Economic Calendar

BabyPips.com's Economic Calendar is your trading companion to avoid event risk. Event risk is anything that will move markets, but that you can't see coming. Use our economic calendar to inform yourself of important news events and economic data reports that may shake up the financial markets and impact your trading. Don’t be blindsided.

  • May
    16
    Sun
  • May
    17
    Today
  • May
    18
    Tue
  • May
    19
    Wed
  • May
    20
    Thu
  • May
    21
    Fri
  • May
    22
    Sat
May
16
SundayImpactActualForecastPreviousDetails
22:30
NZD
Services NZ PSI
low
61.253.052.9*
22:45
NZD
Visitor Arrivals YoY
low
-97.4%-97.0%-98.6%
23:50
JPY
PPI YoY
low
3.6%3.3%1.2%*
23:50
JPY
PPI MoM
low
0.7%0.6%1.0%*
May
17
MondayImpactActualForecastPreviousDetails
01:30
CNY
Chinese House Price Index YoY
med
4.8%4.8%4.6%
02:00
CNY
Chinese Unemployment Rate
med
5.1%5.3%5.3%
02:00
CNY
Chinese Retail Sales YoY
med
17.7%26.0%34.2%
02:00
CNY
Chinese Industrial Production YoY
med
9.8%10.0%14.1%
02:00
CNY
Chinese Fixed Asset Investment (YTD) YoY
med
19.9%19.5%25.6%
02:00
CNY
Chinese NBS Press Conference
med
06:00
JPY
Machine Tool Orders YoY
low
120.8%50.0%65.1%*
06:30
CHF
Producer & Import Prices YoY
low
1.8%2.2%-0.2%
06:30
CHF
Producer & Import Prices MoM
low
0.7%0.3%0.6%
12:15
CAD
Housing Starts
med
268.6k290.0k334.8k*
12:30
CAD
Foreign Securities Purchases by Canadians
low
21.22B13.12B*
12:30
CAD
Foreign Securities Purchases
low
3.25B8.56B*
12:30
USD
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index
med
24.325.026.3
13:00
EUR
French 3-Month BTF Auction
low
-0.63%-0.64%*
13:00
EUR
French 6-Month BTF Auction
low
-0.63%-0.64%*
13:00
EUR
French 12-Month BTF Auction
low
-0.63%-0.63%*
14:00
USD
NAHB Housing Market Index
med
83.083.083.0
14:05
USD
Fed Clarida Speech
med
14:15
GBP
BoE Tenreyro Speech
med
14:25
USD
Fed Bostic Speech
med
15:30
USD
6-Month Bill Auction
low
0.03%0.04%*
15:30
USD
3-Month Bill Auction
low
0.02%0.02%*
16:30
GBP
BoE Haldane Speech
med
20:00
USD
Foreign Bond Investment
med
-65.5B
20:00
USD
Overall Net Capital Flows
med
72.6B
20:00
USD
TIC Net Long-Term Transactions
med
4.2B
23:50
JPY
GDP Price Index YoY Prel
low
0.3%
23:50
JPY
GDP Capital Expenditure QoQ Prel
low
4.3%
23:50
JPY
GDP External Demand QoQ Prel
low
1.1%*
23:50
JPY
GDP Private Consumption QoQ Prel
low
2.2%
23:50
JPY
GDP Growth Rate QoQ Prel
high
-1.1%2.8%
23:50
JPY
GDP Growth Annualized Prel
med
-4.8%11.7%
May
18
TuesdayImpactActualForecastPreviousDetails
01:30
AUD
RBA Meeting Minutes
med
04:30
JPY
Tertiary Industry Activity Index
low
0.7%0.3%
06:00
GBP
Average Earnings excl. Bonus
low
4.5%4.4%
06:00
GBP
Average Earnings Index
med
4.4%4.5%
06:00
GBP
Unemployment Rate
med
5.0%4.9%
06:00
GBP
Claimant Count Change
high
25.0k10.1k
06:00
GBP
Employment Change
med
-42.0k-73.0k
08:30
GBP
Labour Productivity QoQ Prel
low
2.9%-4.3%
09:00
EUR
GDP Growth Rate YoY 2nd Est
med
-1.8%-4.9%
09:00
EUR
GDP Growth Rate QoQ 2nd Est
med
-0.6%-0.7%
09:00
EUR
Employment Change QoQ Prel
med
0.5%0.3%
09:00
EUR
Employment Change YoY Prel
med
-1.4%-1.9%
09:00
EUR
Trade Balance
med
26.5B17.7B
09:40
EUR
German 2-Year Schatz Auction
low
-0.69%
10:45
GBP
20-Year Treasury Gilt Auction
low
1.22%*
12:30
USD
Building Permits MoM
med
-0.9%2.7%
12:30
USD
Housing Starts MoM
med
-2.8%19.4%
12:30
USD
Housing Starts
med
1.69M1.74M*
12:30
USD
Building Permits
