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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.

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January’s Economic Calendar

UK PMI manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the UK manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)GBP
US ISM manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the US manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)USD + all currencies
US Federal Reserve minutesGives a detailed account of discussions at the previous FOMC meetingUSD + all currencies
US ISM non-manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the US non-manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)USD + all currencies
US employment reportMonthly change in US payrolls, unemployment and average earnings, crucial economic releaseAll currencies, biggest monthly market event
China trade balanceTrade balance + change in exports and imports (strong data boosts risk appetite)CNY +all currencies
US retail salesChange in headline and core retail sales,USD +all currencies
China GDPAnnual change in GDP, weak data undermines risk appetiteCNY + all currencies
UK CPIChange in headline and core consumer prices, annual rate is most importantGBP
US CPIChange in headline and core consumer pricesUSD + all currencies
Bank of Canada rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Press conference from Governor)CAD
ECB rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Press conference from President)EUR + all currencies
Canada CPIChange in headline and core consumer pricesCAD
Australia CPIChange in consumer prices (quarterly data)AUD
New Zealand CPIChange in consumer prices (quarterly data)NZD
UK GDPChange in GDP on quarter and year (flash data)GBP
US GDPAnnualised change in GDP on quarterUSD + all currencies
Bank of Japan rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Press conference from Governor)JPY + USD

February’s Economic Calendar

UK PMI manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the UK manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)GBP
US ISM manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the US manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)USD + all currencies
Federal Reserve rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statementUSD + all currencies
Bank of England rate decisionDecision on interest rates, policy statement and inflation report (+ Governor’s Press conference)GBP
US employment reportMonthly change in US payrolls, unemployment and average earnings, crucial economic releaseAll currencies, biggest monthly market event
US ISM non-manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the US non-manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)USD + all currencies
Reserve of Bank Australia rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statementAUD
China trade balanceTrade balance + change in exports and imports (strong data boosts risk appetite)CNY +all currencies
Reserve Bank of New Zealand rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statementNZD
UK CPIChange in headline and core consumer pricesGBP
US CPIChange in headline and core consumer pricesUSD + all currencies
US retail salesChange in headline and core retail salesUSD +all currencies
Fed minutesGives a detailed account of discussions at the previous FOMC meetingUSD + all currencies
Canada CPIChange in headline and core consumer pricesCAD
US GDPAnnualised change in GDP on quarter (revised data)USD + all currencies

March’s Economic Calendar

Australia GDPChange in GDP on quarter and yearAUD
UK PMI manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the UK manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)GBP
US ISM manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the US manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)USD + all currencies
Bank of Canada rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statementCAD
US ISM non-manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the US non-manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)USD + all currencies
Reserve of Bank Australia rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statementAUD
China trade balanceTrade balance + change in exports and imports (strong data boosts risk appetite)CNY
ECB rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Press conference from President)EUR + all currencies
US employment reportMonthly change in US payrolls, unemployment and average earnings, crucial economic releaseAll currencies, biggest monthly market event
Netherlands general electionElections will be held to the Dutch parliament.EUR
US retail salesChange in headline and core retail sales,USD +all currencies
US CPIChange in headline and core consumer pricesAll currencies
Federal Reserve rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement ( + press conference from Chair)USD + all currencies
New Zealand GDPChange in GDP on quarter and yearNZD
Bank of Japan rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Press conference from Governor)JPY + USD
Swiss National Bank rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Press conference from Chairman)CHF
Bank of England rate decisionDecision on interest rates, policy statementGBP
UK CPIChange in headline and core consumer pricesGBP
Reserve Bank of New Zealand rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statementNZD
Canada CPIChange in headline and core consumer pricesCAD
US GDPAnnualised change in GDP on quarter (2nd revision)USD + all currencies
UK current accountUK balance of payments with data on trade account, services and investment incomeGBP

April’s Economic Calendar

UK PMI manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the UK manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)GBP
US ISM manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the US manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)USD + all currencies
Reserve of Bank Australia rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statementAUD
US ISM non-manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the US non-manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)USD + all currencies
US Federal Reserve minutesGives a detailed account of discussions at the previous FOMC meetingUSD + all currencies
US employment reportMonthly change in US payrolls, unemployment and average earnings, crucial economic releaseAll currencies, biggest monthly market event
UK CPIChange in headline and core consumer pricesGBP
Bank of Canada rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement + Governor’s press conferenceCAD
China trade balanceTrade balance + change in exports and imports (strong data boosts risk appetite)CNY
US retail salesChange in headline and core retail sales,USD +all currencies
US CPIChange in headline and core consumer pricesUSD + all currencies
New Zealand CPIChange in consumer prices (quarterly data)NZD
Canada CPIChange in headline and core consumer pricesCAD
French electionFist round of the French Presidential electionEUR
Australia CPIChange in consumer prices (quarterly data)AUD
Bank of Japan rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Press conference from Governor)JPY + USD
ECB rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Press conference from President)EUR + all currencies
UK GDPChange in GDP on quarter and year (flash data)GBP
US GDPAnnualised change in GDP on quarterUSD + all currencies

