Economic Indicators Cheat Sheet

Indicator Released By: Release Date:
Asset Purchase Facility (APF), UK Bank of England Quarterly, after the end of each quarter
Building Permits, U.S. U.S. Census Bureau Monthly, on or around the 17th of every month
Consumer Confidence Index (CCI), U.S. The Conference Board Monthly, on the last Tuesday of every month
Consumer Price Index (CPI), U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Monthly, approx. mid-month
Durable Goods Orders, U.S. U.S. Census Bureau Monthly, on or around the 20th of every month
Employment Cost Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Quarterly (last Thursday of April, July, November, January)
Gross Domestic Product (GDP), U. S. Bureau of Economic Analysis Quarterly (Final Release: 3 months after end of quarter)
Housing Starts, U.S. U.S. Census Bureau Monthly, on or around the 17th of every month
Industrial Production, U.S. Federal Reserve Board Monthly
Initial Jobless Claims, U.S. Department of Labor Weekly, every Thursday before market open
Interest Rate Decision National governments/Central banks Depending on the country/economic region
Money Supply, U.S. Federal Reserve Board Weekly, every Thursday
Non-farm Payrolls, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Monthly, on the first Thursday of every month
Personal Income, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis Monthly, approx. 4-5 weeks after end of month
Producer Price Index (PPI), U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Monthly
Retail Sales, U.S. U.S. Census Bureau Monthly, on or around the 13th of every month
Trade Balance, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis Monthly, on or around the 19th of every month
Unemployment Rate, U.S. U.S. Department of Labor Monthly, on the first Thursday of every month
Did you know?

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