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 -8984.29 -11640.00 258.90 -20210.90 USD Million [+]
Exports 28613.41 23818.83 30541.44 59.01 USD Million [+]
Imports 37597.70 35462.79 45281.90 117.40 USD Million [+]
Current Account -14300.00 -3432.97 7360.00 -31857.18 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -0.70 -1.06 2.28 -4.80 percent [+]
External Debt 485800.00 471852.00 485800.00 96392.00 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 71.80 57.90 100.00 57.90 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 8.42 23.54 766.97 -271.47 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 8579.00 3409.00 8579.00 -60.00 USD Million [+]
Remittances 10097.59 9533.93 12293.40 5999.10 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 724000.00 788000.00 1037000.00 129286.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 557.77 557.77 557.77 357.75 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 744.00 745.00 813.48 526.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 7.48 7.75 8.09 7.22 [+]
Weapons Sales 42.00 42.00 42.00 0.00 USD Million [+]

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India Imports of Printed Books, Newspapers, Pictures

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 October 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 October 16 2017
India Wholesale Price Inflation Below Expectations  
Wholesale prices in India rose 2.60 percent year-on-year in September of 2017, following a 3.24 percent increase in the prior month. The figure came in below market estimates of a 3.41 percent gain, mainly due to a slowdown in cost of food and fuel.
Thursday October 12 2017
India Inflation Rate Unchanged in September  
India's consumer price inflation came in at increased 3.28 percent year-on-year in September 2017, unchanged from the previous month's five-month high and below market expectations of 3.6 percent. Food inflation slowed while prices rose at a faster pace for housing, fuel and clothing.
Wednesday October 04 2017
India Leaves Key Rate at 7-Year Low of 6%  
The Reserve Bank of India kept its benchmark interest rate steady at 6 percent on October 4th 2017, following a 25bps cut in August and in line with market expectations. Policymakers said the decision is consistent with a neutral stance of monetary policy aiming to reach the medium-term target for inflation of 4 percent +/- 2 percent, while supporting growth. The central bank also increased its inflation forecasts for October-March to a range of 4.2 percent to 4.6 percent while the gross value added projection was cut to 6.7 percent from 7.3 percent.
Thursday September 14 2017
Indian Wholesale Inflation at 4-Month High of 3.24% in August  
Wholesale prices in India rose 3.24 percent year-on-year in August of 2017, following a 1.88 percent increase in the prior month and above market estimates a 3.0 percent gain. It was the highest wholesale inflation since April, due to a surge in prices of food and fuel.
Tuesday September 12 2017
India Inflation Rate at 5-Month High in August  
Consumer prices in India increased 3.36 percent year-on-year in August of 2017, following a 2.36 percent rise in July and above market expectations of 3.2 percent. It is the highest inflation rate since March, due to a rebound in food prices. The Reserve Bank of India expects inflation at 2 percent - 3.5 percent in the first half of this fiscal year (April to September 2017) and at 3.5 percent - 4.5 percent in the second half (October 2017 to March 2018).
Thursday August 31 2017
India GDP Growth at Over 3-Year Low of 5.7% in Q2  
The Indian economy expanded 5.7 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2017, below 6.1 percent in the previous period and market expectations of 6.6 percent. It remains the weakest growth rate since the first quarter of 2014 due to a slowdown in consumer spending and exports. On the production side, manufacturing and agriculture eased. Figures for the second quarter of 2017 mark the third consecutive period of slowing growth, following the demonetization program started in November of 2016 that removed 86 percent of India's currency in circulation.
Monday August 14 2017
India Inflation Rate Rises to 2.36% in July  
India's consumer prices increased 2.36 percent year-on-year in July 2017, beating market expectations of 1.87 percent and following a 1.54 percent gain in the previous month. Cost of housing, energy and clothing rose further and food prices fell at a softer pace.
Monday August 14 2017
India WPI Rises More than Expected in July  
Wholesale prices in India rose 1.88 percent year-on-year in July of 2017, compared to a 0.9 percent rise in the prior month while market estimated a 1.3 percent rise. A surge in food prices offset a slowdown in cost of manufactured products and fuel.
Wednesday August 02 2017
India Cuts Key Rate to 6%  
The Reserve Bank of India lowered its benchmark interest rate by 25bps to 6 percent on August 2nd 2017, in line with market expectations. It is the first rate cut so far this year, bringing borrowing cost to the lowest since 2010 amid a sharp slowdown in inflation. The reverse repo rate was also lowered by 25bps to 5.75 percent and the marginal standing facility rate and the Bank Rate to 6.25 percent.
