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 -8896.30 -9840.90 258.90 -20210.90 USD Million [+]
Exports 24490.27 22115.03 30541.44 59.01 USD Million [+]
Imports 33386.60 31955.90 45281.90 117.40 USD Million [+]
Current Account -7900.00 -3400.00 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 -19.06 -17.51 766.96 -271.46 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 3353.00 3081.00 5670.00 -60.00 USD Million [+]
Remittances 9888.18 9942.81 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 354.86 INR Billion Jan/17
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 17738383.00 INR Million Feb/17
Capital Goods 3310916.00 INR Million Mar/14
Non Pol Items 1724200.50 INR Million Feb/17
Capital Goods 273188.00 INR Million Aug/14
Non Oil 263954.57 USD Million Feb/17
Oil 76743.86 USD Million Feb/17
Food & Related Items 65149.00 INR Million Mar/14
Non Oil 25705.37 USD Million Feb/17
Mineral Fuels 13704.73 USD Million Dec/16
Oil 7681.20 USD Million Feb/17
Precious Metals 7626.20 USD Million Dec/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 March 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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Monday November 30 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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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  
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Wednesday August 12 2015
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Tuesday August 04 2015
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Tuesday July 14 2015
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Thursday May 14 2015
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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  
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Tuesday April 07 2015
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Wednesday March 04 2015
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Monday February 09 2015
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Tuesday February 03 2015
India Holds Policy Rate Unchanged  
The Reserve Bank of India left its benchmark repo rate at 7.75 percent, as policymakers waited for more evidence of last month's rate cut and indicated that the key to further easing are continuing disinflationary pressures and sustained fiscal consolidation.
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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The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits increased by 15 thousand to 258 thousand in the week ended March 18th 2017, above market expectations of 240 thousand. It is the highest reading in seven weeks. The 4-week moving average that removes week-to-week volatility increased by 1,000 to 240,000.
Thursday March 23 2017
Philippines Leaves Monetary Policy Unchanged  
The central bank of Philippines left its benchmark overnight borrowing rate steady at 3 percent on March 23rd, 2017 as widely expected, saying inflation is expected to remain within the target of 3.0 percent ± 1 percentage point in 2017-2018. However, policymakers slightly lowered inflation forecasts for this year to 3.4 percent from 3.5 percent. In February, consumer prices went up 3.3 percent year-on-year, the highest since November of 2014.
Thursday March 23 2017
Singapore Inflation Rate at 30-Month High of 0.7%  
Consumer prices in Singapore rose 0.7 percent year-on-year in February of 2017, compared to a 0.6 percent increase in January and in line with markets expectations. It was the highest inflation rate since August 2014, driven by a faster increase in cost of transport while prices of food rose further and cost of housing & utilities fell slightly less than in the prior month.
Wednesday March 22 2017
New Zealand Holds Interest Rate At 1.75%  
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand kept its official cash rate unchanged at record low of 1.75 percent on March 22nd, 2017, as widely expected. The central bank left the monetary rate unchanged for the fourth straight meeting. Policymakers underscored that headline inflation has returned to the target band as past declines in oil prices dropped out of the annual calculation; that quarterly GDP was weaker than expected in the December quarter; and that global inflation has increased. They also reiterated that monetary policy will remain accommodative for a considerable period, as numerous uncertainties remain, particularly in respect of the international outlook, and policy may need to adjust accordingly.
Wednesday March 22 2017
South Africa Inflation Rate Slows To 6.3% in February  
Consumer prices in South Africa rose 6.3 percent year-on-year in February of 2017, following a 6.6 percent gain in January, matching market expectations. It was the lowest inflation rate since September of 2016, as prices rose less for food and non-alcoholic beverages and household contents and services.
Wednesday March 22 2017
Japan Trade Surplus Jumps 245% YoY In February  
Japan recorded a JPY 813.4 billion trade surplus in February of 2017, higher than a JPY 235.5 billion surplus a year earlier and slightly below market expectations of JPY 822 billion. Exports jumped 11.3 percent year-on-year, better than expectations of a 10.6 percent rise and the biggest gain since January of 2015, boosted by sales to China. Imports increased 1.2 percent, also higher than forecasts of a 0.6 percent gain, mainly due to oil.
