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calendar-iconThe table below, detailing the most important economic events that impact currency rates for 2017, can help you prepare in finding the right timing to send money abroad or hedge against currency movements. These are only the most important events throughout all year.

Notes:

  • Initial market reaction is based on difference between actual data and expected data
  • The marekt focus does change during the year
  • Release dates can be changed depending on circumstances
  • Release dates are based on GMT
  • View today’s up to date currency rates here.
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January

UK PMI manufacturing Survey on conditions in the UK manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion) GBP
US ISM manufacturing Survey on conditions in the US manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion) USD + all currencies
US Federal Reserve minutes Gives a detailed account of discussions at the previous FOMC meeting USD + all currencies
US ISM non-manufacturing Survey on conditions in the US non-manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion) USD + all currencies
US employment report Monthly change in US payrolls, unemployment and average earnings, crucial economic release All currencies, biggest monthly market event
China trade balance Trade balance + change in exports and imports (strong data boosts risk appetite) CNY +all currencies
US retail sales Change in headline and core retail sales, USD +all currencies
China GDP Annual change in GDP, weak data undermines risk appetite CNY + all currencies
UK CPI Change in headline and core consumer prices, annual rate is most important GBP
US CPI Change in headline and core consumer prices USD + all currencies
Bank of Canada rate decision Decision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Press conference from Governor) CAD
ECB rate decision Decision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Press conference from President) EUR + all currencies
Canada CPI Change in headline and core consumer prices CAD
Australia CPI Change in consumer prices (quarterly data) AUD
New Zealand CPI Change in consumer prices (quarterly data) NZD
UK GDP Change in GDP on quarter and year (flash data) GBP
US GDP Annualised change in GDP on quarter USD + all currencies
Bank of Japan rate decision Decision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Press conference from Governor) JPY + USD

February

UK PMI manufacturing Survey on conditions in the UK manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion) GBP
US ISM manufacturing Survey on conditions in the US manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion) USD + all currencies
Federal Reserve rate decision Decision on interest rates and monetary policy statement USD + all currencies
Bank of England rate decision Decision on interest rates, policy statement and inflation report (+ Governor’s Press conference) GBP
US employment report Monthly change in US payrolls, unemployment and average earnings, crucial economic release All currencies, biggest monthly market event
US ISM non-manufacturing Survey on conditions in the US non-manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion) USD + all currencies
Reserve of Bank Australia rate decision Decision on interest rates and monetary policy statement AUD
China trade balance Trade balance + change in exports and imports (strong data boosts risk appetite) CNY +all currencies
Reserve Bank of New Zealand rate decision Decision on interest rates and monetary policy statement NZD
UK CPI Change in headline and core consumer prices GBP
US CPI Change in headline and core consumer prices USD + all currencies
US retail sales Change in headline and core retail sales USD +all currencies
Fed minutes Gives a detailed account of discussions at the previous FOMC meeting USD + all currencies
Canada CPI Change in headline and core consumer prices CAD
US GDP Annualised change in GDP on quarter (revised data) USD + all currencies

March

Australia GDP Change in GDP on quarter and year AUD
UK PMI manufacturing Survey on conditions in the UK manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion) GBP
US ISM manufacturing Survey on conditions in the US manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion) USD + all currencies
Bank of Canada rate decision Decision on interest rates and monetary policy statement CAD
US ISM non-manufacturing Survey on conditions in the US non-manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion) USD + all currencies
Reserve of Bank Australia rate decision Decision on interest rates and monetary policy statement AUD
China trade balance Trade balance + change in exports and imports (strong data boosts risk appetite) CNY
ECB rate decision Decision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Press conference from President) EUR + all currencies
US employment report Monthly change in US payrolls, unemployment and average earnings, crucial economic release All currencies, biggest monthly market event
Netherlands general election Elections will be held to the Dutch parliament. EUR
US retail sales Change in headline and core retail sales, USD +all currencies
US CPI Change in headline and core consumer prices All currencies
Federal Reserve rate decision Decision on interest rates and monetary policy statement ( + press conference from Chair) USD + all currencies
New Zealand GDP Change in GDP on quarter and year NZD
Bank of Japan rate decision Decision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Press conference from Governor) JPY + USD
Swiss National Bank rate decision Decision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Press conference from Chairman) CHF
Bank of England rate decision Decision on interest rates, policy statement GBP
UK CPI Change in headline and core consumer prices GBP
Reserve Bank of New Zealand rate decision Decision on interest rates and monetary policy statement NZD
Canada CPI Change in headline and core consumer prices CAD
US GDP Annualised change in GDP on quarter (2nd revision) USD + all currencies
UK current account UK balance of payments with data on trade account, services and investment income GBP

