Economic Data Tables

Last Updated on June 18, 2020 by Mark Ursell

My pages on economic growth for traders covers a variety of information that provides regular information about the economic health of each country.  The tables below show the information for each country.

US Economic Growth Data

DataFrequencyComment
ECRI WLIweeklyUseful early indicator but can be volatile
PMIsmonthlyReliable guide to economic growth. Closely watched
UnemploymentmonthlyVery important to Fed. Politically Significant
Retail SalesmonthlyA big part of the economy and a measure of how consumers are feeling.
Philly Fed/Empire State Manufacturingmonthly Useful proxy for manufacturing across the country
InflationmonthlyVital to understand the fed's actions
Current AccountquarterlyTrade balance of goods services incomes and transfers.
GDPquarterlyMost important indicator of countries economic progress

UK Economic Growth Data

DataFrequencyComment
Manufacturing ProductionmonthlyOfficial data. Useful but slower than PMI
PMIsmonthlyReliable guide to economic growth. Closely watched
NIESR GDP EstimatemonthlyHas tended to be an excellent guide to economic performance.
Retail SalesmonthlyA big part of the economy and a measure of how consumers are feeling.
UnemploymentmonthlyPolitically Significant, has an influence on the BoE
InflationmonthlyKey indicator for the BoE
Current AccountquarterlyTrade balance of goods services incomes and transfers.
GDPquarterlyMost important indicator of countries economic progress

Eurozone Economic Growth Data

DataFrequencyComment
ZEW Economic SentimentmonthlyInfluential opinion survey, very early
PMIsmonthlyReliable guide to economic growth. Closely watched
Industrial ProductionmonthlyOfficial data. Slower than PMI
German Industrial ProductionmonthlyImportant sector of eurozone's biggest economy
Retail SalesmonthlyA big part of the economy and a measure of how consumers are feeling.
UnemploymentmonthlyPolitically Significant
InflationmonthlyKey indicator for ECB
Current AccountmonthlyTrade balance of goods services incomes and transfers.
GDPquarterlyMost important indicator of countries economic progress

Australian Economic Growth Data

DataFrequencyComment
PMIsmonthlyReliable guide to economic growth. Closely watched
MI Leading IndexmonthlyIndex of economic
Retail SalesmonthlyA big part of the economy and a measure of how consumers are feeling.
Commodity PricesmonthlySignificant part of the Australian economy
UnemploymentmonthlyPolitically Significant, watched by the RBA
InflationquarterlyKey indicator for RBA
Current AccountmonthlyTrade balance of goods services incomes and transfers.
GDPquarterlyMost important indicator of countries economic progress

Japanese Economic Growth Data

DataFrequencyComment
PMIsmonthlyReliable guide to economic growth. Closely watched
Tertiary Industry ActivitymonthlyGuide to domestic service industry
Core Machinery OrdersmonthlyGuide to manufacturing
Retail Sales y/ymonthlyA big part of the economy and a measure of how consumers are feeling.
InflationmonthlyEspecially significant in deflationary Japan. Closely watched
Leading IndicatorsmonthlyCombined index of 11 economic indicators. Predicts economic growth turning points
TankanquarterlyBroad guage of economic performance. Manufacturing and Non-manufacturing indices
GDP growth q/qquarterlyMost important indicator of the countries economic progress

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