Tuesday March 21 2017
Nigeria Leaves Monetary Policy Unchanged  
The Central Bank of Nigeria held its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 14 percent at its March 2017 meeting, as expected. The inflation rate eased slightly for the first time in fifteen months to 17.78 percent in February, but remained well above the central bank target of 10 percent by 2020. Also, the economy shrank 1.5 percent in 2016, the first annual contraction in 25 years.
Tuesday March 21 2017
Russia Jobless Rate Steady At 5.6% In February  
The unemployment rate in Russia remained unchanged at 5.6 percent in February of 2017 from the previous month and in line with market expectations. The jobless rate stayed at the highest since May 2016.
Tuesday March 21 2017
Hong Kong Consumer Prices Fall For 1st Time In 7-1/2 Years  
Consumer prices in Hong Kong fell by 0.1 percent year-on-year in February 2017, compared to a 1.3 percent rise in the previous month. It is the first decrease since August of 2009 due to several factors: difference in the timing of the Lunar New Year, which fell in late January this year but in early February last year; high base of comparison a year earlier when prices of basic foodstuffs surged because of bad weather conditions and downward adjustment in electricity charges. Taking the first two months of 2017 together to neutralise the effect of the Lunar New Year, consumer prices rose by 0.6 percent over a year earlier.
Tuesday March 21 2017
UK Inflation Rate At 3-1/2-Year High Of 2.3%  
Consumer prices in the United Kingdom increased 2.3 percent year-on-year in February of 2017, above 1.8 percent in January and beating expectations of 2.1 percent. It is the highest inflation rate since September of 2013, boosted by rising fuel prices while food cost increased for the first time in 34 months.
Tuesday March 21 2017
Spanish Trade Deficit Widens 31.3% YoY in January  
The trade gap in Spain increased to EUR 3.13 billion in January of 2017 from a EUR 2.38 billion shortfall a year earlier. It is the biggest trade deficit since August of 2015 as exports increased 17.4 percent year-on-year and reached another record high for a January month while imports jumped at a faster 19 percent.
Tuesday March 21 2017
Switzerland Trade Surplus Narrows In February  
Switzerland trade surplus narrowed to CHF 3.10 billion in February of 2017 from CHF 3.80 billion a year earlier and below market consensus of CHF 3.85 billion, as exports fell while imports went up.
Monday March 20 2017
Chile Annual GDP Growth Slows To 0.5% In Q4  
The Chilean economy advanced 0.5 percent year-on-year in the last quarter of 2016, slowing from an upwardly revised 1.8 percent expansion in the previous period. It is the lowest growth rate since the 2009 recession as public spending slowed sharply and investment and exports slumped. Considering 2016, the Chilean economy expanded 1.6 percent, lower than a 2.3 percent growth in 2015.
Friday March 17 2017
US Consumer Sentiment Remains Near 13 Year High  
The preliminary reading of the University of Michigan's consumer sentiment for the United States rose to 97.6 in March of 2017 from 96.3 in the previous month and beating market forecasts of 97.
Friday March 17 2017
US Industrial Output Unchanged In February  
Industrial production in the United States stalled in February from January of 2017, following a downwardly revised 0.1 percent fall in the previous period and compared to market expectations of a 0.2 percent gain. Utilities shrank amid warm weather, offsetting rises in manufacturing and mining.
Friday March 17 2017
Eurozone Posts Biggest Trade Gap Since 2013  
The Eurozone trade balance shifted to €0.6 billion deficit in January 2017 from €4.8 billion surplus in the same month of the previous year. It was the first trade gap since January of 2014 and the biggest since January of 2013. Exports increased 13 percent to €163.9 billion while imports went up at a faster 17 percent to €164.5 billion.
Friday March 17 2017
Italy Posts Largest Trade Gap In 4 Years  
Italy's trade balance shifted to €0.57 billion deficit in January 2017 from €0.03 billion in the same month of the previous year while market expected €3.45 billion surplus. It was the first trade gap since January of 2015 and the biggest since January of 2013. Exports increased by 13.3 percent to €31.7 billion, led by higher purchases of coke and refined petroleum products and vehicles; while imports grew by 15.5 percent to €32.3 billion, as purchases of crude oil and coke and refined petroleum products rose the most. With EU countries, Italy registered a trade surplus of €0.3 billion while with non-EU ones a trade gap of €0.9 billion.
