Asian Indicators

Asia and the entire Asia Pacific Rim has become an important region to watch economically. Not only is the world’s second largest economy (China) located there, but a number of economically developing countries.

The Asian and Pacific Rim has become a zone of interest to investors in the Forex, Equity and Commodities markets. Here is a list of indicators of note in the region.


China

Name Description Frequency
GDP This number reflects the total output of goods and services in China. Quarterly and annual
Industrial Production Reflects the output of a countries factories and indicates whether production is increasing or contracting.
Retail Sales Indicates whether or not consumers are buying big ticket products like cars or refrigerators. Monthly
Business Confidence The levels of optimism business have regarding the economy. Monthly
Balance of Trade Indicates whether China has a trade deficit or not. Quarterly

Japan

Name Description Frequency
Consumer Confidence The level of optimism the population of Japan has regarding the health of the economy. Monthly
GDP This number reflects the total output of goods and services in Japan. Monthly and Quarterly
Inflation Indicates the level of Japan’s Inflation rate both monthly, quarterly and yearly. Quarterly

Australia

Name Description Frequency
Business Confidence The level of optimism businesses have regarding the economy. Monthly
GDP This number reflects the total output of goods and services in Australia. Around the 10th of the month
Imports Indicates the amount of products coming into Australia Monthly
Rate Decision   First Tuesday of every month
Unemployment The level of unemployment in Australia’s workforce Around the 12th of the month