Economic Calendar

Refer to our comprehensive calendar below to find out about significant upcoming events and announcements that affect price movements in the financial world.

May 2017

Date Time Event Previous Forecast Actual
1 May (Mon) 5:00 Vehicle Sales[year-on-year(YoY)] +13.8% +5.4%
7:15 Retail Sales (Real)[year-on-year(YoY)] +0.6% +2.1%
12:30 Personal Income[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.4% +0.3% +0.2%
12:30 Personal Spending[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.1% +0.2% 0.0%
12:30 PCE Deflator[year-on-year(YoY)] +2.1% +1.9% +1.8%
12:30 PCE Core Deflator[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.2% -0.1% -0.1%
12:30 PCE Core Deflator[year-on-year(YoY)] +1.8% +1.6% +1.6%
13:45 PMI Manufacturing 52.8 52.8 52.8
14:00 ISM Manufacturing 57.2 56.5 54.8
14:00 ISM Prices Paid 70.5 67.5 68.5
14:00 Construction Output[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.8% +0.5% -0.2%
23:50 Monetary Base[year-on-year(YoY)] +20.3% +19.8%
23:50 Bank of Japan Releases Minutes from March 15-16 Monetary Policy Meeting
2 May (Tue) 0:20 Bank of Japan Governor, Haruhiko Kuroda Speech
1:45 Caixin Media Manufacturing PMI 51.2 51.3 50.3
4:30 RBA Interest Rate Decision 1.50% 1.50% 1.50%
7:30 PMI Manufacturing 58.6 58.2 57.4
7:50 PMI Manufacturing 55.1 55.1 55.1
7:55 PMI Manufacturing 58.2 58.2 58.2
8:00 PMI Manufacturing 56.8 56.8 56.7
8:30 PMI Manufacturing 54.2 54.0 57.3
9:00 Unemployment Rate 9.5% 9.4% 9.5%
9:00 PMI Manufacturing 52.2 51.4 44.7
12:13 Naamsa New Vehicle Sales[year-on-year(YoY)] +2.1% +1.5% -13.4%
*** Constitution Memorial Day
*** Buddha's Birthday
17:00 QV House Prices[year-on-year(YoY)] +12.9% +11.1%
22:45 Employed labor force[quarter-on-quarter (QoQ)] +0.8% +0.8% +1.2%
22:45 Employed labor force[year-on-year(YoY)] +5.8% +5.3% +5.7%
22:45 Unemployment Rate 5.2% 5.1% 4.9%
22:45 Participation Rate 70.5% 70.5% 70.6%
22:45 Private Wages Exc Overtime[quarter-on-quarter (QoQ)] +0.4% +0.4% +0.4%
22:45 Private Wages Inc Overtime[quarter-on-quarter (QoQ)] +0.4% +0.5% +0.4%
22:45 Average Hourly Earnings[quarter-on-quarter (QoQ)] -0.3% +0.7% +0.3%
23:01 BRC Shop Price Index[year-on-year(YoY)] -0.8% -0.5% -0.5%
23:30 AiG Performance of Service Index 51.7 53.0
3 May (Wed) 7:55 Unemployment Change (000''s) -30K -11K -15K
7:55 Unemployment Rate 5.8% 5.8% 5.8%
8:30 PMI Construction 52.2 52.0 53.1
9:00 Producer Price Index[month-on-month(MoM)] 0.0% -0.1% -0.3%
9:00 Producer Price Index[year-on-year(YoY)] +4.5% +4.2% +3.9%
9:00 Gross Domestic Product[quarter-on-quarter (QoQ)] +0.4% +0.5% +0.5%
9:00 Gross Domestic Product[year-on-year(YoY)] +1.7% +1.7% +1.7%
11:00 MBA Mortgage Applications[week-over-week] +2.7% -0.1%
12:15 ADP Employment Change +263K +175K +177K
13:45 PMI Services 52.5 52.5 53.1
13:45 PMI Composite 52.7 53.2
14:00 ISM Non-Manf. Composite 55.2 55.8 57.5
*** Greenery Day
18:00 FOMC Rate Decision(Upper Bound) 1.00% 1.00% 1.00%
18:00 FOMC Rate Decision(Lower Bound) 0.75% 0.75% 0.75%
4 May (Thu) 1:00 HIA New Home Sales[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.2% -1.1%
1:00 ANZ Commodity Price[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.4% -0.2%
1:30 Trade Balance A$ +3.574B A$ +3.250B A$ +3.107B
1:45 Caixin Media non-Manufacturing PMI 52.2 51.5
3:10 Reserve Bank of Australia Deputy Governor Philip Lowe Speech
5:45 SECO Consumer Confidence -3 +3 -8
7:50 PMI Services 57.7 57.7 56.7
7:55 PMI Services 54.7 54.7 55.4
8:00 PMI Services 56.2 56.2 56.4
8:00 PMI Composite 56.7 56.7 56.8
8:30 PMI Services 55.0 54.5 55.8
8:30 Net Consumer Credit £ +1.4B £ +1.2B £ +1.6B
8:30 Net Lending Sec. on Dwellings £ +3.5B £ +3.3B £ +3.1B
8:30 Mortgage Approvals 68.3K 67.2K 66.8K
8:30 M4 Money Supply[month-on-month(MoM)] -0.3% +0.3%
8:30 M4 Money Supply[year-on-year(YoY)] +5.7% +6.6%
9:00 Retail Sales[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.7% +0.1% +0.3%
9:00 Retail Sales[year-on-year(YoY)] +1.8% +2.1% +2.3%
9:30 Business Confidence Index 93.8 94.9