Thursday March 16 2017
Chile Cuts Interest Rate To 3.0%  
The Chilean Central Bank cut the key rate to 3.0 percent on March 16th of 2017 after leaving the Monetary Policy Rate (MPR) unchanged in February in an attempt to boost growth amid a slowdown in inflation. The decision matched expectations. In the press release, the central bank stressed that inflation remains within target and that economic activity remains sluggish. Policymakers underscored that further easing could be seen if current macroeconomic and inflationary trends persist.
Thursday March 16 2017
Indonesia Leaves Monetary Policy Unchanged  
Indonesia's central bank kept its benchmark interest rate on hold at 4.75 percent at its March 16th meeting, as widely expected. Policymakers said the decision was in line with efforts to maintain macroeconomic and financial stability amid increasing global uncertainty. The overnight deposit facility rate and the lending facility rate were also left on hold at 4.0 percent and 5.5 percent respectively.
Thursday March 16 2017
US Housing Starts Rise More Than Expected  
Housing starts in the United States rose 3 percent from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 1288 thousand in February of 2017, following an upwardly revised 1251 thousand in the previous month and beating market expectations of a 1.4 percent rise. It is the biggest rate in four months as construction of single-family houses hit a near 9-1/2-year high.
Thursday March 16 2017
Jobless Claims Drop to 241K  
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits went down by 2 thousand to 241 thousand in the week ended March 11th 2017, slightly below market expectations of 243 thousand. The four-week moving average increased to 237,250 last week from 236,500.
Thursday March 16 2017
UK Leaves Key Rate Steady At 0.25%  
The Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee kept the Bank Rate at a record low of 0.25 percent and left the stock of purchased assets at £435 billion on March 16th, 2017, in line with forecasts. Policymakers expect a slowdown in aggregate demand during this year and a rise in inflation to above the 2 percent target in the next few months.
Thursday March 16 2017
Hong Kong Unemployment Rate Steady At 3.3%  
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Hong Kong stood at 3.3 percent in the three months to February 2017, the same as in the previous period. The underemployment rate decreased to 1.2 percent from 1.3 percent in November 2016 - January 2017. The jobless rate benefited from the relative improvement of inbound tourism and in more buoyant business activities during the festive period.
Thursday March 16 2017
Turkey Holds Rates Steady In March  
The Central Bank of Turkey held its benchmark one-week repo rate at 8 percent on March 16th, as widely expected. Also, the lending rate was kept unchanged at 9.25 percent while market expected 50 bps hike. Policymakers said that the recently released data indicated a gradual recovery in the economic activity while the significant rise in inflation is expected to continue in the short term due to lagged pass-through and the base effect in food prices.
Thursday March 16 2017
Euro Area Inflation Rate Confirmed At 4-Year High Of 2%  
Consumer prices in the Euro Area increased 2 percent year-on-year in February of 2017, up from 1.8 percent in January and in line with preliminary figures. It is the highest inflation rate since January of 2013, due to a rise in energy prices.
Thursday March 16 2017
Switzerland Leaves Key Rate At -0.75%  
The Swiss National Bank held its deposit interest rate at a record low of -0.75 percent on March 16th, as widely expected, saying the franc is still significantly overvalued and the current expansionary monetary policy is aimed at stabilizing price developments and supporting economic activity. Meanwhile, the central bank raised inflation forecasts for 2017 to 0.3 percent from 0.1 percent previously estimated; and for 2018 cut to 0.4 percent from 0.5 percent.
Thursday March 16 2017
BoJ Holds Monetary Policy Steady After US Rate Hike  
The Bank of Japan left its key short-term interest rate unchanged at -0.1 percent at its March 2017 meeting, hours after the Federal Reserve raised its benchmark rate. Policymakers also decided to kept its 10-years government bond yield target around zero percent and maintained its upbeat economic view.
Thursday March 16 2017
Australia Jobless Rate At 13-Month High of 5.9% In February  
Australia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate unexpectedly rose to 5.9 percent in February of 2017 from 5.7 percent in January while markets expected 5.7 percent. It was the highest jobless rate since January 2016, as the economy lost 6,400 jobs while the number of unemployed increased by 26,000.
Wednesday March 15 2017
New Zealand GDP Growth Slows More Than Expected in Q4  
The New Zealand economy advanced 0.4 percent on quarter in the last three months of 2016, slowing from a downwardly revised 0.8 percent growth in the previous period and below market expectations of 0.7 percent. It is the smallest expansion in six quarters, as services slowed and agriculture and manufacturing contracted.