Friday July 14 2017
India Wholesale Inflation At 11-Month Low Of 0.9% In June  
Wholesale prices in India rose 0.9 percent year-on-year in June of 2017, compared to a 2.17 percent rise in May and below market estimates of a 1.6 percent rise. It was the lowest wholesale inflation since July of 2016, as cost of manufactured products and fuel went up at a slower pace and food prices fell further.
Wednesday July 12 2017
India Inflation Rate Falls To Fresh Low Of 1.54%  
Consumer prices in India increased 1.54 percent year-on-year in June of 2017, slowing sharply from a 2.18 percent rise in May and below market expectations of 1.7 percent. The inflation rate fell to a fresh record low for the third month as food prices declined faster amid a favorable monsoon.
Wednesday June 14 2017
India Wholesale Inflation At 5-Month Low Of 2.17% In May  
Wholesale prices in India rose 2.17 percent from a year earlier in May of 2017, compared to a 3.85 percent gain in April and below market estimates of 3.11 percent. It was the lowest wholesale inflation since December 2016, as cost of manufactured products and fuel went up at slower paces while prices of primary articles declined.
Monday June 12 2017
India Inflation Rate Down To Record Low Of 2.18%  
Consumer prices in India increased 2.18 percent year-on-year in May of 2017, slowing from a 2.99 percent rise in April and well below market expectations of 2.6 percent. The inflation hit a new record low for the second month as food prices fell for the first time ever led by pulses and vegetables.
Wednesday June 07 2017
India Leaves Repo Rate At 6.25%  
The Reserve Bank of India held its benchmark repo rate at 6.25 percent on June 7th 2017 as widely expected, saying the decision is consistent with a neutral monetary policy stance. Policymakers added that the inflation outlook for the next months is uncertain and revised down its GVA growth forecasts for 2017-2018 by 10bps to 7.3 percent. The reverse repo rate was also left unchanged at 6 percent, following a 25bps cut in April; the bank rate at 6.5 percent and the cash rate at 4 percent.
Wednesday May 31 2017
India GDP Growth Unexpectedly Slows To 6.1% In Q1  
The Indian economy advanced 6.1 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2017, slowing sharply from a 7 percent expansion in the previous period and well below market expectations of 7.1 percent. It is the lowest growth rate since the last quarter of 2014, due to a slowdown in consumer spending and a drop in investment, following the demonetization program started in November of 2016 that removed 86 percent of India's currency in circulation. In addition, the government changed the GDP base year for 2011-2012 from 2004-2005. The same change was made earlier for industrial production and wholesale prices indexes, with adjustments in the weights of the different industries. Considering the April 2016-March 2017 period, the economy advanced 7.1 percent, in line with the official estimate but below 8 percent in the previous year.
Friday May 12 2017
India Inflation Rate Falls To Record Low Of 2.99%  
Consumer prices in India increased 2.99 percent year-on-year in April of 2017, following a 3.81 percent rise in March and well below market expectations of 3.5 percent. It is the lowest inflation rate since the series began in 2012, driven by a slowdown in food prices.
Friday May 12 2017
India Wholesale Inflation Below Expectations  
Wholesale prices in India rose 3.85 percent year-on-year in April of 2017, following a downwardly revised 5.29 percent gain in March and well below market estimates of 4.8 percent. It is the lowest wholesale inflation in four months after the government revised the base year.
Monday April 17 2017
India WPI Rises Less Than Expected In March  
Indian wholesale prices rose 5.70 percent year-on-year in March of 2017, following a 6.55 percent gain in February and below market estimates of a 5.98 percent rise. A slowdown in cost of manufactured products offset a faster increase in cost of food and petrol.
Wednesday April 12 2017
India Inflation Rate Rises Less Than Forecasts  
Consumer prices in India increased 3.81 percent year-on-year in March of 2017, following a 3.65 percent rise in February and below market expectations of 3.98 percent. Food inflation slowed to 1.93 percent from 2.01 percent.
Thursday April 06 2017
India Holds Repo Rate At 6.25%  
The Reserve Bank of India held its benchmark repo rate at a six-year low of 6.25 percent on April 6th, as widely expected, and raised its reverse repo rate by 25bps to 6 percent, saying there are upside risks to the inflation outlook amid an uncertain global economic environment. Annual inflation rose to 3.65 percent in February 2017 from a record low of 3.17 percent in the previous month. For 2017-18, policymakers expect inflation to average 4.5 percent in the first half of the year and 5 percent in the second half.
