Economic Calendar

List of important economic releases

Time Impact
Currency
Event
Previous
Forecast
Actual
Jan 19, 2021

00:00

AUD
HIA New Home Sales MoM
Previous 15.2%
Forecast
Actual 26.2%
In Australia, new home sales are based on the survey results obtained from State-wide estimates using weights based on financial year market shares of private dwelling commencements.

07:00

EUR
Inflation Rate MoM Final
Previous -0.8%
Forecast 0.5%
Actual 0.5%
In Germany, the most important categories in the consumer price index are Housing, water, electricity, gas & other fuels (32 percent of the total weight), Transport (13 percent), Recreation, entertainment & culture (11 percent) and Food & non-alcoholic beverages (10 percent). The index also includes Miscellaneous goods & services (7 percent), Furniture, lighting equipment, appliances & other household equipment (5 percent), Restaurant & accommodation services (5 percent), Health (5 percent) and Clothing & footwear (5 percent). The remaining 7 percent of the index is composed by Alcoholic beverages & tobacco, Communication and Education.

07:00

EUR
Inflation Rate YoY Final
Previous -0.3%
Forecast -0.3%
Actual -0.3%
In Germany, the most important categories in the consumer price index are Housing, water, electricity, gas & other fuels (32 percent of the total weight), Transport (13 percent), Recreation, entertainment & culture (11 percent) and Food & non-alcoholic beverages (10 percent). The index also includes Miscellaneous goods & services (7 percent), Furniture, lighting equipment, appliances & other household equipment (5 percent), Restaurant & accommodation services (5 percent), Health (5 percent) and Clothing & footwear (5 percent). The remaining 7 percent of the index is composed by Alcoholic beverages & tobacco, Communication and Education.

07:00

EUR
Harmonised Inflation Rate MoM Final
Previous -1%
Forecast 0.6%
Actual 0.6%
The Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) is an indicator of inflation and price stability for the European Central Bank (ECB). The HICP is compiled by Eurostat and the national statistical institutes in accordance with harmonised statistical methods. The ECB aims to maintain annual inflation rates as measured by the HICP below, but close to, 2% over the medium term.

07:00

EUR
Harmonised Inflation Rate YoY Final
Previous -0.7%
Forecast -0.7%
Actual -0.7%
The Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) is an indicator of inflation and price stability for the European Central Bank (ECB). The HICP is compiled by Eurostat and the national statistical institutes in accordance with harmonised statistical methods. The ECB aims to maintain annual inflation rates as measured by the HICP below, but close to, 2% over the medium term.

07:30

CHF
Producer & Import Prices YoY
Previous -2.7%
Forecast
Actual -2.3%
In Switzerland, the Producer Price Index (PPI) is officially named “Producer and Import Price Index”. Producer price index measures the price development of goods that are produced and sold by enterprises operating within the country and the import price index measures the price development of imported goods. Only domestic sales are considered for the producer price index when combining the indices.

07:30

CHF
Producer & Import Prices MoM
Previous -0.1%
Forecast
Actual 0.5%
In Switzerland, the producer price index (which measures the price development of goods that are produced and sold by enterprises operating within the country) and the import price index (which measures the price development of imported goods) are combined into the price index for the whole range of goods. Only domestic sales are considered for the producer price index when combining the indices.

08:00

EUR
ECB Guindos Speech
Previous
Forecast
Actual
In the Euro Area, benchmark interest rate is set by the Governing Council of the European Central Bank. The primary objective of the ECB’s monetary policy is to maintain price stability which is to keep inflation below, but close to 2 percent over the medium term. In times of prolonged low inflation and low interest rates, ECB may also adopt non-standard monetary policy measures, such as asset purchase programmes. The official interest rate is the Main refinancing operations rate. .

09:00

EUR
Current Account
Previous €34.1B
Forecast
Actual
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).

09:30

ZAR
Gold Production YoY
Previous -3.9%
Forecast
Actual
In South Africa, gold production accounts for 16 percent of total mining production.

09:30

ZAR
Mining Production YoY
Previous -6.3%
Forecast -5%
Actual
In South Africa, the index of the volume of mining production is a statistical measure of the change in the volume of production. Coal is the most important sector and accounts for 24 percent of total mining production, followed by PGMs (23 percent); gold (16 percent); iron ore (12 percent); other non-metallic minerals (6 percent); diamonds (4 percent); manganese ore and chromium ore (3 percent each); other metallic minerals, building materials and nickel (2 percent each), and copper (1 percent).

09:30

ZAR
Mining Production MoM
Previous -0.3%
Forecast
Actual
In South Africa, the index of the volume of mining production is a statistical measure of the change in the volume of production. Coal is the most important sector and accounts for 24 percent of total mining production, followed by PGMs (23 percent); gold (16 percent); iron ore (12 percent); other non-metallic minerals (6 percent); diamonds (4 percent); manganese ore and chromium ore (3 percent each); other metallic minerals, building materials and nickel (2 percent each), and copper (1 percent).

09:30

GBP
Labour Productivity QoQ Final
Previous -2%
Forecast
Actual
In the United Kingdom, Productivity is the real value of output produced by a unit of labor during a certain time.

10:00

EUR
Construction Output YoY
Previous -1.4%
Forecast
Actual
The production index in construction measures the evolution of output within the construction sector, including building construction and civil engineering.

10:00

EUR
ZEW Economic Sentiment Index
Previous 54.4
Forecast
Actual
In the Euro Area, the ZEW Economic Sentiment Index measures the level of optimism that analysts have about the expected economic developments over the next 6 months. The survey covers up to 350 financial and economic analysts. The index is constructed as the difference between the percentage share of analysts that are optimistic and the percentage of analysts that are pessimistic about the development of the economy. Therefore, the ZEW indicator measures the confidence on a scale of -100 (all analysts expect the economy to deteriorate) up to 100 (all analysts expect it to improve). A 0 value indicates neutrality.

10:00

EUR
ZEW Current Conditions
Previous -66.5
Forecast -68.5
Actual

10:00

EUR
ZEW Economic Sentiment Index
Previous 55.0
Forecast 60
Actual
In Germany, the ZEW Economic Sentiment Index measures the level of optimism that analysts have about the expected economic developments over the next 6 months. The survey covers up to 350 financial and economic analysts. The index is constructed as the difference between the percentage share of analysts that are optimistic and the percentage of analysts that are pessimistic about the development of the economy. Therefore, the ZEW indicator measures the confidence on a scale of -100 (all analysts expect the economy to deteriorate) up to 100 (all analysts expect it to improve). A 0 value indicates neutrality.

13:00

RUB
Current Account
Previous $3.2B
Forecast
Actual
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).

13:30

CAD
Wholesale Sales MoM
Previous 1%
Forecast
Actual
The Monthly Wholesale Trade Survey presents estimates of monthly sales for wholesale merchants in Canada, providing information on the performance of the wholesale trade sector as an important indicator of the health of the Canadian economy. In addition, the business community uses the data to analyse market performance.

13:30

CAD
New Motor Vehicle Sales
Previous 159K
Forecast
Actual
In Canada, New Motor Vehicle Sales refers to the number of new motor vehicles sold during a month, including passenger cars and trucks.

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