Wednesday March 15 2017
Fed Raises Key Rate To 1%  
The Federal Reserve raised the target range for its federal funds by 25bps to 0.75 percent to 1 percent during its March 2017 meeting. The decision came in line with market expectations as the labor market strengthened and economic activity continued to expand at a moderate pace, policymakers said. Interest rate forecasts point to another two rate hikes this year, the same as in the December projection.
Wednesday March 15 2017
Ghana Inflation Rate Lowest Since November 2013  
The annual inflation rate in Ghana slowed slightly to 13.2 percent in February of 2017 from 13.3 percent in the previous month. It was the lowest inflation rate since November of 2013 mainly due to a decline in the price of fuel.
Wednesday March 15 2017
US Retail Sales Rise The Least In 6 Months  
Retail sales in the United States increased by 0.1 percent month-over-month in February 2017, following an upwardly revised 0.6 percent rise in January and in line with market expectations. It was the smallest increase since August, due to lower purchases at motor vehicle and parts dealers and electronics and appliance stores. In contrast, sales rose for building material and garden equipment and nonstore retailers.
Wednesday March 15 2017
US Inflation Rate Rises To 2.7%, Highest Since March 2012  
Consumer prices in the United States increased 2.7 percent year-on-year in February of 2017, following a 2.5 percent rise in January and in line with market expectations. It was the highest inflation rate since March of 2012, boosted by a rise in gasoline prices.
Wednesday March 15 2017
Irish Trade Surplus Reaches Record High  
Ireland recorded a EUR 5.75 billion trade surplus in January of 2017 compared to a downwardly revised EUR 3.79 billion surplus in the previous month. It is the biggest surplus on record as exports jumped 7 percent to record high while imports slumped 20 percent to the lowest in a year.
Wednesday March 15 2017
Irish Inflation Rate Hits The Highest Level In 7 Months  
Irish consumer prices increased 0.5 percent year-on-year in February of 2017, following a 0.3 percent rise in the previous month. It is the highest inflation rate since July last year, boosted by prices of transport, restaurants and hotels and miscellaneous goods and services. On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.6 percent after a 0.5 percent decline in January.
Wednesday March 15 2017
Italy Inflation Rate Revised Up To 1.6% In February  
Consumer prices in Italy rose 1.6 percent year-on-year in February of 2017 following a 1 percent increase in the previous month and slightly above preliminary estimates of 1.5 percent gain. It is the highest inflation rate since March of 2013, mainly driven by prices of food and transport.
Wednesday March 15 2017
UK Jobless Rate Hits Lowest Since 2005  
UK unemployment rate fell to 4.7 percent in the period between November and January 2017 from 4.8 percent in the previous period and below market expectations of 4.8 percent. It was the lowest jobless rate since July to September 2005. The employment rate remained at all-time high of 74.6 percent as the number of people in work rose by 92 thousand while wage growth slowed.
Wednesday March 15 2017
France Inflation Rate Confirmed At 1.2% In February  
Consumer prices in France rose 1.2 percent year-on-year in February of 2017, compared to a 1.3 percent increase in January and matching a preliminary figure. While cost of food, energy and services went up, cost of manufactured products fell.
Wednesday March 15 2017
Turkish Jobless Rate Rises To 12.7% In December  
The unemployment rate in Turkey increased to 12.7 percent in December of 2016, up from 10.8 percent a year earlier. It was the highest jobless rate since March 2010 as non-farm unemployment rose to 14.9 percent (2.2 percentage point increase) and the jobless rate among those aged 15 to 24 went up by 4.8 percentage points to 24 percent.
Wednesday March 15 2017
Indonesia Trade Surplus Widens In February  
Indonesia posted a trade surplus of 1.31 USD billion in February of 2017, compared to a 1.14 USD billion surplus a year earlier and above market estimates of a 1.2 USD billion surplus. Considering January to February, the goods surplus was recorded 2.75 USD billion, exports rose by 19.20 percent compared to the same period a year earlier to 25.98 USD billion while imports increased 12.51 percent to 23.22 USD billion.
Wednesday March 15 2017
Singapore Jobless Rate Confirmed At 6-Year High In Q4  
Singapore’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 2.2 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016 from 2.1 percent in the previous two quarters and in line with preliminary estimates. It was the highest jobless rate since the December quarter 2010, as more people entered the labour force while layoff went up the most since the June quarter 2009.