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
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.
Thursday March 02 2017
India GDP Growth Beats Expectations in Q4  
The Indian economy advanced 7 percent year-on-year in the last three months of 2016, slowing from an upwardly revised 7.4 percent rise in the previous quarter but beating expectations of a 6.4 percent growth. The expansion was mainly driven by a surge public spending and agriculture. The GDP is expected to grow 7.1 percent in the fiscal year ending in March 2017.
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.
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.
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.
Monday January 16 2017
India WPI Rises at Faster Pace in December  
Indian wholesale prices rose 3.39 percent year-on-year in December of 2016, following a 3.15 percent gain in November while markets expected a 3.50 percent rise. It was the ninth straight month of increase, mainly due to rising cost of manufactured products and petrol while prices of food fell for the first time since August 2015.
Thursday January 12 2017
India Inflation Rate Lowest Since November 2014  
Consumer prices in India increased 3.41 percent year-on-year in December of 2016, following a 3.63 percent rise in November and below market expectations of 3.57 percent. It is the lowest inflation rate since November of 2014 as food prices cooled. The slowdown in inflation intensified in the last two months of 2016 after a demonetization campaign slumped currency in circulation, hurting consumption.
Wednesday December 14 2016
India WPI Rises the Least in 5 Months  
Indian wholesale prices rose 3.15 percent year-on-year in November of 2016, following a 3.39 percent gain in October while markets expected a 3.10 percent rise. It was the eighth straight month of increase but the lowest figure since June, as a sharp slowdown in prices of food offset a faster increase in cost of manufactured products and petrol.
Tuesday December 13 2016
India Inflation Rate At 2-Year Low Of 3.6% In November  
Consumer prices in India increased 3.63 percent year-on-year in November of 2016, following 4.2 percent rise in October and well below market expectations of 3.9 percent. It was the lowest inflation rate since November 2014, as food inflation eased for the fourth straight month to 2.56 percent.
Wednesday December 07 2016
India Keeps Monetary Policy Unchanged at 6.25%  
The Reserve Bank of India unexpectedly left its benchmark repo rate unchanged at a six-year low of 6.25 percent during the meeting held on December 7th despite wide expectations of a rate cut, following a severe cash crisis.
Wednesday November 30 2016
Indian Economy Expands 7.3% YoY In Q3  
India's gross domestic product advanced 7.3 percent year-on-year in the third quarter of 2016, following 7.1 percent expansion in the previous period and missing market expectations of 7.5 percent growth. Private consumption expanded at a faster pace while government spending slowed down and fixed investment dropped further.
Tuesday November 15 2016
India Inflation Rate Falls to 14-Month Low of 4.2%  
Consumer prices in India increased 4.2 percent year-on-year in October of 2016, easing from an upwardly revised 4.39 percent rise in September, reaching a new low since August last year. Figures came in line with market expectations as food inflation eased for the third straight month to 3.32 percent.
Tuesday November 15 2016
India WPI Rises the Least in 4 Months  
Indian wholesale prices rose 3.39 percent year-on-year in October of 2016, following a 3.57 percent gain in September while markets expected a 3.75 percent rise. It was the seventh straight month of increase but the lowest figure since June, as a slowdown in prices of food offset a faster rise in cost of manufactured products and petrol.
Friday October 14 2016
India WPI Rises Less than Estimated in September  
Indian wholesale prices rose 3.57 percent year-on-year in September of 2016, following a 3.74 percent gain in August. It was the sixth straight month of increase and the lowest figure since June while markets expected a 3.90 percent rise. A slowdown in prices of food offset an increase in cost of manufactured products and petrol.
Thursday October 13 2016
India Annual Inflation Rate Slows to 13-Month Low  
India's consumer prices increased by 4.31 percent year-on-year in September 2016, easing from a 5.05 percent growth in the previous month and missing market expectations of a 4.8 percent gain. It was the lowest inflation rate since August last year, as food cost rose at a slower pace.
Tuesday October 04 2016
India Cuts Repo Rate to a 6-Year Low of 6.25%  
The Reserve Bank of India lowered its repurchase rate by a surprise 25bps to 6.25 percent on October 4th, 2016, saying the stance of monetary policy remains accommodative and the decision will help to bring inflation rate back to central bank's 4 percent target in the medium-term while supporting growth. India’s consumer prices index rose 5 percent year-on-year in August, easing from its 6 percent increase in July. The repo policy rate is now at its lowest since November 2010.
