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Economic Calendar

Time
Currency
Country
Impact
Events
Period
Actual
Forecast
Previous
00:00
JPY
Japan
Consumer Confidence
July
 
-
46.5
01:00
EUR
Germany
Gfk Consumer Confidence
August
 
9.9
10.1
01:00
CHF
Switzerland
UBS Consumption Indicator
June
 
-
1.35
01:00
EUR
Finland
Consumer Confidence
July
 
-
14.9
01:45
EUR
France
Consumer Confidence Indicator
July
 
96
97
01:45
EUR
France
Producer Price Index m/m
June
 
-
0.3%
01:45
EUR
France
Producer Price Index y/y
June
 
-
-3.5%
02:00
EUR
Spain
Retail Sales y/y
July
 
3.3%
2.3%
02:00
SEK
Sweden
Consumer Confidence
July
 
98
98.7
02:00
SEK
Sweden
Manufacturing Confidence
July
 
103.5
104.8
03:00
EUR
Eurozone
M3 Money Supply y/y
June
 
5.0%
4.9%
03:00
EUR
Eurozone
Private Loans y/y
June
 
1.7%
1.6%
03:00
EUR
Italy
Business Confidence
July
 
101.8
102.8
03:00
EUR
Italy
Consumer Confidence
July
 
109.2
110.2
03:30
GBP
United Kingdom
Final Gross Domestic Product q/q
Q2
 
0.4%
0.4%
03:30
GBP
United Kingdom
Final Gross Domestic Product y/y
Q2
 
2.0%
2.0%
03:30
GBP
United Kingdom
Index of Services 3m/3m
3 Months to 05.2016
 
0.3%
0.5%
05:00
GBP
United Kingdom
CBI Distributive Trades
July
 
1
4
06:00
USD
United States
MBA Mortgage Applications
Week ending 22.07.2016
 
-
-1.3%
07:30
USD
United States
Durable Goods Orders ex Transportation
June
 
0.3%
-0.3%
07:30
USD
United States
Durable Goods Orders
June
 
-1.1%
-2.3%
09:00
USD
United States
Pending Home Sales m/m
June
 
1.4%
-3.7%
09:30
USD
United States
Crude Oil Inventories
Week ending 22.07.2016
 
517.05 M Barrels
519.5 M Barrels
13:00
USD
United States
Interest Rate Decision
27.07.2016
 
0.5%
0.5%
13:00
USD
United States
FOMC Monetary Policy Statement
26.07.2016
 
-
-
20:30
AUD
Australia
Export Price Index q/q
Q2
 
-
-4.7%
20:30
AUD
Australia
Import Price Index q/q
Q2
 
-
-3.0%
00:00
Consumer Confidence
JapanJPY
Period
July
Actual
 
Forecast
-
Previous
46.5
The survey seeks to gain a quick understanding of shifts in consumer perception as a tool in evaluating economic trends. 6 720 households are sampled using a three-level stratified random sampling method of city/town/village, local unit and household. The survey variables are Consumer perceptions, Price expectations, State of the household. Calculation of the consumer confidence index is the simple average of four consumer perception indexes, altering from five indexes, including perception of price. A headline figure above 50 shows positive consumer sentiment, while a number below 50 shows negative consumer sentiment.
01:00
Gfk Consumer Confidence
GermanyEUR
Period
August
Actual
 
Forecast
9.9
Previous
10.1
The index is taken from the survey entitled “GfK-Wirtschaftsdienst Konsum - und Sparklima” (GfK economic services – consumption and savings climate), which is published by market researchers GfK Marktforschung. The survey is essentially based on monthly interviews with consumers, which are carried out on behalf of the EU Commission. A representative sample of around 2 500 selected respondents were asked using a rota system about their views on the general economic situation and on how they saw their own financial situation.
01:00
UBS Consumption Indicator
SwitzerlandCHF
Period
June
Actual
 
Forecast
-
Previous
1.35
UBS (Union Bank of Switzerland) Consumption Indicator signals private consumption trends in Switzerland with a lead of about three months on the official figures. At 58%, private consumption is by far the most important component of Swiss GDP. UBS calculates this leading indicator from five consumer-related parameters: new car sales, the business situation in the retail trade, the number of overnight hotel stays by Swiss nationals in Switzerland, the consumer sentiment index and credit card transactions made via UBS at points of sale in Switzerland. With the exception of the consumer sentiment index, all of these data are available monthly. The long-term average of the index is 1.50 points.
01:00
Consumer Confidence
FinlandEUR
Period
July
Actual
 
