/9/2021Corp Goods Price YYJanuary-2-
2/9/2021Motorbike Sales YY*January-45.1-
2/9/2021Industrial Output MMDecember-0.9-
2/9/2021Outstanding Loan Growth*January12.8-
2/9/2021Exports - USD Final*January--
2/9/2021New Yuan Loans*January1260-
2/9/2021Trade Def Govt -USD Final*January--
2/9/2021Imports - USD Final*January--
2/9/2021CPI MM*January4.22-
2/9/2021Budget Balance Ytd*October-2448.3-
2/9/2021Retail Sales SA MM*December-6.9-
2/9/2021Core Inflation YY*January3.8-
2/9/2021Inflation YY*January5.4-
2/9/2021M2 Money Supply*December6.5-
2/9/2021GDP YY Revised*Q4--
2/9/2021M2 Money Supply YY*December9.7-
2/9/2021CPI YY*January10.4-
2/9/2021Exports MM SA*December2.2-
2/9/2021CPI YY NSAJanuary1-
2/9/2021Balance of Payments*Q42.1-
2/9/2021Trade BalanceDecember5.97-
2/9/2021Unemployment RateQ430.8-
2/9/2021Trade Balance, EUR, SA*December16.4-
2/9/2021Repo Rate*-4.5-
2/9/2021Unemployment TotalQ46.5-
2/9/2021M1 Money Supply YY*January27.4-
2/9/2021Imports MM SA*December4.7-
2/9/2021RICS Housing SurveyJanuary65-
2/10/2021Current Account BalanceQ426.1-
2/10/2021Net Portfolio FlowQ4-23.1-
2/10/2021Industry Output YYDecember-0.9-
2/10/2021Foreign Trade Balance*December-62.3-
2/10/20213M Qtly Jobless Avg*November12.7-
2/10/2021Producer Price Index YYJanuary-5.7-
2/10/2021Consumer Price Index MMJanuary0.4-
2/10/2021CPI YY*January0.5-
2/10/2021Goods Trade Balance GBP*December-16.01-
2/10/2021Core Inflation MMJanuary-0.1-
2/10/2021Consumer Price Index YYJanuary1.4-
2/10/2021Inflation (HICP) YY*January0.4-
2/10/2021Core Inflation YYJanuary3-
2/10/2021Goods Trade Bal. Non-EU*December-8.01-
2/10/2021CPI Final YY*January--
2/10/2021HICP Final YY*January--
2/10/2021HICP Final MM*January--
2/10/2021CPI Final MM*January--
2/10/2021Industrial Output YY*December2.2-
2/10/2021CPI YY NSAJanuary-0.5-
2/10/2021CPI MM NSAJanuary--
2/10/2021CPI YY*January--
2/10/2021CPI MM*January--
2/10/2021Retail Sales MM*December-0.1-
2/10/2021Retail Sales YY*December3.4-
2/10/2021Core CPI MM, SA*January0.1-
2/10/2021CPI Index, NSA*January260.47-
2/10/2021Core CPI Index, SA*January270.12-
2/10/2021CPI MM, SA*January0.4-
2/10/2021Real Weekly Earnings MM*January0.1-
2/10/2021Core CPI YY, NSA*January1.6-
2/10/2021CPI YY, NSA*January1.4-
2/10/2021Wholesale Sales MM *December0.2-
2/10/2021Wholesale Invt(y), R MM *December--
2/10/2021Cleveland Fed CPI*January0.1-
2/10/2021Federal Budget,$January-144-
2/10/2021Elec Card Retail Sale YYJanuary3.5-
2/10/2021Elec Card Retail Sale MMJanuary19.2-
2/10/2021Core Inflation YY*January3.8-
2/10/2021Motorbike Sales YY*January-45.1-
2/10/2021New Yuan Loans*January1260-
2/10/2021Exports - USD Final*January--
2/10/2021M2 Money Supply YY*January10.1-
2/10/2021Outstanding Loan Growth*January12.8-
2/10/2021Imports - USD Final*January--
2/10/2021Trade Def Govt -USD Final*January--
2/10/2021Repo Rate*-4.5-
2/10/2021CPI YY*January10.4-
2/10/2021M1 Money Supply YY*January27.4-
2/10/2021Imports MM SA*December4.7-
2/10/2021CPI YY NSAJanuary1-
2/10/2021Unemployment RateQ430.8-
2/10/2021Trade BalanceDecember5.97-
2/10/2021Balance of Payments*Q42.1-
2/10/2021Trade Balance, EUR, SA*December16.4-
2/10/2021Unemployment TotalQ46.5-
2/10/2021Exports MM SA*December2.2-
2/10/2021CPI MM*January2.06-
2/10/2021Retail Sales SA MM*December-6.9-
2/10/2021Budget Balance Ytd*October-2448.3-
2/10/2021Industrial Output MMDecember-0.9-
2/10/2021GDP YY Revised*Q4--
2/10/2021Inflation YY*January5.4-
2/11/2021Producer Price Index MM*January1.5-
2/11/2021Gold Production YY*December-7-
2/11/2021Mining Production YY*December-11.6-
2/11/2021Unemployment Rate (Mth)*November16.7-
2/11/2021Trade Balance - USD*January-2992.6-
2/11/2021Imports - USD*January7591.4-
2/11/2021Exports - USD*January4598.8-
