India Imports of Printed Books, Newspapers, Pictures  1996-2017 | Data

Imports of Printed Books, Newspapers, Pictures in India decreased to 47.48 USD Million in 2016 from 200.29 USD Million in 2015. Imports of Printed Books, Newspapers, Pictures in India averaged 348.87 USD Million from 1996 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 697.10 USD Million in 2007 and a record low of 47.48 USD Million in 2016.

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India Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -9840.90 -10369.40 258.90 -20210.90 USD Million [+]
Exports 22115.03 23884.97 30541.44 59.01 USD Million [+]
Imports 31955.90 34254.30 45281.90 117.40 USD Million [+]
Current Account -3400.00 -300.00 7360.00 -31857.20 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -1.25 -1.31 2.28 -4.82 percent [+]
External Debt 484300.00 479658.00 485078.00 96392.00 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 57.90 60.20 100.00 57.90 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows -17.51 155.56 766.96 -271.46 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 3081.00 2043.00 5670.00 -60.00 USD Million [+]
Remittances 9942.81 9686.59 12293.40 5999.10 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 983000.00 1037000.00 1037000.00 129286.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 557.77 557.77 557.77 357.75 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 736.00 746.00 813.00 526.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 7.48 7.75 8.09 7.22 [+]
Weapons Sales 33.00 53.00 53.00 1.00 USD Million [+]


India Imports by Country Last
Bulgaria 710384.00 INR TML May/14
Lithuania 270966.00 INR TML Jun/14
Estonia 12391.00 INR TML Apr/14
Venezuela 9320.02 INR TML Mar/13
Germany 6715.66 INR TML Mar/13
Kuwait 4207.38 INR TML Mar/13
Mexico 4018.53 INR TML Mar/13
Chile 2868.66 INR TML Mar/13
Colombia 1887.00 INR TML Mar/13
Ukraine 1180.04 INR TML Mar/13
Peru 690.64 INR TML Mar/13
Austria 374.61 INR TML Mar/13
China 356.23 INR Billion Sep/16
Poland 342.88 INR TML Mar/13
Slovenia 287.80 INR TML Apr/14
Czech Republic 285.86 INR TML Mar/13
Turkey 280.52 INR TML Mar/13
Argentina 277.22 INR TML Mar/13
Norway 170.50 INR TML Mar/13
Hungary 165.68 INR TML Mar/13
India Imports by Category Last
Non Pol Items 10814469.00 INR Million Oct/16
Capital Goods 3310916.00 INR Million Mar/14
Non Pol Items 1770953.50 INR Million Oct/16
Capital Goods 273188.00 INR Million Aug/14
Non Oil 161644.50 USD Million Oct/16
Food & Related Items 65149.00 INR Million Mar/14
Oil 46438.65 USD Million Oct/16
Non Oil 26532.05 USD Million Oct/16
Mineral Fuels 13704.73 USD Million Dec/16
Precious Metals 7626.20 USD Million Dec/16
Oil 7141.48 USD Million Oct/16
Railway Or Tramway Locomotives 5094.96 USD Million Dec/16
Electrical Machinery Etc 4664.90 USD Million Dec/16
Organic Chemicals 2368.49 USD Million Dec/16
Plastic & Articles Thereof 1970.59 USD Million Dec/16
Animal Or Vegetable Fats & Oils & Thei 1563.96 USD Million Dec/16
Clocks & Watches & Parts Thereof 1066.73 USD Million Dec/16
Inorganic Chemicals 811.47 USD Million Dec/16
Ores, Slag & Ash, 779.73 USD Million Dec/16
Miscellaneous Chemical Products 726.54 USD Million Dec/16

India Imports of Printed Books, Newspapers, Pictures Notes

This page includes a chart with historical data for India Imports of Printed Books, Newspapers, Pictures. India Imports of Printed Books, Newspapers, Pictures - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
47.48 200.29 697.10 47.48 1996 - 2016 USD Million Yearly
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Tuesday January 12 2016
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Monday December 14 2015
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Tuesday December 01 2015
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Monday November 30 2015
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Monday November 16 2015
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Thursday November 12 2015
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Wednesday October 14 2015
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Monday October 12 2015
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Tuesday September 29 2015
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Monday September 14 2015
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Monday September 14 2015
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Monday August 31 2015
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Friday August 14 2015
India WPI Deflation Worsens in July  
Indian wholesale prices fell 4.05 percent year-on-year in July of 2015, following a 2.40 percent drop in the previous month and missing market forecasts, as cost of petrol declined further while prices of food dropped. The wholesale inflation has been in negative territory since November of 2014.
Wednesday August 12 2015
Inflation Rate in India At Record Low in July  
Consumer prices in India increased 3.8 percent year-on-year in July of 2015, down from 5.4 percent reported in May. It is the lowest figure on record as food cost rose at a slower pace.
Tuesday August 04 2015
RBI Holds Policy Rate Unchanged  
The Reserve Bank of India left its benchmark repo rate at 7.25 percent, as expected. Policymakers said they await greater transmission of its monetary easing cycle embarking since January this year and leave possibilities for a more accommodative policies, depending on inflation outlook and possible action from the Federal Reserve.
Tuesday July 14 2015
India WPI Deflation at 2.40% in June  
Indian wholesale prices fell 2.40 percent year-on-year in June of 2015, following a 2.36 percent drop in the previous month, as the decline in cost of petrol eased while prices of food slowed further. The wholesale inflation has been in negative territory since November of 2014.
Monday July 13 2015
India's Inflation Rate at 8-Month High  
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Monday June 15 2015
India WPI Deflation Eases in May  
Indian wholesale prices fell 2.36 percent year-on-year in May of 2015, following a 2.65 percent drop in the previous month, as a decline in petrol prices eased while food cost slowed. The index has been in the negative territory since November 2014.
Friday June 12 2015
India Consumer Inflation Rises to 5.01% in May  
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Tuesday June 02 2015
India Cuts Repo Rate for a Third Time This Year  
The Reserve Bank of India cut its benchmark policy rate by 25 bps to 7.25 percent as expected during the June 2nd meeting saying that the move is a more appropriate given low capacity utilization, mixed indicators of recovery, and subdued investment and credit growth.
Friday May 29 2015
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Thursday May 14 2015
India WPI Deflation Worsens in April  
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Tuesday May 12 2015
India Consumer Inflation Falls to 5-Month Low  
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Wednesday April 15 2015
India WPI Deflation Deepens in March  
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Monday April 13 2015
India Consumer Inflation Slows Slightly  
India annual CPI inflation decreased to 5.17 percent in March of 2015 from 5.37 percent in February, below market expectations. It is the lowest rate in three months due to a slowdown in food cost.
Tuesday April 07 2015
RBI Holds Policy Rate Unchanged  
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Monday March 16 2015
India WPI Deflation Deepest Since 1976  
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Thursday March 12 2015
India Consumer Inflation At 4-Month High  
India CPI inflation increased to 5.37 percent in February of 2015 from a revised 5.19 percent in the previous month driven by higher food prices.
Wednesday March 04 2015
RBI Cuts Repo Rate to 7.5%  
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Monday February 16 2015
India WPI Inflation Turns Negative  
Indian wholesale prices dropped 0.39 percent year-on-year in January of 2015, following a 0.11 percent increase in the previous month, as petrol prices declined. It is the first negative figure since June of 2009.
Thursday February 12 2015
India Consumer Inflation Rises on New Base Year  
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Monday February 09 2015
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Tuesday February 03 2015
India Holds Policy Rate Unchanged  
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Thursday January 15 2015
India Cuts Policy Rate to 7.75%  
The Reserve Bank of India cut its benchmark policy repo rate by 25 bps to 7.75 percent in a surprise meeting on January 15th, aiming to boost growth amid slowing inflation. Policymakers also signaled further monetary easing, depending on continuing disinflationary pressures, fiscal consolidation and supply constraints.
Friday January 16 2015
India Wholesale Inflation at 0.11% in December  
Indian wholesale prices increased by 0.11 percent in December of 2014 after being flat in the previous month driven by a surge in food cost.
Monday January 12 2015
India Consumer Inflation Climbs to 5%  
Indian CPI inflation increased for the first time in five months to 5 percent in December of 2014 from a record-low of 4.38 percent the previous month and driven by higher food prices.
Monday December 15 2014
India's Wholesale Prices Unchanged in November  
Indian wholesale price inflation was recorded at 0 percent in November, down from 1.77 percent in October. It is the lowest rate in nearly 5-1/2 years, mainly due to a fall in fuel prices and lower food cost.
