Date
GMT+07:00
Event Value
Jan, 28 06:30
National CPI
National CPI
Country:
Date: Jan, 28 06:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.8%
Forecast: 0.6%
Actual: -
Period: Jan

National Consumer Price Index (CPI) is the key gauge for inflation in Japan. Simply put, inflation reflects a decline in the purchasing power of the Yen, where each Yen buys fewer goods and services. In terms of measuring inflation, CPI is the most obvious way to quantify changes in purchasing power. The report tracks changes in the price of a basket of goods and services that a typical Japanese household might purchase. An increase in the index indicates that it takes more Yen to purchase this same set of basic consumer items.

Markets will typically pay more attention to "CPI excluding Fresh Food," because it excludes volatile food prices that can distort overall CPI. The headline figure for CPI is the percentage change in the index on a month to month or year to year basis.

As the most important indicator of inflation, CPI figures are closely followed by the Bank of Japan. Rising Consumer Prices may prompt the BoJ to raise interest rates in order to manage inflation and slow economic growth. Higher interest rates make holding the Yen more attractive to foreign investors, and this higher level of demand will place upward pressure on the value of the Yen.

0.8%
Jan, 28 06:30
National CPI ex Fresh Food
National CPI ex Fresh Food
Country:
Date: Jan, 28 06:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.5%
Forecast: 0.3%
Actual: -
Period: Jan

National Consumer Price Index (CPI) is the key gauge for inflation in Japan. Simply put, inflation reflects a decline in the purchasing power of the Yen, where each Yen buys fewer goods and services. In terms of measuring inflation, CPI is the most obvious way to quantify changes in purchasing power. The report tracks changes in the price of a basket of goods and services that a typical Japanese household might purchase. An increase in the index indicates that it takes more Yen to purchase this same set of basic consumer items.

Markets will typically pay more attention to "CPI excluding Fresh Food," because it excludes volatile food prices that can distort overall CPI. The headline figure for CPI is the percentage change in the index on a month to month or year to year basis.

As the most important indicator of inflation, CPI figures are closely followed by the Bank of Japan. Rising Consumer Prices may prompt the BoJ to raise interest rates in order to manage inflation and slow economic growth. Higher interest rates make holding the Yen more attractive to foreign investors, and this higher level of demand will place upward pressure on the value of the Yen.

0.5%
Jan, 28 06:30
Tokyo CPI ex Fresh Food & Energy
Tokyo CPI ex Fresh Food & Energy
Country:
Date: Jan, 28 06:30
Importance: Low
Previous: -0.3%
Forecast: -0.3%
Actual: -
Period: Jan

An indicator of inflation experienced by consumers living in Tokyo, excluding such volatile item as fresh food.

-0.3%
Jan, 28 06:50
Retail Sales
Retail Sales
Country:
Date: Jan, 28 06:50
Importance: Low
Previous: 1.2% m/m; 1.9% y/y
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Dec

Gauge for goods sold at retail outlets in the past month. Retail Sales is a leading indicator for the economy. Rising consumer spending fuels economic growth, confirms signals from consumer confidence, and may spark inflationary pressures.

The headline figure is expressed as the percentage change from the same month last year.

1.2% m/m; 1.9% y/y
Jan, 28 07:30
Producer Price Index
Producer Price Index
Country:
Date: Jan, 28 07:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 1.1% q/q; 2.9% y/y
Forecast: 0.9%; 2.7%
Actual: -
Period: 4 quarter

Measures changes in the selling prices producers charge for goods and services and tracks how prices feed through the production process. Because producers tend to pass on higher costs to consumers as higher retail prices, the PPI is valuable as an early indicator of inflation. Simply put, inflation reflects a decline in the purchasing power of the Dollar, where each dollar buys fewer goods and services. The report also gives insight into how higher prices from raw materials flow toward the final product.

A rise in PPI signals an increase in inflationary pressures. Given the economic instability associated with rising price levels, the Fed often will raise interest rates to check inflation. A low or falling PPI is indicative of declining prices, and may suggest an economic slowdown.

The headline figure is expressed in percentage change of producer price.

Notes: The PPI records prices at various stages of production: raw goods, intermediate goods and finished goods. Though intermediate and crude goods prices do provide insight for future inflationary pressure, it is the price of finished goods that generates most interest for market participants. The finished goods data is able to gauge price pressure before the goods reach the retail market.

1.1% q/q; 2.9% y/y
Jan, 28 12:00
Housing Starts
Housing Starts
Country:
Date: Jan, 28 12:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.848M; 3.7%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Dec

The Housing Starts figure reflects the rate of growth in housing construction. The number of housing starts is an indicator of the strength of Japan 's construction sector and a leading indicator for the direction of the economy as a whole. Housing Starts respond quickly to changes in the business cycle, promptly slowing at the onset of a recession and growing at the beginning of an economic boom. A high Housing Starts figure is generally bullish for the economy, as it indicates overall economic growth.

The headline figures are the year on year percentage change in value of housing starts, and the value of all houses started for construction that year.

0.848M; 3.7%
Jan, 28 13:30
GDP
GDP
Country:
Date: Jan, 28 13:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 3.0% q/q; 3.3% y/y
Forecast: 0.5%
Actual: -
Period: 4 quarter

The Gross Domestic Product is a comprehensive measure of an overall production and consumption of goods and services. GDP serves as one of the primary measures of overall economic well-being. While GDP announcements generally conform to expectations, unanticipated changes in this metric can move markets.

Robust GDP growth signals a heightened level of economic activity and often a higher demand for the domestic currency. At the same time, economic expansion raises concerns about inflationary pressures which may lead monetary authorities to increase interest rates. Thus better than expected GDP figures are generally bullish for the Euro, while negative readings are generally bearish.

Technically, Gross Domestic Product is calculated in the following way:

GDP = C + I + G + (EX - IM)

where

C = private consumption, I = private investment, G = government expenditure, EX = exports of goods and services, IM = imports of goods and services.

French GDP figures, officially called Quarterly National Accounts, are released quarterly. The headline figures are annualized percentage changes in real and nominal GDP.

3.0% q/q; 3.3% y/y
Jan, 28 13:30
Consumer Spending
Consumer Spending
Country:
Date: Jan, 28 13:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.8%
Forecast: 0.1%
Actual: -
Period: Dec

Change in the total value of inflation-adjusted goods expenditures by consumers.

0.8%
Jan, 28 14:00
Import Price Index
Import Price Index
Country:
Date: Jan, 28 14:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 3.0% m/m; 24.7% y/y
Forecast: 1.8%; 25.8%
Actual: -
Period: Dec

This index measures changes in the prices of imports into a country per month.

3.0% m/m; 24.7% y/y
Jan, 28 14:00
Nationwide House Price Index
Nationwide House Price Index
Country:
Date: Jan, 28 14:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 1.0% m/m; 10.4% y/y
Forecast: 0.5%
Actual: -
Period: Jan

Gauge for costs of homes in the United Kingdom. Mortgage data is used to provide a timely measure of the level of prices. House prices give good information current conditions in the housing market. The Index can precurse broader inflationary pressures felt in later more market moving reports should housing price pressures feed into consumer prices.
 

1.0% m/m; 10.4% y/y
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