11:30 Challenger Job Cuts[year-on-year(YoY)] -2.0% -42.9%
12:30 Nonfarm Productivity[quarter on quarter annualized rate] +1.3% -0.1% -0.6%
12:30 Unit Labor Costs[quarter on quarter annualized rate] +1.7% +2.7% +3.0%
12:30 Trade Balance $ -43.6B $ -44.5B $ -43.7B
12:30 Initial Jobless Claims 257K 248K 238K
12:30 Continuing Jobless Claims 1.988M 1.990M 1.964M
12:30 International Merchandise Trade C$ -0.97B C$ -1.00B C$ -0.14B
14:00 Factory Orders[month-on-month(MoM)] +1.0% +0.4% +0.2%
14:00 Durable Goods Orders[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.7% +0.7% +0.9%
14:00 Durables Goods Orders Ex Transportation[month-on-month(MoM)] -0.2% 0.0%
15:30 ECB President Mario Draght, Speech
*** Children''s Day
20:25 Bank of Canada Governor Stephen S. Poloz Speech
23:30 AiG Perf of Construction Index 51.2 51.9
5 May (Fri) 0:30 Purchasing Managers Index 49.9 51.1
1:30 RBA Quarterly Statement on Monetary Policy
3:00 RBNZ 2yr Inflation Expectation +1.92% +2.17%
8:30 Retail Sales - Value[year-on-year(YoY)] -5.7% -0.9% +3.1%
12:15 Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, Speech
12:30 Nonfarm Payrolls +98K +190K +211K
12:30 Unemployment Rate 4.5% 4.6% 4.4%
12:30 Manufacturing Payrolls +11K +10K +6K
12:30 Average Hourly Earnings[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.2% +0.3% +0.3%
12:30 Average Hourly Earnings[year-on-year(YoY)] +2.7% +2.7% +2.5%
12:30 Net Change in Employment +19.4K +10.0K +3.2K
12:30 Unemployment Rate 6.7% 6.7% 6.5%
12:30 Participation Rate 65.9% 65.6%
14:00 Ivey Purchasing Managers Index 61.1 62.4
15:30 FRB Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer, Speech
16:45 San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President John Williams Speech
17:30 Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Janet Yellen Speech
17:30 Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President, Eric Rosengren Speech
19:00 Net Consumer Credit $ +15.206B $ +14.000B $ +16.431B
6 May (Sat)
7 May (Sun)
8 May (Mon) 1:30 Building Approvals[month-on-month(MoM)] +8.3% -4.0% -13.4%
1:30 Building Approvals[year-on-year(YoY)] -4.9% -10.0% -19.9%
1:30 ANZ Job Advertisements[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.3% +1.4%
1:30 NAB Business Conditions +14 +14
1:30 NAB Business Confidence +6 +13
3:20 Trade Balance +1643.4¥ *B +1972.0¥ *B +2623.0¥ *B
3:39 Trade Balance $ +23.93B $ +35.20B $ +38.05B
5:00 Consumer Confidence 43.9 43.5 43.2
6:00 Factory Orders[month-on-month(MoM)] +3.4% +0.7% +1.0%
6:00 Factory Orders[year-on-year(YoY)] +4.6% +2.1% +2.4%
6:00 The Gross Gold & Forex Reserves $ 46.59B $ 46.18B $ 46.69B
6:00 The Net Gold & Forex Reserves $ 41.42B $ 41.13B $ 41.73B
7:30 Halifax House Price[month-on-month(MoM)] 0.0% +0.1% -0.1%
7:30 Halifax House Price[year-on-year(YoY)] +3.8% +3.6% +3.8%
8:30 Sentix Investor Confidence +23.9 +25.2 +27.4
12:15 Housing Starts 253K 215K 214K
12:35 Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard, Speech
12:45 Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank President Loretta J. Mester Speech
14:00 Labor Market Conditions Index +0.4 +1.0 +3.5
23:01 BRC Sales Like-For-Like[year-on-year(YoY)] -1.0% +0.5% +5.6%
9 May (Tue) 0:00 Labor Cash Earnings[year-on-year(YoY)] +0.4% +0.5% -0.4%
1:30 Retail Sales[month-on-month(MoM)] -0.1% +0.3% -0.1%
1:30 Retail Sales Ex Inflation[quarter-on-quarter (QoQ)] +0.9% +0.5% +0.1%
5:45 Unemployment Rate 3.4% 3.3% 3.3%
5:45 Unemployment Rate s.a. 3.3% 3.2% 3.3%
6:00 Industrial Production[month-on-month(MoM)] +2.2% -0.7% -0.4%
6:00 Industrial Production[year-on-year(YoY)] +2.5% +2.5% +1.9%
6:00 Trade Balance € +19.9B € +21.5B € +25.4B
6:00 Current Account Balance € +20.4B € +26.5B € +30.2B
6:30 Business sentiment in manufacturing 103 103 104
6:45 Budget Statement(Annual) € -21.5B € -29.6B
10:00 NFIB Small Business Optimism 104.7 104.0 104.5
12:30 Building Permits[month-on-month(MoM)] -2.5% +2.8% -5.8%
14:00 JOLTs Job Openings 5743K 5725K 5743K
14:00 Wholesale Inventories[month-on-month(MoM)] -0.1% -0.1% +0.2%