Friday December 12 2014
India Consumer Inflation at 4.38%  
Indian consumer inflation slowed for the fourth straight month to a fresh record-low of 4.38 percent in November as food prices kept its downward trend.
Tuesday December 02 2014
India Leaves Monetary Policy Unchanged  
The Reserve Bank of India left the benchmark repo rate on hold at 8 percent on December 2nd, saying a change in monetary policy in current conditions is premature. However, policymakers added that adjustments may occur next year if inflation continues to ease and fiscal developments are encouraging.
Friday November 28 2014
India Economic Growth Weakens in Q3  
India's GDP advanced faster than expected 5.3 percent in the third quarter of 2014, yet below 5.7 percent reported from April to June. The expansion was dragged down by weaker manufacturing while services growth remained strong.
Friday November 14 2014
India WPI Down Further in October  
Indian annual wholesale price inflation was recorded at 1.77 percent in October, slowing further from a 2.38 percent increase in September. It is the lowest rate since October of 2009, mainly due to a fall in prices of food and petrol.
Friday November 14 2014
India Consumer Inflation Beats Expectations  
Indian consumer inflation eased to a new record-low of 5.52 percent in October of 2014 as food prices slowed sharply.
Tuesday October 14 2014
India WPI Inflation Falls to New Five-Year Low in September  
Indian annual wholesale price inflation was recorded at 2.38 percent in September of 2014, slowing from a 3.74 percent increase in August. It is the lowest rate since October of 2009, mainly due to a fall in prices of food and petrol.
Monday October 13 2014
India Consumer Inflation Down to Record Low  
Indian consumer inflation slowed for the second consecutive month to 6.46 percent in September of 2014, from a revised 7.73 percent in August. It is the lowest rate on record mainly driven by lower food prices.
Tuesday September 30 2014
India Keeps Policy Rate at 8%  
At its September 30th meeting, the Reserve Bank of India left the repo rate on hold at 8 percent, waiting for more evidence that inflation rate is slowing.
Monday September 15 2014
India WPI Inflation Down to 5-Year Low  
Indian wholesale price index rose 3.74 percent year-on-year in August of 2014, slowing from a 5.19 percent increase in July. It is the lowest rate since October of 2009 mainly due to a fall in prices of vegetables and oil.
Friday September 12 2014
India Consumer Inflation Edges Down in August  
Indian consumer prices rose by an annual 7.8 percent in August of 2014, slowing slightly from 7.96 percent in July. Provisional estimates showed the annual food inflation accelerated to 9.42 percent.
Friday August 29 2014
India Economy Expands 5.7% in Q2  
India's GDP advanced faster than expected 5.7 percent in the second quarter of 2014, up from 4.6 percent expansion reported in the first three month of the year. It is the highest growth rate reported since the fourth quarter of 2011.
Thursday August 14 2014
India's WPI Inflation At Five-Month Low in July  
India's wholesale price inflation in July eased to a five-month low of 5.19 percent, as cost of fuel moderated.
Tuesday August 12 2014
India Inflation Rate Surges in July  
Indian annual inflation rate accelerated to 7.96 percent in July of 2014 from 7.31 percent in the previous month driven by higher food prices.
Tuesday August 05 2014
Reserve Bank of India Leaves Rate on Hold  
At its August 5th meeting, the Reserve Bank of India left the repo rate at 8 percent, but cut the amount of government bonds banks must hold with the central bank by 50 bps to 22 percent, aiming to increase bank credit.
Monday July 14 2014
India Consumer Inflation Down to Record Low  
Indian consumer prices rose by an annual 7.31 percent in June of 2014, the lowest rate on record. The inflation rate slowed for the second straight month, due to lower food prices.
Monday July 14 2014
India Wholesale Inflation Slows in June  
Indian wholesale annual inflation rate slowed to 5.43 percent in June of 2014 from 6.01 percent in the previous month. It is the lowest rate in four months, as prices of onion and vegetables fell further and fuel cost rose at the slowest pace this year.
Monday June 16 2014
India WPI Inflation Up to 5-Month High  
Indian wholesale annual inflation rate accelerated to 6.01 percent in May of 2014 from 5.2 percent in the previous month, driven by higher fuel and food cost.
Thursday June 12 2014
India Consumer Inflation Declines in May  
Indian annual consumer prices decelerated to 8.28 percent in May of 2014 from 8.59 percent in April. It is the lowest rate in three months as food prices slowed slightly.
Tuesday June 03 2014
India Holds Policy Rate at 8%  
At its June 3rd, 2014 meeting, Reserve Bank of India left the repo rate at 8 percent, but cut the amount of government bonds banks must hold with the central bank - the statutory liquidity ratio - by 50 bps to 22.5 percent, aiming to increase bank credit.
Friday May 30 2014
Indian Economic Growth Decelerates in Q1  
In the first quarter of 2014, India's GDP growth slowed to 4.6 percent yoy from a 4.7 percent expansion registered in the previous period. The output was mainly hurt by a contraction in the manufacturing sector.
Thursday May 15 2014
India WPI Inflation Slows in April  
Indian wholesale inflation rate decelerated to a two-month low of 5.2 percent in April of 2014 from 5.7 percent in the previous month, as prices of food and fuel slowed.
Monday May 12 2014
India Consumer Inflation Up to 3-Month High  
Indian annual consumer prices accelerated for the second straight month to 8.59 percent in April of 2014, from 8.31 percent in March, driven by higher cost of fruits and vegetables.
Tuesday April 15 2014
India Consumer Inflation Edges Up in March  
Indian annual consumer prices accelerated in March for the first time in four months to 8.31 percent, up from a revised 8.03 percent in February, driven by higher food prices.
Tuesday April 15 2014
India Wholesale Inflation Up to 3-Month High  
In March of 2014, India wholesale prices accelerated to an annual 5.7 percent on higher food, fuel and manufacturing cost, breaking a three-month easing trend.
Tuesday April 01 2014
India Leaves Rates on Hold  
In its April 1st, 2014 meeting, Reserve Bank of India decided to leave the policy repo rate unchanged at 8 percent and decided to officially start using consumer price inflation to determine its monetary policy.
Friday March 14 2014
India Wholesale Inflation Slows for 3rd Straight Month  
In February of 2014, Indian annual wholesale price index decelerated to 4.68 percent, reaching the lowest rate in nine months, as food and fuel prices moderated. A year ago, the inflation was recorded at 7.28 percent.
Wednesday March 12 2014
India Consumer Inflation Edges Down in February  
Indian annual inflation rate slowed to a 25-month low of 8.1 percent in February of 2014. Provisional figures showed prices of vegetables eased the most on the year.
Friday February 28 2014
Indian GDP Grows Below Expectations  
In the fourth quarter of 2013, Indian economic growth slowed to 4.7 percent over a year earlier, down from a 4.8 percent expansion in the previous period, hurt by a contraction in manufacturing and mining output.
Friday February 14 2014
India Wholesale Inflation Slows to 8-Month Low  
In January of 2014, Indian annual WPI eased for the second straight month to 5.05 percent, the lowest rate since May of 2013, as food prices slowed and mineral cost fell.
Wednesday February 12 2014
India Consumer Inflation Slows to 24-Month Low  
In January of 2014, Indian consumer price inflation decelerated to 8.79 percent, the lowest annual rate since January of 2012, due to lower food prices.
Tuesday January 28 2014
Reserve Bank of India Raises Rates  
In its January 2014 meeting, Reserve Bank of India decided to raise the policy repo rate by 25 bps to 8 percent to handle currency pressure and curb persistently high inflation.
Wednesday January 15 2014
Indian WPI Slows to 5-Month Low in December  
In December of 2013, Indian headline inflation rate slowed to 6.16 percent, the lowest rate in five months as vegetable prices, mainly onions, slowed due to a new harvest. On a monthly basis, prices fell 1.27 percent.
Wednesday December 18 2013
Reserve Bank of India Leaves Policy Rates on Hold  
In its December meeting, the Reserve Bank of India kept its rates on hold following two successive 25 basis points hikes. The Bank decided to wait for further data despite high levels of inflation.
Monday December 16 2013
Indian WPI Inflation Rises to 14-Month High in November  
In November, India's headline inflation rate edged up to 7.5 percent, from 7.0 percent a month earlier. Prices rose at its faster pace since September of 2012 mainly due to higher food articles and energy costs.
Friday November 29 2013
Indian GDP Growth Beats Expectations  
In the third quarter of 2013, Indian economy advanced 4.8 percent over a year earlier, up from 4.4 percent in the previous three-month period, led by a surge in agriculture production and construction. Although third quarter figures came above market expectations, the economy grew below 5 percent for the fourth straight quarter.
