BUZ INVESTORS Consumer confidence in Japan went up Consumer confidence in Japan went up to 43.9 in March of 2017 from an upwardly revised 43.2 in February and beating market estimates of 43.5.

Eurozone consumer confidence index unexpectedly eased in July

Euro Area Consumer Confidence  | Data | Chart | Calendar


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CURRENCY INVESTORS Eurozone consumer confidence  The DG ECFIN flash estimate of consumer confidence in Euro Area decreased by 0.4 points to -1.7 in July of 2017 from -1.3 in the previous month and worse than market expectations of -1.1. It is the weakest reading since April. Also, the consumer confidence in the European Union fell by 0.1 points to -2.3. Consumer Confidence in the Euro Area averaged -12.19 from 1985 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 2.20 in May of 2000 and a record low of -34.60 in March of 2009.

Eurozone consumer confidence 

Euro Area Consumer Confidence

In Euro Area, the Consumer Economic Sentiment Indicator measures the level of optimism that consumers have about the economy. The survey is made by phone and covers 23 000 households in the Euro Area. The number of households sample varies across the zone. The questions focus on current economic and financial situation, savings intention as well as on expected developments regarding: consumer price indexes, general economic situation and major purchases of durable goods. The Consumer ESI measures consumer confidence on a scale of -100 to 100, where -100 indicate extreme lack of confidence, 0 neutrality and 100 extreme confidence. This page provides the latest reported value for – Euro Area Consumer Confidence – plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Euro Area Consumer Confidence – actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases – was last updated on July of 2017.

 

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-1.70 -1.30 2.20 -34.60 1985 – 2017 Monthly
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CURRENCY INVESTORS Eurozone economic sentiment index fell in July

Euro Area Zew Economic Sentiment Index  | Data | Chart

CURRENCY INVESTORS Eurozone economic sentiment The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for the Euro Area fell to 35.6 in July of 2017 from 37.7 in the previous month, below market expectations of 37.2. 54.2 percent of the analysts surveyed expect no changes in economic activity in the coming six months while 5.1 percent expect it to get worse. Inflation expectations rose by 7.3 to 23.7. In contrast, the indicator for the current situation increased by 8.2 points to 28.7. Zew Economic Sentiment Index in the Euro Area averaged 25.27 from 1999 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 89.90 in January of 2000 and a record low of -63.70 in July of 2008.



Eurozone economic sentiment

Euro Area Zew Economic Sentiment Index Notes

In the Euro Area, the ZEW Economic Sentiment Index measures the level of optimism that analysts have about current economic situation and expected economic developments for the next 6 months. The survey covers up to 350 financial and economic analysts. The index is constructed as the difference between the percentage share of analysts that are optimistic and the percentage of analysts that are pessimistic about the development of the economy. Therefore, the ZEW indicator measures the confidence on a scale of -100 (all analysts are unhappy with the current developments and expect the conditions to deteriorate) up to 100 (all analysts are satisfied with the current situation and expect it to improve). A 0 value indicates neutrality. This page provides the latest reported value for – Euro Area Zew Economic Sentiment Index – plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Euro Area Zew Economic Sentiment Index – actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases – was last updated on July of 2017.

 

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
35.60 37.70 89.90 -63.70 1999 – 2017 Monthly

