US indicators

Here are a number of Economic Indicators out of the United States; after all, this is the world’s largest economy. These are the most widely watched indicators you must be aware of for your CFD online trading.

NAME DESCRIPTION DATE
Non-Farm Payrolls  Total number of paid US workers excluding government and farm employees. Released first Friday of every month.
Trade Balance or US Trade Deficit The total difference in value between exports and imports. Released every month on the 10th at 8:30 EST.
CPI (Consumer Price Index) A gauge of consumer inflation based on a fixed basket of good. Does not include food and energy. Released every month on the 15th at 8:30 am EST.
Manufacturing ISM Report A report of US factory manufacturing, released by the Institute for Supply Management. Released on the first business day of every month at 10:00 EST.
Michigan Consumer Confidence A gauge of consumer confidence in the US economy. This survey is based on a monthly survey of 5,000 US homes. Preliminary report released on the 15th day of every month. The final report is released on the final Tuesday of the month.
GDP (Gross Domestic Product) The total output of goods and services produced in the country. Quarterly and yearly numbers released. Every month the quarterly data is calculated and released to the public at the end of the month.
New Orders for Durable Goods Shows what durable goods orders are placed with manufacturers for both immediate and future deliveries. This indicator is seasonally adjusted.
PPI – Finished Goods Measures inflation at the producer level. This does not include services. Around the 15th of every month.
US Unemployment Rate (%) The number of those unemployed in the US, as a percentage of the total workforce (not including those not seeking employment). First Thursday every month.
Residential Building Permits Permits provided for constructing new homes for single and multi-family units. Third Tuesday Every month.
Industrial Production Measures production in US factories, mines and utilities. Measures capacity, available resources and growth. Third Tuesday of every month.
Housing Starts The number of new homes whose construction was initiated during the reported period. Around the 17th of every month.