Economic Calendar

List of important economic releases

Time Impact
Currency
Event
Previous
Forecast
Actual
Dec 09, 2019

05:00

JPY
Eco Watchers Survey Current
Previous 36.7
Forecast 39.3
Actual 39.4
The Economy Watchers Current Index measures the current mood of businesses that directly service consumers, such as barbers, taxi drivers, and waiters. The data is compiled from a survey of about 2,050 workers. A reading above 50.0 indicates optimism; below indicates pessimism.

05:00

JPY
Eco Watchers Survey Outlook
Previous 43.7
Forecast 40.5
Actual 45.7

06:45

CHF
Unemployment Rate
Previous 2.2%
Forecast
Actual 2.3%
In Switzerland, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force.

07:00

EUR
Exports MoM s.a
Previous 1.5%
Forecast -0.7%
Actual 1.2%

07:00

EUR
Balance of Trade s.a
Previous €19.2B
Forecast €19B
Actual €20.6B

07:00

EUR
Balance of Trade
Previous €21.2B
Forecast
Actual €21.5B
Germany runs regular trade surpluses since 1952, primarily due to strong exports of vehicles and other machinery. In 2017, the largest trade surpluses were recorded with the US, the UK, France, Austria, Spain, Sweden and the UAE; while the biggest trade deficits were recorded with China, Vietnam, Norway, Russia, the Netherlands, Ireland and Czech Republic.

07:00

EUR
Current Account
Previous €24.9B
Forecast €19.5B
Actual €22.7B
Current Account is the sum of the balance of trade (exports minus imports of goods and services), net factor income (such as interest and dividends) and net transfer payments (such as foreign aid).

07:00

EUR
Imports MoM s.a
Previous 1.2%
Forecast -0.1%
Actual 0.0%

09:00

SGD
Foreign Exchange Reserves
Previous S$376.7B
Forecast
Actual
In Singapore, Foreign Exchange Reserves are the foreign assets held or controlled by the country central bank. The reserves are made of gold or a specific currency. They can also be special drawing rights and marketable securities denominated in foreign currencies like treasury bills, government bonds, corporate bonds and equities and foreign currency loans.

11:30

BRL
BCB Focus Market Readout
Previous
Forecast
Actual
In Brazil, interest rate decisions are taken by The Central Bank of Brazil's Monetary Policy Committee (COPOM). The official interest rate is the Special System of Clearance and Custody rate (SELIC) which is the overnight lending rate.

12:00

MXN
Inflation Rate YoY
Previous 3.02%
Forecast 3%
Actual
In Mexico, the most important categories in the CPI basket are Nonfood Goods (19.7 percent of the total weight); Housing (18.7 percent) and Other Services (18.4 percent). Food, Beverages and Tobacco account for 14.8 percent and Energy for 9.5 percent. Others include: Products subsidized by the government (5.3 percent); Education (5.1 percent); Meat and Eggs (4.8 percent) and Fruits and Vegetables (3.7 percent). The CPI index has a base of 100 as of December of 2010. The national index tracks 46 large, medium and small cities.

12:00

MXN
Inflation Rate MoM
Previous 0.54%
Forecast 0.83%
Actual
Inflation Rate MoM measures month over month change in the price of goods and services.

12:00

MXN
Core Inflation Rate MoM
Previous 0.25%
Forecast 0.24%
Actual
In Mexico, the core consumer price index tracks changes in prices that consumers pay for a basket of goods which excludes some volatile price items.

13:15

CAD
Housing Starts
Previous 202K
Forecast 207.5K
Actual
Housing Starts refer to the number of new residential construction projects that have begun during any particular month.

13:30

CAD
Building Permits MoM
Previous -6.5%
Forecast 3%
Actual
In Canada, building permits refer to the value of permits issued for new buildings, alterations, additions, renovations. It includes expenditures on materials, labour, profit and overheads. .

14:00

EUR
6-Month BTF Auction
Previous -0.627%
Forecast
Actual

14:00

EUR
3-Month BTF Auction
Previous -0.636%
Forecast
Actual

14:00

EUR
12-Month BTF Auction
Previous -0.576%
Forecast
Actual

16:00

USD
Consumer Inflation Expectations
Previous 2.33%
Forecast
Actual
In the US, inflation expectations refer to median one year ahead expected inflation rate. The expectations are based on the nationally representative, internet-based survey of a rotating panel of approximately 1,200 heads of households.

16:30

USD
3-Month Bill Auction
Previous 1.56%
Forecast
Actual

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