Economic Calendar

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ThursdayImpactActualForecastPreviousDetails
All Day
EUR
ECB General Council meeting in Frankfurt
med
All Day
JPY
Vernal Equinox Day
med
00:30
AUD
Employment Change
high
4.615.039.1
00:30
AUD
Participation Rate
med
65.6%65.7%65.7%
00:30
AUD
Unemployment Rate
high
4.9%5.0%5.0%
01:30
USD
Fed's Bostic speaks in San Francisco
med
08:00
EUR
ECB's Enria speaks in Brussels
med
08:30
CHF
SNB Sight Deposit Interest Rate
med
-0.75%-0.75%-0.75%
08:30
CHF
Swiss National Bank monetary policy assessment
med
09:30
GBP
Public Finances (PSNCR)
med
0.6B-25.4B
09:30
GBP
GBP Public Sector Net Borrowing
med
-0.7k-0.8k-14.1k*
09:30
GBP
Core Retail Sales (m/m)
high
0.2%-0.4%1.1%*
09:30
GBP
Core Retail Sales (y/y)
high
3.8%3.5%4.0%*
09:30
GBP
Retail Sales (m/m)
high
0.4%-0.4%0.9%*
09:30
GBP
Retail Sales (y/y)
high
4.0%3.3%4.1%*

Retail Sales (y/y)

09:30
GBP
ImpactActualForecastPrevious
high
4.0%3.3%4.2%

Details

Source
Office for National Statistics
Measures
Retail Sales measure the change in the total value of inflation-adjusted sales at the retail level. It is the foremost indicator of consumer spending, which accounts for the majority of overall economic activity. The Core number excludes Auto sales and Fuel, which tend to be very volatile.
Usual Effect
A higher than expected reading should be taken as positive/bullish for the GBP while a lower than expected reading should be taken as negative/bearish for the GBP.
Frequency
Monthly
Next Release
Apr 18, 2019
Why Traders Care
Changes in Retail Sales are widely followed as an indicator of consumer spending, which accounts for the majority of overall economic activity
Also Called
Sales Volume, All Retailers Sales
12:00
GBP
Official Bank Rate
high
0.75%0.75%0.75%
12:00
GBP
Asset Purchase Facility
high
435.0B435.0B435.0B
12:00
GBP
BoE rate decision and releases minutes
med
12:30
USD
Unemployment Claims
med
216.0k225.0k230.0k*
12:30
USD
Philadelphia Fed Survey
med
13.74.8-4.1
12:30
CAD
Wholesale Sales (m/m)
low
0.6%0.6%0.3%
14:00
USD
CB Leading Index (m/m)
low
0.2%0.1%0.0%*
15:00
EUR
Consumer Confidence
med
-7.2-7.1-7.4
23:30
JPY
Natl CPI (y/y)
high
0.2%0.3%0.2%*

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