Business Activity Statistics

Business Activity Statistics

 United States    Date Change Subscribe
Core Retail Sales (Change) -1.0 Dec 2014
Existing Home Sales 5,590 Jul 2015 +2.01 %
FHFA House Price Index (Annual Change) 7.4 Jan 2014
FHFA House Price Index (Change) 0.5 Jan 2014
Housing Starts (Change) -0.3 Oct 2011
Industrial Production (Change) 0.6 Jul 2015
Pending Home Sales Index 110.9 Jul 2015 +0.45 %
Purchasing Manager Index 51.3 Jan 2014 -9.20 %
Refinery Capacity 17,962.0 Aug 21, 2015 -- 
Refinery Capacity Utilization 94.5 Aug 21, 2015 -0.60 
Retail Sales (Change) -0.9 Dec 2014
S&P Home Price Index Composite (Annual Change) 10.3 Mar 2013
S&P Home Price Index Composite (Change) 1.4 Mar 2013
S&P Home Price Index Composite 20 (Annual Change) 10.9 Mar 2013
S&P Home Price Index Composite 20 (Change) 1.4 Mar 2013
 Canada    Date Change Subscribe
Core Retail Sales (Change) 0.20 Aug 2013
Housing Starts 193 Jul 2015 -4.98 %
Ivey Purchasing Manager Index 52.9 Jul 2015 -5.37 %
Retail Sales (Change) 0.2 Aug 2013
 United Kingdom    Date Change Subscribe
Index of Production (Change) -0.4 Jun 2015
Retail Sales Index 110.7 Jul 2015 -- 
Retail Sales Index (Annual Change) 4.3 Jul 2015
Retail Sales Index (Monthly Change) 0.5 Jul 2015
 Euro Zone    Date Change Subscribe
Monthly Industrial Production (Change) -1.76 Aug 2014
Monthly Retail Trade (Change) 1.24 Aug 2014
 Switzerland    Date Change Subscribe
Annual Core Retail Sales 6.4 Sep 2008
Annual Retail Sales -2.8 Jun 2015
Industrial Production 144.69 Q4 2011 +0.97 %
SVME PMI 48.7 Jul 2015 -2.60 %
 Japan    Date Change Subscribe
Industrial Production (Change) 1.7 Apr 2013
Retail Trade (Change) -13.1 Jan 2012
Retail Trade Index (Change) -13.0 Jan 2012
 Australia    Date Change Subscribe
Retail Trade (Change) 0.7 Jun 2015
Retail Trade Quarterly (Change) 0.8 Q4 2008
 New Zealand    Date Change Subscribe
Core Retail Trade (Change) 23.84 Dec 2010
Retail Trade (Change) 18.71 Dec 2010
Business Activity indicators vary country by country, but in general are designed to show monthly trends in national business activity. Indicators common to many countries include retail sales (monthly reports tracking the level of consumer spending) and industrial production (reports showing total value of output for factories, mines, utilities, and so on). These indicators are calculated differently by each country, so cannot be used to compare country to country.