April

UK PMI manufacturing Survey on conditions in the UK manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion) GBP
US ISM manufacturing Survey on conditions in the US manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion) USD + all currencies
Reserve of Bank Australia rate decision Decision on interest rates and monetary policy statement AUD
US ISM non-manufacturing Survey on conditions in the US non-manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion) USD + all currencies
US Federal Reserve minutes Gives a detailed account of discussions at the previous FOMC meeting USD + all currencies
US employment report Monthly change in US payrolls, unemployment and average earnings, crucial economic release All currencies, biggest monthly market event
UK CPI Change in headline and core consumer prices GBP
Bank of Canada rate decision Decision on interest rates and monetary policy statement + Governor’s press conference CAD
China trade balance Trade balance + change in exports and imports (strong data boosts risk appetite) CNY
US retail sales Change in headline and core retail sales, USD +all currencies
US CPI Change in headline and core consumer prices USD + all currencies
New Zealand CPI Change in consumer prices (quarterly data) NZD
Canada CPI Change in headline and core consumer prices CAD
French election Fist round of the French Presidential election EUR
Australia CPI Change in consumer prices (quarterly data) AUD
Bank of Japan rate decision Decision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Press conference from Governor) JPY + USD
ECB rate decision Decision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Press conference from President) EUR + all currencies
UK GDP Change in GDP on quarter and year (flash data) GBP
US GDP Annualised change in GDP on quarter USD + all currencies

May

UK PMI manufacturing Survey on conditions in the UK manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion) GBP
US ISM manufacturing Survey on conditions in the US manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion) USD + all currencies
Reserve of Bank Australia rate decision Decision on interest rates and monetary policy statement AUD
US ISM non-manufacturing Survey on conditions in the US non-manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion) USD + all currencies
Federal Reserve rate decision Decision on interest rates and monetary policy statement USD + all currencies
US employment report Monthly change in US payrolls, unemployment and average earnings, crucial economic release All currencies, biggest monthly market event
French election Second round of the French Presidential election EUR
China trade balance Trade balance + change in exports and imports (strong data boosts risk appetite) CNY
Reserve Bank of New Zealand rate decision Decision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Governor press conference NZD
Bank of England rate decision Decision on interest rates, policy statement (+ inflation report and Governor press conference) GBP
US retail sales Change in headline and core retail sales, USD + all currencies
US CPI Change in headline and core consumer prices USD + all currencies
UK CPI Change in headline and core consumer prices GBP
Canada CPI Change in headline and core consumer prices CAD
Bank of Canada rate decision Decision on interest rates and monetary policy statement CAD
US Federal Reserve minutes Gives a detailed account of discussions at the previous FOMC meeting USD + all currencies
US GDP Annualised change in GDP on quarter (first revision) USD + all currencies
Australia GDP Change in GDP on quarter and year AUD

June

UK PMI manufacturing Survey on conditions in the UK manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion) GBP
US ISM manufacturing Survey on conditions in the US manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion) USD + all currencies
US employment report Monthly change in US payrolls, unemployment and average earnings, crucial economic release All currencies, biggest monthly market event
US ISM non-manufacturing Survey on conditions in the US non-manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion) USD + all currencies
Reserve of Bank Australia rate decision Decision on interest rates and monetary policy statement AUD
China trade balance Trade balance + change in exports and imports (strong data boosts risk appetite) CNY
ECB rate decision Decision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Press conference from President) EUR + all currencies
UK CPI Change in headline and core consumer prices GBP
US retail sales Change in headline and core retail sales, USD + all currencies
US CPI Change in headline and core consumer prices USD + all currencies
Federal Reserve rate decision Decision on interest rates and monetary policy statement + rate projections and Chair press conference USD + all currencies
New Zealand GDP Change in GDP on quarter and year NZD
Swiss National Bank rate decision Decision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Press conference from Chairman) CHF
Bank of England rate decision Decision on interest rates, policy statement and minutes GBP
Bank of Japan rate decision Decision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Press conference from Governor) JPY + USD
Canada CPI Change in headline and core consumer prices CAD
Reserve Bank of New Zealand rate decision Decision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Governor press conference NZD
US GDP Annualised change in GDP on quarter (2nd revision) USD + all currencies