Thursday November 14 2013
Indian Wholesale Inflation Accelerates to 7% in October  
In October of 2013, India’s annual headline inflation rose for the fifth straight month to an eight-month high of 7 percent, mainly due to higher prices of fuel and manufactured goods.
Tuesday October 29 2013
India Raises Policy Repo Rate to 7.75%  
The Reserve Bank of India has raised its policy repo rate for the second consecutive month by 25 basis points to fight high inflation and rolled back an emergency measure put in place in July to support the rupee.
Monday October 14 2013
Indian Inflation Speeds Up to 7-Month High in September  
In September, India's headline inflation rate based on monthly WPI rose to 6.5 percent from 6.1 percent in August, hitting its highest level since February of 2013. The speed up is broadly due to higher prices for food.
Friday September 20 2013
Reserve Bank of India Raises the Repo Rate to 7.5%  
The Reserve Bank of India decided on September 20th to raise the repo rate by 25 bps to 7.5 percent, in an attempt to refrain inflationary pressures. At the same time, it reduced the marginal standing facility rate by 75 bps to 9.5 percent to preserve the value of the rupee, while scaled back the minimum daily cash reserve ratio banks must keep with the central bank.
Monday September 16 2013
Indian Inflation Rate Rises to 6.1% in August  
In August, India's headline inflation rate, based on monthly WPI, rose to 6.10 percent from 5.79 percent in July and is the highest in six months. The speed up is mainly due to higher prices for food and energy.
Friday August 30 2013
India’s Economy Expands 4.4% in Q2  
India's Gross Domestic Product grew at 4.4 percent in the second quarter of 2013, the worst quarterly rate since 2002, hurt by a decline in mining and manufacturing.
Wednesday August 14 2013
Indian Inflation Rises to 5-Month High in July  
In July, India's headline inflation rate, based on monthly WPI, rose to 5.79 percent from 4.86 percent in June, mainly driven by higher food prices and more expensive imports due to a falling rupee.
Tuesday July 30 2013
Reserve Bank of India Leaves Rates on Hold  
Reserve Bank of India decided on July 30th to leave the repo rate unchanged at 7.25 percent, to support the rupee and citing increasing risks to growth outlook.
Monday July 15 2013
India's Annual Inflation Rate Up to 4.86% in June  
India's annual rate of inflation, based on monthly WPI, quickened to 4.86 percent in June as compared to 4.70 percent in May due to higher cost of food.
Monday June 17 2013
India's Reserve Bank Keeps Rates Unchanged Amid Inflationary Risks  
The RBI decided to keep the policy repo rate under the liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) unchanged at 7.25 per cent and to keep the cash reserve ratio of scheduled banks unchanged at 4.0 per cent of their net demand and time liabilities. The Central Bank warned of upward risks to inflation posed by a falling rupee and increases in food prices.
Friday June 14 2013
India's Inflation Slows to 4.7% in May  
India's annual rate of inflation, based on the Wholesale Price Index, stood at 4.70 percent (provisional) for the month of May as compared to 4.9 percent in the previous month, the lowest level in more than three years.
Monday August 12 2013
India's Economy is Bound for Slower Growth in 2013  
In recent months, Indian government has introduced pro-business economic reforms and outlined plans to increase spending on capital investment and large-scale social programs. Yet, it looks like is too little and too late. In the first three months of 2013, the GDP growth slowed to 4.8 percent and it is likely to go down further due to weak consumption, capital investment and declining government spending.
Friday May 31 2013
India's Economy Makes Timid Recovery in Q1  
India's quarterly Gross Domestic Product grew at 4.8 percent in the first quarter of 2013, only slightly better than an upwardly revised 4.7 percent growth in the previous three months. While Services were the largest contributor to growth, Manufacturing rose only 2.6 percent, Electricity, gas and water supply increased 2.8 percent, Agriculture, forestry and fishing were up 1.4 per cent and Mining and quarrying declined 3.1 percent.
Tuesday May 14 2013
India Inflation Rate Down to 4.9% in April  
The annual rate of inflation, based on monthly WPI, stood at 4.89 percent for the month of April 2013 (over April 2012) as compared to 5.96 percent for the previous month and 7.50 percent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Build up inflation rate in the financial year so far was 0.53 percent compared to a build up rate of 1.55 percent in the corresponding period of the previous year.
Monday May 13 2013
India Trade Deficit Widens in April  
India’s trade deficit rose in April from the same month a year earlier as imports of gold and silver increased more than twice, underlying an improvement in exports.
Friday May 03 2013
Reserve Bank of India Cuts Interest Rate by 25bps to 7.25%  
Based on an assessment of the current and prospective macroeconomic situation, the RBI has decided to reduce the policy repo rate under the liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) by 25 basis points from 7.5 per cent to 7.25 percent.
Thursday April 18 2013
India Trade Deficit Narrows in March  
India's exports rose 15 percent in February 2013 from a year earlier to INR 1678 billion, while imports rose 5 percent to INR 2239 billion leaving a trade deficit of INR 561 billion, according to trade ministry data.
Monday April 15 2013
India Inflation Rate Down to 5.96% in March  
The annual rate of inflation, based on monthly WPI, stood at 5.96 percent for the month of March, 2013 (over March, 2012) as compared to 6.84 percent for the previous month and 7.69 percent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Build up inflation rate in the financial year so far was 5.96 percent compared to a build-up rate of 7.69 percent in the corresponding period of the previous year.
Tuesday March 19 2013
Reserve Bank of India Cuts Interest Rate by 25 Basis Points  
Based on an assessment of the current macroeconomic situation, the Reserve Bank of India decided to reduce the policy repo rate under the liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) by 25 basis points from 7.75 percent to 7.5 percent with immediate effect. Consequently, the reverse repo rate under the LAF stands adjusted to 6.5 percent and the marginal standing facility rate and the Bank Rate to 8.5 percent with immediate effect.
Thursday March 14 2013
India Inflation Rate Up tp 6.84% in February  
The annual rate of inflation, based on monthly WPI, stood at 6.84% (Provisional) for the month of February, 2013 (over February, 2012) as compared to 6.62% (Provisional) for the previous month and 7.56% during the corresponding month of the previous year. Build up inflation in the financial year so far was 5.71% compared to a build up of 6.56% in the corresponding period of the previous year.
Monday March 11 2013
India Trade Deficit Narrows in February  
India's exports rose 4.25 per cent in February 2013 from a year earlier to INR 1412 Billion, while imports rose 2.6 per cent to INR 2214 billion, leaving a trade deficit of INR 802 billion, according to trade ministry data.
Friday May 31 2013
India’s GDP Growth Slows More Than Expected  
Recent updates for India are showing further deterioration of its economy. In the first three months of 2013, the GDP growth slowed to 4.8 percent; the ninth consecutive quarter of expansion below 8 percent.
Thursday February 28 2013
India's Economic Growth Eases More than Expected in Q4  
In the fourth quarter of 2012, India's economy grew only 4.5 percent due to the widespread weakness in farm, mining and manufacturing output.
Thursday February 28 2013
India's GDP Growth Slows to 4.5% in Q4  
India's quarterly GDP at factor cost at constant (2004-05) prices for Q3 of 2012-13 is estimated at Rs. 14,11,594 crore, as against Rs. 13,51,252 crore in Q3 of 2011-12, showing a growth rate of 4.5 percent over the corresponding quarter of previous year.
Thursday February 14 2013
India Inflation Slows to 6.62 Percent in January of 2013  
The annual rate of inflation, based on monthly WPI, stood at 6.62% for the month of January of 2013 (over January of 2012) as compared to 7.18% for the previous month and 7.23% during the corresponding month of the previous year. Build up inflation in the financial year so far was 5.09% compared to a build up of 6.15% in the corresponding period of the previous year.
Wednesday February 13 2013
India's Trade Deficit Widens in January  
India recorded a trade deficit of Rs. 1086.12 billion in January of 2013, compared to a Rs. 965.73 billion deficit in the previous month.
Tuesday January 29 2013
India's Central Bank Cuts Interest Rates By 25 Basis Points  
The Reserve Bank of India decided to cut its reference interest rate from 8 percent to 7.75 percent.
Friday January 18 2013
India's Trade Deficit Narrows in December  
India's trade deficit stood at Rs. 965.73 billion in December.
Monday January 14 2013
India Inflation Rate at 7.18 Percent in December  
The annual rate of inflation, based on monthly WPI, stood at 7.18 percent for the month of December of 2012 over December of 2011 as compared to 7.24 percent for the previous month and 7.74 percent during the corresponding month of the previous year.