2/11/2021Manuf Production YY*December-3.5-
2/11/2021CPI YY*January2.4-
2/11/2021Industrial Output YYDecember-3.7-
2/11/2021Industrial Output MMDecember1.1-
2/11/2021CPI MM*January--
2/11/2021Foreign Trade*December7.08-
2/11/2021CPI MM*January3.7-
2/11/2021Interest Rate*January4.25-
2/11/2021Food Price IndexJanuary0.1-
2/11/2021Interest Rate*February0.25-
2/11/2021Motorbike Sales YY*January-45.1-
2/11/2021M2 Money Supply YY*January10.1-
2/11/2021Outstanding Loan Growth*January12.8-
2/11/2021CPI MM*January4.22-
2/11/2021Trade Def Govt -USD Final*January--
2/11/2021CPI YY*January-3.37-
2/11/2021New Yuan Loans*January1260-
2/11/2021Imports - USD Final*January--
2/11/2021Exports - USD Final*January--
2/11/2021Imports MM SA*December4.7-
2/11/2021Balance of Payments*Q42.1-
2/11/2021Trade Balance, EUR, SA*December16.4-
2/11/2021Trade BalanceDecember-1.57-
2/11/2021GDP YY Revised*Q4--
2/11/2021CPI YY NSAJanuary1-
2/11/2021M1 Money Supply YY*January27.4-
2/12/2021Trade BalanceDecember5.97-
2/12/2021GDP YY Revised*Q4--
2/12/2021CPI YY NSAJanuary1-
2/12/2021Balance of Payments*Q42.1-
2/12/2021Trade Balance, EUR, SA*December16.4-
2/12/2021Exports MM SA*December2.2-
2/12/2021Imports MM SA*December4.7-
2/12/2021Trade Def Govt -USD Final*January--
2/12/2021CPI YY*January348.59-
2/12/2021Imports - USD Final*January--
2/12/2021Outstanding Loan Growth*January12.8-
2/12/2021CPI MM*January4.22-
2/12/2021New Yuan Loans*January1260-
2/12/2021M2 Money Supply YY*January10.1-
2/12/2021Exports - USD Final*January--
2/12/2021Motorbike Sales YY*January-45.1-
2/12/2021M1 Money Supply YY*January27.4-
2/13/2021Motorbike Sales YY*January-45.1-
2/13/2021CPI YY*January348.59-
2/13/2021Trade Def Govt -USD Final*January--
2/13/2021New Yuan Loans*January1260-
2/13/2021M2 Money Supply YY*January10.1-
2/13/2021Exports - USD Final*January--
2/13/2021Outstanding Loan Growth*January12.8-
2/13/2021CPI MM*January4.22-
2/13/2021Imports - USD Final*January--
2/13/2021CPI YY NSAJanuary1-
2/13/2021M1 Money Supply YY*January27.4-
2/13/2021Imports MM SA*December4.7-
2/13/2021Trade Balance, EUR, SA*December16.4-
2/13/2021Balance of Payments*Q42.1-
2/13/2021Exports MM SA*December2.2-
2/13/2021Trade BalanceDecember-1.57-
2/14/2021Balance of Payments*Q42.1-
2/14/2021New Yuan Loans*January1260-
2/14/2021Outstanding Loan Growth*January12.8-
2/14/2021CPI YY*January-3.37-
2/14/2021M2 Money Supply YY*January10.1-
2/14/2021GDP YY Revised*Q4--
2/14/2021CPI MM*January4.22-
2/14/2021Trade BalanceDecember5.97-
2/14/2021Motorbike Sales YY*January-45.1-
2/15/2021Motorbike Sales YY*January-45.1-
2/15/2021Trade BalanceDecember5.97-
2/15/2021GDP YY Revised*Q4--
2/15/2021Outstanding Loan Growth*January12.8-
2/15/2021M2 Money Supply YY*January10.1-
2/15/2021New Yuan Loans*January1260-
2/15/2021CPI MM*January4.22-
2/15/2021CPI YY*January-3.37-
2/15/2021Balance of Payments*Q42.1-
2/16/2021GDP YY Revised*Q4--
2/16/2021New Yuan Loans*January1260-
2/16/2021Outstanding Loan Growth*January12.8-
2/16/2021Trade BalanceDecember5.97-
2/16/2021CPI YY*January-3.37-
2/17/2021GDP YY Revised*Q4--
2/17/2021Outstanding Loan Growth*January12.8-
2/17/2021New Yuan Loans*January1260-
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Summary - Every week, investors receive economic reports that provide snapshots on the state of the economy in our country and of the world economy. Each monthly economic report, which is also known as an economic indicator, measures a particular part of the economy. As standalone reports, they tell a limited story but put together, they give analysts and investors the data they need to assign an educated guess about the direction of individual securities or the broader market.

