Euro-Zone Economic Indicators

Overview – There are thousands of economic indicators released in European Union relevant to the Foreign Exchange Market. Below we have laid out the market’s most watched. You will find detailed definitions, comprehensive analysis and an explanation of how each report may affect the market.

Type of Economic Report
Balance of Payments

GDP and Output Report
Confidence and Sentiment Reports
Prices, Wages and Sales Figures
Monetary Policy – Money and Interest Rates
Employment
Housing

 

Rarely affects markets
Moderate market impact
Tends to move markets on release

Balance of Payments
Euro-zone Trade Balance
German Current Account
German Trade Balance
German Exports
German Imports
German Import Price Index
French Current Account
GDP and Output Report

Euro-zone Gross Domestic Product
Euro-zone Gross Fixed Capital Formation (GFCF)
Euro-zone Household Consumption
Euro-zone Industrial Production
Euro-zone Industrial New Orders
Bloomberg Euro-zone Retail Purchasing Managers
Euro-zone Construction Production Index
Euro-zone Government Expenditures
German Annual Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
German Domestic Demand
German Private Consumption
German Industrial Production
German Factory Orders
German Equipment Investment
German Government Spending
French Gross Domestic Product Quarterly (GDP)
French Industrial Production

Confidence and Sentiment Reports

ZEW Survey
OECD Euro-zone Leading Indicator
Euro-zone Confidence and Sentiment Indicators
Euro-zone Manufacturing PMI
Euro-zone Services PMI
German IFO Business Climate Survey
German GfK Consumer Confidence
German PMI Manufacturing
German PMI Services
French Business Confidence Indicator
French Consumer Confidence

Prices, Wages and Sales Figures

Euro-zone Consumer Price Index (CPI) and Core
Euro-zone CPI Flash Estimate
Euro-zone Producer Price Index (PPI)
Euro-zone Labor Costs
Euro-zone M3
Euro-zone Retail Trade (Sales)
Euro-zone New Car Registrations
German Consumer Price Index (CPI) & Core
German Six States CPI
German Producer Prices (PPI)
Gemran Wholesale Price Index
German Import Price Index
German Retail Sales
French Consumer Price Index (CPI)
French Producer Prices (PPI)

Monetary Policy – Money and Interest Rates

ECB Rate Announcement and Press Conference
ECB President Speaks
ECB Council Member Speaks
ECB Chief Economist Speaks
EU Finance Ministers Meet
Euro-zone M3

Employment

Euro-zone Unemployment Rate
Euro-zone Labor Costs
German Employment Change
German Unemployment Rate
French Unemployment Rate

Housing

Euro-zone Construction Production Index
German Construction Investment
French Housing Starts 3M