Macro-Economic Indicators

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A range of macro-economic and trade data plotting the health of the global economy.

GDP Growth: Leading Economies

China's economy grew at an annual rate of 7.7% in the fourth quarter of 2013, down slightly from the 7.8% growth in the third quarter. Figures for the...

GDP Growth: BRIC Economies

China's economy grew at an annual rate of 7.7% in the fourth quarter of 2013, down slightly from the 7.8% growth in the third quarter. Figures for the...

Manufacturing PMI

The JP Morgan Global Manufacturing PMI (Purchasing Managers Index) registered 52.4 in March 2014, a 5-month low.

Manufacturing PMI measures the...

Consumer Price Index (CPI)

Since peaking at 6.5% in July 2011, the annual rate of inflation for China had generally been following a downward trend, although 2013 saw a number...

Interest Rates

The European Central Bank (ECB) cut interest rates to 0.25%, effective from November 2013. This is the fifth cut since the ECB increased rates to...

Exchange Rates: Euro

The chart shows the monthly average exchange rate for the euro.

Exchange Rates: British Pound Sterling

The chart shows the average monthly exchange rates for the sterling.

Exchange Rates: US Dollar

The chart shows the monthly average exchange rates for the US dollar.

Exchange Rates: Japanese Yen

The chart shows the monthly average exchange rate for the Japanese Yen.

The euro, dollar and sterling peaked against the yen in June 2007. The...

Inventories: US Manufacturers' and Trade Inventories

February combined value of distributive trade sales and manufacturers’ shipments for February was estimated at $1,311.8 billion, up 0.8% from...

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