Date
GMT+01:00
Event Value
May, 18 23:45
Producer Price Index
Producer Price Index
Country:
Date: May, 18 23:45
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.0% q/q; 0.4% q/q
Forecast: 0.1% q/q; 0.2% q/q
Actual: -
Period: 1 quarter
In New Zealand, the Producer Price Index measures the average change in price of goods and services sold by manufacturers and producers in the wholesale market during a given period.
0.0% q/q; 0.4% q/q
May, 19 01:30
Westpac Consumer Sentiment
Westpac Consumer Sentiment
Country:
Date: May, 19 01:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 118.8; 6.2%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: May

Consumer Sentiment (or Consumer Confidence) measures the level of confidence households have in economic performance. Generally rising consumer confidence acts as a precursor to higher consumer expenditures which drive economic expansion.

118.8; 6.2%
May, 19 01:30
MI Leading Index
MI Leading Index
Country:
Date: May, 19 01:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.4%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Apr

A leading indicator for Australian economic activity calculated by Melbourne Institute.

0.4%
May, 19 02:30
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Wage Cost Index
Wage Cost Index
Country:
Date: May, 19 02:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 0.6% q/q; 1.4% y/y
Forecast: 0.5% q/q; 1.6% y/y
Actual: -
Period: 1 quarter

Measures quarterly changes in Australian wages. Two versions of the Labor Price Index exist: one which includes bonuses, and one which excludes them. The Labor Price Index is similar to the US Employment Cost Index, an early indicator of wages pressure on inflation. An increase in the index suggests rising inflation pressures because firms tend to eventually pass higher labor costs onto consumers in the form of higher prices.

The headline figure is the quarterly percentage change in the Labor Price Index.

Technical note: The index is constructed by combining 8 separate indexes. The 4 wage price indices are:
• ordinary time hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses index
• ordinary time hourly rates of pay including bonuses index
• total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses index
• total hourly rates of pay including bonuses index

The 4 non-wage price indices are:
• annual and public holiday leave
• superannuation
• payroll tax
• workers' compensation

0.6% q/q; 1.4% y/y
May, 19 05:30
Industrial Production
Industrial Production
Country:
Date: May, 19 05:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 2.2% m/m; 4.0% y/y
Forecast: 2.2% m/m; 4.0% y/y
Actual: -
Period: Mar

Measures the per volume change in output from mining, quarrying, manufacturing, energy and construction sectors in Japan. Industrial production is significant as a short-term indicator of the strength of Japanese industrial activity. High or rising Industrial Production figures suggest increased production and economic expansion. However, uncontrolled levels of production and consumption can spark inflation.

The report is only a preliminary estimate figure that does not move the markets much. The figure is released in headlines as a monthly percent change.

2.2% m/m; 4.0% y/y
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