Tuesday December 18 2012
India Keeps Interest Rate Unchanged  
On the basis of the current macroeconomic assessment, the Reserve Bank of India has been decided to keep the cash reserve ratio unchanged at 4.25 per cent and keep the policy repo rate under the liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) unchanged at 8.0 per cent.
Friday December 14 2012
India Inflation Down to 7.24 Percent in November  
The annual rate of inflation, based on monthly WPI, stood at 7.24 percent (Provisional) for the month of November, 2012 (over November, 2011) as compared to 7.45 percent (Provisional) for the previous month and 9.46 percent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Build up inflation in the financial year so far was 4.84 percent compared to a build up of 5.28 percent in the corresponding period of the previous year.
Wednesday December 12 2012
India Annual Inflation Rate Down to 7.45 Percent in October  
The annual rate of inflation, based on monthly WPI, stood at 7.45 percent (Provisional) for the month of October, 2012 (over October, 2011) as compared to 7.81 percent (Provisional) for the previous month and 9.87 percent during the corresponding month of the previous year.
Tuesday December 11 2012
India's Trade Deficit Narrows in November  
India's trade deficit stood at Rs. 1056.48 billion in November as imports increase to Rs. 2277.96 billion while exports sink to 1221.48 billion.
Tuesday December 11 2012
India Keeps Interest Rate Unchanged  
The Reserve Bank of India has kept interest rates unchanged, but decreased reserve requirements, as the economic growth is falters under weakened global demand.
Tuesday December 11 2012
India's GDP Growth Slows to 5.3 Percent in Q3  
India’s economy has expanded by just 0.6 over the previous quarter and 5.3 percent over the previous year in the third quarter.
Wednesday November 30 2011
India's GDP Growth Slows to 6.9%  
The Indian economy expanded at its slowest pace in more than two years in the July-September quarter, hurt by high local borrowing costs and a deepening euro-zone crisis.
Tuesday August 30 2011
India's Economy Grows 7.7% in Q2  
India's economy grew 7.7% in the three months from April to June, compared with the same period of 2010.
Tuesday May 31 2011
India GDP Growth Slows to 7.8%  
India's economy rose 7.8 percent in the three months ended March 31 from a year earlier, after a revised 8.3 percent gain in the previous quarter, the Central Statistical Office said in a statement in New Delhi on May 31. That’s the slowest pace in five quarters.
Tuesday March 01 2011
India GDP Growth Slows to 8.2% in Q4  
India's economy grew 8.2% compared to the same period a year earlier between October and December, government data showed on March 1.
Thursday December 02 2010
India GDP Surges 8.9% in the Third Quarter  
India's domestically-powered economy grew more than expected in the September quarter, defying weakness elsewhere and putting pressure on the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to tighten monetary policy although a rate increase next month still looks unlikely.
Sunday September 05 2010
India’s Second Quarter GDP Rises To 8.8%  
India's economy expanded 8.8% in the second quarter from a year earlier, compared to an 8.6% on-year expansion in the first, lifted by robust activity in manufacturing.
Wednesday June 02 2010
Is India's High Growth Sustainable?  
After almost 7% growth in 2008/09 fiscal year, in the first three months of 2010 India's economy expanded 8.6% boosted by industrial production and services. But, is the third largest economy in Asia able to keep its high rate of growth?
Monday May 31 2010
Indian Economic Growth Accelerates to 8.6%  
India’s economic growth accelerated in the first quarter, adding pressure on the central bank to raise interest rates even as Europe’s sovereign-debt crunch threatens the global recovery.
Thursday March 11 2010
Can India Reach 10% Growth Rate?  
After three years of growth over 9%, India's economy expended 6.7% in 2008/09 fiscal year, weathering surprisingly well global crisis and poor monsoon. This year projections start at 7.2%, some even believe that India can overtake China as the fastest growing nation in the world. But can the government of third largest economy in Asia be able to achieve this goal?
Thursday January 21 2010
India's Economy May Overheat in 2010  
In the third quarter of 2009, India's economy expanded 7.9%. And although it is expected that in the last three months of 2009, the third largest economy in Asia might have recorded growth over 8%, the beginning of 2010 may surprise us on the negative side. 
Monday November 30 2009
India’s Economy Expands 7.9%  
India’s economy expanded at the fastest pace in six quarters as manufacturing jumped, giving the central bank room to withdraw more stimulus measures.
Wednesday November 04 2009
Poor Monsoon Challenges India Pace of Growth  
This week, India’s finance minister announced the government would keep its fiscal stimulus as poor monsoon and uncertain global outlook threaten the country’s growth. This statement also made clear the second fastest growing economy in the world, may be struggling in keeping current 6% pace of expansion.
Friday September 04 2009
India’s GDP Growth May be Halted by a Drought  
In the second quarter of 2008 India economy expended 6.1%, after growing 5.8% in the first quarter. And although it is less than average recorded during last three years, India is still the second fastest growing economy in the world after China.
Friday June 05 2009
India May Emerge From the Slowdown This Year  
Although India’s economy grew a better-than-expected 5.8 per cent in the first quarter of 2009 is still beyond the government initial expectations. Indeed, with an ongoing global economic crisis squeezing bank’s liquidity and cooling the exports sector, India’s government can forget about reaching a two-digit growth rate in the near future.
Thursday April 23 2009
India is Fighting the Slowdown  
Only a few months ago, India’s government was confident that the country was on its way to reach a two-digit growth rate. But with the ongoing global financial crisis squeezing bank’s liquidity and cooling the country’s exports, India’s economy is heading to a sharp downturn.
Sunday February 15 2009
India Is Under Threat From The Global Recession  
Only a few months ago, India’s government was confident that the country was on its way to reach a two-digit growth rate. But with the ongoing global financial crisis squeezing bank’s liquidity and cooling the country’s exports, India’s economy is heading to a sharp downturn.
Friday January 02 2009
India Cuts Rates  
India cut interest rates for the fourth time since October and unveiled another stimulus package to counter the effect of the global recession on Asia's third- largest economy.
Monday December 08 2008
India Cuts Interest Rates  
India’s central bank cut interest rates for the third time in less than two months after last week’s terror attacks shook investor confidence in an economy already weakened by a global recession.
Monday December 01 2008
India Exports Fall in October  
India’s exports declined for the first time in seven years as recession in its biggest markets in the U.S. and Europe damped demand for the nation’s products.
Friday November 28 2008
India’s Economy Expands 7.6%  
India’s economy grew at the slowest pace since 2004 last quarter, increasing pressure on the central bank to cut interest rates.
Thursday November 13 2008
India's Inflation Rate Declines  
India's inflation rate fell the most in at least 18 years, increasing speculation the central bank may make further unscheduled interest-rate cuts to shield the economy from a global slowdown.
Thursday November 06 2008
India Inflation Rate Holds Near Lowest in Five Months  
India's inflation held near a five- month low, validating the central bank's decision to reduce interest rates to bolster economic growth.
Tuesday November 04 2008
India Exports Slow  
India's exports grew at the slowest pace in 18 months in September as a weakening global economy damped demand for the nation's products.
Friday October 31 2008
India Inflation Is Under 11%  
India's inflation rate fell below 11 percent for the first time since May, giving the central bank room to reduce interest rates.
Thursday October 23 2008
India's Inflation Slows  
India's inflation slowed more than economists expected to a four-month low, vindicating the central bank's decision this week to cut interest rates to shore up a slowing economy.
Monday October 20 2008
India Lowers Key Rate  
India's central bank unexpectedly lowered its key repurchase rate for the first time since 2004 as the global credit-market turmoil threatens to plunge the world economy into recession.
Wednesday October 01 2008
India's August Trade Gap Doubles  
India's trade deficit almost doubled to a record in August as a surge in crude oil prices increased the nation's import bill and overseas sales of goods slowed.
Friday September 26 2008
India's Inflation Holds Near Lowest Level in 5 Weeks  
India's inflation held near a five- week low, giving the central bank room to keep borrowing costs unchanged and avoid placing funding pressures on lenders spooked by the U.S. financial meltdown.
Wednesday September 17 2008
Rupee Rebounds From Two-Year Low  
India's rupee rebounded from a two- year low, gaining the most in almost two months, after the central bank announced measures to boost dollar supply and curb exchange-rate swings.
Tuesday September 16 2008
Indian Rupee Falls Most in Decade  
India's rupee fell the most in a decade on speculation turmoil on Wall Street will heighten risk aversion among global investors, boosting sales of emerging- market assets.
