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

Data Frequency Comment
ECRI WLI weekly Useful early indicator but can be volatile
PMIs monthly Reliable guide to economic growth. Closely watched
Unemployment monthly Very important to Fed. Politically Significant
Retail Sales monthly A big part of the economy and a measure of how consumers are feeling.
Philly Fed/Empire State Manufacturing monthly Useful proxy for manufacturing across the country
Inflation monthly Vital to understand the fed's actions
Current Account quarterly Trade balance of goods services incomes and transfers.
GDP quarterly Most important indicator of countries economic progress

UK Economic Growth Data

Data Frequency Comment
Manufacturing Production monthly Official data. Useful but slower than PMI
PMIs monthly Reliable guide to economic growth. Closely watched
NIESR GDP Estimate monthly Has tended to be an excellent guide to economic performance.
Retail Sales monthly A big part of the economy and a measure of how consumers are feeling.
Unemployment monthly Politically Significant, has an influence on the BoE
Inflation monthly Key indicator for the BoE
Current Account quarterly Trade balance of goods services incomes and transfers.
GDP quarterly Most important indicator of countries economic progress

Eurozone Economic Growth Data

Data Frequency Comment
ZEW Economic Sentiment monthly Influential opinion survey, very early
PMIs monthly Reliable guide to economic growth. Closely watched
Industrial Production monthly Official data. Slower than PMI
German Industrial Production monthly Important sector of eurozone's biggest economy
Retail Sales monthly A big part of the economy and a measure of how consumers are feeling.
Unemployment monthly Politically Significant
Inflation monthly Key indicator for ECB
Current Account monthly Trade balance of goods services incomes and transfers.
GDP quarterly Most important indicator of countries economic progress

Australian Economic Growth Data

Data Frequency Comment
PMIs monthly Reliable guide to economic growth. Closely watched
MI Leading Index monthly Index of economic
Retail Sales monthly A big part of the economy and a measure of how consumers are feeling.
Commodity Prices monthly Significant part of the Australian economy
Unemployment monthly Politically Significant, watched by the RBA
Inflation quarterly Key indicator for RBA
Current Account monthly Trade balance of goods services incomes and transfers.
GDP quarterly Most important indicator of countries economic progress

Japanese Economic Growth Data

Data Frequency Comment
PMIs monthly Reliable guide to economic growth. Closely watched
Tertiary Industry Activity monthly Guide to domestic service industry
Core Machinery Orders monthly Guide to manufacturing
Retail Sales y/y monthly A big part of the economy and a measure of how consumers are feeling.
Inflation monthly Especially significant in deflationary Japan. Closely watched
Leading Indicators monthly Combined index of 11 economic indicators. Predicts economic growth turning points
Tankan quarterly Broad guage of economic performance. Manufacturing and Non-manufacturing indices
GDP growth q/q quarterly Most important indicator of the countries economic progress