Economic Calendar

List of important economic releases

Time Impact
Currency
Event
Previous
Forecast
Actual
Jan 23, 2020

00:00

CHF
World Economic Forum Annual Meeting
Previous
Forecast
Actual

00:00

AUD
Consumer Inflation Expectations
Previous 4%
Forecast 3.8%
Actual 4.7%
In Australia, Melbourne Institute Inflation Expectations survey measures consumers’ median expectations for price growth over the coming 12 months.

00:30

AUD
Employment Change
Previous 38.5K
Forecast 15K
Actual 28.9K
In Australia, employment change refers to the absolute change in the number of persons who work for pay or profit, or perform unpaid family work. Estimates include both full-time and part-time employment.

00:30

AUD
Unemployment Rate
Previous 5.2%
Forecast 5.2%
Actual 5.1%
In Australia, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force.

00:30

AUD
Part Time Employment Chg
Previous 35.1K
Forecast
Actual 29.2K
In Australia, persons employed part time are those employed persons who usually worked less than 35 hours a week in all jobs.

00:30

AUD
Participation Rate
Previous 66%
Forecast 66%
Actual 66%
The labour force participation rates is the number of persons who are employed and unemployed but looking for a job divided by the total working-age population.

00:30

AUD
Full Time Employment Chg
Previous 3.3K
Forecast
Actual -0.3K
In Australia, full time employment change refers to the change in the number of employed persons who usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all jobs) and those who, although usually working fewer than 35 hours a week, work 35 hours or more during the reference week.

00:30

SGD
URA Property Index QoQ Final
Previous 1.3%
Forecast
Actual 0.5%
In Singapore, Housing Index is measured by all residential property price index.

02:00

AUD
Westpac Leading Index MoM
Previous
Forecast
Actual
The Westpac-Melbourne Institute Leading Index of Economic Activity combines a selection of economic variables that typically lead fluctuations in economic activity into a single measure that provides a reliable cyclical indicator for the Australian economy. The index includes the following components: S&P/ASX 200, dwelling approvals, US industrial production, RBA Commodity Prices Index (A$), aggregate monthly hours worked, Westpac-MI CSI expectations index, Westpac-MI Unemployment expectations index, yield spread (10Y bond – 90D bill). The index has a base value of 100 as of 1996.

04:30

JPY
All Industry Activity Index MoM
Previous -4.8%
Forecast -0.1%
Actual 0.9%
Tertiary Industry Activity is the most important sector and accounts for 73 percent of total activity, followed by Industrial Production (21 percent) and Construction Industry Activity (6 percent).

05:00

JPY
Coincident Index Final
Previous 95.3
Forecast 95.1
Actual 94.7
Coincident Index correlates with the business cycle, and is used to identify the current state of the economy. In general, increasing coincident index shows that the economy is in an expansion phase, and decreasing coincident index reflects that the economy is in a contraction phase. The index is calculated using month-over-month percentage changes in 11 leading indicators, 11 coincident indicators, and 6 lagging indicators.

05:00

SGD
Core Inflation Rate YoY
Previous 0.6%
Forecast 0.6%
Actual 0.7%
In Singapore, the core inflation rate tracks changes in prices that consumers pay for a basket of goods which excludes the costs of accommodation and private road transport.

05:00

SGD
Inflation Rate YoY
Previous 0.6%
Forecast 0.7%
Actual 0.8%
In Singapore, the most important categories in the consumer price index are housing (25 percent of total weight) and food (22 percent). The index also includes: transport (16 percent), education (7 percent), health (6 percent), communication (5 percent) and clothing and footwear (3 percent). Recreation, alcoholic beverages, tobacco and others account for the remaining 16 percent of total weight.

05:00

SGD
Inflation Rate MoM
Previous 0.3%
Forecast
Actual 0.3%
Inflation Rate MoM measures month over month change in the price of goods and services.

05:00

JPY
Leading Economic Index Final
Previous 91.6
Forecast 90.9
Actual 90.8
In Japan, the Leading Composite Index consists of 12 indexes such as account inventory ratios, machinery orders, stock prices and other leading economic indicators. The index anticipates changes in the direction of the Japanese economy in the coming months. In general, increase in the index reflects that the economy is in an expansion phase, and decreasing coincident index reflects that the economy is in a contraction phase. The index is used to make official judgements on when the business cycle begins and ends. .

07:00

TRY
Consumer Confidence
Previous 58.8
Forecast
Actual
In Turkey, Consumer Tendency Survey aims to measure present situation assessments and future period expectations of consumers' on personal financial standing and general economic course and to determine consumers' expenditure and saving tendencies for near future. The survey covers a randomly selected sample of all individuals at the age of 15 and above having a job in urban and rural areas. The index is evaluated between 0 and 200. The reading above 100 means consumers are optimistic and below 100 are pessimistic.

07:45

EUR
Business Confidence
Previous
Forecast
Actual
In France, the Business Climate Indicator measures entrepreneurs’ sentiment about current business situation and expectation about business conditions. The survey covers business leaders of the main economic sectors. The indicator is calculated using factor analysis technique. The index is then calculated in a way to measure the current sentiment in relation to the historic index values of the period 1993-2011. A value over 110 indicates unusually high optimism and a value under 90 indicates unusually high pessimism. The value 100 indicates neutrality.

08:00

ZAR
Inflation Rate YoY
Previous
Forecast
Actual
In South Africa, the most important categories in the consumer price index are Housing and Utilities (24.5 percent of total weight), Transport (16.4 percent) and Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages (15.4 percent). Others include: Miscellaneous Goods and Services such as personal care, Insurance and Finance (14.7 percent); Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco (5.4 percent); Household Contents, Equipment and Maintenance (4.8 percent); Recreation and Culture (4.1 percent); Clothing and Footwear (4.1 percent). Restaurants and Hotels, Education, Communication and Health account for the remaining 10 percent. The CPI basket was revised in January of 2013.

08:00

ZAR
Inflation Rate MoM
Previous
Forecast
Actual
Inflation Rate MoM measures month over month change in the price of goods and services.

08:00

ZAR
Core Inflation Rate YoY
Previous
Forecast
Actual
In South Africa, core consumer prices measure a broad rise or fall in prices that consumers pay for a standard basket of goods, excluding volatile items such as food and non-alcoholic beverages, fuel and energy.

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