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There will be a lighter news schedule this week, compared to last week which was quite heavy. There is central bank input expected this week from Australia and New Zealand, as well as a few high-impact pieces of economic data, mostly from Canada and the U.S.A. The market is likely to be most active from Wednesday through to Friday. U.S. Dollar It will be a reasonably light week for the greenback after a slow start, beginning on Wednesday, with the release of Crude Oil Inventories. Thursday will see the release of Unemployment Claims numbers. Finally, on Friday we will have Preliminary UoM Consumer Sentiment data. Australian Dollar It will be a busy and important week for the Aussie, starting on Monday with the release of Retail Sales data. Tuesday brings the monthly RBA Rate Statement and Cash Rate. On Thursday, the Governor of the RBA will be making a minor speech, then finally on Friday the RBA Monetary Policy Statement will be released. New Zealand Dollar It will be a busy and important week for the Kiwi following Monday’s public holiday, starting on Tuesday with the release of Inflation Expectations data and the GDT Price Index. Wednesday brings the monthly RBNZ Rate Statement and Official Cash Rate, followed by the usual press conference. On Thursday, the Governor of the RBNZ will be testifying before Parliament. Chinese Yuan Friday will see a release of Trade Balance data. Canadian Dollar It will be a normal week for the Loonie, starting with Tuesday’s release of Trade Balance data, followed by Employment Change and Unemployment Rate numbers on Friday. British Pound It will be a quiet week for the Pound, with nothing of high impact scheduled except Manufacturing Production data on Friday.

Eurozone consumer price index advanced as expected in June

Euro Area Consumer Price Index (CPI)  | Data | Chart | Calendar


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FOREX INVESTORS BUZZ  Eurozone consumer price  Consumer Price Index CPI In the Euro Area decreased to 101.92 Index Points in May from 102.04 Index Points in April of 2017. Consumer Price Index CPI in the Euro Area averaged 86.93 Index Points from 1996 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 102.04 Index Points in April of 2017 and a record low of 70.52 Index Points in January of 1996.

 Eurozone consumer price

Euro Area Consumer Price Index (CPI)

This page provides the latest reported value for – Euro Area Consumer Price Index (CPI) – plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Euro Area Consumer Price Index (CPI) – actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases – was last updated on July of 2017.

 

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
101.92 102.04 102.04 70.52 1996 – 2017 Index Points Monthly
2015=100, NSA
There will be a lighter news schedule this week, compared to last week which was quite heavy. There is central bank input expected this week from Australia and New Zealand, as well as a few high-impact pieces of economic data, mostly from Canada and the U.S.A. The market is likely to be most active from Wednesday through to Friday. U.S. Dollar It will be a reasonably light week for the greenback after a slow start, beginning on Wednesday, with the release of Crude Oil Inventories. Thursday will see the release of Unemployment Claims numbers. Finally, on Friday we will have Preliminary UoM Consumer Sentiment data. Australian Dollar It will be a busy and important week for the Aussie, starting on Monday with the release of Retail Sales data. Tuesday brings the monthly RBA Rate Statement and Cash Rate. On Thursday, the Governor of the RBA will be making a minor speech, then finally on Friday the RBA Monetary Policy Statement will be released. New Zealand Dollar It will be a busy and important week for the Kiwi following Monday’s public holiday, starting on Tuesday with the release of Inflation Expectations data and the GDT Price Index. Wednesday brings the monthly RBNZ Rate Statement and Official Cash Rate, followed by the usual press conference. On Thursday, the Governor of the RBNZ will be testifying before Parliament. Chinese Yuan Friday will see a release of Trade Balance data. Canadian Dollar It will be a normal week for the Loonie, starting with Tuesday’s release of Trade Balance data, followed by Employment Change and Unemployment Rate numbers on Friday. British Pound It will be a quiet week for the Pound, with nothing of high impact scheduled except Manufacturing Production data on Friday.

Eurozone trade surplus expanded in May

Euro Area Balance of Trade  | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

FOREX INVESTORS BUZZ  Eurozone trade surplus  The Euro Area trade surplus narrrowed to EUR 21.4 billion in May of 2017 from a EUR 23.4 billion surplus a year earlier. Exports went up 12.9 percent to €189.6 billion and imports rose 16.4 percent to €168.1 billion. Balance of Trade in the Euro Area averaged 4972.37 EUR Million from 1999 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 30219.50 EUR Million in July of 2015 and a record low of -16510.20 EUR Million in January of 2011.

The Eurozone trade surplus increased in May as growth in exports outpaced the rise in imports, data from Eurostat showed Friday.