Tuesday March 14 2017
South Korea Unemployment Rate Rises To 4% In February  
South Korea's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 4 percent in February of 2017 from 3.6 percent in January. The figure came above market expectations of 3.7 percent. Yet, the jobless rate usually increases in February and March when students join the labour force and start looking for a job.
Tuesday March 14 2017
Russia Trade Surplus Widens In January  
Russian trade surplus increased by 59 percent to $11.45 billion in January 2017 from $7.2 billion in the same month a year earlier, while below market expectations of a $13.2 billion surplus. Exports jumped 47.2 percent to $25.1 billion and imports went up 38.9 percent to $13.7 billion.
Tuesday March 14 2017
India Consumer Inflation Rises More Than Expected  
Consumer prices in India increased 3.65 percent year-on-year in February of 2017, following a record low rise of 3.17 percent in January and higher than market expectations of 3.58 percent. Food inflation accelerated to 2.01 percent from 0.53 percent.
Tuesday March 14 2017
Nigeria Inflation Rate Slows to 17.78% in February  
Nigeria's consumer prices increased by 17.78 percent year-on-year in February of 2017, following 18.72 percent gain in the previous month. The inflation rate slowed for the first time in fifteen months, mainly due to non-food prices.
Tuesday March 14 2017
Euro Area Industrial Output Growth Slows For 2nd Month  
Industrial production in the Euro Area increased 0.6 percent year-on-year in January of 2017, following an upwardly revised 2.5 percent rise in December and below market expectations of 0.9 percent. It is the lowest gain in six months as output slowed for intermediate and durable goods and fell for capital and non-durables.
Tuesday March 14 2017
Spain Inflation Rate Confirmed At 3% In February  
Spanish consumer prices increased 3 percent year-on-year in February of 2017, the same as in the previous month and in line with preliminary estimates. Prices rose at a faster pace for transport and food while slowed for housing, driven by lower electricity cost. On a monthly basis, prices fell 0.4 percent, compared to 0.3 percent drop according to preliminary estimates.
Tuesday March 14 2017
German Inflation Rate Confirmed At Highest Level In 4-1/2 Years  
Consumer prices in Germany rose 2.2 percent year-on-year in February of 2017, compared to a 1.9 percent gain in January and in line with the preliminary estimate. It was the highest inflation rate since August 2012, mainly driven by faster increases in cost of energy and food.
Tuesday March 14 2017
India WPI Rises The Most In Over 3 Years  
Indian wholesale prices rose 6.55 percent year-on-year in February of 2017, following a 5.25 percent gain in January while markets expected a 5.90 percent rise. It was the eleventh straight month of increase and the highest since November 2013, driven by a surge in prices of food while cost of manufactured products and petrol rose further.
Friday March 10 2017
US Budget Deficit Above Expectations In February  
The US government posted a USD 192 billion budget deficit in February of 2017, barely unchanged from a USD 192.6 billion gap a year earlier but above market expectations of USD 150 billion. Outlays increased 1 percent to USD 364 billion and receipts rose faster by 2 percent to USD 172 billion.
Friday March 10 2017
Canada Jobless Rate At 2-Year Low Of 6.6%  
The unemployment rate in Canada decreased to 6.6 percent in February of 2017 from 6.8 percent in the previous month and below market expectations of 6.8 percent. It was the lowest jobless rate since January of 2015. Employment rose by 15.3 thousand, beating market consensus of a 2.5 thousand increase.
Friday March 10 2017
US Economy Adds 235K Jobs In February, Beats Expectations  
Non farm payrolls in the United States increased by 235 thousand in February of 2017, below an upwardly revised 238 thousand in January but above market expectations of 190 thousand. Job gains occurred in construction, private educational services, manufacturing, health care, and mining.
Friday March 10 2017
US Jobless Rate Falls To 4.7% In February  
US unemployment rate fell to 4.7 percent in February 2017 from 4.8 percent in the previous month, in line with market expectations. The number of unemployed persons was almost unchanged at 7.5 million while the labor force participation rate increased by 0.1 percentage point to 63 percent.
Friday March 10 2017
Brazil Inflation Rate Slows To 6-1/2-Year Low  
Consumer prices in Brazil rose by 4.76 percent in the year to February 2017, down from an increase of 5.35 percent in the previous month and below market expectations of 5.35 percent gain. It was the lowest inflation rate since September 2010. Inflation remained slightly above the central bank's official target of 4.5 percent.