Forecast
-
Previous
14.9
The Consumer Barometer includes questions about certain economic matters. Individual indicators are based on the following questions: consumers' assessment of the development of the Finnish economy and their own economic situation as well as the development of consumer prices over the past and coming year; consumers' assessment of changes in unemployment over the next 12 months; consumers' assessment of how favourable the present time was for making major purchases, saving, or raising a loan; consumers' assessment of how much they would be spending on durable goods over the coming year, compared to the past year.
01:45
Consumer Confidence Indicator
FranceEUR
Period
July
Actual
 
Forecast
96
Previous
97
The monthly survey gives a picture of households' opinions on their economic environment and on some aspects of their personal economic circumstances. It provides information on consumer behaviour and expectations in regard to spending and saving. The survey monitors short-term phenomena such as prices, unemployment, and saving as they are perceived by households, independently of macroeconomic indicators. The summary indicator is the arithmetic mean of the following five indicators: living standards in France (past change / outlook); personal financial position (past change / outlook); timeliness of major purchases. For each question asked, s balance of opinion equal to the difference between the percentages of positive and negative responses is calculated. About 2 000 households are interviewed by telephone.
01:45
Producer Price Index m/m
FranceEUR
Period
June
Actual
 
Forecast
-
Previous
0.3%
The producer price index for the domestic French market measures the evolution of transaction prices of industrial goods sold on the French market, net of Value Added Tax (VAT). Producer price index for the export markets shows the evolution of transaction prices of industrial goods sold to foreign markets, converted into Euro Free On Board (FOB). The combination of both indices constitutes the industrial product price index (French and external markets). The index is based on the monthly prices (or quarterly prices in certain industries) of 26 000 products gathered from a representative sample of 3 900 enterprises responding to the mandatory survey. This is the percentage change compared with the previous month.
01:45
Producer Price Index y/y
FranceEUR
Period
June
Actual
 
Forecast
-
Previous
-3.5%
The producer price index for the domestic French market measures the evolution of transaction prices of industrial goods sold on the French market, net of Value Added Tax (VAT). Producer price index for the export markets shows the evolution of transaction prices of industrial goods sold to foreign markets, converted into Euro Free On Board (FOB). The combination of both indices constitutes the industrial product price index (French and external markets). The index is based on the monthly prices (or quarterly prices in certain industries) of 26 000 products gathered from a representative sample of 3 900 enterprises responding to the mandatory survey. This is the percentage change compared with the corresponding period in the previous year.
02:00
Retail Sales y/y
SpainEUR
Period
July
Actual
 
Forecast
3.3%
Previous
2.3%
The main objective of the Retail Trade (or Retail Sales) Indices (RTI) is to obtain the fundamental characteristics of companies dedicated to the exercise of retail sales in Spain, which facilitates measuring in the short term, the development of activity in the sector. For the collection of information, monthly data are requested on retail trade sales by the company according to four groups of goods: food, personal equipment, household equipment and other consumer goods and quarterly data on wage earners. This is the percentage change compared with the corresponding period in the previous year.
02:00
Consumer Confidence
SwedenSEK
Period
July
Actual
 
Forecast
98
Previous
98.7
The Consumer Tendency Survey is a monthly tendency survey of households in Sweden. The purpose of the survey is to provide a quick qualitative indication of household plans to purchase durable goods, views on the economic situation in Sweden and on personal finances, and expectations concerning inflation and saving. The data from the survey include so-called net percentages, which show the proportion of households indicating a positive change in a particular variable, less the proportion indicating a negative change.
02:00
Manufacturing Confidence
SwedenSEK
Period
July
Actual
 
Forecast
103.5
Previous
104.8
The Business Tendency Survey covers firms in the business sector. It is intended to provide a quick qualitative indication of actual outcomes and expectations regarding central economic variables for which no quantitative data are yet available. The variables in the survey include new orders, output, and employment. Among the data from the survey are so-called net percentages, which show the proportion of firms indicating a positive change in a particular variable, less the proportion indicating a negative change.
03:00
M3 Money Supply y/y
EurozoneEUR
Period
June
Actual
 
Forecast
5.0%
Previous
4.9%
M3 is a “broad” monetary aggregate that comprises M2 plus repurchase agreements, money market fund shares and units as well as debt securities with a maturity of up to two years. M2 is an 'intermediate' monetary aggregate that comprises M1 plus deposits with an agreed maturity of up to two years and deposits redeemable at notice of up to three months. M1 is a “narrow” monetary aggregate that comprises currency in circulation and overnight deposits. This is the percentage change compared with the corresponding period in the previous year.
03:00
Private Loans y/y
EurozoneEUR
Period
June
Actual
 
