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Economic Calendar 2018 By MoneyTransferComparison.com

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The table below, detailing the most important economic events that impact currency rates for 2018, 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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Q1 EventsQ2 EventsQ3 EventsQ4 Events

January’s Economic Calendar

Tuesday 2ndUK PMI manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the UK manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)GBP
Wednesday 3rdUS ISM manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the US manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)USD + all currencies
Wednesday 3rdUS Federal Reserve minutesGives a detailed account of discussions at the previous FOMC meetingUSD + all currencies
Thursday 4thUK PMI servicesSurvey on conditions in the UK services sector (50+ equals expansion)GBP
Friday 5thEuro-zone CPI flash inflationChange in headline and core consumer prices, annual rate is most importantEUR
Friday 5thUS employment reportMonthly change in US payrolls, unemployment and average earnings, crucial economic releaseAll currencies, biggest monthly market event
Friday 5thUS ISM non-manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the US non-manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)USD + all currencies
Friday 12thUS retail salesChange in headline and core retail sales,USD +all currencies
Friday 12thUS CPIChange in headline and core consumer pricesUSD + all currencies
Tuesday 16thUK CPIChange in headline and core consumer prices, annual rate is most importantGBP
Wednesday 17thBank of Canada rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Press conference from Governor)CAD
Friday 19thChina GDPAnnual change in GDP, weak data undermines risk appetiteCNY + all currencies
Tuesday 23rdBank of Japan rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Press conference from Governor)JPY + USD
Wednesday 24thNew Zealand CPIChange in consumer prices (quarterly data)NZD
Thursday 25thECB rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Press conference from President)EUR + all currencies
Friday 26thUK GDPChange in GDP on quarter and year (flash data)GBP
Friday 26thUS GDPAnnualised change in GDP on quarterUSD + all currencies
Friday 26thCanada CPIChange in headline and core consumer pricesCAD
Wednesday 31stAustralia CPIChange in consumer prices (quarterly data)AUD
Wednesday 31stFederal Reserve rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statementUSD + all currencies
Wednesday 31stEuro-zone CPI flash inflationChange in headline and core consumer prices, annual rate is most importantEUR

February’s Economic Calendar

Thursday 1stUK PMI manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the UK manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)GBP
Thursday 1stUS ISM manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the US manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)USD + all currencies
Friday 2ndUS employment reportMonthly change in US payrolls, unemployment and average earnings, crucial economic releaseAll currencies, biggest monthly market event
Monday 5thUK PMI servicesSurvey on conditions in the UK services sector (50+ equals expansion)GBP
Monday 5thUS ISM non-manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the US non-manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)USD + all currencies
Tuesday 6thReserve of Bank Australia rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statementAUD
Wednesday 7thReserve Bank of New Zealand rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statementNZD
Thursday 8thBank of England rate decisionDecision on interest rates, policy statement and inflation report (+ Governor’s Press conference)GBP
Tuesday 13thUK CPIChange in headline and core consumer pricesGBP
Wednesday 14thUS CPIChange in headline and core consumer pricesUSD + all currencies
Wednesday 14thUS retail salesChange in headline and core retail salesUSD +all currencies
Wednesday 21stUS Federal Reserve minutesGives a detailed account of discussions at the previous FOMC meetingUSD + all currencies
Friday 23rdCanada CPIChange in headline and core consumer pricesCAD
Wednesday 28thEuro-zone CPI flash inflationChange in headline and core consumer prices, annual rate is most importantEUR
Wednesday 28thUS GDPAnnualised change in GDP on quarter (revised data)USD + all currencies

