Category Archive: Economic Calendar

Economic Calendar: 17th to 21st August

Economic Calendar: economic news coming up this week in August


This week’s Economic Calendar is another slow-ish week for August (Summer holidays are in full swing). In the UK, Tuesday is the day with the most action, as consumer price index announcements should give a good indication as to the UK’s current level of inflation. At the end of the week, the UK’s public sector borrowing is announced, which again will give strong indicators as to how the UK economy is performing. In Europe, their economic news is off the boil with very little happening, other than Trade Balance announcements on Monday. The most interesting news of the week will come from the US, with news announcements from: the housing market, manufacturing & FOMC minutes. The latter will be probably of most interest as investors will be keen to watch out for any hawkish wording in relation to rates rises.


Monday 17th August

(UK) No News!
(EU) Trade Balance s.a (Jun) – Previous Figure €21.2bn – Expected €19.3bn – Actual €21.9bn . Trade Balance released by Eurostat, shows the value between imports and exports of goods in the Eurozone.
(US) NAHB Housing market index (Aug) – Previous Figure 60 – Expected 61 Actual . National Association of Home Builders displays the growth rate in the housing market trend, based on home sales and expected home buildings.

Tuesday 18th August

(UK) Core Consumer Price Index (YoY)(Jul)- Previous Figure 0.8% – Expected 0.8% – Actual
(UK) Consumer Price Index (YoY)(Jul)- Previous Figure 0% – Expected 0%- Actual
(UK) Consumer Price Index (MoM)(Jul) – Previous Figure 0.0% – Expected -0.3% – Actual
Consumer Price Index published by the Office of National Statistics, compares price movements of goods and services. CPI is used to measure inflation in the UK economy.
(EU) No News!
(US) No News!

Economic Calendar - FOMC meeting

Economic Calendar – FOMC meeting minutes

Wednesday 19th August

(UK) No News!
(EU) No News!
(US) Consumer Price Index Ex Food & Energy (YoY)(Jul) – Previous Figure 1.8% – Expected 1.9% – Actual
(US) Consumer Price Index (YoY)(Jul) – Previous Figure 0.1% – Expected 0.2% – Actual
Consumer Price Index published by the US Department of Labor Statistics, compares price movements of goods and services excluding food and energy. CPI is used to measure inflation in the US economy.
(US) FOMC Minutes – minutes from the last meeting made by the FOMC give great insight into the hawkish or dovish mindset of the FED.

Thursday 20th August

(UK) No News!
(EU) No News!
(US) CB Leading Indicator (MoM)(Jul) – Previous 0.6% – Expected 0.2% – Actual . CB Leading Indicator is published by the Conference Board. These stats measure the overall economic activity and takes into account a number of vitals. Typically these statistics are used to measure the stability within the US ecnonomy.
(US) Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Survey (Jul) – Previous 5.7 – Expected 7.0 – Actual . The Fed Manufacturing Survey relays key trends within the manufacturing industry. Typically these results are used as a preliminary guide for the ISM Index released later on.

Friday 21st August

(UK) Public Sector Net Borrowing(Jul) – Previous £8.584bn – Actual . Public Sector Net Borrowing displays whether the UK government have increased their new debt. If the reading is lower, the UK have decreased their net borrowing which is usually taken as a positive reading for the UK economy.
(EU) Consumer Confidence (Aug) – Previous -7.1 – Expected -6.9 – Actual . Consumer confidence gives detailed statistics as to the spending activity within the Eurozone.
(US) No News!

Verdict:- In this economic calendar, the exciting news only really comes in twice this week – Public Sector Net Borrowing (UK) & FOMC minutes (US). Both of these announcements will be watched by UK & US investors alike. In truth, the FOMC minutes are probably not going to release any surprises but even so, investors will be keen to watch on any hawkish undertones. Stay tuned for another economic calendar next week.

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Economic Calendar: – 10th to 14th August

Economic Calendar: economic news coming up this week in August


This week’s Economic Calendar only gets going by the end of this week. For the UK there isn’t a huge amount going on but in Europe on Thursday, the ECB meeting should be interesting to follow. Likewise the US retail sales statistics (also released on Thursday), will be a big indication as to the strength of the US economy. Lastly in this Economic Calendar, on Friday the EU CPI stats should give strong indications as to the strength and inflation of the Eurozone.


Monday 10th August

(UK) BRC Retail Sales Monitor – All (YoY) (Jul) – British Retail Consortium figures measure the change in retail in value. It shows the performance of the retail sector. The previous figure was 1.8% – 1.2% Actual Result. Click here for the full report.
(EU) Sentix Investor Confidence (Aug) – Previous Figure 18.5 – Expected 20.2 – Actual 18.4 . SIC measures monthly investor confidence.
(US) Labor Market Conditions Index (Jul) – Previous Figure 1.4 – Actual 1.1 . Labor Market Conditions provide information and an assessment of the US Labor market.

Tuesday 11th August

(UK) No News!
(EU)(GER) – Wholesale Price Index (MoM)(Jul) – Previous -0.2% Actual – 0.1% . Wholesale Price Index collects the values of transactions made by wholesalers within Germany.
(EU) ZEW Survey – Economic Sentiment (Aug) – Previous 42.7 – Expected 43.9 – Actual 47.6 . ZEW Survey measures investor sentiment. Higher readings show a higher level of optimistic investors.
(US) No News!

