Today's announcements and data releases, 14/5/2019
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JPY Eco Watchers Survey Current (APR)
JPY Eco Watchers Survey Outlook SA (APR)
EUR German Wholesale Price Index (YoY) (APR)
Measures changes in the prices paid by retailers for finished goods. Growth in wholesale prices usually precedes increases in retail prices, thus changes in Wholesale Prices can be used as an early indicator for inflation. While the CPI records price changes for retail goods, the WPI might pick up inflationary pressures before they reach the headline retail CPI report. The headline number is the percentage change in the index.
EUR German Wholesale Price Index (MoM) (APR)
EUR German Consumer Price Index (MoM) (APR F)
Assesses changes in the cost of living by measuring changes in the prices of consumer items. The CPI is the headline inflation figure that indicates the strength of domestic inflationary pressures. Simply put, inflation reflects a decline in the purchasing power of the Euro in Germany , where each Euro buys fewer goods and services. CPI is the most popular way to measure changes in purchasing power. The report tracks changes in the price of a basket of goods and services that a typical German household might purchase. An increase in the index indicates that it takes more Euros to purchase this same set of basic consumer items. The German CPI is significant as one of the primary gauges of inflation. As the largest Euro-zone economy, inflation in Germany will contribute significantly to inflation in the Euro-zone and the behavior of the European Central Bank. High or rising inflation acts as a signal to the ECB to raise interest rates, an action which will result in the strengthening of the Euro. The headline figure for CPI is the percentage change in monthly and annualized percentage term.
EUR German Consumer Price Index (YoY) (APR F)
CHF Producer & Import Prices (MoM) (APR)
Tracks inflation in producer and import prices in Switzerland . The headline figure is the percentage change in the index from the previous period. Changes in this index will generally precede changes in the consumer price index, as higher import costs and producer prices tend to eventually be passed to consumers. As with any indicator of inflation, increases in producer and import prices tend to act as an appreciating weight for the Swiss franc because inflationary pressures are almost always met with interest rate increases from the Swiss central bank. The figure represents changes in the combined producer and import price index, calculated from changes in producer prices and import prices, giving appropriate weight to the proportion of domestic and imported goods.
CHF Producer & Import Prices (YoY) (APR)
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GBP Claimant Count Rate (APR)
The Claimant Count is the UK's most timely measure of unemployment. The report measures the number of people who claim unemployment benefits, but actively seeking work. The Claimant Count serves as a barometer for the health of the UK labor market. Higher job growth accompanies economic expansion and could spark inflationary pressures. The headline number is a percentage change in the figure.
GBP Jobless Claims Change (APR)
Measures the number of people who claim unemployment benefits, but are actively seeking work. Released with the Claimant Count report, Jobless Claims Change serves as a barometer for the health of the UK labor market. It is similar to the Claimant Count except the headline figure is as an actual number, whereas the Claimant Count is a percentage. Higher job growth accompanies economic expansion and could spark inflationary pressures.
GBP Average Weekly Earnings (3M/YoY) (MAR)
GBP Weekly Earnings ex Bonus (3M/YoY) (MAR)
GBP ILO Unemployment Rate 3Mths (MAR)
GBP Employment Change 3M/3M (MAR)
EUR Euro-Zone Industrial Production s.a. (MoM) (MAR)
Measures the volume change of output of the manufacturing and energy sector. The industrial sector contributes to only a quarter of the Euro-zone GDP. However, most variations in GDP come from the industrial sector, whereas other sectors that contribute far more to national output historically have been very consistent regardless of economic cycles. That is why tracking industrial production is very important for forecasting GDP changes.
EUR Euro-Zone Industrial Production w.d.a. (YoY) (MAR)
EUR German ZEW Survey Current Situation (MAY)
EUR German ZEW Survey Expectations (MAY)
EUR Euro-Zone ZEW Survey (Economic Sentiment) (MAY)
USD NFIB Small Business Optimism (APR)
CAD Teranet/National Bank HPI (MoM) (APR)
CAD Teranet/National Bank HP Index (APR)
CAD Teranet/National Bank HPI (YoY) (APR)
USD Import Price Index (MoM) (APR)
USD Import Price Index (YoY) (APR)
USD Import Price Index ex Petroleum (MoM) (APR)
USD Export Price Index (MoM) (APR)
USD Export Price Index (YoY) (APR)
USD Fed's George Speaks to Economic Club of Minnesota