14:00 Wholesale Sales[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.6% 0.0%
14:00 IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism 51.7 51.3
17:00 Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President, Eric Rosengren Speech
20:15 Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Robert Steven Kaplan, Speech
23:50 Bank of Japan Releases Minutes from April26-27 Monetary Policy Meeting
10 May (Wed) 1:30 Consumer Prices[year-on-year(YoY)] +0.9% +1.1% +1.2%
1:30 Producer Price Index[year-on-year(YoY)] +7.6% +6.7% +6.4%
5:00 Leading Index CI 104.8 105.5 105.5
5:00 Coincident Index CI 115.3 114.7 114.6
6:45 Trade Balance € -6.568B € -6.000B € -5.353B
6:45 Current Account Balance € -3.6B € -3.0B
6:45 Industrial Production[month-on-month(MoM)] -1.6% +1.0% +2.0%
6:45 Industrial Production[year-on-year(YoY)] -0.7% +0.6% +2.0%
6:45 Manufacturing Production Index[month-on-month(MoM)] -0.6% +0.9% +2.5%
6:45 Manufacturing Production Index[year-on-year(YoY)] -0.5% +1.2% +3.5%
11:00 MBA Mortgage Applications[week-over-week] -0.1% +2.4%
11:00 ECB President Mario Draght, Speech
12:30 Import price index[month-on-month(MoM)] -0.2% +0.1% +0.5%
12:30 Import price index[year-on-year(YoY)] +4.2% +3.6% +4.1%
16:00 Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President, Eric Rosengren Speech
18:00 Budget Statement $ -176.2B $ +179.0B $ +182.4B
21:00 RBNZ Announces Rates 1.75% 1.75% 1.75%
22:00 Reserve Bank of New Zealand Governor Graeme Wheeler,Speech
22:45 Food Prices[month-on-month(MoM)] -0.3% -0.8%
23:01 RICS House Prices +22% +20% +22%
23:50 Balance of Payments - Current A/C ¥ +2813.6B ¥ +2593.0B ¥ +2907.7B
23:50 Trade Balance - BOP Basis ¥ +1076.8B ¥ +855.0B ¥ +865.5B
11 May (Thu) 1:10 Reserve Bank of New Zealand Governor Graeme Wheeler,Speech
4:30 Bankruptcies[year-on-year(YoY)] +5.36% -2.15%
5:00 Economy Watchers Survey: Current 47.4 47.8 48.1
5:00 Economy Watchers Survey: Outlook 48.1 48.2 48.8
6:00 Wholesale price Index[month-on-month(MoM)] 0.0% +0.3%
6:00 Wholesale price Index[year-on-year(YoY)] +4.7% +4.7%
7:15 Consumer Prices[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.2% +0.2% +0.2%
7:15 Consumer Prices[year-on-year(YoY)] +0.6% +0.5% +0.4%
7:15 CPI - EU Harmonised[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.1% +0.5%
7:15 CPI - EU Harmonised[year-on-year(YoY)] +0.5% +0.7%
8:00 ECB Bulletin
8:30 Industrial Production[month-on-month(MoM)] -0.7% -0.4% -0.5%
8:30 Industrial Production[year-on-year(YoY)] +2.8% +2.0% +1.4%
8:30 Manufacturing Production[month-on-month(MoM)] -0.1% -0.2% -0.6%
8:30 Manufacturing Production[year-on-year(YoY)] +3.3% +3.0% +2.3%
8:30 Trade Balance £ -12.461B £ -11.600B £ -13.441B
10:25 Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley, Speech
11:00 BOE Announces Rates 0.25% 0.25% 0.25%
11:00 BOE Minutes
11:00 BOE Quarterly Inflation Report
11:00 Manufacturing Production[month-on-month(MoM)] -0.4% +0.5% -0.6%
11:00 Manufacturing Production[year-on-year(YoY)] -3.6% -2.4% +0.3%
11:30 Bank of England Governor Mark Carney Press Conference
12:00 NIESR GDP Estimate +0.5% +0.4% +0.2%
12:30 Producer Price Index[month-on-month(MoM)] -0.1% +0.2% +0.5%
12:30 Producer Price Index[year-on-year(YoY)] +2.3% +2.2% +2.5%
12:30 PPI Output Core[month-on-month(MoM)] 0.0% +0.2% +0.4%
12:30 PPI Output Core[year-on-year(YoY)] +1.6% +1.6% +1.9%
12:30 Initial Jobless Claims 238K 245K 236K
12:30 Continuing Jobless Claims 1.964M 1.980M 1.918M
12:30 New Housing Price Index[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.4% +0.2% +0.2%
12:30 New Housing Price Index[year-on-year(YoY)] +3.3% +3.3%
21:00 REINZ House Sales[year-on-year(YoY)] -10.7% -31.0%
22:30 Business NZ PMI 57.8 56.8
23:50 Japan Money Stock M2[year-on-year(YoY)] +4.3% +4.3% +4.3%
23:50 Japan Money Stock M3[year-on-year(YoY)] +3.6% +3.6% +3.6%
12 May (Fri) 3:00 Non Resident Bond Holdings 61.5% 61.5%
4:15 Bank of Japan Board Member Harada Yutaka, Speech
6:00 Gross Domestic Product[quarter-on-quarter (QoQ)] +0.4% +0.6% +0.6%