Wednesday September 14 2016
India WPI Rises Less Than Expected in August  
India wholesale prices rose 3.74 percent year-on-year in August of 2016, following a 3.55 percent gain in July while markets expected a 4.01 percent rise. It was the fifth straight month of increase and the highest figure since August 2014. While cost of manufactured products rose at a faster pace, prices of food slowed and cost of petrol fell less than in the preceding month.
Monday September 12 2016
India Inflation Rate Slows More than Expected  
Consumer prices in India increased 5.05 percent year-on-year in August of 2016, easing from a 6.07 percent rise in July and below market expectations of 5.5 percent. It is the lowest inflation rate in five months due to smaller rises in food prices.
Wednesday August 31 2016
India GDP Growth Slows to 7.1% YoY in Q2  
India's gross domestic product advanced 7.1 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2016, slowing from a 7.9 percent expansion in the previous period and missing market expectations of 7.6 percent growth. It was the lowest reading since the fourth quarter of 2014, as private consumption expanded at a slower pace while fixed investment dropped further.
Tuesday August 16 2016
India WPI Rises the Most in Nearly 2 Years  
India wholesale prices rose 3.55 percent year-on-year in July of 2016, following a 1.62 percent gain in June while markets expected a 2.55 percent rise. It was the 4th straight month of increase and the highest figure since August 2014, mainly due to a faster rise in prices of food and manufactured products.
Friday August 12 2016
India Consumer Inflation Highest Since August 2014  
Consumer prices in India went up 6.07 percent year-on-year in July of 2016, accelerating for the fourth straight month and beating market expectations of 5.9 percent. It was the highest figure since August of 2014, as food cost rose further.
Tuesday August 09 2016
India Keeps Policy Rate Unchanged at 6.5% in August  
The Reserve Bank of India left its benchmark repo rate unchanged at a five-year low of 6.5 percent during the meeting held on August 9th, as widely expected. While awaiting space for policy action, policymakers said the stance of monetary policy will remain accommodative and continue to emphasize the adequate provision of liquidity.
Thursday July 14 2016
India WPI Rises More Than Expected in June  
Indian wholesale prices rose 1.62 percent year-on-year in June of 2016, following a 0.79 percent gain in May and higher than market consensus of a 1.19 percent increase. It was the 3rd straight month of gain as prices of food and manufactured products went up at a faster pace while cost of petrol fell less than in the preceding month.
Tuesday July 12 2016
India Consumer Inflation Rises Further to 22-Month High in June  
Consumer prices in India went up 5.77 percent year-on-year in June of 2016, accelerating for the third straight month and reaching the highest since August of 2014. Figures came above market expectations of 5.73 percent, driven by food cost.
Tuesday June 14 2016
India WPI Rises for 2nd Month in May  
Indian wholesale prices rose 0.79 percent year-on-year in May of 2016, following a 0.34 percent gain in April and higher than market consensus of a 0.42 percent increase. It was the 2nd straight month of rise as prices of food and manufactured products went up at a faster pace while cost of petrol dropped further.
Monday June 13 2016
India Consumer Inflation at 21-Month High  
Consumer prices in India increased 5.76 percent year-on-year in May of 2016, higher than an upwardly revised 5.47 percent rise in the previous month and compared to market expectations of 5.5 percent. It is the highest figure since August of 2014 as food inflation increased to 7.55%, the most in 21 months.
Tuesday June 07 2016
India Holds Policy Rate Unchanged at 6.5%  
The Reserve Bank of India left its benchmark repo rate unchanged at a five-year low of 6.5 percent during the meeting held on June 7th, as expected. While awaiting further data to assess the impact of seasonal rainfall and some external risks, policymakers said they would remain accommodative.
Tuesday May 31 2016
India GDP Growth at 1-1/2-Year High of 7.9%  
The Indian economy expanded 7.9 percent year-on-year in the first three months of 2016, higher than a downwardly revised 7.2 percent growth in the previous quarter and much better than market expectations of a 7.5 percent increase. It is the best performance in six quarters, boosted by private spending while investment and exports declined. Considering full 2015/2016 year (April to March), the GDP in India advanced 7.6 percent, higher than 7.2 percent in the previous year.