Friday March 10 2017
Portugal Inflation Rate Rises to 1.6% In February  
Consumer prices in Portugal increased 1.6 percent year-on-year in February of 2017, following a 1.3 percent rise in January. The inflation rate accelerated for the third straight month to the highest since December of 2012 amid rising food cost and oil prices that boosted transport cost.
Friday March 10 2017
UK Trade Deficit Narrows Slightly In January  
The UK’s deficit on trade in goods and services decreased slightly by £0.1 billion to £1.97 billion in January 2017 from a downwardly revised £2.03 billion in December. Exports advanced by £0.4 billion to an all-time high of £49.4 billion, boosted by higher sales of machinery and transport equipment, mainly electrical machinery and cars, and chemicals; and imports increased by £0.3 billion also to a record £51.4 billion, as purchases of oil and chemicals rose the most.
Friday March 10 2017
German Trade Surplus Rises In January  
Germany reported a EUR 14.8 billion trade surplus in January of 2017, widening from EUR 13.2 billion a year earlier. Yet, it is the highest surplus for a January month since 2015, as exports rose 11.8 percent year-on-year to EUR 98.9 billion while imports went up 11.7 percent to EUR 84.0 billion.
Friday March 10 2017
Philippines Trade Gap Narrows In January  
Philippines posted a USD 2.31 billion trade deficit in January of 2017, compared to a USD 2.64 billion gap a year earlier, as exports rose more than imports.
Thursday March 09 2017
Mexico Inflation Rate Highest Since 2010  
Consumer prices in Mexico jumped 4.86 percent year-on-year in February of 2017, following a 4.72 percent rise in January and above market expectations of 4.82 percent. The inflation rate quickened for the eighth straight month, reaching the highest since March of 2010, mainly boosted by rising energy cost.
Thursday March 09 2017
US Jobless Claims Rise To 243K  
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits went up by 20 thousand to 243 thousand in the week ended March 4th 2017, slightly above expectations of 235 thousand. The 4-week moving average that removes week-to-week volatility rose by 2,250 to 236,500. Yet, claims have been below 300 thousand for 105 straight weeks, the longest streak since 1970.
Thursday March 09 2017
ECB Leaves Monetary Policy Unchanged  
The European Central Bank held its benchmark refinancing rate at 0 percent for the ninth consecutive meeting and left the pace of its bond-purchases unchanged on March 9th, as widely expected. Policymakers confirmed the monthly asset purchases will run at the current monthly pace of €80 billion until March, and from April, they are intended to continue at a monthly pace of €60 billion until the end of the year. Both the deposit rate and the lending rate were also left steady at -0.4 percent and 0.25 percent, respectively.
Thursday March 09 2017
Irish Economy Grows 2.5% In Q4  
Ireland's gross domestic product advanced 2.5 percent on quarter in the three months to December 2016, easing from a 4 percent expansion in the previous period. Fixed investment and household consumption were the main drivers of growth while net exports contributed negatively, largely due to a jump in imports.
Thursday March 09 2017
Greek Unemployment Rate Steady At Nearly 5-Year Low  
The Greek seasonally adjusted unemployment rate came in at 23.1 percent in December 2016, unchanged from November's revised figure and down from 24.1 percent in December 2015. The jobless rate remained at its lowest level since March 2012, as the number of unemployed decreased by 0.2 percent from the previous month and employment fell 0.3 percent while the number of inactive persons rose 0.3 percent.
Thursday March 09 2017
Swiss Jobless Rate Edges Down To 3.6% In February  
Swiss unadjusted unemployment rate fell slightly to 3.6 percent in February of 2017 from 3.7 percent in January, as the number of unemployed and jobseekers went down.
Thursday March 09 2017
China Inflation Rate Slows To 2-Year Low In February  
China's consumer prices rose 0.8 percent year-on-year in February 2017, compared to a 2.5 percent rise in January while markets expected an 1.7 percent gain. It was the lowest inflation rate since January 2015, as cost of transport and communication rose at a slower pace while food prices fell.
Wednesday March 08 2017
Tanzania Inflation Rate Rises To 5.5% In February  
Consumer prices in Tanzania increased 5.5 percent year-on-year in February of 2017, following 5.2 percent rise in the previous month. It was the highest inflation rate since June of 2016 mainly boosted by rising prices for food.