6:00 Gross Domestic Product[year-on-year(YoY)] +1.7% +1.7% +1.7%
6:00 Consumer Prices[month-on-month(MoM)] 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
6:00 Consumer Prices[year-on-year(YoY)] +2.0% +2.0% +2.0%
6:00 CPI - EU Harmonised[month-on-month(MoM)] 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
6:00 CPI - EU Harmonised[year-on-year(YoY)] +2.0% +2.0% +2.0%
6:45 Non-farm payrolls[quarter-on-quarter (QoQ)] +0.4% +0.2% +0.3%
8:00 Money Supply M2[year-on-year(YoY)] +10.6% +10.8% +10.5%
8:00 New Bank Lending 10200¥ *B 8150¥ *B 11000¥ *B
8:30 Gross Domestic Product[quarter-on-quarter (QoQ)] +1.2% +0.2% +0.7%
8:30 Gross Domestic Product[year-on-year(YoY)] +3.1% +3.7% +4.3%
9:00 Industrial Production[month-on-month(MoM)] -0.3% +0.3% -0.1%
9:00 Industrial Production[year-on-year(YoY)] +1.2% +2.3% +1.9%
12:30 Consumer Prices[month-on-month(MoM)] -0.3% +0.2% +0.2%
12:30 Consumer Prices[year-on-year(YoY)] +2.4% +2.3% +2.2%
12:30 CPI Core[month-on-month(MoM)] -0.1% +0.2% +0.1%
12:30 CPI Core[year-on-year(YoY)] +2.0% +2.0% +1.9%
12:30 Retail Sales[month-on-month(MoM)] -0.2% +0.6% +0.4%
12:30 Retail Sales Ex-Auto[month-on-month(MoM)] 0.0% +0.5% +0.3%
12:30 House Price Index[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.9% +1.2%
12:30 House Price Index[year-on-year(YoY)] +13.5% +13.4%
13:00 Chicago Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Evans Speech
14:00 U. of Michigan Confidence 97.0 97.0 97.7
14:00 Business Inventories[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.3% +0.2% +0.2%
16:30 Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Patrick T. Harker Speech
13 May (Sat)
14 May (Sun) 22:45 Retail Sales Ex Inflation[quarter-on-quarter (QoQ)] +0.6% +0.9% +1.5%
23:50 Domestic CGPI[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.2% -0.1% +0.2%
23:50 Domestic CGPI[year-on-year(YoY)] +1.4% +1.8% +2.1%
15 May (Mon) 1:30 Home Loans[month-on-month(MoM)] -0.5% 0.0% -0.5%
1:30 Investment Lending[month-on-month(MoM)] -5.9% +0.8%
2:00 Retail Sales[year-on-year(YoY)] +10.9% +10.8% +10.7%
2:00 Retail Sales (YTD)[year-on-year(YoY)] +10.0% +10.2% +10.2%
2:00 Industrial Production[year-on-year(YoY)] +7.6% +7.0% +6.5%
2:00 Industrial Production (YTD)[year-on-year(YoY)] +6.8% +6.9% +6.7%
2:00 Investment in Fixed Assets (Excluding Rural Households) (YTD)[year-on-year(YoY)] +9.2% +9.1% +8.9%
5:00 Reserve Bank of New Zealand Assistant Governor John McDermott, Speec
6:00 Machine Tool Orders[year-on-year(YoY)] +22.8% +34.7%
7:15 Producer & Import Prices[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.1% 0.0% -0.2%
7:15 Producer & Import Prices[year-on-year(YoY)] +1.3% +1.0% +0.8%
12:30 Empire Manufacturing +5.2 +7.3 -1.0
13:00 Existing Home Sales[month-on-month(MoM)] +1.1% -1.7%
14:00 NAHB Housing Market Index 68 68 70
20:00 Net Long-term TIC Flows $ +53.4B $ +59.8B
20:00 Net TIC Flows $ +19.3B $ -0.7B
16 May (Tue) 1:30 New Motor Vehicle Sales[month-on-month(MoM)] +1.9% +0.3%
1:30 New Motor Vehicle Sales[year-on-year(YoY)] -3.0% +0.1%
1:30 RBA Minutes
4:30 Indices of Tertiary Industry Activity[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.2% +0.1% -0.2%
6:00 EU 27 New Car Registrations[year-on-year(YoY)] +11.2% -6.6%
6:45 Consumer Prices[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.1% +0.1% +0.1%
6:45 Consumer Prices[year-on-year(YoY)] +1.2% +1.2% +1.2%
6:45 CPI - EU Harmonised[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.1% +0.1% +0.1%
6:45 CPI - EU Harmonised[year-on-year(YoY)] +1.2% +1.4% +1.4%
8:30 Consumer Prices[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.4% +0.4% +0.5%
8:30 Consumer Prices[year-on-year(YoY)] +2.3% +2.6% +2.7%
8:30 CPI Core[year-on-year(YoY)] +1.8% +2.3% +2.4%
8:30 Retail Price Index[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.3% +0.4% +0.5%
8:30 Retail Price Index[year-on-year(YoY)] +3.1% +3.4% +3.5%
8:30 RPI (MoM)[year-on-year(YoY)] +3.4% +3.7% +3.8%
8:30 PPI Input[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.4% 0.0% +0.1%
8:30 PPI Input[year-on-year(YoY)] +17.9% +17.0% +16.6%
