GDP and Output Reports by Country

Overview – GDP and output reports give insight into production levels and expectations for future output. Figures such as GDP are often used as overall gauges for the health of an economy. Other reports like ISM Manufacturing and Machine Tool Orders focus on business optimism and future expectations for growth, giving insight into economic trends to come.We’ve detailed below the most important reports on output and business optimism – detailing their definition and possible impact on the markets.Country

United States

United Kingdom
New Zealand


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


United States – USD
Gross Domestic Product – GDP Tends to move markets on release
ISM Manufacturing Tends to move markets on release
Philadelphia Fed Survey Tends to move markets on release
Empire State Manufacturing Survey Tends to move markets on release
Durable Goods Orders Tends to move markets on release
Business Inventories Rarely affects markets
Wholesale Inventories Rarely affects markets
Factory Orders Rarely affects markets
Industry Productivity and Costs Rarely affects markets
Capacity Utilization Rarely affects markets
Industrial Production Rarely affects markets
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Survey Rarely affects markets
Chicago PMI Rarely affects markets
ISM Non-Manufacturing Rarely affects markets
EIA Crude Oil Stocks Rarely affects markets
Monthly Budget Statement Rarely affects markets
Euro-Zone – EUR

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


Japan – JPY

Japanese Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
Japanese Industrial Production
Machine Tool Orders
All Industry Activity Index
Capital Spending
Capital Spending Including Software
Japanese Capacity Utilization
Japanese Machine Orders
Japanese Shipments
Japanese Coincident Index


United Kingdom – GBP

British Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
NIESR GDP Estimate – UK
British Industrial Production
CBI Industrial Trends Survey – UK
Manufacturing PMI – UK
Pre Budget Report – UK
Public Finances – UK
Public Sector Net Borrowing – UK


Canada – CAD

Canadian Gross Domestic Product Quarterly (GDP)
Ivey Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) – Canada
Survey of Manufacturing – Canada
Manufacturing Inventory to Shipment (IS) Ratio – Canada
Consumption Spending – Canada
Labour Productivity – Canada
Capacity Utilization Rate – Canada


Switzerland – CHF

Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
Swiss Industrial Production
SVME Manufacturing PMI
UBS Consumption Indicator


Australia – AUD

Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
Private New Capital Expenditures and Expected Expenditures
Inventories – Australia
AIG Performance of Service Index
Company Operating Profits


New Zealand – NZD

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) – New Zealand
Performance of Manufacturing Index (PMI) – New Zealand
Manufacturing Activity Report – New Zealand