Monday September 15 2008
India's Inflation Slows for a Third Week  
India's inflation slowed for a third straight week, signaling that the central bank's three interest-rate increases since early June are beginning to work.
Monday September 01 2008
Indian Rupee Drops  
India's rupee declined by the most in a week on speculation losses in equities will prompt global funds to reduce their local holdings.
Monday September 01 2008
Indian Export Growth Rises to Fastest in Three Months  
India's exports accelerated at the fastest pace in three months in July as companies shipped more gems, auto parts, medicines and other manufactured products to overseas markets.
Friday August 29 2008
Indian Growth Slowest for 3 Years  
India's economy grew at the slowest pace since 2004 last quarter as decade-high inflation and increased borrowing costs damped consumer spending.
Thursday August 28 2008
India's Inflation Rate Near Highest in 16 Years  
India's inflation held near a 16- year high as floods in half the country damaged crops and disrupted food supplies.
Thursday August 28 2008
Indian Rupee Falls as Importers Buy Dollars  
India's rupee declined on speculation importers bought dollars to pay month-end bills.
Wednesday August 27 2008
Indian Rupee Rises  
India's rupee rose, ending two days of losses, on speculation the central bank will seek gains in the currency to curb the fastest price increases in 16 years.
Tuesday August 26 2008
Rupee Pares Losses  
India's rupee rebounded from a 17- month low, paring losses, on speculation the central bank bought the currency to prevent declines from adding to inflation.
Tuesday August 26 2008
Indian Stocks Gain  
India's stocks benchmark index rose, erasing earlier losses, after crude oil fell, easing concern that energy costs will stoke inflation.
Tuesday August 26 2008
India to Unveil Economic Growth for Q2  
India will announce the pace of economic growth in the fiscal first quarter ended June as the highest interest rates in seven years cool consumer demand for homes, cars and appliances.
Tuesday August 26 2008
India's Central Bank May Need to Rise Interest Rates  
India's central bank should raise interest rates as inflation at a 16-year high hurts the government's electoral prospects before a vote due by May, according to the finance ministry's top economist.
Monday August 25 2008
Indian Rupee Declines to 17-Month Low  
India's rupee closed at the weakest level in 17 months on speculation importers bought dollars to settle bills.
Monday August 25 2008
India Inflation Accelerates to 16-Year High of 12.63%  
India's inflation accelerated to the fastest pace in more than 16 years, increasing the likelihood the central bank will raise interest rates for a fourth time since June.
Sunday July 27 2008
Inflation in India rises to 11.91%  
Inflation in India escalated to 11.91 per cent, a 13 year high during the week ended in July 5.The Whole Price Index based inflation was as low as 4.46 per cent in January and slowly increased to 5.27 per cent in February, 7.25 per cent in March and 7.41 per cent in April.
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Wednesday February 22 2017
Italy Inflation Rate Revised Up To 1% In January  
Consumer prices in Italy rose 1 percent year-on-year in January of 2017 following 0.5 percent increase in the previous month and above preliminary estimates of 0.9 percent. It is the highest inflation rate since August of 2013, mainly boosted by cost of food and transport. On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased by 0.3 percent, above preliminary estimates of 0.2 percent.
Wednesday February 22 2017
Malaysia Inflation Rate At 11-Month High Of 3.2% In January  
Consumer prices in Malaysia rose 3.2 percent year-on-year in January of 2017, compared to a 1.8 percent increase in December 2016 and above markets expectations of a 2.8 percent rise. It was the highest inflation rate since February 2016, mainly driven by a faster increase in prices of food and non alcoholic beverages and a surge in cost of transport.
Wednesday February 22 2017
Hong Kong GDP Growth Strongest In 1-1/2-Year In Q4  
The Hong Kong economy grew 3.1 percent year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2016, compared to an upwardly revised 2.0 percent expansion in the September quarter. It was the strongest growth since the June quarter 2015, mainly supported by a faster rise in private consumption and exports of goods while government spending and investment expanded further.
Tuesday February 21 2017
US Factory Activity Growth Slows: Markit  
The Flash Markit US Manufacturing PMI decreased to 54.3 in February of 2017 from a near 2-year high of 55 in January. Figures came below market expectations of 55.3, mainly due to softer output and new order growth.
Tuesday February 21 2017
Irish Inflation Rate Rises To 6-Month High  
Irish consumer prices increased by 0.3 percent in the year to January 2017, the first rise in six months, after showing no growth in the previous month. It was the highest inflation rate since July last year, driven by higher cost for transport, restaurants and hotels and miscellaneous goods and services.
Tuesday February 21 2017
Hong Kong Inflation Rate Rises To 1.3% In January  
Consumer prices in Hong Kong went up by 1.3 percent year-on-year in January 2017, compared to a 1.2 percent rise in the previous month. It is the highest rate inflation since September 2016, mainly due to rising transport cost, namely package tours as the Lunar New Year fell in late January this year but in early February last year. This largely offset a fall in electricity charges and lower food inflation.
Tuesday February 21 2017
France Inflation Rate Revised Down Slightly To 1.3%  
Consumer prices in France rose 1.3 percent year-on-year in January of 2017, lower than a preliminary figure of 1.4 percent rise but much faster than a 0.6 percent gain in December. It was the highest inflation rate since November 2012, mainly driven by a surge in cost of energy and a faster increase in prices of food and services while cost of manufactured products fell much less than in a prior month.
Tuesday February 21 2017
Switzerland Trade Surplus Hits Fresh Record High  
Switzerland trade surplus increased to CHF 4.73 billion in January of 2017 from CHF 3.46 billion a year earlier and beating market consensus of CHF 3.03 billion. It was a fresh-record high of trade surplus, as exports rose much more than imports.
Monday February 20 2017
Spain Trade Gap Widens 36.4% YoY In December  
Spain's trade gap increased 36.4 percent year-on-year to EUR 2.45 billion in December 2016 from EUR 1.79 billion, as exports rose 2.9 percent while imports went up at a faster 5.6 percent. Excluding energy, the country recorded a EUR 911 million deficit compared to a EUR 210 million gap a year earlier. Considering full 2016, the trade shortfall declined 22.4 percent to EUR 18.8 billion, the second lowest since 1993, as exports went up 1.7 percent to a new record high, while imports edged down 0.4 percent.
Monday February 20 2017
Hong Kong Unemployment Rate Flat at 3.3%  
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Hong Kong stood at 3.3 percent in the three months to January of 2017, the same as in the previous two periods. The underemployment rate decreased to 1.3 percent from 1.4 percent in October-December 2016. The jobless rate benefited from the relative improvement of inbound tourism in the more recent periods and the usually more buoyant business activities in the run-up to the Lunar New Year.
Monday February 20 2017
Thailand Economy Grows 0.4% QoQ In Q4, Below Forecast  
The Thailand economy grew by 0.4 percent in the fourth quarter 2016, the same pace as a downwardly revised figure in the previous three months but below market estimates of a 0.6 percent growth. The GDP growth rate remained at its weakest level since the March quarter 2014, mainly driven by a slowdown in exports while private consumption, government spending and investment rebounded.
Monday February 20 2017
Thailand GDP Growth Slowest In A Year In Q4  
Thailand’s GDP expanded 3.0 percent from a year earlier in the December quarter of 2016, compared to a 3.2 percent growth in the third quarter and in line with market expectations. It was the slowest expansion since the fourth quarter 2015, as a rebound in government spending and a faster rise in investment were unable to offset a slowdown in private consumption and exports.
Monday February 20 2017
Japan January Trade Deficit At 2-Year High  
The trade gap in Japan widened 67.8 percent year-on-year to JPY 1086.9 billion in January of 2017, above market expectations of a JPY 637 billion deficit and reaching the highest shortfall in two years. Exports rose less than expected as sales to China slowed due to the Lunar New Year holidays and those to the US declined. In addition, imports recorded the first annual rise in 27 months mainly due to oil and coal.
Friday February 17 2017
Singapore GDP Growth Revised Up To 2.9% In Q4  
The Singaporean economy expanded 2.9 percent year-on-year in the last three months of 2016, higher than 1.2 percent in the previous period and above initial estimates of a 1.8 percent growth. It is the highest expansion since the fourth quarter of 2014, mainly boosted by manufacturing, final figures showed.
Thursday February 16 2017
US Housing Starts Decline 2.6% In January  
Housing starts in the United States went down 2.6 percent from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 1246 thousand in January of 2017, following an upwardly revised 1279 thousand in the previous month and due to a fall in the multi-family segment. Figures beat market expectations of 1222 thousand. Building permits rose 4.6 percent to a one-year high of 1285 thousand, also better than forecasts of 1230 thousand.