8:30 PPI Output[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.4% +0.2% +0.4%
8:30 PPI Output[year-on-year(YoY)] +3.6% +3.4% +3.6%
8:30 PPI Output Core[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.3% +0.2% +0.5%
8:30 PPI Output Core[year-on-year(YoY)] +2.5% +2.5% +2.8%
8:30 ONS House Price[year-on-year(YoY)] +5.8% +5.3% +4.1%
9:00 Trade Balance € +17.8B € +25.8B € +30.9B
9:00 Trade Balance sa € +19.2B € +18.7B € +23.1B
9:00 ZEW Survey (Econ. Sentiment) 26.3 35.1
9:00 Gross Domestic Product[quarter-on-quarter (QoQ)] +0.5% +0.5% +0.5%
9:00 Gross Domestic Product[year-on-year(YoY)] +1.7% +1.7% +1.7%
9:00 ZEW Survey (Econ. Sentiment) 19.5 22.0 20.6
9:00 ZEW Survey (Current Situation) 80.1 82.0 83.9
12:30 Housing Starts 1.215M 1.260M 1.172M
12:30 Housing Starts[month-on-month(MoM)] -6.8% +3.7% -2.6%
12:30 Building Permits 1.260M 1.270M 1.229M
12:30 Building Permits[month-on-month(MoM)] +3.6% +0.2% -2.5%
13:15 Industrial Production[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.5% +0.4% +1.0%
13:15 Capacity Utilization Ratio 76.1% 76.3% 76.7%
14:00 Mortgage Delinquencies 4.80% 4.71%
15:30 Austria National Bank Governor Ewald Nowotny Speech
22:45 Producer Prices- Outputs[quarter-on-quarter (QoQ)] +1.5% +1.4%
22:45 Producer Prices- Inputs[quarter-on-quarter (QoQ)] +1.0% +0.8%
23:50 Machinery Orders[month-on-month(MoM)] +1.5% +2.5% +1.4%
23:50 Machinery Orders[year-on-year(YoY)] +5.6% +1.2% -0.7%
17 May (Wed) 0:30 Westpac Consumer Confidence Index 99.0 98.0
1:30 Wage Cost Index[quarter-on-quarter (QoQ)] +0.5% +0.5% +0.5%
1:30 Wage Cost Index[year-on-year(YoY)] +1.9% +1.9% +1.9%
4:30 Industrial Production[month-on-month(MoM)] -2.1% -1.9%
4:30 Industrial Production[year-on-year(YoY)] +3.3% +3.5%
4:30 Capacity Utilization Ratio[year-on-year(YoY)] +3.2% -1.6%
8:30 Jobless Claims Change +25.5K +19.4K
8:30 Unemployment Rate 2.2% 2.3%
8:30 ILO Unemployment Rate (3mths) 4.7% 4.7% 4.6%
9:00 Construction Output[month-on-month(MoM)] +6.9% -1.1%
9:00 Construction Output[year-on-year(YoY)] +7.1% +3.6%
9:00 Consumer Prices[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.8% +0.4% +0.4%
9:00 Consumer Prices[year-on-year(YoY)] +1.9% +1.9% +1.9%
9:00 CPI Core[year-on-year(YoY)] +1.2% +1.2% +1.2%
11:00 MBA Mortgage Applications[week-over-week] +2.4% -4.1%
11:00 Retail Sales (Real)[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.8% -0.5% +0.3%
11:00 Retail Sales (Real)[year-on-year(YoY)] -1.7% -1.0% +0.8%
12:30 Manufacturing Shipments[month-on-month(MoM)] -0.2% +1.3% +1.0%
23:50 Real Gross Domestic Product[quarter-on-quarter (QoQ)] +0.3% +0.5% +0.5%
23:50 Real Gross Domestic Product[quarter on quarter annualized rate] +1.2% +1.7% +2.2%
23:50 Nominal GDP[quarter-on-quarter (QoQ)] +0.4% +0.1% 0.0%
23:50 GDP Deflator[year-on-year(YoY)] -0.1% -0.7% -0.8%
18 May (Thu) 1:00 Consumer Inflation Expectation +4.1% +4.0%
1:00 ANZ Consumer Confidence Index 121.7 123.9
1:30 Employed labor force +60.9K +5.0K +37.4K
1:30 Unemployment Rate 5.9% 5.9% 5.7%
1:30 Participation Rate 64.8% 64.7% 64.8%
5:30 ILO Unemployment Rate (Mainland) 9.7% 9.6% 9.3%
6:30 Tokyo Condominium Sales[year-on-year(YoY)] +26.6% +38.6%
8:30 Retail Sales[month-on-month(MoM)] -1.8% +1.1% +2.3%
8:30 Retail Sales[year-on-year(YoY)] +1.7% +2.1% +4.0%
8:30 Retail Sales Ex Auto Fuel[month-on-month(MoM)] -1.5% +1.0% +2.0%
8:30 Retail Sales Ex Auto Fuel[year-on-year(YoY)] +2.6% +2.6% +4.5%
11:30 ECB Releases Minutes from 27th April Meeting
12:30 Philadelphia Fed. +22.0 +18.5 +38.8
12:30 Initial Jobless Claims 236K 240K 232K
12:30 Continuing Jobless Claims 1.918M 1.950M 1.898M
12:30 International Securities Transactions C$ +38.84B C$ +15.13B
12:45 ECB Executive Board Member Lautenschlaeger Speech
12:50 Austria National Bank Governor Ewald Nowotny Speech
14:00 Leading Indicators[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.4% +0.4% +0.3%
17:00 ECB President Mario Draght, Speech
17:15 Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank President Loretta J. Mester Speech