The economic reports are divided into three categories: lagging indicators, leading indicators, and coincident indicators. Leading indicators generally begin to occur before the economy reflects that change. This means they are a signal to investors about what may happen in the future. Existing home sales and housing starts are two of the more common leading indicators. Lagging indicators are those changes that are reported after the economy has absorbed them. Consumer behavior is frequently considered a lagging indicator. Finally, coincident indicators are indicators that are being measured at roughly the same time they are being reflected in the economy. The direction of interest rates is considered a coincident indicator because the economy will start to change immediately after a rate change is announced.


Investors have a responsibility to educate ourselves on how the economy affects our investments. Fortunately, we live in a time where access to data has never been easier. In fact, the problem many investors face today is information overload that can lead to analysis paralysis. We have this data point that contradicts another data point, but they both make sense. Can both be true? Frequently, the answer is yes. Our economy is a living entity in that at any given moment there are many moving parts some that are working together and some that are working in opposition.

One way for investors to get information that provides relevant data that can help investors understand national and global economic trends is through economic reports. These reports, which are provided on a consistent schedule, are staggered throughout the month. In this way, investors only have to digest a little data at a time. At the same time, investors may have to use pieces of different economic reports in tandem to make accurate forecasts about market trends.

In this article, we'll break down what economic reports are and what are the most common categories of economic reports. We'll also provide a list of the agencies that are most responsible for producing the report. We'll break down the difference between a leading indicator, a lagging indicator, and coincident indicator and we'll conclude by reviewing how investors can use these reports to ensure they are getting the most from them.

What are economic reports?

Economic reports contain data about various sectors of the U.S. and global economy. These reports are published on a set schedule by different departments of the Federal Government. For example, the monthly jobs creation report and unemployment rate are published on the first Friday of every month. The general categories of economic reports are:

  • Business activity– this category provides data regarding wholesale inventories, industrial production, regional manufacturing surveys (also called the “Business Outlook Survey”) and construction spending
  • Business inventories– this category provides data related to business inventories
  • International– this category provides data regarding international trade including our trade balance and export prices as well as international capital flows
  • Sales– this category reports automobile and truck sales along with retail sales
  • Orders– this category tracks data related to durable goods orders and factory orders
  • Real Estate– this category reports data on housing starts and building permits as well as new home sales
  • Production– this category measures Gross Domestic Product (GDP) – including real GDP. Reports in this category will also provide data on productivity and costs
  • Consumer– this is one of the more closely watched categories that reports on the use of consumer credit, the employment cost index and data regarding personal income and consumption
  • Employment– this is another closely watched category that includes the employment report which reports hourly earnings and nonfarm payrolls. Other indicators in this category track movement in the labor force including initial jobless claims and job openings
  • Price Increase (Inflation)– this category delivers two of the most commonly referenced economic indicators the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and the Producer Price Index (PPI)
  • Government– this category is essentially a report on the U.S. Treasury Budget (i.e. our nation’s balance sheet)
  • Monetary– this category gives a report on the nation’s money supply using M2 – a measure commonly used by central banks. This report is closely related to our nation’s monetary policy.

Who issues economic reports?

There are many U.S. government agencies that issue economic reports. The most common reports come from the following agencies:

  • S. Census Bureau
  • S. Treasury Department
  • Federal Reserve
  • Philadelphia Fed Index
  • S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
  • S. Department of Commerce
  • S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Federal Reserve Board

What are leading, lagging and coincident indicators?