Monday May 16 2016
India WPI Rises for 1st Time in 18 Months  
Indian wholesale prices unexpectedly rose 0.34 percent year-on-year in April of 2016, following a 0.85 percent drop in March and market consensus of a 0.2 percent fall. It is the first increase since November 2014 as prices rose for food and cost of manufactured products while cost of petrol declined at a slower pace.
Thursday May 12 2016
India Inflation Rate Accelerates More than Expected  
Consumer prices in India went up 5.39 percent year-on-year in April of 2016, accelerating from a 4.83 percent rise in the previous month and higher than market expectations of 5 percent. Food inflation also reached a three-month high.
Monday April 18 2016
India WPI Drops for 17th Straight Month  
Indian wholesale prices fell by 0.85 percent year-on-year in March of 2016, as compared to a 0.91 percent drop in February and missing market consensus of a 0.77 percent fall. Prices of food rose at a faster pace while cost of petrol declined further and cost of manufactured dropped at a slower pace.
Tuesday April 12 2016
India Inflation Rate Slows to 6-Month Low  
Consumer prices in India went up 4.83 percent year-on-year in March of 2016, slowing from an upwardly revised 5.26 percent rise in February. The inflation rate eased for the second straight month, reaching the lowest figure since September last year and compared to market expectations of 5 percent as food prices rose at a slower pace.
Tuesday April 05 2016
India Cuts Repo Rate to Lowest in Over 5 Years  
The Reserve Bank of India cut its benchmark repo rate by 25 bps to 6.5 percent during the meeting held on April 5th, 2016, as widely expected. It is the first reduction since September 2015 and the lowest rate since January 2011.
Monday March 14 2016
India Consumer Inflation Slows in February  
Consumer prices in India increased 5.18 percent year-on-year in February of 2016, lower than 5.69 percent in January and below market expectations of 5.6 percent. Consumer inflation eased for the first time in seven months, reaching the lowest since October due a slowdown in food cost.
Monday March 14 2016
India WPI Drops for 16th Straight Month  
Indian wholesale prices fell by 0.91 percent year-on-year in February of 2016, as compared to a 0.90 percent drop in January and missing market consensus of a 0.27 percent fall. Prices of food eased further while cost of petrol and manufactured declined at a slower pace.
Monday February 15 2016
India WPI Falls for 15th Straight Month  
Indian wholesale prices fell by 0.90 percent year-on-year in January of 2016, as compared to a 0.73 percent drop in December and above market consensus. Prices of food eased while cost of petrol and manufactured declined at a slower pace.
Friday February 12 2016
India Consumer Inflation Rises to 17-Month High  
Consumer prices in India went up 5.69 percent year-on-year in January of 2016, higher than 5.61 percent in December of 2015 and accelerating for the sixth straight month. It is the highest figure since August of 2014 and above market expectations of 5.4 percent. Food inflation increased to 6.85 percent from 6.4 percent in December, also the highest in seventeen months.
Monday February 08 2016
India GDP Advances 7.3% in Q4  
The Indian economy expanded 7.3 percent year-on-year in the last three months of 2015, slowing from an upwardly revised 7.7 percent growth in the previous quarter but in line with market expectations. The manufacturing sector surged 12.6 percent while farm output shrank 1 percent.
Tuesday February 02 2016
RBI Leaves Policy Rate Unchanged  
The Reserve Bank of India left its benchmark repo rate at 6.75 percent during the meeting held on February 2nd, as expected. While awaiting further data on inflation, policymakers said they would stay accommodative but look forward to the government's budget statement at the end of February.
Thursday January 14 2016
India WPI Drops for 14th Straight Month in December  
Indian wholesale prices fell by 0.73 percent year-on-year in December of 2015, as compared to a 1.99 percent drop in November and above market consensus. Prices of food rose higher than in the previous month while cost of petrol and manufactured declined at a slower pace.
Tuesday January 12 2016
India Consumer Inflation Rate at 15-Month High  
Consumer prices in India rose 5.61 percent year-on-year in December of 2015, accelerating for the fifth straight month and reaching the highest since September of 2014, in line with market expectations. Food inflation was 6.4 percent, up from 6.07 percent in November.
Monday December 14 2015
India Consumer Inflation Quickens to 13-Month High  
Consumer prices in India grew 5.41 percent year-on-year in November of 2015, higher than a 5 percent rise in October and in line with market expectations. It is the highest inflation rate since October of 2014 boosted by a surge in food cost.