March’s Economic Calendar

Thursday 1stUK PMI manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the UK manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)GBP
Thursday 1stUS ISM manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the US manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)USD + all currencies
Sunday  4thItaly general electionElections will be held to the Italian parliament (provisional)EUR
Monday 5thUK PMI servicesSurvey on conditions in the UK services sector (50+ equals expansion)GBP
Monday 5thUS ISM non-manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the US non-manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)USD + all currencies
Tuesday 6thReserve of Bank Australia rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statementAUD
Wednesday 7thAustralia GDPChange in GDP on quarter and yearAUD
Wednesday 7thBank of Canada rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statementCAD
Thursday 8thECB rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Press conference from President)EUR + all currencies
Friday 9thBank of Japan rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Press conference from Governor)JPY + USD
Friday 9thUS employment reportMonthly change in US payrolls, unemployment and average earnings, crucial economic releaseAll currencies, biggest monthly market event
Tuesday 13thUS CPIChange in headline and core consumer pricesAll currencies
Wednesday 14thNew Zealand GDPChange in GDP on quarter and yearNZD
Wednesday 14thUS retail salesChange in headline and core retail sales,USD +all currencies
Thursday 15thSwiss National Bank rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Press conference from Chairman)CHF
Tuesday 20thUK CPIChange in headline and core consumer pricesGBP
Wednesday 21stFederal Reserve rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement ( + press conference from Chair)USD + all currencies
Wednesday 21stReserve Bank of New Zealand rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statementNZD
Thursday 22ndBank of England rate decisionDecision on interest rates, policy statement and minutesGBP
Friday 23rdCanada CPIChange in headline and core consumer pricesCAD
Thursday 29thUK current accountUK balance of payments with data on trade, services and investment incomeGBP

April’s Economic Calendar

Monday 2ndUK PMI manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the UK manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)GBP
Monday 2ndUS ISM manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the US manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)USD + all currencies
Tuesday 3rdReserve of Bank Australia rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statementAUD
Wednesday 4thUK PMI servicesSurvey on conditions in the UK services sector (50+ equals expansion)GBP
Wednesday 4thEuro-zone CPI flash inflationChange in headline and core consumer prices, annual rate is most importantEUR
Wednesday 4thUS ISM non-manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the US non-manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)USD + all currencies
Friday 6thUS employment reportMonthly change in US payrolls, unemployment and average earnings, crucial economic releaseAll currencies, biggest monthly market event
Wednesday 11thUS CPIChange in headline and core consumer pricesUSD + all currencies
Wednesday 11thUS Federal Reserve minutesGives a detailed account of discussions at the previous FOMC meetingUSD + all currencies
Monday 16thUS retail salesChange in headline and core retail sales,USD +all currencies
Tuesday 17thUK CPIChange in headline and core consumer pricesGBP
Wednesday 18thChina GDPAnnual change in GDP, weak data undermines risk appetiteCNY + all currencies
Wednesday 18thBank of Canada rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement + Governor’s press conferenceCAD
Wednesday 18thNew Zealand CPIChange in consumer prices (quarterly data)NZD
Friday 20thCanada CPIChange in headline and core consumer pricesCAD
Tuesday 24thAustralia CPIChange in consumer prices (quarterly data)AUD
Thursday 26thECB rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Press conference from President)EUR + all currencies
Friday 27thBank of Japan rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Press conference from Governor)JPY + USD
Friday 27thUK GDPChange in GDP on quarter and year (flash data)GBP
Friday 27thUS GDPAnnualised change in GDP on quarterUSD + all currencies

May’s Economic Calendar

Tuesday 1stUK PMI manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the UK manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)GBP
Tuesday 1stUS ISM manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the US manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)USD + all currencies
Wednesday 2ndFederal Reserve rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statementUSD + all currencies
Thursday 3rdUK PMI servicesSurvey on conditions in the UK services sector (50+ equals expansion)GBP
Thursday 3rdEuro-zone CPI flash inflationChange in headline and core consumer prices, annual rate is most importantEUR
Thursday 3rdUS ISM non-manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the US non-manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)USD + all currencies
Friday 4thUS employment reportMonthly change in US payrolls, unemployment and average earnings, crucial economic releaseAll currencies, biggest monthly market event
Tuesday 8thReserve of Bank Australia rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statementAUD
Wednesday 9thReserve Bank of New Zealand rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Governor press conferenceNZD
Thursday 10thBank of England rate decisionDecision on interest rates, policy statement (+ inflation report and Governor press conference)GBP
Thursday 10thUS CPIChange in headline and core consumer pricesUSD + all currencies
Tuesday 15thUS retail salesChange in headline and core retail sales,USD + all currencies
Friday 18thCanada CPIChange in headline and core consumer pricesCAD
Tuesday 22ndUK CPIChange in headline and core consumer pricesGBP
Wednesday 23rdUS Federal Reserve minutesGives a detailed account of discussions at the previous FOMC meetingUSD + all currencies
Wednesday 30thUS GDPAnnualised change in GDP on quarter (first revision)USD + all currencies
Wednesday 30thBank of Canada rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statementCAD
Wednesday 31stEuro-zone CPI flash inflationChange in headline and core consumer prices, annual rate is most importantEUR