As we mentioned above, economic indicators are snapshots that highlight different aspects of economic activity. However, it would be virtually impossible to capture all the data needed in real time. For that reason, indicators are classified as either leading indicators (i.e. indicators of what may happen); lagging indicators (indicators of what has happened) or coincident indicators (indicators of what is happening now). Here are more details about each category.

  • Leading indicators- A phrase you’ll hear frequently in the media are reports on leading economic indicators. A leading indicator means a data point or a trend that begins to happen before it is detected in the overall economy. In this way, leading indicators are said to signal what may happen in the future. These indicators include but are not limited to retail sales, housing starts, and new home sales. The stock market, while not an economic report, is also considered a key leading indicator. An increase or decline in these forward-looking areas may trigger a subsequent increase or decrease in other areas of the economy.
  • Lagging Indicators- The opposite of leading indicators are lagging indicators. These indicators provide data that point out what is already being reflected in the economy. In other words, they are telling investors what has already happened. Lagging indicators include some of the most closely watched indicators such as unemployment (for people to be counted in the survey they have to already be unemployed), Gross domestic product (which tells you how strong the economy was at a certain period of time). The Consumer Price Index (CPI) which provides a broad measurement of inflation is also considered to be a lagging indicator as are business inventories. In these cases, analysts look to assess the strength of a trend.
  • Coincident indicators -As the name suggests, coincident indicators are occurring at approximately the same time as the changes they are signaling. Personal income would fall into this category because these should rise as an indication of a strong economy. Conversely, investors would expect personal income to decline in an economy that is weakening. Interest rates are another closely watched economic report that is considered a coincident indicator.

What economic reports are most valuable to investors?

One of the most important tasks for an investor is to be able to quickly focus on the economic reports that are most important to their portfolio. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is considered to be one of the most valuable reports because it provides an overall scorecard of how the country is doing economically. GDP measures the market value of all the goods and services produced in the economy over a given period of time. It is reported quarterly and is presented on an annualized percent basis. As an investor, it is important to understand the context behind the GDP number. GDP growth is typically a byproduct of an expanding economy. However, a declining GDP may not necessarily be signaling a recession; it may simply be showing that the rate of growth is slowing.

That brings up an additional point when considering the value of these reports. Some of these are very industry focused (such as retail and housing). For example, if you are invested in financial services stocks, you’ll want to pay attention to the direction of interest rates as those will be among the stock most affected by interest rate changes. But you’ll also want to pay attention to housing data because that will affect the mortgage market. If you are investing in a commodity such as crude oil, you will want to pay particular attention to crude oil prices and oil and gas production numbers. If you’re invested in countries that do business internationally, you’ll want to track exports to see how well their products will be selling overseas. Every investor has to consider the data provided by an economic report based on the risk to their portfolio.

How accurate are economic reports?

Like any statistical measurement, every economic indicator has strengths and weaknesses. Some have large sample sizes; some have much smaller (or narrow geographic) samples. Some indicators, such as retail sales, can be extremely sensitive to seasonal adjustments. Therefore, investors should look at a variety of indicators before forming overall conclusions about the state of the economy, and particular about how it may affect any individual stock or a category of securities.

By taking the time to understand the strengths and limitations of different reports, it’s possible for investors to use various reports in tandem to help identify trends. For example, is a sudden decline in retail sales supported by lower personal expenditures, or are other factors weighing on the number? Brick-and-mortar stores can be affected by weather patterns that can skew the data (i.e. consumers may not be spending at all because they’re not leaving their home). If a report shows increased new factory orders, are there concurrent increases in factory shipments or in durable goods?

Also, because economic reports only provide a snapshot of the economy, they are best used in comparison to economic reports from previous months or even a year-over-year view. This can help smooth out seasonal differences or other anomalies that can affect the data.

The final word on economic reports

Investors need to pay close attention to economic indicators. These free, and publicly available, reports provide valuable data on the state of the economy that would be virtually impossible for an individual investor to compile on their own. Because they are released on a consistent schedule, investors are assured of receiving the information at the same time as other investors. In a 24-hour news cycle, many analysts will try to provide an early analysis of what the reports will say. Rather than focus on a given number, investors should pay attention to this commentary to gain a better understanding of what the numbers mean. Economic reports, while very concise, are generally just a compilation of raw data. Any decisions regarding a change in asset allocation or investment strategy requires a deeper context of what trends the reports may be revealing.

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