Asia and the entire Asia Pacific Rim has become an important region to watch economically. Not only is the world’s second largest economy (China) located there, but a number of economically developing countries.
The Asian and Pacific Rim has become a zone of interest to investors in the Forex, Equity and Commodities markets. Here is a list of indicators of note in the region.
|GDP||This number reflects the total output of goods and services in China.||Quarterly and annual|
|Industrial Production||Reflects the output of a countries factories and indicates whether production is increasing or contracting.|
|Retail Sales||Indicates whether or not consumers are buying big ticket products like cars or refrigerators.||Monthly|
|Business Confidence||The levels of optimism business have regarding the economy.||Monthly|
|Balance of Trade||Indicates whether China has a trade deficit or not.||Quarterly|
|Consumer Confidence||The level of optimism the population of Japan has regarding the health of the economy.||Monthly|
|GDP||This number reflects the total output of goods and services in Japan.||Monthly and Quarterly|
|Inflation||Indicates the level of Japan’s Inflation rate both monthly, quarterly and yearly.||Quarterly|
|Business Confidence||The level of optimism businesses have regarding the economy.||Monthly|
|GDP||This number reflects the total output of goods and services in Australia.||Around the 10th of the month|
|Imports||Indicates the amount of products coming into Australia||Monthly|
|Rate Decision||First Tuesday of every month|
|Unemployment||The level of unemployment in Australia’s workforce||Around the 12th of the month|