19 May (Fri) 3:00 Credit Card Spending[year-on-year(YoY)] +7.1% +6.4%
6:00 Producer Price Index[month-on-month(MoM)] 0.0% +0.2% +0.4%
6:00 Producer Price Index[year-on-year(YoY)] +3.1% +3.2% +3.4%
8:00 Euro-Zone Current Account nsa € +27.9B € +44.8B
8:00 Euro-Zone Trade Balance sa € +37.9B € +34.1B
8:30 Unemployment Rate 3.2% 3.2% 3.2%
9:00 ECB Executive Board Member Peter Praet, Speech
10:00 CBI Trends Total Orders +4 +4 +9
12:00 ECB Vice-President Vitor Constancio, Speech
12:30 Consumer Prices[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.2% +0.5% +0.4%
12:30 Consumer Prices[year-on-year(YoY)] +1.6% +1.7% +1.6%
12:30 Retail Sales[month-on-month(MoM)] -0.6% +0.3% +0.7%
12:30 Retail Sales Ex-Auto[month-on-month(MoM)] -0.1% +0.2% -0.2%
13:15 Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard, Speech
14:00 Consumer Confidence -3.6 -3.0 -3.3
20 May (Sat)
21 May (Sun) *** Victoria Day
23:01 Rightmove House Prices[month-on-month(MoM)] +1.1% +1.2%
23:01 Rightmove House Prices[year-on-year(YoY)] +2.2% +2.0% +3.0%
23:50 Merchnds Trade Balance Total ¥ +614.7B ¥ +520.7B ¥ +481.7B
22 May (Mon) 7:00 Convenience Store Sales[year-on-year(YoY)] +0.01% +0.3%
7:00 M3 Money Supply[year-on-year(YoY)] +2.8% +3.0%
12:30 Chicago Fed Nat Activity Index +0.08 +0.10 +0.49
14:00 Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Patrick T. Harker Speech
17:30 Reserve Bank of Australia Deputy Governor Guy Debelle Speech
23:30 Federal Reserve Bank Board Member Lael Brainard, Speech
23 May (Tue) 1:10 Chicago Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Evans Speech
4:30 All Industry Activity Index[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.7% -0.5% -0.6%
5:00 Supermarket Sales[year-on-year(YoY)] -1.8% +0.6%
6:00 Machine Tool Orders[year-on-year(YoY)] +34.7% +34.7%
6:00 Nationwide Department Store Sales[year-on-year(YoY)] -0.9% +0.7%
6:00 Tokyo Dept. Store Sales[year-on-year(YoY)] -0.2% -0.8%
6:00 Gross Domestic Product[quarter-on-quarter (QoQ)] +0.6% +0.6% +0.6%
6:00 Gross Domestic Product[year-on-year(YoY)] +1.7% +1.7% +1.7%
6:00 Trade Balance +31.0*B francs +19.7*B francs
6:45 Business Climate Index s.a. 108 108 109
6:45 Production outlook index +1 +7
7:00 PMI Manufacturing 55.1 55.2 54.0
7:00 PMI Services 56.7 56.7 58.0
7:15 Industrial Production[year-on-year(YoY)] -1.2% -1.3%
7:20 Climate Leading Index 98.0 97.6
7:30 PMI Manufacturing 58.2 58.0 59.4
7:30 PMI Services 55.4 55.5 55.2
8:00 PMI Manufacturing 56.7 56.5 57.0
8:00 PMI Services 56.4 56.4 56.2
8:00 PMI Composite 56.8 56.7 56.8
8:00 IFO - Business Climate 112.9 113.1 114.6
8:00 IFO - Current Assessment 121.1 121.0 123.2
8:00 IFO - Expectations 105.2 105.4 106.5
8:30 Public Finances (PSNCR) £ +34.3B £ -15.2B
8:30 PSNB ex Interventions £ +5.1B £ +8.7B £ +10.4B
8:30 Consumer Prices[year-on-year(YoY)] +0.5% +1.5% +2.0%
10:00 CBI Reported Sales +38 +10 +2
12:30 Wholesale Sales[month-on-month(MoM)] -0.2% +0.8% +0.9%
13:00 Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Neel Kashkari, Speech
13:45 PMI Manufacturing 52.8 53.0 52.5
13:45 PMI Services 53.1 53.3 54.0
13:45 PMI Composite 53.2 53.9
14:00 New Home Sales 621K 610K 569K
14:00 New Home Sales[month-on-month(MoM)] +5.8% -1.8% -11.4%
14:00 Richmond Fed Manufact. Index +20 +15 +1
21:00 Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Neel Kashkari, Speech
22:45 Trade Balance NZ$ +0.332B NZ$ +0.267B NZ$ +0.578B
24 May (Wed) 0:00 Bank of Japan Governor, Haruhiko Kuroda Speech
0:00 Reserve Bank of New Zealand Governor Graeme Wheeler,Speech
0:30 Westpac Leading Index[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.08% -0.12%
1:00 DEWR Internet Skilled Vacancies[month-on-month(MoM)] -0.6% +0.1%
5:00 Leading Index CI 105.5 105.5
5:00 Coincident Index CI 114.6 114.4
6:00 GfK Consumer Confidence Survey +10.2 +10.2 +10.4
8:00 Consumer Prices[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.6% +0.3% +0.1%
8:00 Consumer Prices[year-on-year(YoY)] +6.1% +5.6% +5.3%
8:30 ECB Executive Board Member Peter Praet, Speech