Wednesday March 08 2017
France Posts Largest Trade Gap On Record In January  
France recorded a trade gap of EUR 7.94 billion in January of 2017, compared to an upwardly revised EUR 3.57 billion deficit in December while markets expected a EUR 3.70 billion shortfall. It was the largest deficit on record, as exports fell 7.7 percent month-on-month to EUR 37.19 billion while imports rose 2.9 percent to EUR 45.13 billion.
Wednesday March 08 2017
Swiss Inflation Rate Highest Since June 2011  
Swiss consumer prices increased by 0.6 percent year-on-year in February 2017, following a 0.3 percent gain in the previous month. It was the highest inflation rate since June 2011, mainly due to rising prices of transportation, food and clothing. On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.5 percent after showing no growth in January and beating market expectations of a 0.2 percent gain.
Wednesday March 08 2017
China Posts First Monthly Trade Gap In 3 Years  
China unexpectedly reported a USD 9.15 billion trade deficit in February of 2017, compared to a USD 28.2 billion surplus a year earlier and missing market expectations of a USD 25.75 billion surplus. It was the first monthly trade gap since February 2014, as imports surged while exports fell.
Wednesday March 08 2017
Japan GDP Growth Revised Up To 0.3% In Q4  
The Japanese economy advanced 0.3 percent on quarter in the fourth quarter of 2016, above preliminary estimates of a 0.2 percent expansion and at the same pace as in the previous period. It was the fourth consecutive quarter of growth, boosted by exports, government spending and private non-residential investment while household consumption was flat.
Tuesday March 07 2017
Canadian Trade Surplus Widens In January  
Canada's merchandise trade surplus widened to CAD 0.81 billion in January 2017 from a downwardly revised CAD 0.45 billion a month earlier and above market expectations of a CAD 0.7 billion surplus. Exports were up 0.5 percent to a record CAD 46.5 billion on higher sales of motor vehicles and canola. Imports decreased 0.3 percent to CAD 45.6 billion, mainly due to lower purchases of unwrought gold.
Tuesday March 07 2017
US Trade Gap Largest Since March 2012  
The goods and services deficit in the United States widened to USD 48.5 billion in January of 2017 from a USD 44.3 billion gap a month earlier and in line with market expectations of a USD 48.5 billion shortfall. It is the highest deficit since March of 2012 as imports jumped 2.3 percent due to consumer goods and oil and exports rose at a slower 0.6 percent.
Tuesday March 07 2017
Russia Inflation Rate Slows To New 4-1/2-Year Low  
Consumer prices in Russia increased by 4.6 percent year-on-year in February 2017, easing from a 5 percent rise in the previous month and below market expectations of a 4.7 percent gain. It was the lowest inflation rate since June 2012. On a monthly basis, prices went up 0.2 percent after advancing by 0.6 percent in January.
Tuesday March 07 2017
Brazil GDP Shrinks More Than Expected In Q4  
The Brazilian economy contracted 0.9 percent on quarter in the last three months of 2016, following a downwardly revised 0.7 percent drop in the previous period and worse than market expectations of a 0.6 percent fall. Household consumption declined at a steeper pace and imports recovered while investment and exports shrank less and government spending edged up.
Tuesday March 07 2017
Brazil Economy Contracts 2.5% YoY In Q4  
The Brazilian economy shrank 2.5 percent year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2016, following a a 2.9 percent fall in the previous period and worse than market expectations of a 2.3 percent drop. It was the eleventh straight quarter of contraction, mainly due to sharp declines in both household consumption and fixed investment.
Tuesday March 07 2017
Eurozone Q4 GDP Growth Confirmed At 0.4%  
The Euro Area economy advanced 0.4 percent on quarter in the three months to December of 2016, the same as in the previous period and in line with the second estimate. Compared with the same quarter of 2015, the bloc's economy grew 1.7 percent, also in line with earlier estimate.
Tuesday March 07 2017
South African GDP Unexpectedly Shrinks 0.3% in Q4  
The South African economy contracted an annualized 0.3 percent on quarter in the three months to December of 2016, compared to an upwardly revised 0.4 percent growth in the previous quarter and missing market consensus of a 0.5 percent expansion. It was the first contraction since the March quarter of 2016 driven by mining and quarrying and manufacturing industries.