July

UK PMI manufacturing Survey on conditions in the UK manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion) GBP
US ISM manufacturing Survey on conditions in the US manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion) USD + all currencies
Reserve of Bank Australia rate decision Decision on interest rates and monetary policy statement AUD
US ISM non-manufacturing Survey on conditions in the US non-manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion) USD + all currencies
US Federal Reserve minutes Gives a detailed account of discussions at the previous FOMC meeting USD + all currencies
US employment report Monthly change in US payrolls, unemployment and average earnings, crucial economic release All currencies, biggest monthly market event
Bank of Canada rate decision Decision on interest rates and monetary policy statement + Governor press conference CAD
China trade balance Trade balance + change in exports and imports (strong data boosts risk appetite) CNY
US retail sales Change in headline and core retail sales, USD + all currencies
US CPI Change in headline and core consumer prices USD + all currencies
UK CPI Change in headline and core consumer prices GBP
New Zealand CPI Change in consumer prices (quarterly data) NZD
Bank of Japan rate decision Decision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Press conference from Governor) JPY + USD
ECB rate decision Decision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Press conference from President) EUR + all currencies
Canada CPI Change in headline and core consumer prices CAD
Australia CPI Change in consumer prices (quarterly data) AUD
UK GDP Change in GDP on quarter and year (flash data) GBP
Federal Reserve rate decision Decision on interest rates and monetary policy statement + rate projections and Chair press conference USD + all currencies
US GDP Annualised change in GDP on quarter (first reading) USD + all currencies

August

Reserve of Bank Australia rate decision Decision on interest rates and monetary policy statement AUD
UK PMI manufacturing Survey on conditions in the UK manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion) GBP
US ISM manufacturing Survey on conditions in the US manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion) USD + all currencies
Bank of England rate decision Decision on interest rates, policy statement and minutes + Inflation report + Governor’s conference GBP
US ISM non-manufacturing Survey on conditions in the US non-manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion) USD + all currencies
US employment report Monthly change in US payrolls, unemployment and average earnings, crucial economic release All currencies, biggest monthly market event
China trade balance Trade balance + change in exports and imports (strong data boosts risk appetite) CNY
Reserve Bank of New Zealand rate decision Decision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Governor press conference NZD
US CPI Change in headline and core consumer prices USD + all currencies
UK CPI Change in headline and core consumer prices GBP
US retail sales Change in headline and core retail sales, USD + all currencies
US Federal Reserve minutes Gives a detailed account of discussions at the previous FOMC meeting USD + all currencies
Canada CPI Change in headline and core consumer prices CAD
US GDP Annualised change in GDP on quarter (1st revision) USD + all currencies

September

UK PMI manufacturing Survey on conditions in the UK manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion) GBP
US employment report Monthly change in US payrolls, unemployment and average earnings, crucial economic release All currencies, biggest monthly market event
US ISM manufacturing Survey on conditions in the US manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion) USD + all currencies
Reserve of Bank Australia rate decision Decision on interest rates and monetary policy statement AUD
US ISM non-manufacturing Survey on conditions in the US non-manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion) USD + all currencies
Australia GDP Change in GDP on quarter and year AUD
Bank of Canada rate decision Decision on interest rates and monetary policy statement + Governor press conference CAD
ECB rate decision Decision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Press conference from President) EUR + all currencies
China trade balance Trade balance + change in exports and imports (strong data boosts risk appetite) CNY
UK CPI Change in headline and core consumer prices GBP
New Zealand GDP Change in GDP on quarter and year NZD
Swiss National Bank rate decision Decision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Press conference from Chairman) CHF
Bank of England rate decision Decision on interest rates, policy statement and minutes GBP
US CPI Change in headline and core consumer prices USD + all currencies
US retail sales Change in headline and core retail sales, USD + all currencies
Federal Reserve rate decision Decision on interest rates and monetary policy statement + rate projections and Chair press conference USD + all currencies
Bank of Japan rate decision Decision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Press conference from Governor) JPY + USD
Canada CPI Change in headline and core consumer prices CAD
Reserve Bank of New Zealand rate decision Decision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Governor press conference NZD
US GDP Annualised change in GDP on quarter (2nd revision) USD + all currencies