Economic Calendar - Eurostat

Economic Calendar – CPI News from Eurostat

Wednesday 12th August

(UK) Average Earning Including Bonus & Excluding Bonus (3Mo/Yr)(Jun) – Results for Including Bonus: Previous 3.2% – Expected 2.8% Actual 2.4 . Results for Excluding Bonus: Previous 2.8% – Expected 2.8% – Actual 2.8% . These stats released by the National Statistics give key information about how the levels of pay & income is changing within the UK economy.
(UK) Claimant Count Rate & Change (Jul) – Results of Count Rate: Previous 2.3% – Actual 2.3% . Results of Count Change: Previous 7K – Expected 1K – Actual -4.9K. These stats released by the National Statistics measure the monthly unemployment rate within the UK market.
(EU) Industrial Production w.d.a. (YoY)(Jun) – Previous 1.6% – Expected 1.5% – Actual 1.2%. Stats released by Eurostat shows the volume of production within the factory and manufacturing sector from year on year.
(EU) Industrial Production s.a. (MoM)(Jun) – Previous 0.4 % – Expected 0.0% – Actual -0.4%. Stats released by Eurostat shows the volume of production within the factory and manufacturing sector from the month.
(US) Monthly Budget Statement – Previous $51.8B – Expected $-103.0B – Actual . Stats released by the Bureau of the Fiscal Service indicates the financial movement of the all the federal deparments such as the Federal Reserve Bank.

Thursday 13th August

(UK) No News!
(EU) ECB Monetary Policy Meeting Accounts – The policy meeting discusses the EU economy and any economic and monetary developments. The information will be used to make informed decisions regarding policy changes.
(US) Retail Sales (MoM)(Jul) & Retail Sales ex Autos (MoM)(Jul) – Retails Sales – Previous -0.3% – Expected 0.5% – Actual . Retails Sales ex Autos – Previous -0.1% – Expected 0.5% – Actual . The US Census Bureau release Monthly data showing goods sold by retailers – this tends to highlight consumer confidence and spending.

Friday 14th August

(UK) No News!
(EU) Consumer Price Index (MoM)(Jul) – Previous -0.0% – Expected -0.6% – Actual .
(EU) Consumer Price Index – Core (YoY)(Jul) – Previous 0.9% – Expected 1.0% – Actual .
(EU) Consumer Price Index (YoY)(Jul) – Previous 0.2% – Expected 0.2% – Actual .
Stats released by Eurostat showing the changes in the price and services through the European community. CPI is used to measure the pattern of inflation within the European economy.
(US) No News!

Verdict:- Not a great deal of news for the UK in this week’s Economic Calendar. Elsewhere, in Europe the news on Thursday and Friday will be worth looking out for as it should give an indication to inflation and consumer confidence within the Eurozone. In the states, retail sales statistics released on Thursday are expected to show a return to positive and increased consumer spending. The Federal Bank will be eyeing the figures readily, as it is this type of good data they will compile when looking to a potential rates rise in the coming months.

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Economic Calendar: – 3rd to 7th August

Economic Calendar: economic news coming up this week in August


This week’s Economic Calendar unsurprisingly focuses its attention on what has been dubbed ‘Super’ Thursday. See below for this weeks economic calendar.

Monday 3rd August

(UK) Markit Manufacturing PMI (Jul) – Manufacturing PMI Homepage gives an indication on market conditions and helps to show the strength and condition of the economy.
(EU) Markit Manufacturing PMI (Jul) – As above.
(US) ISM Manufacturing PMI & ISM Prices Paid (Jul) – Manufacturing PMI as above. ISM Prices paid takes into account Manufacturing PMI but also future production and orders.

Tuesday 4th August

(UK) PMI Construction (Jun) – gives an indication on market conditions within the construction industry.
(EU) No news!
(US) No news!

Wednesday 5th August

(UK) No news!
(EU) Markit Services PMI & Retail Sales (YoY)(Jun) – Markit Services PMI gives an overview of the sales and employment condition in the Eurozone. The retails sales compiled by Eurostats – measures sales within the Eurozone retail sector. The previous data was 2.4% – this time the consensus suggest a contraction to 1.9%.
(US) Markit Services PMI, Trade Balance – Markit services PMI as above. Trade Balance shows the balance between the exports and imports. A positive value shows a trade surplus whilst negative results shows a trade deficit.

Economic Calendar: Mark Carney BoE

Economic Calendar: BoE decision much anticipated

Thursday 6th August

(UK) Bank of England Announcements: – Asset Purchasing, Rate Decision & Inflation Report. Key reports coming out this week will point towards whether a rates rise will occur this year. It’s likely to announce that a few of the members have voted for a rates rise. This will be keenly watched by investors and homeowners alike, as rates rises could well add extra £’s onto mortgage repayments.Read the full MPC statement here.
(EU) No news!
(US) Weekly Jobless claims – compiled to show new unemployment claims.

Friday 7th August

(UK) Goods Trade Balance & Total Trade Balance:- Trade Balance shows the balance between the exports and imports. A positive value shows a trade surplus whilst negative results shows a trade deficit.
(EU) German Imports (MoM)(Jul) & Current Account n.s.a (Jun) – Imports results derived from transaction in goods and services. The current account data shows the flow of capital into Germany from goods, services and interest payments. The results will be watched by many to see how the EU’s powerhouse is performing.
(US) Unemployment Rate (Jul) & Nonfarm Payrolls (Jul): – Unemployment rate indicates to the strength of the US labor market. Nonfarm payrolls account for the number of people not on agricultural payroll. The previous rate was 223K and is anticipated to fall slightly or stay the same.

Verdict:- Not a huge amount going in during the week until we get to Thursday, already dubbed ‘super’ Thursday. UK investors will be keen to know the outcome. Keep an eye out on the news as it will be vital news for the UK economy and for homeowners. Roll on ‘Super’ Thursday!

Article by Michael Cooper

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