Monday December 14 2015
India WPI Drops for 13th Straight Month in November  
Indian wholesale prices fell by 1.99 percent year-on-year in November of 2015, slowing from a 3.81 percent drop in October, as prices of food rose higher than in the previous month while cost of petrol and manufactured declined at a slower pace. 
Tuesday December 01 2015
RBI Keeps Policy Rate Unchanged  
The Reserve Bank of India left its benchmark repo rate at 6.75 percent, as expected. Policymakers said they will monitor commodity prices, especially food and oil, while tracking inflationary expectations and external developments.
Monday November 30 2015
India GDP Growth Beats Expectations  
The Indian economy expanded 7.4 percent year-on-year in the three months to September of 2015, following an upwardly revised 7.1 percent expansion in the second quarter. Figures came better than market expectations of a 7.3 percent increase, boosted by financial, real estate and insurance activities and manufacturing.
Monday November 16 2015
India WPI Falls for 12th Straight Month in October  
Indian wholesale prices declined by 3.81 percent year-on-year in October of 2015, slowing from a 4.54 percent drop in September, as prices of food rose higher than in the previous month while cost of petrol and manufactured declined at a slower pace.
Thursday November 12 2015
India Consumer Inflation Quickens to 5%  
Consumer prices in India grew 5 percent year-on year in October of 2015, compared to 4.41 percent in September. It is the highest inflation rate in in four months boosted by higher than expected rise in cost of food.
Wednesday October 14 2015
India WPI Deflation Eases in September  
Indian wholesale prices fell 4.54 percent year-on-year in September of 2015, slowing from a 4.95 percent drop in the previous month as a rise in prices of food offset a further decline in cost of petrol. The wholesale inflation has been in negative territory since November of 2014.
Monday October 12 2015
India Consumer Inflation Above Forecasts  
Consumer prices in India increased 4.41% yoy in September, following an upwardly revised 3.74% rise in August. It is the highest inflation rate in three months driven by food prices.
Tuesday September 29 2015
India Cuts Repo Rate by 50 Bps to 6.75%  
The Reserve Bank of India cut its benchmark repo rate by a higher-than-expected 50 bps to 6.75 percent on September 29th, 2015. It is the fourth reduction this year, bringing the rate to the lowest since April of 2011, as policymakers tried to bolster the economy.
Monday September 14 2015
India Inflation Rate Falls to Fresh Record Low  
Consumer prices in India increased 3.66 percent year-on-year in August of 2015, slowing slightly from a revised 3.69 percent rise in July and in line with market expectations. The inflation rate fell to a fresh record low in August, staying below the central bank’s 6 percent target for the 11th month in a row.
Monday September 14 2015
India WPI Deflation Deepens in August  
Indian wholesale prices fell 4.95 percent year-on-year in August of 2015, following a 4.05 percent drop in the previous month as cost of manufactured products and diesel declined more than in July. The wholesale inflation has been in negative territory since November of 2014.
Monday August 31 2015
India GDP Growth Disappoints  
The Indian economy expanded 7 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2015, slowing from a 7.5 percent growth in the previous period and below market expectations of 7.4 percent. While services and manufacturing grew at a slower pace; mining and construction accelerated and agriculture reported expansion.
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  
Consumer prices in India increased 5.4 percent year-on-year in June of 2015, compared to 5.01 percent in May. It is the highest figure since October last year due to stronger rise in food prices.
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  
Consumer prices in India increased 5.01 percent year-on-year in May of 2015, compared to 4.87 percent in April. The figure matched market expectations as cost of transport rose and prices of fuel and light advanced at a faster pace.
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
India Economic Growth Accelerates in Q1  
India's GDP advanced 7.5 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2015, up from a downwardly revised growth of 6.6 percent in the previous period supported by a strong expansion in manufacturing and services sectors.
Thursday May 14 2015
India WPI Deflation Worsens in April  
Indian wholesale prices fell 2.65 percent year-on-year in April of 2015, following a 2.33 percent drop in the previous month, as petrol prices declined further while food cost slowed. The index has been in the negative territory since November 2014.
Tuesday May 12 2015
India Consumer Inflation Falls to 5-Month Low  
CPI inflation in India slowed for the second consecutive month to 4.87 percent in April of 2015 from an upwardly revised 5.25 percent in March, dragged down by lower food prices.
Wednesday April 15 2015
India WPI Deflation Deepens in March  
Indian wholesale prices fell 2.33 percent year-on-year in March of 2015, following a 2.06 percent drop in the previous month, as petrol prices declined while food cost slowed. The figure came far below market forecasts and is the deepest decline since November of 1976.