med
1.75M1.77M*
12:55
USD
Redbook YoY
low
13.3%
12:55
USD
Redbook MoM
low
15:30
NZD
Global Dairy Trade Price Index
low
-0.7%
15:30
USD
119-Day Bill Auction
low
15:30
USD
42-Day Bill Auction
low
15:30
USD
52-Week Bill Auction
low
0.07%*
15:30
USD
42-Day Bill Auction
low
0.01%*
20:30
USD
API Crude Oil Stock Change
med
-2.53M*
22:45
NZD
PPI Input QoQ
low
0.0%
22:45
NZD
PPI Output QoQ
low
0.4%
May
19
WednesdayImpactActualForecastPreviousDetails
00:30
AUD
Westpac Consumer Confidence Index
high
117.0118.8
00:30
AUD
Westpac Consumer Confidence Change
high
-1.5%6.2%
01:00
AUD
Consumer Inflation Expectations
low
3.7%3.2%
01:30
AUD
Wage Price Index QoQ
high
0.7%0.6%
01:30
AUD
Wage Price Index YoY
low
1.6%1.4%
01:30
AUD
Westpac Leading Index MoM
low
0.2%0.38%
04:30
JPY
Capacity Utilization Rate
low
3.0%-2.8%
04:30
JPY
Industrial Production MoM Final
med
2.2%-1.3%
04:30
JPY
Industrial Production YoY Final
low
4.0%-2.0%
06:00
GBP
Core Inflation Rate MoM
low
0.3%0.4%
06:00
GBP
PPI Output YoY
low
3.5%1.9%
06:00
GBP
PPI Input YoY
low
5.9%
06:00
GBP
PPI Input MoM
low
1.3%
06:00
GBP
PPI Output MoM
low
0.4%0.5%
06:00
GBP
Inflation Rate MoM
med
0.6%0.3%
06:00
GBP
Core Inflation Rate YoY
med
1.3%1.1%
06:00
GBP
Inflation Rate YoY
high
1.4%0.7%
06:00
GBP
PPI Output
low
1.9%1.7%
06:00
GBP
PPI Core Output MoM
low
0.3%0.4%
06:00
GBP
Retail Price Index YoY
low
2.1%1.5%
06:00
GBP
Retail Price Index MoM
low
0.6%0.3%
08:00
EUR
ECB Financial Stability Review
med
09:00
EUR
Inflation Rate MoM Final
low
0.6%0.9%
09:00
EUR
Core Inflation Rate YoY Final
med
0.8%0.9%
09:00
EUR
Inflation Rate YoY Final
med
1.6%1.3%
09:40
EUR
German 10-Year Bund Auction
low
-0.25%
11:00
USD
MBA Mortgage Applications
low
2.1%
11:00
USD
MBA 30-Year Mortgage Rate
low
3.11%
12:30
CAD
Core Inflation Rate YoY
med
2.1%1.4%
12:30
CAD
Inflation Rate MoM
med
0.3%0.5%
12:30
CAD
Inflation Rate YoY
high
3.2%2.2%
14:30
USD
EIA Heating Oil Stocks Change
low
-0.32M*
14:30
USD
EIA Gasoline Stocks Change
med
0.38M*
14:30
USD
EIA Refinery Crude Runs Change
low
-0.22M*
14:30
USD
EIA Cushing Crude Oil Stocks Change
low
-0.42M*
14:30
USD
EIA Crude Oil Imports Change
low
2.36M*
14:30
USD
EIA Crude Oil Stocks Change
med
-0.43M*
14:30
USD
EIA Distillate Stocks Change
low
-1.73M*
14:30
USD
EIA Gasoline Production Change
low
0.44M*
14:30
USD
EIA Distillate Fuel Production Change
low
0.16M*
15:30
USD
105-Day Bill Auction
low
15:30
USD
154-Day Bill Auction
low
15:35
USD
Fed Bostic Speech
med
17:00
USD
20-Year Bond Auction
low
2.14%*
18:00
USD
FOMC Minutes
high
23:00
JPY
Reuters Tankan Index
low
10.013.0
23:50
JPY
Machinery Orders YoY
med
-2.2%-7.1%
23:50
JPY
Machinery Orders MoM
med
6.5%-8.5%
23:50
JPY
Stock Investment by Foreigners
low
144.8B
23:50
JPY
Foreign Bond Investment
low
-73.6B
23:50
JPY
Imports YoY
low
5.7%
23:50
JPY
Exports YoY
med
16.1%
23:50
JPY
Balance of Trade
high
150.0B663.7B
May
20
ThursdayImpactActualForecastPreviousDetails
01:30
AUD
Part Time Employment Chg
med
11.0k91.5k
01:30
AUD
Participation Rate
low
66.3%66.3%
01:30
AUD
Full Time Employment Chg
med
9.0k-20.8k
01:30
AUD
Unemployment Rate
med
5.5%5.6%
01:30
AUD
Employment Change
med
20.0k70.7k
01:30
CNY
Chinese Loan Prime Rate 1Y
high
3.85%3.85%
01:30
CNY
Chinese Loan Prime Rate 5Y
med
4.65%4.65%
02:00
NZD
Annual Budget Release
high
06:00
EUR
German PPI YoY
low
5.0%3.7%
06:00
EUR
German PPI MoM
med
0.6%0.9%
08:00