June’s Economic Calendar

Friday 1stUK PMI manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the UK manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)GBP
Friday 1stUS employment reportMonthly change in US payrolls, unemployment and average earnings, crucial economic releaseAll currencies, biggest monthly market event
Friday 1stUS ISM manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the US manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)USD + all currencies
Tuesday 5thReserve of Bank Australia rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statementAUD
Tuesday 5thUK PMI servicesSurvey on conditions in the UK services sector (50+ equals expansion)GBP
Tuesday 5thUS ISM non-manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the US non-manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)USD + all currencies
Wednesday 6thAustralia GDPChange in GDP on quarter and yearAUD
Tuesday 12thUK CPIChange in headline and core consumer pricesGBP
Tuesday 12thUS CPIChange in headline and core consumer pricesUSD + all currencies
Wednesday 13thFederal Reserve rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement + rate projections and Chair press conferenceUSD + all currencies
Thursday 14thSwiss National Bank rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Press conference from Chairman)CHF
Thursday 14thECB rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Press conference from President)EUR + all currencies
Thursday 14thUS retail salesChange in headline and core retail sales,USD + all currencies
Friday 15thBank of Japan rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Press conference from Governor)JPY + USD
Wednesday 20thNew Zealand GDPChange in GDP on quarter and yearNZD
Thursday 21stBank of England rate decisionDecision on interest rates, policy statement and minutesGBP
Friday 22ndCanada CPIChange in headline and core consumer pricesCAD
Wednesday 27thReserve Bank of New Zealand rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Governor press conferenceNZD
Friday 29thUK current accountUK balance of payments with data on trade, services and investment incomeGBP
Friday 29thEuro-zone CPI flash inflationChange in headline and core consumer prices, annual rate is most importantEUR

July’s Economic Calendar

Monday 2ndUK PMI manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the UK manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)GBP
Monday 2ndUS ISM manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the US manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)USD + all currencies
Tuesday 3rdReserve of Bank Australia rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statementAUD
Wednesday 4thUS ISM non-manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the US non-manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)USD + all currencies
Wednesday 4thUS Federal Reserve minutesGives a detailed account of discussions at the previous FOMC meetingUSD + all currencies
Wednesday 4thUK PMI servicesSurvey on conditions in the UK services sector (50+ equals expansion)GBP
Friday 6thUS employment reportMonthly change in US payrolls, unemployment and average earnings, crucial economic releaseAll currencies, biggest monthly market event
Wednesday 11thBank of Canada rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement + Governor press conferenceCAD
Thursday 12thUS CPIChange in headline and core consumer pricesUSD + all currencies
Monday 16thUS retail salesChange in headline and core retail sales,USD + all currencies
Tuesday 17thChina GDPAnnual change in GDP, weak data undermines risk appetiteCNY + all currencies
Tuesday 17thUK CPIChange in headline and core consumer pricesGBP
Tuesday 17thNew Zealand CPIChange in consumer prices (quarterly data)NZD
Friday 20thCanada CPIChange in headline and core consumer pricesCAD
Wednesday 25thAustralia CPIChange in consumer prices (quarterly data)AUD
Thursday 26thUK GDPChange in GDP on quarter and year (flash data)GBP
Thursday 26thECB rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Press conference from President)EUR + all currencies
Friday 27thUS GDPAnnualised change in GDP on quarter (first reading)USD + all currencies
Tuesday 31stBank of Japan rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Press conference from Governor)JPY + USD
Tuesday 31stEuro-zone CPI flash inflationChange in headline and core consumer prices, annual rate is most importantEUR