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  
The Reserve Bank of India left its benchmark repo rate on hold at 7.5 percent in April, following a surprise rate cut last month. Policymakers said will allow the disinflationary momentum to spread through the economy while waiting for commercial banks to cut lending rates.
Monday March 16 2015
India WPI Deflation Deepest Since 1976  
Indian wholesale prices fell 2.06 percent year-on-year in February of 2015, following a 0.39 percent drop in the previous month, as petrol prices declined while food cost slowed. The figure came far below market forecasts and is the deepest decline since November of 1976.
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%  
The Reserve Bank of India cut its benchmark policy repo rate by 25 bps to 7.5 percent in a surprise meeting on March 4th. It is the second rate cut this year, citing slowing inflation, weak growth and important government reforms.
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  
India CPI inflation rose for the second consecutive month to 5.11 percent in January from 5 percent in the previous month, after the country changed the base year for calculating consumer prices.
Monday February 09 2015
India's GDP Grow Faster Than China's in Q4  
India's economy advanced 7.5 percent year-on-year in the last quarter of 2014, following a revised 8.2 percent rise in the previous period as the way the GDP is calculated changed.
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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Thursday October 19 2017
South Korea Holds Base Rate Steady at 1.25%  
The Bank of Korea left its base rate steady for the 13th straight meeting at a record low of 1.25 percent in October, as expected, saying inflationary pressures on the demand side are forecast to not be high for the time being. Policymakers also revised up its growth outlook for this year to 3.0 percent from 2.8 percent previously, due to robust exports and recovering private consumption. Meantime, inflation is expected to be slightly higher at 2.0 percent from 1.9 percent.
Thursday October 19 2017
China Economy Grows 1.7% QoQ in Q3  
The Chinese economy advanced by 1.7 percent quarter-on-quarter in the third quarter of 2017, compared to an upwardly revised 1.8 percent expansion in the previous three months and in line with market estimates.
Thursday October 19 2017
China Q3 GDP Growth Matches Estimates  
The Chinese economy advanced 6.8 percent year-on-year in the September quarter of 2017, following a 6.9 percent growth in the previous two periods and matching market consensus. It was the weakest expansion since the December quarter 2016, mainly due to a slowdown in fixed-asset investment while industrial output and retail sales continued to increase.
Thursday October 19 2017
Australia Jobless Rate Falls to 4-Month Low of 5.5%  
Australia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate unexpectedly fell to 5.5 percent in September of 2017 from 5.6 percent in the previous three months while market estimated 5.6 percent. It was the lowest jobless rate since May, as the economy added 19,800 jobs while the number of unemployed declined by 11,800.
Thursday October 19 2017
Japan Trade Surplus Widens in September  
Japan's trade surplus widened to JPY 670.17 billion in September of 2017 from JPY 486.59 billion deficit in the same month a year earlier and above market consensus of a surplus of JPY 559.8 billion. Exports rose 14.1 percent (vs 18.1 percent in August) from a year earlier to JPY 6,811 billion while imports increased by 12.0 percent (vs 15.2 percent in August) to JPY 6,141 billion.
Wednesday October 18 2017
Russian Jobless Rate Falls Less than Expected  
Russian unemployment rate fell to 5 percent in September 2017 from 5.2 percent in the same month of the previous year but above market expectations of 4.9 percent.
Wednesday October 18 2017
US Housing Starts Fall to 1-Year Low  
Housing starts in the United States fell sharply by 4.7 percent from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 1,127 thousand in September 2017 from an upwardly revised 1,183 thousand in August, compared with market expectations of a 0.5 percent decline to 1,180 thousand. It was the lowest level since September 2016.
Wednesday October 18 2017
UK Unemployment Rate at 42-Year Low  
UK unemployment rate declined to 4.3 percent in the three months to August of 2017 from 4.5 percent in the March to May period, in line with market expectations. It was the lowest jobless rate since 1975, as the number of unemployed continued to fall.
Wednesday October 18 2017
South Africa September Inflation Rate Stronger than Expected  
South Africa's consumer price inflation rose to 5.1 percent year-on-year in September 2017 from 4.8 percent in the previous month. The reading came in above market expectations of 4.9 percent, mainly boosted by higher prices of housing, transport and miscellaneous goods and services.
Wednesday October 18 2017
South Korea Jobless Rate Edges Down in September  
South Korea’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 3.7 percent in September of 2017 from 3.8 percent in the previous month, in line with market expectations.