May’s Economic Calendar

UK PMI manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the UK manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)GBP
US ISM manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the US manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)USD + all currencies
Reserve of Bank Australia rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statementAUD
US ISM non-manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the US non-manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)USD + all currencies
Federal Reserve rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statementUSD + all currencies
US employment reportMonthly change in US payrolls, unemployment and average earnings, crucial economic releaseAll currencies, biggest monthly market event
French electionSecond round of the French Presidential electionEUR
China trade balanceTrade balance + change in exports and imports (strong data boosts risk appetite)CNY
Reserve Bank of New Zealand rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Governor press conferenceNZD
Bank of England rate decisionDecision on interest rates, policy statement (+ inflation report and Governor press conference)GBP
US retail salesChange in headline and core retail sales,USD + all currencies
US CPIChange in headline and core consumer pricesUSD + all currencies
UK CPIChange in headline and core consumer pricesGBP
Canada CPIChange in headline and core consumer pricesCAD
Bank of Canada rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statementCAD
US Federal Reserve minutesGives a detailed account of discussions at the previous FOMC meetingUSD + all currencies
US GDPAnnualised change in GDP on quarter (first revision)USD + all currencies
Australia GDPChange in GDP on quarter and yearAUD

June’s Economic Calendar

UK PMI manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the UK manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)GBP
US ISM manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the US manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)USD + all currencies
US employment reportMonthly change in US payrolls, unemployment and average earnings, crucial economic releaseAll currencies, biggest monthly market event
US ISM non-manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the US non-manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)USD + all currencies
Reserve of Bank Australia rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statementAUD
China trade balanceTrade balance + change in exports and imports (strong data boosts risk appetite)CNY
ECB rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Press conference from President)EUR + all currencies
UK CPIChange in headline and core consumer pricesGBP
US retail salesChange in headline and core retail sales,USD + all currencies
US CPIChange in headline and core consumer pricesUSD + all currencies
Federal Reserve rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement + rate projections and Chair press conferenceUSD + all currencies
New Zealand GDPChange in GDP on quarter and yearNZD
Swiss National Bank rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Press conference from Chairman)CHF
Bank of England rate decisionDecision on interest rates, policy statement and minutesGBP
Bank of Japan rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Press conference from Governor)JPY + USD
Canada CPIChange in headline and core consumer pricesCAD
Reserve Bank of New Zealand rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Governor press conferenceNZD
US GDPAnnualised change in GDP on quarter (2nd revision)USD + all currencies

July’s Economic Calendar

UK PMI manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the UK manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)GBP
US ISM manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the US manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)USD + all currencies
Reserve of Bank Australia rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statementAUD
US ISM non-manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the US non-manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)USD + all currencies
US Federal Reserve minutesGives a detailed account of discussions at the previous FOMC meetingUSD + all currencies
US employment reportMonthly change in US payrolls, unemployment and average earnings, crucial economic releaseAll currencies, biggest monthly market event
Bank of Canada rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement + Governor press conferenceCAD
China trade balanceTrade balance + change in exports and imports (strong data boosts risk appetite)CNY
US retail salesChange in headline and core retail sales,USD + all currencies
US CPIChange in headline and core consumer pricesUSD + all currencies
UK CPIChange in headline and core consumer pricesGBP
New Zealand CPIChange in consumer prices (quarterly data)NZD
Bank of Japan rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Press conference from Governor)JPY + USD
ECB rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Press conference from President)EUR + all currencies
Canada CPIChange in headline and core consumer pricesCAD
Australia CPIChange in consumer prices (quarterly data)AUD
UK GDPChange in GDP on quarter and year (flash data)GBP
Federal Reserve rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement + rate projections and Chair press conferenceUSD + all currencies
US GDPAnnualised change in GDP on quarter (first reading)USD + all currencies

August’s Economic Calendar

Reserve of Bank Australia rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statementAUD
UK PMI manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the UK manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)GBP
US ISM manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the US manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)USD + all currencies
Bank of England rate decisionDecision on interest rates, policy statement and minutes + Inflation report + Governor’s conferenceGBP
US ISM non-manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the US non-manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)USD + all currencies
US employment reportMonthly change in US payrolls, unemployment and average earnings, crucial economic releaseAll currencies, biggest monthly market event
China trade balanceTrade balance + change in exports and imports (strong data boosts risk appetite)CNY
Reserve Bank of New Zealand rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Governor press conferenceNZD
US CPIChange in headline and core consumer pricesUSD + all currencies
UK CPIChange in headline and core consumer pricesGBP
US retail salesChange in headline and core retail sales,USD + all currencies
US Federal Reserve minutesGives a detailed account of discussions at the previous FOMC meetingUSD + all currencies
Canada CPIChange in headline and core consumer pricesCAD
US GDPAnnualised change in GDP on quarter (1st revision)USD + all currencies