Thursday February 16 2017
US Jobless Claims Rise Less Than Expected  
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits increased by 5 thousand to 239 thousand in the week ended February 11th 2017, from the previous week's unrevised level of 234 thousand and below market expectations of 245 thousand.
Thursday February 16 2017
ECB Simulus Still Needed To Support Growth And Inflation  
The ECB's board agreed that the recent trends of a firming economic recovery largely benefited from the current accommodative monetary policy stance and that the central bank’s stimulus was still needed to support growth and inflation, minutes from the ECB's January meeting showed. Policymakers also reiterated that the balance of risks to the economic outlook was seen as remaining on the downside and more decisive contributions from other policy areas were essential to ensure a self-sustaining recovery.
Thursday February 16 2017
Indonesia Holds Key Policy Rate At 4.75%  
Indonesia's central bank kept its benchmark interest rate on hold at 4.75 percent at its February 16th meeting, as expected. Policymakers said the decision was in line with efforts to supports economic growth. Bank Indonesia also left its overnight deposit facility rate and lending facility rate unchanged at 4.0 percent and 5.5 percent respectively.
Thursday February 16 2017
Italy Trade Surplus Widens In December  
Italy's trade surplus rose to €5.80 billion in December 2016 from €5.59 billion in the same month of the previous year and better than market expectations of €4.0 billion. Exports increased by 5.7 percent to €36.2 billion, led by higher purchases of coke and refined petroleum products and vehicles; while imports grew by 6.1 percent to €30.4 billion, as purchases of vehicles and machinery and equipment rose the most.
Thursday February 16 2017
France Jobless Rate Edges Down To 10.0% In Q4  
Unemployment rate in France fell slightly to 10.0 percent in the three months to December of 2016, compared to an upwardly revised 10.1 percent in the September quarter while market expected 9.7 percent.
Thursday February 16 2017
Indonesia Trade Surplus Largest In 3 Years In January  
Indonesia posted a trade surplus of 1.39 USD billion in January of 2017, compared to a 13.6 USD million surplus a year earlier and above market estimates of a 0.85 USD billion surplus. It was the largest surplus since December 2013, as exports rose much more than imports.
Thursday February 16 2017
Malaysia GDP Growth Strongest In A Year In Q4  
Malaysian economy expanded 4.5 percent year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2016, compared to a 4.3 percent growth in the previous three months and in line with markets expectations. It was the strongest expansion since the December quarter 2015, mainly supported by a rebound in exports and a faster increase in investment while private consumption remained robust.
Thursday February 16 2017
Australia Jobless Rate Down To 5.7% In January  
Australia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 5.7 percent in January of 2017 from 5.8 percent in December while markets expected 5.8 percent. The labor force participation rate dropped slightly while the number of unemployed decreased by 19,300.
Wednesday February 15 2017
US Industrial Output Falls Unexpectedly In January  
US industrial production fell by 0.3 percent month-over-month in January 2017, following a downwardly revised 0.6 percent rise in the previous month and worse than market expectations of a 0.1 percent gain. Utilities output dropped sharply by 5.7 percent due to unseasonably warm weather while manufacturing production grew 0.2 percent, matching analysts' forecasts, and mining output rose 2.8 percent.
Wednesday February 15 2017
Ghana Inflation Rate Lowest Since November 2013  
The annual inflation rate in Ghana slowed to 13.3 percent in January of 2017 from 15.4 percent in the previous month. It was the lowest inflation rate since November of 2013, as non-food cost rose at a slower pace namely for housing and utilities and transport and food prices also increased less.
Wednesday February 15 2017
US Retail Sales Rise More Than Expected In January  
Retail sales in the United States increased by 0.4 percent month-over-month in January 2017, following an upwardly revised 1 percent rise in December and above market expectations of a 0.1 percent gain. Higher sales at gasoline stations, restaurants and electronics and appliances stores offset a sharp drop in motor vehicle purchases.
Wednesday February 15 2017
US Inflation Rate At Near 5-Year High Of 2.5%  
Consumer prices in the United States increased 2.5 percent year-on-year in January of 2017, following a 2.1 percent rise in December and above market expectations of 2.4 percent. The inflation rate accelerated for the sixth consecutive month to the highest since March of 2012, mainly boosted by gasoline prices.
Wednesday February 15 2017
Nigeria Inflation Rate Highest Since September 2005  
Nigeria's consumer prices increased by 18.72 percent year-on-year in January of 2017, following 18.55 percent rise in the previous month. The inflation rate accelerated for the 12th straight month to the highest since September 2005, as prices continued to rise for food and housing and utilities.
Wednesday February 15 2017
Irish Trade Surplus Narrows 1% MoM In December  
Irish seasonally adjusted trade surplus decreased by 1 percent to €4,018 million in December 2016 from an upwardly revised €4,060 million in the previous month, as exports fell by 6 percent and imports declined by 10 percent, preliminary figures showed.
Wednesday February 15 2017
Spanish Inflation Rate At More Than 4-Year High  
Spanish consumer prices rose 3 percent from a year earlier in January 2017, following a 1.6 percent increase in the previous month and in line with the preliminary reading. It was the highest inflation rate since October 2012, as prices rose at a faster pace for transport, housing and food.
Wednesday February 15 2017
Eurozone Trade Surplus Widens In December  
The Eurozone trade surplus rose to €28.1 billion in December 2016 from €24.4 billion in the same month of the previous year and above market consensus of €22.8 billion. Exports increased 6 percent to €178.6 billion while imports went up at a slower 4 percent to €150.5 billion.
Wednesday February 15 2017
UK Unemployment Rate Unchanged At 11-Year Low  
UK unemployment rate held at an 11-year low of 4.8 percent in the period between October and December 2016, in line with market expectations. The employment rate hit a new all-time high of 74.6 percent as the number of people in work rose by 37 thousand while wage growth slowed.
Wednesday February 15 2017
Sweden Holds Repo Rate at -0.5%  
Sweden's central bank held its benchmark repo rate at -0.5 percent on February 15th, 2017, as widely expected, saying a continued strong level of economic activity and a krona that does not appreciate too rapidly are required for inflation to stabilise around the 2 percent target. Policymakers added that there is still a greater probability that the rate will be cut than that it will be raised in the near term and that purchases of government bonds will continue for the first six months of 2017, as was decided in December.
Wednesday February 15 2017
South Africa Inflation Rate Slows To 6.6% in January  
Consumer prices in South Africa rose 6.6 percent year-on-year in January of 2017, following a 6.8 percent gain in December and below market expectations of a 6.7 percent increase, as prices went up at a slower pace for food and non-alcoholic beverages.
Wednesday February 15 2017
Turkish Jobless Rate Rises To 6-1/2-Year High Of 12.1%  
The unemployment rate in Turkey increased to 12.1 percent in November of 2016 from 11.8 percent a year earlier. It was the highest level jobless rate since March 2010 as non-farm unemployment rose to 14.3 percent (1.9 percentage point increase) and the jobless rate among those aged 15 to 24 went up by 3.5 percentage point to 22.6 percent.
Wednesday February 15 2017
South Korea Jobless Rate Up To 3.6% In January  
South Korea's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 3.6 percent in January 2017, from an upwardly revised 3.5 percent in December. The figure came above market expectations of 3.4 percent.
Wednesday February 15 2017
Chile Interest Rate Kept At 3.25%  
The Chilean Central Bank left the key rate unchanged at 3.25 percent in February after cutting the Monetary Policy Rate (MPR) by 25 bps in January in an attempt to boost growth amid a slowdown in inflation. Annual inflation in January stood below the central bank’s target for the fourth consecutive month, coming at 2.8 percent year-on-year following a 2.7 percent reading in December. Policymakers also said that attending the current economic scenario, it will be probably necessary to boost the monetary impulse.
Tuesday February 14 2017
Fed Might Raise Rates Relatively Soon  
The US economy is expected to continue to expand at a moderate pace and wait too long to raise rates would be unwise, Fed Chair Yellen said in prepared remarks to the Congress. However, the economic outlook and fiscal policy face uncertainty and monetary policy is not on a preset course thus any changes will depend on incoming data, Fed Chair added.
Tuesday February 14 2017
Dutch Q4 GDP Growth Eases To 0.5% QoQ  
The Dutch economy advanced 0.5 percent on quarter in the last three months of 2016, easing from a 0.8 percent expansion in the previous period and slightly below market expectations of a 0.6 percent growth, the preliminary estimate showed. Government spending rebounded and exports grew further, while household consumption expanded at a slower pace and fixed investment contracted.