Tuesday March 07 2017
South Africa Annual GDP Growth Beats Expectations  
The South African economy expanded 0.7 percent year-on-year in the last three months of 2016, the same as in the previous quarter and above market expectations of 0.6 percent. A recovery in agriculture and stronger growth in trade, finance, real estate, business and government services drove the expansion, offsetting contraction in mining, manufacturing and utilities.
Tuesday March 07 2017
Australia Keeps Cash Rate At Record Low Of 1.5%  
The Reserve Bank of Australia left the cash rate steady at a record low of 1.5 percent during the meeting held on March 7th, as widely expected. While saying headline inflation is expected to be above 2 percent this year, policymakers judged holding the stance of policy unchanged would be consistent with sustainable growth in the economy and achieving the inflation target over time.
Tuesday March 07 2017
Philippines Inflation Rate At 27-Month High Of 3.3%  
Consumer prices in Philippines rose 3.3 percent year-on-year in February of 2017, following a 2.7 percent increase in January and in line with markets expectations. It was the highest inflation rate since November 2014, as prices went up at a faster pace for food, housing and utilities and transport.
Friday March 03 2017
Fed Likely To Raise Rates In March  
A further adjustment of the federal funds rate would likely be appropriate at the March meeting if employment and inflation continue to evolve in line with expectations, Fed Chair Yellen said in a speech in Chicago, further raising expectations of a rate hike in two weeks.
Friday March 03 2017
US Services Sector Growth At 16-Month High: ISM  
The ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI index rose to 57.6 in February of 2017 from 56.5 in January and beating market expectations of 56.5. It is the highest reading since October of 2015, boosted by a surge in activity and rising new orders and employment. The majority of service providers indicated a positive outlook on business conditions and the overall economy although some uncertainty persists.
Friday March 03 2017
Italy Q4 GDP Growth Rate Confirmed At 0.2%  
Italy's gross domestic product advanced 0.2 percent on quarter in the three months to December of 2016 compared to a 0.3 percent expansion in the previous period and matching the preliminary estimate. It was the weakest growth rate in one year, as domestic demand continued to boost output while inventories fell.
Friday March 03 2017
Turkish Consumer Prices Rise The Most In Nearly 5 Years  
Consumer prices in Turkey increased by 10.13 percent year-on-year in February of 2017, following a 9.22 percent rise in the previous month and beating market expectations of a 9.6 percent gain. It was the highest inflation since April 2012, as cost of food, transport and housing went up at a faster pace.
Friday March 03 2017
Malaysia Trade Surplus Narrows To 6-Month Low  
Malaysia reported a MYR 4.71 billion trade surplus in January of 2017, compared to a MYR 5.39 billion surplus a year earlier while market expected a MYR 8.20 billion surplus. It was the smallest surplus since July 2016, as imports rose more than exports.
Friday March 03 2017
South Korea Inflation Rate Slows To 1.9% In February   
Consumer prices in South Korea increased 1.9 percent year-on-year in February of 2017, following a 2 percent rise in the previous month and beating expectations of a 1.6 percent upswing. The inflation rate fell from the central bank target of 2 percent after hitting it in the previous month for the first time since it was introduced in 2016.
Friday March 03 2017
Japan Unemployment Rate Down To 3%  
The jobless rate in Japan fell to 3 percent in January of 2017 from 3.1 percent in the previous two months, matching market expectations. The jobs-to-applicants ratio was 1.43, the same as in the previous month and remaining at the highest since July 1991.
Friday March 03 2017
Japan Inflation Rate Rises To 0.4% In January  
Consumer prices in Japan increased 0.4 percent year-on-year in January of 2017, higher than a 0.3 percent rise in December and in line with market expectations. Transportation cost posted the first annual gain since March of 2015 and prices went up faster for clothing and footwear and recreation and culture. Core consumer prices which exclude fresh food rose 0.1 percent on the year, following a flat reading in December. It is the first annual rise since December of 2015.
Friday March 03 2017
Brazil Trade Surplus At Record High For February Month  
Brazil recorded a USD 4560 million trade surplus in February of 2017, 50 percent higher than a USD 3042 million surplus a year earlier and beating market expectations of USD 3270 million. It is the largest trade surplus on record for a February month.
Thursday March 02 2017
US Jobless Claims Fall To 44-Year Low  
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits decreased by 19 thousand to 223 thousand in the week ended February 25th 2017, from the previous week's revised level of 242 thousand. The figure came in below expectations of 243 thousand to hit the lowest level since March 1973.
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