The trade surplus increased to a seasonally adjusted EUR 19.7 billion in May from EUR 18.6 billion in April. Exports grew 2.1 percent from April and imports by 1.6 percent.

However, the trade surplus fell to an unadjusted EUR 21.4 billion from EUR 23.4 billion in the previous year. Exports logged an annual growth of 12.9 percent and imports posted 16.4 percent increase.



Eurozone trade surplus  

Eurozone Trade Surplus Narrows In May

The Euro Area trade surplus narrrowed to EUR 21.4 billion in May of 2017 from a EUR 23.4 billion surplus a year earlier. Exports went up 12.9 percent to €189.6 billion and imports rose 16.4 percent to €168.1 billion.

Considering the first five months of the year, the trade surplus narrowed to €82.9 billion from €101.5 billion a year ago, as exports were up by 8.5 percent to €898.5 billion while imports rose 12.3 percent to €815.6 billion.
Meanwhile, the European Union recorded a €4 billion surplus in trade in goods with the rest of the world, compared with a €5 billion surplus in May 2016.
In January to May 2017, the trade balance swung to €3.7 billion gap, compared with €5.7 billion surplus in the same period a year earlier, as exports went up by 10.6 percent to €772.9 billion and imports jumped 12 percent to €776.6 billion.
Exports of primary goods surged 23.4 percent to €111.9 billion, led by an increase in sales of energy (54.3 percent), raw materials and (21.4 percent) and food and drink (6.1 percent). Also, manufactured goods rose 8.5 percent to €636.1 billion, driven by chemicals (11.1 percent), machinery and vehicles (7.9 percent) and other manufactured goods (7.7 percent). Among trading partners, the biggest increases in exports were reported for Russia (24.6 percent), China (20.3 percent), South Korea (14.3 percent), Switzerland (14 percent), Japan (11.9 percent) and the US (6.6 percent).

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Buz Investors Poland Industrial Production Rises Poland's industrial production grew in February, but cost pressures also increased, data from the Central Statistical Office showed Friday.

Eurozone industrial production rose more-than–expected in May

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FOREX INVESTORS BUZZ  Industrial production in the Euro Area increased by 4 percent year-on-year in May 2017, following a downwardly revised 1.2 percent gain in April and beating market expectations of 3.6 percent. Output rose the most for durable consumer goods, followed by capital goods, intermediate goods, non-durable consumer goods and energy. On a monthly basis, industrial production jumped 1.3 percent, also better than market forecast of 1.1 percent. Industrial Production in the Euro Area averaged 0.86 percent from 1991 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 9.20 percent in December of 2010 and a record low of -21.50 percent in April of 2009.



Industrial production

Eurozone Industrial Output Rises More Than Expected In May

Industrial production in the Euro Area increased by 4 percent year-on-year in May 2017, following a downwardly revised 1.2 percent gain in April and beating market expectations of 3.6 percent. Output rose the most for durable consumer goods, followed by capital goods, intermediate goods, non-durable consumer goods and energy.

Year-on-year, production grew at a faster pace for all categories: Durable consumer goods (7.5 percent from 3.6 percent in April); capital goods (5.5 percent from 0.3 percent); intermediate goods (3.8 percent from 3.1 percent); non-durable consumer goods (2.6 percent from 0.4 percent); and energy (2.2 percent from -0.7 percent).
In the EU28, industrial output also advanced by 4 percent, after rising by 1.2 percent in the previous month, due to higher production of durable consumer goods (6.8 percent from 3.1 percent in April); capital goods (6.1 percent from 1.4 percent); intermediate goods (4.9 percent from 3.9 percent); non-durable consumer goods (2.4 percent from a flat reading in April); and energy (1.1 percent from -1.4 percent).
Among EU Member States for which data are available, the highest increases in industrial production were registered in Romania (14.6 percent), Estonia (12.6 percent) and the Czech Republic (10.7 percent). Also, output grew in Germany (4.8 percent), France and Spain (both 3.4 percent), and Italy (2.8 percent). In contrast, decreases were observed in Malta and the United Kingdom (both -0.7 percent).