Forecast
1.7%
Previous
1.6%
It measures the change in the total value of new loans issued to consumers and businesses in the private sector. Loans to the private sector granted by Monetary Financial Institutions (MFI) are the largest counterpart to M3 and the most prominent among the credit aggregates monitored by the ECB. This is the flash percentage change compared with the corresponding period in the previous year.
03:00
Business Confidence
ItalyEUR
Period
July
Actual
 
Forecast
101.8
Previous
102.8
ISAE monitors the cyclical evolution of the manufacturing sector in Italy by surveying Italian 4,000 business firms. The main questions concern the current trend of (domestic and foreign) order books, production and inventories, short-term forecasts on order books, production and prices and on the general economic situation. Respondents also are invited to indicate their planned expenditure for investments in the current, previous and following year and they provide indications on the investment prices for those same years.
03:00
Consumer Confidence
ItalyEUR
Period
July
Actual
 
Forecast
109.2
Previous
110.2
The index measures consumers' opinions by combining their answers to nine questions on the economic situation of the country, the economic situation of the family regarding employment, savings, purchase of durable goods and their financial situation. Data are first calculated as the percent balance of positive over negative answers. For the questions for which five answers are possible the extreme responses are double weighted. A simple arithmetic average of the answers is then computed. The indicator is presented as an index. The sample is selected from the population aged 18 years and over. Approximately 2000 persons are selected.
03:30
Final Gross Domestic Product q/q
United KingdomGBP
Period
Q2
Actual
 
Forecast
0.4%
Previous
0.4%
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is an integral part of the UK national accounts and provides a measure of the total economic activity in a region. GDP is often referred to as one of the main "summary indicators" of economic activity and references to "growth in the economy" are quoting the growth in GDP during the latest quarter. 3rd estimate: UK National Accounts - the full national accounts - published 12 weeks after the end of the quarter.
03:30
Final Gross Domestic Product y/y
United KingdomGBP
Period
Q2
Actual
 
Forecast
2.0%
Previous
2.0%
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is an integral part of the UK national accounts and provides a measure of the total economic activity in a region. GDP is often referred to as one of the main "summary indicators" of economic activity and references to "growth in the economy" are quoting the growth in GDP during the latest quarter. 3rd estimate: UK National Accounts - the full national accounts - published 12 weeks after the end of the quarter.
03:30
Index of Services 3m/3m
United KingdomGBP
Period
3 Months to 05.2016
Actual
 
Forecast
0.3%
Previous
0.5%
The monthly Index of Services (IoS) shows the monthly movements in gross value added for the service industries. Service industries overall account for around 75 per cent of UK Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and includes private sector and government services. Gross value added (GVA) is an important element in measuring the economy. GVA for the service industries is the difference between the value of a service provided (output), and the value of the goods and services used up in providing that service (intermediate consumption). The IoS shows how this difference in value changes from month to month.
05:00
CBI Distributive Trades
United KingdomGBP
Period
July
Actual
 
Forecast
1
Previous
4
CBI (The Confederation of British Industry) Distributive Trades. This authoritative indicator of short-term trends in the UK retail and wholesale distribution sector carries significant weight in the formulation of economic policy at the Bank of England and within government. It is a highly respected barometer of high street trade. Aimed at senior executives and sales managers this survey tracks sales, orders and stocks.
06:00
MBA Mortgage Applications
United StatesUSD
Period
Week ending 22.07.2016
Actual
 
Forecast
-
Previous
-1.3%
The Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey contains 15 indices covering application activity for fixed rate, adjustable rate, conventional and government loans for home purchases and refinances. A new report is posted every Wednesday with the previous week's market activity. The weekly data dates back from 1990 through the most current week. The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) is the national association representing the real estate finance industry.
07:30
Durable Goods Orders ex Transportation
United StatesUSD
Period
June
Actual
 
Forecast
0.3%
Previous
-0.3%
The Durable Goods Orders figure is also reported excluding transportation expenditures. Orders for items like civilian vehicles or aircrafts are fairly expensive and fluctuate idiosyncratically, distorting the Durable Goods Orders figure. Such goods are excluded to provide a better measure of durable goods orders.
07:30
Durable Goods Orders
United StatesUSD
Period
June
Actual
 