August’s Economic Calendar

Wednesday 1stUK PMI manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the UK manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)GBP
Wednesday 1stUS ISM manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the US manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)USD + all currencies
Wednesday 1stFederal Reserve rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement + rate projections and Chair press conferenceUSD + all currencies
Thursday 2ndBank of England rate decisionDecision on interest rates, policy statement and minutes + Inflation report + Governor’s conferenceGBP
Friday 3rdUK PMI servicesSurvey on conditions in the UK services sector (50+ equals expansion)GBP
Friday 3rdUS employment reportMonthly change in US payrolls, unemployment and average earnings, crucial economic releaseAll currencies, biggest monthly market event
Friday 3rdUS ISM non-manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the US non-manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)USD + all currencies
Tuesday 7thReserve of Bank Australia rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statementAUD
Wednesday 8thReserve Bank of New Zealand rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Governor press conferenceNZD
Friday 10thUS CPIChange in headline and core consumer pricesUSD + all currencies
Tuesday 14thUK CPIChange in headline and core consumer pricesGBP
Wednesday 15thUS retail salesChange in headline and core retail sales,USD + all currencies
Friday 17thCanada CPIChange in headline and core consumer pricesCAD
Wednesday 22ndUS Federal Reserve minutesGives a detailed account of discussions at the previous FOMC meetingUSD + all currencies
Wednesday 29thUS GDPAnnualised change in GDP on quarter (1st revision)USD + all currencies
Friday 31stEuro-zone CPI flash inflationChange in headline and core consumer prices, annual rate is most importantEUR

September’s Economic Calendar

Monday 3rdUK PMI manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the UK manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)GBP
Monday 3rdUS ISM manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the US manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)USD + all currencies
Tuesday 4thReserve of Bank Australia rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statementAUD
Wednesday 5thAustralia GDPChange in GDP on quarter and yearAUD
Wednesday 5thUK PMI servicesSurvey on conditions in the UK services sector (50+ equals expansion)GBP
Wednesday 5thUS ISM non-manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the US non-manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)USD + all currencies
Wednesday 5thBank of Canada rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement + Governor press conferenceCAD
Friday 7thUS employment reportMonthly change in US payrolls, unemployment and average earnings, crucial economic releaseAll currencies, biggest monthly market event
Thursday 13thSwiss National Bank rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Press conference from Chairman)CHF
Thursday 13thBank of England rate decisionDecision on interest rates, policy statement and minutesGBP
Thursday 13thECB rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Press conference from President)EUR + all currencies
Thursday 13thUS CPIChange in headline and core consumer pricesUSD + all currencies
Friday 14thUS retail salesChange in headline and core retail sales,USD + all currencies
Tuesday 18thUK CPIChange in headline and core consumer pricesGBP
Wednesday 19thBank of Japan rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Press conference from Governor)JPY + USD
Wednesday 19thNew Zealand GDPChange in GDP on quarter and yearNZD
Friday 21stCanada CPIChange in headline and core consumer pricesCAD
Wednesday 26thFederal Reserve rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement + rate projections and Chair press conferenceUSD + all currencies
Wednesday 26thReserve Bank of New Zealand rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Governor press conferenceNZD
Friday 28thUK current accountUK balance of payments with data on trade, services and investment incomeGBP
Friday 28thEuro-zone CPI flash inflationChange in headline and core consumer prices, annual rate is most importantEUR

October’s Economic Calendar

Monday 1stUK PMI manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the UK manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)GBP
Monday 1stUS ISM manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the US manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)USD + all currencies
Tuesday 2ndReserve of Bank Australia rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statementAUD
Wednesday 3rdUK PMI servicesSurvey on conditions in the UK services sector (50+ equals expansion)GBP
Wednesday 3rdUS ISM non-manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the US non-manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)USD + all currencies
Friday 5thUS employment reportMonthly change in US payrolls, unemployment and average earnings, crucial economic releaseAll currencies, biggest monthly market event
Thursday 11thUS CPIChange in headline and core consumer pricesUSD + all currencies
Monday 15thUS retail salesChange in headline and core retail sales,USD + all currencies
Tuesday 16thChina GDPAnnual change in GDP, weak data undermines risk appetiteCNY + all currencies
Tuesday 16thUK CPIChange in headline and core consumer pricesGBP
Tuesday 16thNew Zealand CPIChange in consumer prices (quarterly data)NZD
Wednesday 17thUS Federal Reserve minutesGives a detailed account of discussions at the previous FOMC meetingUSD + all currencies
Friday 19thCanada CPIChange in headline and core consumer pricesCAD
Wednesday 24thBank of Canada rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement + Governor press conferenceCAD
Thursday 25thUK GDPChange in GDP on quarter and year (flash data)GBP
Thursday 25thECB rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Press conference from President)EUR + all currencies
Friday 26thUS GDPAnnualised change in GDP on quarter (first reading)USD + all currencies
Wednesday 31stAustralia CPIChange in consumer prices (quarterly data)AUD
Wednesday 31stBank of Japan rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Press conference from Governor)JPY + USD
Wednesday 31stEuro-zone CPI flash inflationChange in headline and core consumer prices, annual rate is most importantEUR