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BUZ INVESTORS Consumer confidence in Japan went up Consumer confidence in Japan went up to 43.9 in March of 2017 from an upwardly revised 43.2 in February and beating market estimates of 43.5.

Eurozone investor confidence index eased in July

Euro Area Consumer Confidence | Data | Chart | Calendar

FOREX INVESTORS  Consumer Confidence  In the Euro Area increased to -1.30 in June from -3.30 in May of 2017. Consumer Confidence in the Euro Area averaged -12.22 from 1985 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 2.20 in May of 2000 and a record low of -34.60 in March of 2009.



Consumer Confidence

Euro Area Consumer Confidence Notes

In Euro Area, the Consumer Economic Sentiment Indicator measures the level of optimism that consumers have about the economy. The survey is made by phone and covers 23 000 households in the Euro Area. The number of households sample varies across the zone. The questions focus on current economic and financial situation, savings intention as well as on expected developments regarding: consumer price indexes, general economic situation and major purchases of durable goods. The Consumer ESI measures consumer confidence on a scale of -100 to 100, where -100 indicate extreme lack of confidence, 0 neutrality and 100 extreme confidence. This page provides the latest reported value for – Euro Area Consumer Confidence – plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Euro Area Consumer Confidence – actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases – was last updated on July of 2017.

 

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-1.30 -3.30 2.20 -34.60 1985 – 2017 Monthly
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INVESTORS BUZ Inflation, retail sales The pace of hiring in the U.S. backed off in March after strong gains in the first two months of the year

Eurozone retail sales rose more-than-expected in May

Euro Area Retail Sales YoY | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

BUZ INVESTORS  Eurozone retail sales rose Eurozone’s retail sales increased 2.6 percent year-on-year in May 2017, the same pace as in April and beating market expectations of a 2.3 percent rise. Retail Sales YoY in the Euro Area averaged 1.11 percent from 1996 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 5 percent in November of 1998 and a record low of -4.50 percent in February of 2009.




Eurozone retail sales rose

Euro Area Retail Sales YoY

In the Euro Area, retail sales show the evolution of the total amount of goods sold. Among them, food drinks and tobacco account for the highest share (39.3 percent); followed by electrical goods and furniture (12.0 percent share); computer equipment books and other (11.4 percent share); pharmaceutical and medical goods (9.9 percent share); textiles, clothing, footwear (9.2 percent share); auto fuel (9.1 percent share); other non-food products (6.0 percent share) and mail orders and internet (2.9 percent share). Among countries, Germany has the highest weight (25.9 percent), followed by France (21.7 percent), Italy (16.1 percent) and Spain (11.4 percent). Others are Netherlands (5.2 percent); Belgium (4.3 percent); Greece (3.0 percent); Austria (2.8 percent); Portugal (2.4 percent); Finland (1.8 percent); Ireland (1.7 percent); Luxembourg and Slovakia (0.8 percent each); Slovenia (0.6 percent); Lithuania (0.4 percent); Latvia and Cyprus (0.3 percent); Estonia (0.2 percent) and Malta (0.1 percent). This page provides the latest reported value for – Euro Area Retail Sales YoY – plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Euro Area Retail Sales YoY – actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases – was last updated on July of 2017.

 

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.60 2.60 5.00 -4.50 1996 – 2017 percent Monthly