EUR
Current Account
low
25.1B13.3B
09:00
EUR
Construction Output YoY
med
17.0%-5.8%
09:00
EUR
French 5-Year BTAN Auction
low
-0.36%
09:00
EUR
French 3-Year BTAN Auction
low
-0.61%
09:05
GBP
BoE Cunliffe Speech
low
10:00
GBP
CBI Industrial Trends Orders
med
15.0-8.0
12:30
CAD
ADP Employment Change
med
500.0k634.8k
12:30
CAD
New Housing Price Index YoY
med
8.9%7.9%
12:30
CAD
New Housing Price Index MoM
med
0.9%1.1%
12:30
USD
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index
med
48.050.2
12:30
USD
Continuing Jobless Claims
low
3,600.0k3,655.0k
12:30
USD
Jobless Claims 4-week Average
med
505.25k534.0k
12:30
USD
Initial Jobless Claims
med
451.0k473.0k
14:00
USD
CB Leading Index MoM
low
1.2%1.3%
14:30
USD
EIA Natural Gas Stocks Change
low
71.0Bcf
15:30
USD
8-Week Bill Auction
low
0.01%
15:30
USD
4-Week Bill Auction
low
0.0%
17:00
USD
10-Year TIPS Auction
low
-0.58%
23:00
AUD
Markit Composite PMI Flash
low
59.058.9
23:00
AUD
AIG Manufacturing Index
med
59.059.7
23:00
AUD
Markit Services PMI Flash
med
59.058.8
23:01
GBP
Gfk Consumer Confidence
high
-14.0-15.0
23:30
JPY
Core Inflation Rate YoY
med
-0.1%-0.1%
23:30
JPY
Inflation Rate MoM
low
0.3%0.2%
23:30
JPY
Inflation Rate YoY
high
0.1%-0.2%
23:30
JPY
Inflation Rate Ex-Food and Energy YoY
low
0.3%0.3%
May
21
FridayImpactActualForecastPreviousDetails
All Day
EUR
Eurogroup Meeting
med
00:30
JPY
Jibun Bank Manufacturing PMI Flash
med
53.353.6
00:30
JPY
Jibun Bank Services PMI Flash
med
48.049.5
00:30
JPY
Jibun Bank Composite PMI Flash
low
51.051.0
01:00
NZD
Credit Card Spending YoY
low
60.0%2.2%
01:30
AUD
Retail Sales MoM Prel
med
0.7%1.3%
02:00
NZD
Credit Card Spending YoY
low
-5.6%
02:00
NZD
Credit Card Spending YoY
low
-5.6
06:00
GBP
Core Retail Sales
low
3.7%4.9%
06:00
GBP
Core Retail Sales
low
32.0%7.9%
06:00
GBP
Retail Sales YoY
med
37.0%7.2%
06:00
GBP
Retail Sales MoM
med
3.8%5.4%
06:30
CHF
Industrial Production YoY
med
-2.0%-3.8%
07:15
EUR
French Markit Composite PMI Flash
low
54.551.6
07:15
EUR
French Markit Manufacturing PMI Flash
low
58.458.9
07:15
EUR
French Markit Services PMI Flash
low
53.650.3
07:30
EUR
German Markit Composite PMI Flash
low
57.555.8
07:30
EUR
German Markit Services PMI Flash
med
52.549.9
07:30
EUR
German Markit Manufacturing PMI Flash
med
65.766.2
08:00
EUR
Markit Composite PMI Flash
low
54.553.8
08:00
EUR
Markit Services PMI Flash
med
52.650.5
08:00
EUR
Markit Manufacturing PMI Flash
med
62.262.9
08:30
GBP
Markit/CIPS Manufacturing PMI Flash
med
60.060.9
08:30
GBP
Markit/CIPS UK Services PMI Flash
med
61.761.0
08:30
GBP
Markit/CIPS Composite PMI Flash
low
61.560.7
10:00
EUR
German Bundesbank Monthly Report
low
11:00
EUR
ECB President Lagarde Speech
med
12:30
CAD
Retail Sales YoY
low
9.0%6.0%
12:30
CAD
Retail Sales Ex Autos MoM
low
1.8%4.8%
12:30
CAD
Retail Sales MoM
med
1.5%4.8%
12:30
CAD
Wholesale Sales MoM Prel
low
2.1%2.8%
12:30
CAD
Manufacturing Sales MoM Prel
low
3.5%
13:45
USD
Markit Services PMI Flash
med
64.064.7
13:45
USD
Markit Composite PMI Flash
med
63.063.5
13:45
USD
Manufacturing PMI
med
59.860.5
14:00
EUR
Consumer Confidence Flash
med
-7.0-8.1
14:00
USD
Existing Home Sales MoM
med
0.7%-3.7%
14:00
USD
Existing Home Sales
med
6.05M6.01M
17:00
USD
Baker Hughes Oil Rig Count
low
352.0
17:00
USD
Baker Hughes Total Rig Count
low
453.0
May
22
SaturdayImpactActualForecastPreviousDetails
11:30
EUR
ECB Guindos Speech
low