Tuesday February 14 2017
Portugal GDP Growth Betas Expectations In Q4  
The Portuguese economy advanced 0.6 percent on quarter in the last three months of 2016, slowing from a 0.8 percent expansion in the previous period but beating market expectations of 0.5 percent. Domestic demand was the main contributor to growth, preliminary estimates showed.
Tuesday February 14 2017
Eurozone Q4 GDP Growth Revised Down To 0.4%  
The Eurozone economy advanced 0.4 percent on quarter in the three months to December of 2016, the same pace as in the previous period and worse than a preliminary reading of a 0.5 percent expansion, the second estimate showed. Among countries for which data is already available, GDP growth picked up in Germany and France; was unchanged in Spain; and slowed in Italy.
Tuesday February 14 2017
Euro Area Industrial Output Growth Slows In December  
Industrial production in the Euro Area rose 2 percent year-on-year in December of 2016, slowing from a 3.2 percent rise in November but slightly above expectations of 1.7 percent. On a monthly basis, production fell 1.6 percent, following a 1.5 percent drop in November and worse than market expectations of a 1.5 percent decline. It is the biggest decline since September of 2012.
Tuesday February 14 2017
UK Inflation Rate Rises To Highest Since June 2014  
Consumer prices in the United Kingdom rose by 1.8 percent in the year to January 2017, following an 1.6 percent gain in the previous month but below market expectations of 1.9 percent increase. Still, it was the highest inflation rate since June 2014, mainly boosted by rising cost of fuel.
Tuesday February 14 2017
South Africa Unemployment Rate Down To 26.5%  
The jobless rate in South Africa fell to 26.5 percent in the last three months of 2016 after reaching a 12-1/2-year high of 27.1 percent in the previous period. Employment rose while unemployment fell and more people continued to join the labour force, bringing the participation rate up to a new high since 2002.
Tuesday February 14 2017
Italian GDP Growth Eases To 0.2% In Q4  
Italy's gross domestic product advanced 0.2 percent on quarter in the three months to December 2016, easing from a 0.3 percent growth in the previous period and in line with market expectations, the preliminary estimate showed.
Tuesday February 14 2017
Swiss Consumer Prices Rise For First Time In Over 2 Years  
Swiss consumer prices increased by 0.3 percent year-on-year in January 2017 after showing no growth in the previous month and in line with market expectations. It was the first positive annual inflation since August 2014 and the highest reading since September 2011, mainly due to rising energy prices.
Tuesday February 14 2017
German Inflation Rate Confirmed Highest In 3-1/2 Years  
Consumer prices in Germany rose 1.9 percent year-on-year in January of 2017, compared to a 1.7 percent rise in December and matching preliminary estimates. It was the highest inflation rate since July 2013, mainly driven by a a faster rise in prices of food and energy while cost of services increased further.
Tuesday February 14 2017
German GDP Growth Below Estimates In Q4  
The German economy expanded a seasonally-adjusted 0.4 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016, compared to a downwardly revised 0.1 percent expansion in the September quarter but slightly less than market consensus of a 0.5 percent growth, flash estimates showed. Positive contributions came from domestic demand while foreign trade had a downward effect on growth.
Tuesday February 14 2017
India WPI Rises The Most In 30 Months In January  
Indian wholesale prices rose 5.25 percent year-on-year in January of 2017, following a 3.39 percent gain in December while markets expected a 3.89 percent rise. It was the tenth straight month of increase and the highest since July 2014, driven by a faster increase in cost of manufactured product and a surge in cost of petrol while prices of food fell less than in the prior month.
Tuesday February 14 2017
China Inflation Rate At 32-Month High Of 2.5% In January  
Consumer prices in China rose 2.5 percent year-on-year in January of 2017, compared to a 2.1 percent rise in December while markets expected a 2.4 percent gain. It was the highest inflation rate since May 2014, driven by a faster increase in cost of food and non-food. Meanwhile, producer prices index rose 6.9 percent from a year earlier, the most since August 2011.
Monday February 13 2017
India Consumer Inflation Down To Record Low Of 3.17%  
Consumer prices in India increased 3.17 percent year-on-year in January of 2017, easing from a 3.41 percent rise in December and below market expectations of 3.22 percent. It is the lowest inflation rate since the series began in 2012 due to a sharp slowdown in food prices.
Monday February 13 2017
Japan Q4 GDP Growth Below Expectations  
The Japanese economy advanced 0.2 percent on quarter in the fourth quarter of 2016, following 0.3 percent growth in the previous period and below market expectations of a 0.3 percent expansion, according to preliminary estimates. It was the fourth consecutive quarter of growth, boosted by exports, government spending and private non-residential investment while household consumption was flat.
Friday February 10 2017
US Budget Surplus Beats Estimates In January  
The US government posted a $51 billion budget surplus in January of 2017, 7.1 percent lower than a $55 billion surplus a year earlier but above market expectations of $40 billion. Receipts rose 10 percent to $344 billion and outlays increased 13 percent to $293 billion.
Friday February 10 2017
US Consumer Sentiment At 3-Month Low  
The preliminary reading of the University of Michigan's consumer sentiment for the United States fell to 95.7 in February of 2017 from a 13-year high of 98.5 in the previous month and lower than market forecasts of 97.9. Future expectations declined and current conditions edged down.
Friday February 10 2017
Canada Jobless Rate Falls To 6.8% In January  
The unemployment rate in Canada declined to 6.8 percent in January of 2017 from 6.9 percent in December and below market expectations of 6.9 percent. Employment rose by 48.3 thousand, beating expectations of a 5 thousand decline for the second month.
Friday February 10 2017
Russia Trade Surplus Widens 4.7% YoY In December  
Russian trade surplus increased by 4.7 percent to $11.83 billion in December 2016 from $11.3 billion in the same month a year earlier, well above market expectations of a $9.85 billion surplus. Exports rose 8.3 percent, the second consecutive monthly increase since July 2014; and imports went up 10.6 percent, the fifth month in a row of growth. Considering the full 2016, the trade surplus shrank 39.1 percent to $90.4 billion from $148.5 billion in 2015, as exports fell 17.5 percent and imports declined at a much slower 0.8 percent.
Friday February 10 2017
Portuguese Inflation Rate Rises To Nearly 4-Year High  
Portuguese consumer prices increased by 1.3 percent year-on-year in January 2017, following a 0.9 percent rise in December. It was the highest inflation rate since December 2012, mainly boosted by higher cost for food and transportation.
Friday February 10 2017
UK Trade Deficit Narrows On Higher Exports In December  
The UK’s deficit on trade in goods and services narrowed by £0.3 billion to £3.3 billion in December 2016 from a downwardly revised £3.6 billion in the previous month. Exports rose by 2.4 percent to an all-time high of £48.8 billion, while imports increased at a slower 1.7 percent also to a record £52.1 billion.
Friday February 10 2017
China Trade Surplus Largest In A year  
China reported a USD 51.35 billion trade surplus in January of 2017, lower than a USD 56.67 billion surplus a year earlier but above market consensus of a USD 47.90 billion surplus. It was the largest trade surplus since January 2016, mainly driven by a 7.9 percent rise in exports while imports surged 16.7 percent.
Friday February 10 2017
Philippines Trade Gap Widens In December  
Philippines posted a trade deficit of USD 2.57 billion in December of 2016, compared to a USD 1.59 billion gap a year earlier, as imports rose much more than exports.
Thursday February 09 2017
Mexico Inflation Rate At 4-1/2-Year High Of 4.72%  
Consumer prices in Mexico jumped 4.72 percent year-on year in January of 2017, following a 3.36 percent rise in December and above market expectations of 4.7 percent. The inflation rate accelerated for the seventh straight month, reaching the highest since September of 2012, mainly due to rising energy cost after the government hiked gasoline prices by near 20 percent in the beginning of the year.
Thursday February 09 2017
US Jobless Claims Down To Near 43-Year Low  
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits decreased by 12 thousand to 234 thousand in the week ended February 4th 2017, below market expectations of 250 thousand. It is the smallest figure since the week ended November 12th 2016 when claims came in at 233,000, the lowest in 43 years. Claims have been below 300 thousand, the level associated with a healthy labor market for 101 straight weeks. That’s the longest streak since 1970. Yet, the 4-week moving average considered a better measure as removes week-to-week volatility reached the lowest since 1973.