Forecast
-1.1%
Previous
-2.3%
Durable goods are new or used items generally with a normal life expectancy of three years or more. Durable goods merchant wholesale trade establishments are engaged in wholesaling products, such as motor vehicles, furniture, construction materials, machinery and equipment (including household-type appliances), metals and minerals (except petroleum), sporting goods, toys and hobby goods, recyclable materials, and parts.
09:00
Pending Home Sales m/m
United StatesUSD
Period
June
Actual
 
Forecast
1.4%
Previous
-3.7%
National Association of Realtor's (NAR) Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI) is released during the first week of each month. The index measures housing contract activity. It is based on signed real estate contracts for existing single-family homes, condos and co-ops. A sale is listed as pending when the contract has been signed and the transaction has not closed, but the sale usually is finalized within one or two months of signing. An index of 100 is equal to the average level of contract activity during 2001, the first year to be examined, and was the first of five consecutive record years for existing-home sales. The Pending Home Sales Index is based on a large national sample, typically representing about 20 percent of transactions for existing-home sales.
09:30
Crude Oil Inventories
United StatesUSD
Period
Week ending 22.07.2016
Actual
 
Forecast
517.05 M Barrels
Previous
519.5 M Barrels
The Weekly Petroleum Status Report (WPSR) provides timely information on supply and prices of crude oil and principal petroleum products in the context of historical data and forecasts. Crude oil stocks include those domestic and Customs-cleared foreign crude oil stocks held at refineries, in pipelines, in lease tanks, and in transit to refineries. Does not include those held in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). The supply data are based primarily on company submissions for the week ending 12:00 GMT the preceding Friday. Data are released electronically after 15:30 GMT each Wednesday. 1 barrel (US) = 42 gallons (US) = 159 litres.
13:00
Interest Rate Decision
United StatesUSD
Period
27.07.2016
Actual
 
Forecast
0.5%
Previous
0.5%
The term 'monetary policy' refers to the actions undertaken by a central bank, such as the Federal Reserve, to influence the availability and cost of money and credit to help promote national economic goals. The Federal Reserve Act of 1913 gave the Federal Reserve responsibility for setting monetary policy. The Federal Reserve controls the three tools of monetary policy - open market operations, the discount rate, and reserve requirements. The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System is responsible for the discount rate (the interest rate charged to commercial banks and other depository institutions on loans they receive from their regional Federal Reserve Bank's lending facility) and reserve requirements (the amount of funds that a depository institution must hold in reserve against specified deposit liabilities), and the Federal Open Market Committee is responsible for open market operations (purchases and sales of U.S. Treasury and federal agency securities). Using the three tools, the Federal Reserve influences the demand for, and supply of, balances that depository institutions hold at Federal Reserve Banks and in this way alters the federal funds rate. The federal funds rate is the interest rate at which depository institutions lend balances at the Federal Reserve to other depository institutions overnight. Changes in the federal funds rate trigger a chain of events that affect other short-term interest rates, foreign exchange rates, long-term interest rates, the amount of money and credit, and, ultimately, a range of economic variables, including employment, output, and prices of goods and services. The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) consists of twelve members. The FOMC holds eight regularly scheduled meetings per year. At these meetings, the Committee reviews economic and financial conditions, determines the appropriate stance of monetary policy, and assesses the risks to its long-run goals of price stability and sustainable economic growth.
13:00
FOMC Monetary Policy Statement
United StatesUSD
Period
26.07.2016
Actual
 
Forecast
-
Previous
-
20:30
Export Price Index q/q
AustraliaAUD
Period
Q2
Actual
 
Forecast
-
Previous
-4.7%
The index measures changes in the prices of all exports of merchandise from Australia, including re-exports (that is, goods which are imported into Australia and exported at a later date without physical alteration). As the prices used in the index are expressed in Australian currency, changes in the relative value of the Australian dollar against overseas currencies can have a direct and significant impact on the price movements of the many commodities that are sold in terms of prices expressed in overseas currencies. In most cases, prices are combined using fixed weights between markets.
20:30
Import Price Index q/q
AustraliaAUD
Period
Q2
Actual
 
Forecast
-
Previous
-3.0%
The Import Price Index measures changes in prices of imports of merchandise into Australia. The index numbers for each quarter relate to prices of imports landed in Australia during the quarter. The index is a fixed weights index. The items included in the index were selected on the basis of the value of merchandise imports landed in Australia during 1999-2000.

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