The Economic Calendar

An economic calendar is a resource that allows traders to learn about upcoming news events.

BabyPips.com's Economic Calendar displays financial market events and announcements from across the world. The events are updated automatically upon the release of new data.

No matter what time frame you trade on, it's important to keep an eye on upcoming calendar events daily since they are likely to impact the financial markets including forex, stocks, bonds and commodities.

Since forex trading is the simultaneous buying of one currency and selling another, you can use the Economic Calendar to compare the economies behind each currency.

Events on the calendar are graded low, medium and high, depending on their likely degree of market impact.

Even if you don't trade the news, you should check the Economic Calendar every day in the morning, before you start trading, and once again, at the end of the day, to make sure you’re aware of any high-impact or major events scheduled for the next day.

High-impact events may cause volatile market conditions. Especially in the forex market.

Know ahead of time of upcoming economic data releases or events that may cause sudden volatility and negatively affect your trading, such as any open positions.

Due to the increased market volatility, it is important to remember that trading around news events can result in significant slippage.

Be sure to manage your risk and avoid overleveraging and overexposure! Don’t make the same trading mistakes that failed traders make.

BabyPips.com aims to offer the most accurate content but due to the vast amount of data and the wide range of sources, we can't be held responsible for any inaccuracies that might occur.

The Economic Calendar may also be subject to change without any previous notice.

If you want to get out of the pit, stop digging.Ernesto Santos-DeJesus