11:00 MBA Mortgage Applications[week-over-week] -4.1% +4.4%
12:45 ECB President Mario Draght, Speech
13:00 House Price Index[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.8% +0.5% +0.6%
13:00 House Price Index[quarter-on-quarter (QoQ)] +1.5% +1.4%
14:00 Existing Home Sales 5.71M 5.65M 5.57M
14:00 Existing Home Sales[month-on-month(MoM)] +4.4% -1.1% -2.3%
14:00 Bank of Canada Rate Decision 0.50% 0.50% 0.50%
*** Ascension Day
18:00 FOMC Released Meeting Minutes of 2-3 May
22:00 Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Robert Steven Kaplan, Speech
25 May (Thu) 8:00 Reserve Bank of Australia Deputy Governor Guy Debelle Speech
8:30 BBA Loans for House Purchase 41061 40800 40750
8:30 Gross Domestic Product[quarter-on-quarter (QoQ)] +0.3% +0.3% +0.2%
8:30 Gross Domestic Product[year-on-year(YoY)] +2.1% +2.1% +2.0%
8:30 Index of Services (3mth/3mth) +0.5% +0.3% +0.2%
8:30 Total Business Investment[quarter-on-quarter (QoQ)] -0.9% +0.3% +0.6%
8:30 Total Business Investment[year-on-year(YoY)] -0.9% +0.8%
8:30 Trade Balance HK$ -42.3B HK$ -39.2B HK$ -34.1B
9:30 Producer Price Index[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.3% +0.5% +0.3%
9:30 Producer Price Index[year-on-year(YoY)] +5.2% +4.9% +4.6%
12:30 Wholesale Inventories[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.2% +0.2% -0.3%
12:30 Initial Jobless Claims 232K 238K 234K
12:30 Continuing Jobless Claims 1.898M 1.925M 1.923M
13:18 South Africa central bank interest rate policy 7.00% 7.00% 7.00%
14:00 Federal Reserve Bank Board Member Lael Brainard, Speech
15:00 Kansas City Fed Manf. Activity +7 +9 +8
17:00 ECB Vice-President Vitor Constancio, Speech
23:30 National Consumer Price Index[year-on-year(YoY)] +0.2% +0.4% +0.4%
23:30 Natl CPI Ex-Fresh Food[year-on-year(YoY)] +0.2% +0.4% +0.3%
23:30 Natl CPI Ex Food, Energy[year-on-year(YoY)] -0.1% 0.0% 0.0%
23:30 Tokyo CPI[year-on-year(YoY)] -0.1% 0.0% +0.2%
23:30 Tokyo CPI Ex-Fresh Food[year-on-year(YoY)] -0.1% 0.0% +0.1%
23:30 Tokyo CPI Ex Food, Energy[year-on-year(YoY)] -0.1% -0.1% 0.0%
23:50 Corp Service Price Index[year-on-year(YoY)] +0.8% +0.9% +0.7%
26 May (Fri) 2:00 Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard, Speech
12:30 Gross Domestic Product[quarter on quarter annualized rate] +0.7% +0.9% +1.2%
12:30 Personal Consumption[quarter-on-quarter (QoQ)] +0.3% +0.4% +0.6%
12:30 GDP Price Index[quarter-on-quarter (QoQ)] +2.3% +2.3% +2.2%
12:30 PCE Core[quarter-on-quarter (QoQ)] +2.0% +2.0% +2.1%
12:30 Durable Goods Orders[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.9% -1.4% -0.7%
12:30 Durables Goods Orders Ex Transportation[month-on-month(MoM)] 0.0% +0.4% -0.4%
14:00 U. of Michigan Confidence 97.7 97.5 97.1
27 May (Sat) 1:30 Industry profits[year-on-year(YoY)] +23.8% +14.0%
28 May (Sun) *** Memorial Day
*** Spring Bank Holiday
*** Dragon Boat Festival
29 May (Mon) 1:15 San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President John Williams Speech
7:15 Austria National Bank Governor Ewald Nowotny Speech
8:00 M3 Money Supply[year-on-year(YoY)] +5.3% +5.2%
13:00 ECB President Mario Draght, Speech
*** Dragon Boat Festival
22:45 Building Permits[month-on-month(MoM)] -1.830
23:30 Unemployment Rate 2.8% 2.8%
23:30 Job-To-Applicant Ratio 1.45 1.46
23:30 Household Spending[year-on-year(YoY)] -1.3% -0.7%
23:50 Retail Sales Value[year-on-year(YoY)] +2.1% +2.2%
23:50 Department Store and Supermarket Sales[year-on-year(YoY)] -0.8% +0.3%
30 May (Tue) 1:30 Building Approvals[month-on-month(MoM)] -13.4% +3.0%
1:30 Building Approvals[year-on-year(YoY)] -19.9% -18.1%
6:00 Import price index[month-on-month(MoM)] -0.5% +0.1%
6:00 Import price index[year-on-year(YoY)] +6.1% +6.3%
6:00 M3 Money Supply[year-on-year(YoY)] +5.62% +5.70%
6:00 Private Sector Credit[year-on-year(YoY)] +4.95% +5.30%
6:45 Consumer Confidence 100 101
6:45 Consumer spending[month-on-month(MoM)] -0.4% +0.8%
6:45 Consumer spending[year-on-year(YoY)] -1.0% +0.6%
6:45 Gross Domestic Product[quarter-on-quarter (QoQ)] +0.3% +0.3%