September’s Economic Calendar

UK PMI manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the UK manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)GBP
US employment reportMonthly change in US payrolls, unemployment and average earnings, crucial economic releaseAll currencies, biggest monthly market event
US ISM manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the US manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)USD + all currencies
Reserve of Bank Australia rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statementAUD
US ISM non-manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the US non-manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)USD + all currencies
Australia GDPChange in GDP on quarter and yearAUD
Bank of Canada rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement + Governor press conferenceCAD
ECB rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Press conference from President)EUR + all currencies
China trade balanceTrade balance + change in exports and imports (strong data boosts risk appetite)CNY
UK CPIChange in headline and core consumer pricesGBP
New Zealand GDPChange in GDP on quarter and yearNZD
Swiss National Bank rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Press conference from Chairman)CHF
Bank of England rate decisionDecision on interest rates, policy statement and minutesGBP
US CPIChange in headline and core consumer pricesUSD + all currencies
US retail salesChange in headline and core retail sales,USD + all currencies
Federal Reserve rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement + rate projections and Chair press conferenceUSD + all currencies
Bank of Japan rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Press conference from Governor)JPY + USD
Canada CPIChange in headline and core consumer pricesCAD
Reserve Bank of New Zealand rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Governor press conferenceNZD
US GDPAnnualised change in GDP on quarter (2nd revision)USD + all currencies

October’s Economic Calendar

UK PMI manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the UK manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)GBP
US ISM manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the US manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)USD + all currencies
Reserve of Bank Australia rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statementAUD
US ISM non-manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the US non-manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)USD + all currencies
US employment reportMonthly change in US payrolls, unemployment and average earnings, crucial economic releaseAll currencies, biggest monthly market event
US Federal Reserve minutesGives a detailed account of discussions at the previous FOMC meetingUSD + all currencies
China trade balanceTrade balance + change in exports and imports (strong data boosts risk appetite)CNY
US retail salesChange in headline and core retail sales,USD + all currencies
US CPIChange in headline and core consumer pricesUSD + all currencies
UK CPIChange in headline and core consumer pricesGBP
New Zealand CPIChange in consumer prices (quarterly data)NZD
Canada CPIChange in headline and core consumer pricesCAD
Australia CPIChange in consumer prices (quarterly data)AUD
UK GDPChange in GDP on quarter and year (flash data)GBP
Bank of Canada rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement + Governor press conferenceCAD
ECB rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Press conference from President)EUR + all currencies
US GDPAnnualised change in GDP on quarter (first reading)USD + all currencies
Bank of Japan rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Press conference from Governor)JPY + USD

November’s Economic Calendar

UK PMI manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the UK manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)GBP
US ISM manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the US manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)USD + all currencies
Federal Reserve rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statementUSD + all currencies
Bank of England rate decisionDecision on interest rates, policy statement and minutes + inflation report + governor conferenceGBP
US employment reportMonthly change in US payrolls, unemployment and average earnings, crucial economic releaseAll currencies, biggest monthly market event
US ISM non-manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the US non-manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)USD + all currencies
Reserve of Bank Australia rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statementAUD
China trade balanceTrade balance + change in exports and imports (strong data boosts risk appetite)CNY
Reserve Bank of New Zealand rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Governor press conferenceNZD
UK CPIChange in headline and core consumer pricesGBP
US retail salesChange in headline and core retail sales,USD + all currencies
US CPIChange in headline and core consumer pricesUSD + all currencies
Canada CPIChange in headline and core consumer pricesCAD
US Federal Reserve minutesGives a detailed account of discussions at the previous FOMC meetingUSD + all currencies
US GDPAnnualised change in GDP on quarter (1st reading)USD + all currencies

December’s Economic Calendar

UK PMI manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the UK manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)GBP
US ISM manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the US manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)USD + all currencies
Reserve of Bank Australia rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statementAUD
US ISM non-manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the US non-manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)USD + all currencies
Australia GDPChange in GDP on quarter and yearAUD
Bank of Canada rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement + Governor press conferenceCAD
China trade balanceTrade balance + change in exports and imports (strong data boosts risk appetite)CNY
US employment reportMonthly change in US payrolls, unemployment and average earnings, crucial economic releaseAll currencies, biggest monthly market event
UK CPIChange in headline and core consumer pricesUSD + all currencies
US CPIChange in headline and core consumer pricesUSD + all currencies
Federal Reserve rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement + rate projections and Chair press conferenceUSD + all currencies
New Zealand GDPChange in GDP on quarter and yearNZD
Swiss National Bank rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Press conference from Chairman)CHF
Bank of England rate decisionDecision on interest rates, policy statement and minutes
ECB rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Press conference from President)EUR + all currencies
Bank of Japan rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Press conference from Governor)JPY + USD
US GDPAnnualised change in GDP on quarter (2nd revision)USD + all currencies
Canada CPIChange in headline and core consumer pricesCAD

 

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