Thursday February 09 2017
Greek Unemployment Rate Unchanged At 23% In November  
The Greek seasonally adjusted unemployment rate came in at 23 percent in November 2016, unchanged from October's four-and-a-half year low and down from 24.5 percent in November 2015. The number of unemployed decreased by 0.2 percent from the previous month while employment nearly unchanged.
Thursday February 09 2017
Philippines Holds Key Interest Rate At 3%  
The Philippine central bank held its benchmark overnight borrowing rate at 3 percent on February 9th, 2017, as widely expected, saying inflation is expected to remain within its comfort zone for some time. Although annual inflation rate hit a two-year high of 2.7 percent in January, it remained within the central bank's 2-4 percent comfort range. Meanwhile, the central bank raised its inflation forecast for 2017 to 3.5 percent from 3.3 percent, and for 2018 to 3.1 percent from 3 percent.
Thursday February 09 2017
German 2016 Trade Surplus Hits Fresh Record High  
Germany posted a new record high of surplus at EUR 252.9 billion in 2016, surpassing the previous high of EUR 244.3 billion in 2015, as exports rose more than imports. In December 2016 alone, trade surplus was recorded at EUR 18.7 billion, compared to EUR 18.4 billion surplus a year earlier.
Thursday February 09 2017
Switzerland Jobless Rate Up To 11-Month High Of 3.7%  
Swiss unadjusted unemployment rate increased to 3.7 percent in January of 2017, compared to a 3.5 percent in December while market expected 3.6 percent. It was the highest jobless rate since February 2016, as the number of unemployed and jobseekers went up.
Wednesday February 08 2017
New Zealand Holds Key Rate At 1.75%  
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand kept its official cash rate unchanged at record low of 1.75 percent on February 8th, 2017, as widely expected. Policymakers said financial conditions have firmed with long-term interest rates rising and continued upward pressure on the New Zealand dollar exchange rate. The exchange rate remains higher than is sustainable for balanced growth. Inflation has returned to the target band as past declines in oil prices dropped out of the annual calculation, and is expected to return to the midpoint target of 2 percent gradually, reflecting the strength of the domestic economy.
Wednesday February 08 2017
Tanzania Inflation Rate Rises To 5.2% In January  
Consumer prices in Tanzania increased 5.2 percent year-on-year in January of 2017, following 5 percent rise in the previous month. It was the highest inflation rate since July mainly boosted by rising prices for food.
Wednesday February 08 2017
Brazil Inflation Rate At Near 4-1/2-Year Low Of 5.35%  
The inflation rate in Brazil eased for the fifth month to 5.35 percent in January of 2017, the lowest since September of 2012 and below market expectations of 5.41 percent. Inflation slowed faster than expected in the past four months due to weaker demand and a stronger real and after reaching double digits last year. The central bank expects inflation at around 4 percent in 2017.
Wednesday February 08 2017
India Keeps Key Rate At 6.25%  
The Reserve Bank of India left its key repo rate unchanged at 6.25 percent for the second time at its February 2017 meeting, compared to expectations of a 25bps cut. Policymakers decided to change the stance from accommodative to neutral while assessing the effects of demonetisation on inflation and growth. The reverse repo rate was also kept at 5.75 percent and the marginal standing facility and the bank rate at 6.75 percent.
Wednesday February 08 2017
Thailand Maintains Key Rate At 1.5% In February  
The Bank of Thailand unanimously kept its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 1.5 percent at its February meeting, as expected. While saying current policy stance is conducive to the domestic economy, policymakers viewed uncertainties remained, particularly those pertaining to monetary policy directions of major advanced economies.
Wednesday February 08 2017
Malaysia Trade Surplus Narrows To 3-Month Low  
Malaysia reported a MYR 8.72 billion trade surplus in December of 2016, compared to a MYR 8.25 billion surplus a year earlier while market expected a MYR 9.30 billion surplus. It was the smallest surplus since September, as imports rose more than exports.
Tuesday February 07 2017
US Trade Deficit Narrows in December  
The goods and services deficit in the United States narrowed to USD 44.3 billion in December of 2016 from an upwardly revised USD 45.7 billion gap a month earlier and lower than market expectations of a USD 45 billion shortfall. Exports reached the highest in 1-1/2-years with shipments of advanced technology goods hitting a record high. Considering full 2016, the trade deficit widened 0.4 percent to a four-year high of USD 502.3 billion.
Tuesday February 07 2017
Canadian Trade Surplus Beats Expectations In December  
Canada's merchandise trade surplus narrowed to CAD 0.92 billion in December 2016 from an upwardly revised CAD 1.01 billion a month earlier, but better than market expectations of a CAD 0.35 billion surplus. Exports were up 0.8 percent on the strength of higher energy product prices; and imports increased 1 percent, mainly on stronger imports of aircraft and industrial machinery.
Tuesday February 07 2017
France Trade Gap Narrows To 6-Month Low In December  
France recorded a trade gap of EUR 3.42 billion in December of 2016, compared to a EUR 4.37 billion deficit in November and below markets expectations of a EUR 4.20 billion shortfall. It was the smallest deficit since June, as exports rose 4.0 percent to EUR 40.42 billion while imports rose 1.4 percent to EUR 43.85 billion.
Tuesday February 07 2017
Australia Holds Cash Rate Steady At 1.5%  
The Reserve Bank of Australia left the cash rate unchanged at a record low of 1.5 percent during the meeting held on February 7th, as expected. While highlighting economic growth over the next couple of years to be around 3 percent, boosted by further increases in resource exports amid the end of declining mining investment; policymakers said inflation is expected to remain low for some time.
Tuesday February 07 2017
Philippines Inflation Rate At 25-Month High Of 2.7%  
Consumer prices in Philippines rose 2.7 percent year-on-year in January of 2017, following a 2.6 percent increase in December. It is the highest inflation rate since December 2014 as cost rose faster for housing, utilities and transport.
Monday February 06 2017
ECB May Extend QE If Inflation Outlook Worsens  
Support from ECB's monetary policy is still needed if inflation rates are to converge towards the 2 percent target in a sustained manner, President Mario Draghi said at the ECON committee of the European Parliament. Draghi also noted that recent pick-ups in inflation were driven by energy prices while underlying inflation pressures remain subdued, and confirmed that the central bank is prepared to expand its record stimulus programme if the inflation outlook becomes less favourable.
Monday February 06 2017
Russia Inflation Rate At New 4-1/2-Year Low Of 5%  
Consumer prices in Russia increased 5 percent year-on-year in January of 2017, following 5.4 percent rise in the previous month and below market expectations of 5.1 percent. It was the lowest inflation rate since June 2012, as prices increased at a slower pace for food; clothing and footwear; furnishings and household equipment and recreation and cultural activities. On a monthly basis, prices went up 0.6 percent, compared to 0.4 percent rise in December.
Monday February 06 2017
Indonesia Economy Contracts 1.77% QoQ in Q4  
Indonesia's GDP shrank 1.77 percent quarter-on-quarter in the fourth quarter of 2016, compared to a downwardly revised 3.13 percent growth in the September quarter. It was the first contraction in three quarters and in line with markets estimates of a 1.8 percent decrease, as private consumption stalled while investment rose further and government spending and exports rebounded.
Monday February 06 2017
Indonesia GDP Growth Slowest In 3 Quarters In Q4  
The Indonesian economy expanded 4.94 percent year-on-year in the December quarter of 2016, compared to a marginally revised 5.01 percent growth in the third quarter while market estimated a 5.07 percent expansion. It was the slowest growth since the March quarter, as a slowdown in private consumption and a further decline in government spending offset a rebound in exports and a faster increase in investment.
Friday February 03 2017
US Services Sector Growth Eases In January: ISM  
The ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI index edged down to 56.5 in January of 2017 from a downwardly revised 56.6 in December and below market expectations of 57. Business activity and new orders eased and price pressures intensified while payrolls rose faster. Comments from non-manufacturers were mixed, indicating both optimism and a degree of uncertainty in the business outlook as a result of the change in government administration.
Friday February 03 2017
US Unemployment Rate Rises To 4.8% In January  
US unemployment rate rose to 4.8 percent in January 2017 from 4.7 percent in the previous month and above market expectations of 4.7 percent. The number of unemployed persons was almost unchanged at 7.6 million while the labor force participation rate increased by 0.2 percentage point to 62.9 percent.
Friday February 03 2017
US Economy Adds 227K Jobs In January, Most In 4 Months  
Total nonfarm payroll employment in the United States rose by 227,000 in January of 2017, following an upwardly revised 157,000 in December and beating market expectations of 175,000. It is the strongest job growth in four months as employment increased in retail trade, construction, and financial activities.
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