6:45 Gross Domestic Product[year-on-year(YoY)] +0.8% +0.8%
7:00 KOF Leading Indicator 106.0 106.0
9:00 Economic Confidence 109.6 110.0
9:00 Business Climate Indicator +1.09 +1.11
9:00 Industrial Confidence +2.6 +3.1
9:00 Services Confidence +14.2 +14.2
9:00 Consumer Confidence -3.3 -3.3
12:00 Consumer Prices[month-on-month(MoM)] 0.0% -0.1%
12:00 Consumer Prices[year-on-year(YoY)] +2.0% +1.6%
12:00 CPI - EU Harmonised[month-on-month(MoM)] 0.0% -0.1%
12:00 CPI - EU Harmonised[year-on-year(YoY)] +2.0% +1.5%
12:00 Budget Statement +31億ZAR
12:30 Personal Income[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.2% +0.4%
12:30 Personal Spending[month-on-month(MoM)] 0.0% +0.4%
12:30 PCE Deflator[year-on-year(YoY)] +1.8% +1.7%
12:30 PCE Core Deflator[month-on-month(MoM)] -0.1% +0.1%
12:30 PCE Core Deflator[year-on-year(YoY)] +1.6% +1.5%
12:30 Current Account Balance C$ -10.73B C$ -12.00B
12:30 Industrial Product Price[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.8%
12:30 Raw Materials Price Index[month-on-month(MoM)] -1.6%
13:00 S&P/CaseShiller Home Price Ind 193.49
13:00 S&P/CaseShiller Home Price Ind[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.69% +0.90%
13:00 S&P/CaseShiller Home Price Ind[year-on-year(YoY)] +5.85% +5.61%
14:00 Consumer Confidence 120.3 119.8
14:30 Dallas Fed Manf. Activity +16.8% +15.0%
17:00 Federal Reserve Bank Board Member Lael Brainard, Speech
23:01 GfK Consumer Confidence Survey -7 -8
23:01 BRC Shop Price Index[year-on-year(YoY)] -0.5% -0.3%
23:50 Industrial Production[month-on-month(MoM)] -1.9% +4.1%
23:50 Industrial Production[year-on-year(YoY)] +3.5% +6.0%
31 May (Wed) 1:00 ANZ Business Conditions +11.0
1:00 PMI Manufacturing 51.2 51.0
1:00 PMI Services 54.0
1:30 Private Sector Credit[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.3% +0.4%
1:30 Private Sector Credit[year-on-year(YoY)] +5.0% +4.9%
4:00 Vehicle Production[year-on-year(YoY)] +4.7%
5:00 SME Business Sentiment Index 48.6
5:00 Annualized Housing Starts 984K 970K
5:00 Housing Starts[year-on-year(YoY)] +0.2% -1.5%
5:00 Construction Orders[year-on-year(YoY)] +1.1%
6:00 Retail Sales[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.1% +0.3%
6:00 Retail Sales[year-on-year(YoY)] +2.3% +2.2%
6:00 UBS Consumption Indicator 1.50
6:45 Consumer Prices[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.1% +0.1%
6:45 Consumer Prices[year-on-year(YoY)] +1.2% +0.9%
6:45 CPI - EU Harmonised[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.1% +0.1%
6:45 CPI - EU Harmonised[year-on-year(YoY)] +1.4% +1.1%
6:45 Producer Price Index[month-on-month(MoM)] -0.5%
6:45 Producer Price Index[year-on-year(YoY)] +2.9%
7:55 Unemployment Change (000''s) -15K -15K
7:55 Unemployment Rate 5.8% 5.7%
8:00 ZEW - Credit Suisse Switzerland Expectation of Economic Growth +22.2
8:30 Net Consumer Credit £ +1.6B £ +1.5B
8:30 Net Lending Sec. on Dwellings £ +3.1B £ +3.0B
8:30 Mortgage Approvals 66.8K 66.0K
8:30 M4 Money Supply[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.3%
8:30 M4 Money Supply[year-on-year(YoY)] +6.6%
9:00 Unemployment Rate 9.5% 9.4%
9:00 Consumer Prices[year-on-year(YoY)] +1.9% +1.5%
9:00 CPI Core[year-on-year(YoY)] +1.2% +1.0%
11:00 MBA Mortgage Applications[week-over-week] +4.4%
12:00 Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Robert Steven Kaplan, Speech
12:00 Trade Balance +114億ZAR +74億ZAR
12:30 Gross Domestic Product[month-on-month(MoM)] 0.0% +0.2%
12:30 Gross Domestic Product[quarter on quarter annualized rate] +2.6% +4.2%
13:45 Chicago Purchasing Manager 58.3 57.0
14:00 Pending Home Sales[month-on-month(MoM)] -0.8% +0.4%
14:00 Pending Home Sales[year-on-year(YoY)] +0.5%
14:59 M3 Money Supply[year-on-year(YoY)] +13.7%
17:00 QV House Prices[year-on-year(YoY)] +11.1%
18:00 Fed''s Beige Book
23:30 AiG Performance of Mfg Index 59.2
23:50 Capital Spending[year-on-year(YoY)] +3.8% +3.9%
23:50 Capital Spending excl Sftwre[year-on-year(YoY)] +3.3% +4.1%

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