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There will be a lighter news schedule this week, compared to last week which was quite heavy. There is central bank input expected this week from Australia and New Zealand, as well as a few high-impact pieces of economic data, mostly from Canada and the U.S.A. The market is likely to be most active from Wednesday through to Friday. U.S. Dollar It will be a reasonably light week for the greenback after a slow start, beginning on Wednesday, with the release of Crude Oil Inventories. Thursday will see the release of Unemployment Claims numbers. Finally, on Friday we will have Preliminary UoM Consumer Sentiment data. Australian Dollar It will be a busy and important week for the Aussie, starting on Monday with the release of Retail Sales data. Tuesday brings the monthly RBA Rate Statement and Cash Rate. On Thursday, the Governor of the RBA will be making a minor speech, then finally on Friday the RBA Monetary Policy Statement will be released. New Zealand Dollar It will be a busy and important week for the Kiwi following Monday’s public holiday, starting on Tuesday with the release of Inflation Expectations data and the GDT Price Index. Wednesday brings the monthly RBNZ Rate Statement and Official Cash Rate, followed by the usual press conference. On Thursday, the Governor of the RBNZ will be testifying before Parliament. Chinese Yuan Friday will see a release of Trade Balance data. Canadian Dollar It will be a normal week for the Loonie, starting with Tuesday’s release of Trade Balance data, followed by Employment Change and Unemployment Rate numbers on Friday. British Pound It will be a quiet week for the Pound, with nothing of high impact scheduled except Manufacturing Production data on Friday.

Eurozone economic sentiment indicator recorded a rise in June

Euro Area Zew Economic Sentiment Index  | Data | Chart

BUZ INVESTORS  Eurozone economic sentiment The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for the Euro Area increased to 37.7 in June 2017 from 35.1 in the previous month and better than market consensus of 37.2. It is the highest reading since August of 2015, as 41 percent of the analysts surveyed expect to see a pickup in economic activity in the coming six months; 55.7 percent expect the economic development to remain unchanged while only 3.3 percent expect economic growth to deteriorate.The indicator for the current situation also increased by 2.2 points to 20.5. Meanwhile, prospects for inflation rate fell by 0.6 points to 16.4. Zew Economic Sentiment Index in the Euro Area averaged 25.16 from 1999 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 89.90 in January of 2000 and a record low of -63.70 in July of 2008.




 Eurozone economic sentiment

Euro Area Zew Economic Sentiment Index

In the Euro Area, the ZEW Economic Sentiment Index measures the level of optimism that analysts have about current economic situation and expected economic developments for the next 6 months. The survey covers up to 350 financial and economic analysts. The index is constructed as the difference between the percentage share of analysts that are optimistic and the percentage of analysts that are pessimistic about the development of the economy. Therefore, the ZEW indicator measures the confidence on a scale of -100 (all analysts are unhappy with the current developments and expect the conditions to deteriorate) up to 100 (all analysts are satisfied with the current situation and expect it to improve). A 0 value indicates neutrality. This page provides the latest reported value for – Euro Area Zew Economic Sentiment Index – plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Euro Area Zew Economic Sentiment Index – actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases – was last updated on June of 2017.

 

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
37.70 35.10 89.90 -63.70 1999 – 2017 Monthly

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Eurozone business climate indicator increased in June

Euro Area Business Climate Indicator | Data | Chart | Calendar

BUZ INVESTORS  Eurozone business climate The Business Climate Indicator for the Euro Area rose to 1.15 in June 2017 from 0.9 in May and above market expectations of a 0.94. It was the highest figure since April 2011, as managers’ assessments of the past production, overall and export order books and the stocks of finished products improved markedly. By contrast, managers’ production expectations remained nearly unchanged. Business Confidence in the Euro Area averaged 0 from 1985 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 1.53 in April of 2007 and a record low of -3.89 in March of 2009.




Eurozone business climate

Euro Area Business Climate Indicator

In Euro Area, the Business Climate Indicator measures the current situation of the businesses and its future prospects. The survey is made by phone and covers 23 000 companies in the Euro Area. The questionnaire focuses on: production trends in recent months, order books, export order books, stocks and production expectations. The indicator is computed through the estimation of a factor-model and summarises the common information contained in the surveys. A rise in the indicator will point to an upswing in activity and an improvement in the business climate. This page provides the latest reported value for – Euro Area Business Confidence – plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Euro Area Business Climate Indicator – actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases – was last updated on June of 2017.

 

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.15 0.90 1.53 -3.89 1985 – 2017 Monthly
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