November’s Economic Calendar

Thursday 1stUK PMI manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the UK manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)GBP
Thursday 1stBank of England rate decisionDecision on interest rates, policy statement and minutes + inflation report + governor conferenceGBP
Thursday 1stUS ISM manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the US manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)USD + all currencies
Friday 2ndUS employment reportMonthly change in US payrolls, unemployment and average earnings, crucial economic releaseAll currencies, biggest monthly market event
Monday 5thUK PMI manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the UK manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)GBP
Monday 5thUS ISM non-manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the US non-manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)USD + all currencies
Tuesday 6thReserve of Bank Australia rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statementAUD
Tuesday 6thUS Congressional electionsElections for all of the House of Representatives and one third of the SenateUSD + all currencies
Wednesday 7thReserve Bank of New Zealand rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Governor press conferenceNZD
Thursday 8thFederal Reserve rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statementUSD + all currencies
Tuesday 13thUK CPIChange in headline and core consumer pricesGBP
Wednesday 14thUS CPIChange in headline and core consumer pricesUSD + all currencies
Thursday 15thUS retail salesChange in headline and core retail sales,USD + all currencies
Friday 23rdCanada CPIChange in headline and core consumer pricesCAD
Wednesday 28thUS GDPAnnualised change in GDP on quarter (1st reading)USD + all currencies
Wednesday 29thUS Federal Reserve minutesGives a detailed account of discussions at the previous FOMC meetingUSD + all currencies
Thursday 30thEuro-zone CPI flash inflationChange in headline and core consumer prices, annual rate is most importantEUR

December’s Economic Calendar

Monday 3rdUK PMI manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the UK manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)GBP
Monday 3rdUS ISM manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the US manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)USD + all currencies
Tuesday 4thReserve of Bank Australia rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statementAUD
Wednesday 6thAustralia GDPChange in GDP on quarter and yearAUD
Wednesday 5thUK PMI manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the UK manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)GBP
Wednesday 5thUS ISM non-manufacturingSurvey on conditions in the US non-manufacturing sector (50+ equals expansion)USD + all currencies
Wednesday 5thBank of Canada rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement + Governor press conferenceCAD
Friday 7thUS employment reportMonthly change in US payrolls, unemployment and average earnings, crucial economic releaseAll currencies, biggest monthly market event
Tuesday 11thUK CPIChange in headline and core consumer pricesUSD + all currencies
Wednesday 12thUS CPIChange in headline and core consumer pricesUSD + all currencies
Thursday 13thSwiss National Bank rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Press conference from Chairman)CHF
Thursday 13thECB rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Press conference from President)EUR + all currencies
Friday 14thUS retail salesChange in headline and core retail sales,USD + all currencies
Wednesday 19thFederal Reserve rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement + rate projections and Chair press conferenceUSD + all currencies
Wednesday 19thNew Zealand GDPChange in GDP on quarter and yearNZD
Thursday 20thBank of Japan rate decisionDecision on interest rates and monetary policy statement (+ Press conference from Governor)JPY + USD
Thursday 20thBank of England rate decisionDecision on interest rates, policy statement and minutesGBP
Friday 21stCanada CPIChange in headline and core consumer pricesCAD

 

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2017’s Economic Calendar

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Q1 EventsQ2 EventsQ3 EventsQ4 Events

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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1 comment

  1. JUDE

    love to know this. thanks

    Posted on January 28, 2018

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