Economic Calendar

List of important economic releases

Time Impact
Currency
Event
Previous
Forecast
Actual
Jan 17, 2020

00:00

AUD
HIA New Home Sales MoM
Previous -0.5%
Forecast
Actual -0.5%
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.

00:30

SGD
Balance of Trade
Previous $3.69B
Forecast
Actual $4.75B
Singapore economy relies on purchasing of intermediate goods and exporting of high-value added products. Main exports are: machinery and equipment (43 percent of the total exports); petroleum (19 percent) and chemicals (13 percent). Main imports are: machinery and equipment (39 percent of the total imports); petroleum (33 percent); chemical products (7 percent) and miscellaneous manufactured articles (7 percent). In 2017, the biggest trade deficits were recorded with China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia and the United States. Singapore did not record surpluses with any country.

00:30

SGD
Non-Oil Exports YoY
Previous -5.9%
Forecast -1.8%
Actual 2.4%
In Singapore, Non-oil Domestic Exports (NODX) can be divided in Electronic Products, such as ICs, Disk Media Products, PCs, Parts of PCs, and Diodes & Transistors; and Non-Electronic Products, particularly chemicals, such as petrochemicals and pharmaceuticals.

00:30

SGD
Non-Oil Exports MoM
Previous 5.8%
Forecast -1.3%
Actual 1.1%
In Singapore, Non-oil Domestic Exports (NODX) can be divided in Electronic Products, such as ICs, Disk Media Products, PCs, Parts of PCs, and Diodes & Transistors; and Non-Electronic Products, particularly chemicals, such as petrochemicals and pharmaceuticals.

02:00

CNY
Industrial Production YoY
Previous 6.2%
Forecast 5.9%
Actual 6.9%
In China, industrial production measures the output of businesses integrated in industrial sector of the economy such as manufacturing, mining, and utilities.

02:00

CNY
Fixed Asset Investment (YTD) YoY
Previous 5.2%
Forecast 5.2%
Actual 5.4%
In China, urban investment in fixed assets is one of the main measures of capital spending. It refers to investment in construction projects with a total planned investment of 5 million yuan; machinery and equipment and real estate development in both urban and rural areas. It refers to investment made by state-owned enterprises and private businesses, institutions or individuals.

02:00

CNY
Retail Sales YoY
Previous 8%
Forecast 7.8%
Actual 8%
In China, the year-over-year change in Retail sales compares the aggregated sales of retail goods and services during a certain month to the same month a year ago.

02:00

CNY
GDP Growth Rate YoY
Previous 6%
Forecast 6%
Actual 6%
In China, Gross Domestic Product is divided by three sectors: Primary, Secondary and Tertiary. The Primary Industry includes Farming, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, and Fishery and accounts for around 9 percent of GDP. The Secondary sector, which includes Industry (40 percent of GDP) and Construction (9 percent of GDP) is the most important. The Tertiary sector accounts for the remaining 44 percent of total output and consist of Wholesale and Retail Trades; Transport, Storage, and Post; Financial Intermediation; Real Estate; Hotel and Catering Services and Others.

02:00

CNY
NBS Press Conference
Previous
Forecast
Actual

02:00

CNY
Industrial Capacity Utilization
Previous 76.4%
Forecast
Actual 77.5%
In China, Capacity Utilization is the difference between the potential and actual use of an input. Capacity utilization is high when actual output is close to potential output because the most use is being made of labor and capital. The survey includes about 90,000 industrial enterprises.

02:00

CNY
GDP Growth Rate QoQ
Previous 1.4%
Forecast 1.5%
Actual 1.5%
In China, the growth rate in GDP measures the change in the seasonally adjusted value of the goods and services produced by the Chinese economy during the quarter. As China’s traditional growth engines of manufacturing and construction are slowing down, services have emerged as the new driver. In the last few quarters strength in services and consumption helped to offset weaker manufacturing and exports. .

04:30

JPY
Tertiary Industry Index MoM
Previous -4.6%
Forecast 3.9%
Actual 1.3%
The activity index of the tertiary industry helps to understand an overall picture of industrial activities, inclusive of all business categories in the tertiary industry. The composite index is a general indicator in which the indexes to express the activity in respective business categories are consolidated with weight in terms of the scale of relative importance of each business category (value added). Wholesale Trade is the most important sector and accounts for 15 percent of tertiary activity, followed by Medical, Health Care & Welfare and Living & Amusement-related Services (12 percent each), Information & Communications (11 percent), Retail Trade and Transport & Postal Activities (10 percent each), Finance and Insurance (9 percent), Real Estate (8 percent), Business-related Services (7 percent), and Electricity, Gas, Heat Supply & Water and Goods Rental and Leasing (3 percent each).

07:30

CHF
Producer & Import Prices MoM
Previous -0.4%
Forecast 0%
Actual 0.1%
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.

07:30

CHF
Producer & Import Prices YoY
Previous -2.5%
Forecast -2.5%
Actual -1.7%
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.

07:45

EUR
Budget Balance
Previous €-107.7B
Forecast
Actual €-113.9B
The government budget balance is the difference between government revenues and expenses, including the treasure special component. The budget is balanced when outlays equal to receipts, the country reports budget surplus when revenues are higher than expenses and deficit when expenses exceed the revenues.

09:00

EUR
Current Account
Previous €44.4B
Forecast
Actual €36.6B
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

GBP
Retail Sales ex Fuel MoM
Previous -0.8%
Forecast 0.7%
Actual -0.8%
In the United Kingdom, the Retail sales report provides an aggregated measure of sales of retail goods and services over a specific time period. In the United Kingdom, Retail sales are seasonal, volatile and relatively important to the overall economy.

09:30

GBP
Retail Sales ex Fuel YoY
Previous 0.6%
Forecast 2.9%
Actual 0.7%
In the United Kingdom, the Retail sales report provides an aggregated measure of sales of retail goods and services over a specific time period. In the United Kingdom, Retail sales are seasonal, volatile and relatively important to the overall economy.

09:30

GBP
Retail Sales MoM
Previous -0.8%
Forecast 0.5%
Actual -0.6%
In the United Kingdom, the Retail sales report provides an aggregated measure of sales of retail goods and services over a specific time period. In the United Kingdom, Retail sales are seasonal, volatile and relatively important to the overall economy.

09:30

GBP
Retail Sales YoY
Previous 0.8%
Forecast 2.6%
Actual 0.9%
In the United Kingdom, the year-over-year change in Retail sales compares the aggregated sales of retail goods and services during a certain month to the same month a year ago.

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