October

UK PMI manufacturing Survey on conditions in the UK manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion) GBP
US ISM manufacturing Survey on conditions in the US manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion) USD + all currencies
Reserve of Bank Australia rate decision Decision on interest rates and monetary policy statement AUD
US ISM non-manufacturing Survey on conditions in the US non-manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion) USD + all currencies
US employment report Monthly change in US payrolls, unemployment and average earnings, crucial economic release All currencies, biggest monthly market event
US Federal Reserve minutes Gives a detailed account of discussions at the previous FOMC meeting USD + all currencies
China trade balance Trade balance + change in exports and imports (strong data boosts risk appetite) CNY
US retail sales Change in headline and core retail sales, USD + all currencies
US CPI Change in headline and core consumer prices USD + all currencies
UK CPI Change in headline and core consumer prices GBP
New Zealand CPI Change in consumer prices (quarterly data) NZD
Canada CPI Change in headline and core consumer prices CAD
Australia CPI Change in consumer prices (quarterly data) AUD
UK GDP Change in GDP on quarter and year (flash data) GBP
Bank of Canada rate decision Decision on interest rates and monetary policy statement + Governor press conference CAD
ECB rate decision Decision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Press conference from President) EUR + all currencies
US GDP Annualised change in GDP on quarter (first reading) USD + all currencies
Bank of Japan rate decision Decision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Press conference from Governor) JPY + USD

November

UK PMI manufacturing Survey on conditions in the UK manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion) GBP
US ISM manufacturing Survey on conditions in the US manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion) USD + all currencies
Federal Reserve rate decision Decision on interest rates and monetary policy statement USD + all currencies
Bank of England rate decision Decision on interest rates, policy statement and minutes + inflation report + governor conference GBP
US employment report Monthly change in US payrolls, unemployment and average earnings, crucial economic release All currencies, biggest monthly market event
US ISM non-manufacturing Survey on conditions in the US non-manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion) USD + all currencies
Reserve of Bank Australia rate decision Decision on interest rates and monetary policy statement AUD
China trade balance Trade balance + change in exports and imports (strong data boosts risk appetite) CNY
Reserve Bank of New Zealand rate decision Decision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Governor press conference NZD
UK CPI Change in headline and core consumer prices GBP
US retail sales Change in headline and core retail sales, USD + all currencies
US CPI Change in headline and core consumer prices USD + all currencies
Canada CPI Change in headline and core consumer prices CAD
US Federal Reserve minutes Gives a detailed account of discussions at the previous FOMC meeting USD + all currencies
US GDP Annualised change in GDP on quarter (1st reading) USD + all currencies

December

UK PMI manufacturing Survey on conditions in the UK manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion) GBP
US ISM manufacturing Survey on conditions in the US manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion) USD + all currencies
Reserve of Bank Australia rate decision Decision on interest rates and monetary policy statement AUD
US ISM non-manufacturing Survey on conditions in the US non-manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion) USD + all currencies
Australia GDP Change in GDP on quarter and year AUD
Bank of Canada rate decision Decision on interest rates and monetary policy statement + Governor press conference CAD
China trade balance Trade balance + change in exports and imports (strong data boosts risk appetite) CNY
US employment report Monthly change in US payrolls, unemployment and average earnings, crucial economic release All currencies, biggest monthly market event
UK CPI Change in headline and core consumer prices USD + all currencies
US CPI Change in headline and core consumer prices USD + all currencies
Federal Reserve rate decision Decision on interest rates and monetary policy statement + rate projections and Chair press conference USD + all currencies
New Zealand GDP Change in GDP on quarter and year NZD
Swiss National Bank rate decision Decision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Press conference from Chairman) CHF
Bank of England rate decision Decision on interest rates, policy statement and minutes
ECB rate decision Decision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Press conference from President) EUR + all currencies
Bank of Japan rate decision Decision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Press conference from Governor) JPY + USD
US GDP Annualised change in GDP on quarter (2nd revision) USD + all currencies
Canada CPI Change in headline and core consumer prices CAD

 

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