Tuesday October 17 2017
US Industrial Production Rebounds in September  
US industrial production increased by 0.3 percent month-over-month in September 2017, as widely expected, following a downwardly revised 0.7 percent drop in August. Output rebounded for manufacturing, utilities and mining, as the effects of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma began to fade.
Tuesday October 17 2017
Italy Trade Surplus Widens Less than Expected in August  
Italy's trade surplus widened to EUR 2.77 billion in August 2017 from EUR 2.49 billion in the same month of the previous year but worse than market expectations of EUR 4.23 billion.
Tuesday October 17 2017
Irish Trade Surplus Narrows in August  
Irish trade surplus narrowed to EUR 3.8 billion in August 2017 from EUR 4.8 billion in the same month of the previous year.
Tuesday October 17 2017
Nigeria Inflation Rate Lowest in 16 Months  
Consumer prices in Nigeria increased 15.98 percent year-on-year in September of 2017, dropping slightly from 16.01 percent in August and in line with market expectations of 16 percent. The inflation slowed for the eighth consecutive month to its lowest level since May of 2016, as prices rose at a softer pace for housing and utilities, and clothing and footwear. Meantime, food inflation hit its highest level since July 2008 and transport prices rose further.
Tuesday October 17 2017
Eurozone September Inflation Rate Confirmed at 1.5%  
Consumer prices in the Euro Area increased by 1.5 percent year-on-year in September 2017, the same pace as in the previous month and in line with the preliminary estimate. Food prices rose further while cost of services and energy increased at a softer pace.
Tuesday October 17 2017
UK September Inflation Rate at Over 5-Year High  
Consumer prices in the United Kingdom rose by 3 percent in the year to September 2017, as widely expected, following a 2.9 percent gain in the previous month. It was the highest inflation rate since April 2012, mainly due to rising prices of food, transport and leisure activities.
Monday October 16 2017
New Zealand Inflation Jumps To 1.9% In Q3  
Consumer prices in New Zealand increased 1.9 percent year-on-year in the third quarter of 2017, above market expectations of 1.8 percent and up from 1.7 percent in the previous period. The inflation rate regained footing after easing in Q2 for the first time in six quarters.
Monday October 16 2017
Eurozone August Trade Surplus Smaller than Expected  
The Euro Area trade surplus narrowed to EUR 16.1 billion in August 2017 from EUR 17.5 billion in the corresponding month of the previous year and way below market expectations of EUR 23.3 billion.
Monday October 16 2017
Turkish Unemployment Rate Steady at 10.7% in July  
Turkish jobless rate stood at 10.7 percent in July 2017, unchanged from the corresponding month a year earlier.
Monday October 16 2017
India Wholesale Price Inflation Below Expectations  
Wholesale prices in India rose 2.60 percent year-on-year in September of 2017, following a 3.24 percent increase in the prior month. The figure came in below market estimates of a 3.41 percent gain, mainly due to a slowdown in cost of food and fuel.
Monday October 16 2017
Indonesia Trade Surplus Largest in Near 6 Years  
Indonesia posted a trade surplus 1.76 billion in September of 2017, compared to a 1.28 USD billion of surplus a year earlier and above market estimates of a 1.18 USD billion surplus. It was the largest surplus in trade balance since November 2011, supported by robust exports.
Monday October 16 2017
China Inflation Rate Slows to 1.6% in September  
China's consumer prices rose 1.6 percent year-on-year in September of 2017, following a 1.8 percent rise in August and in line with market consensus. The slowdown was mainly due to falling cost of food while cost of non-food continued to rise.
Friday October 13 2017
Week Ahead  
In the US, housing data will take center stage with existing home sales, building permits and housing starts likely showing the impact from recent hurricanes. In China, the focus will be on China's National Party Congress and GDP growth, inflation, industrial production and retail trade figures. Investors will also be waiting for: UK retail sales, inflation, unemployment and wages; Eurozone inflation and trade balance; Australia employment data and results of general election in Japan.
Friday October 13 2017
US Consumer Sentiment Jumps to Near 14-Year High  
The University of Michigan's consumer sentiment for the United States rose to 101.1 in October 2017 from 95.1 in September, way above market expectations of 95. It was the highest level since January 2004.
Friday October 13 2017
US Inflation Rate Rises to 5-Month High on Energy Prices  
US consumer prices increased 2.2 percent year-on-year in September 2017, missing market expectations of 2.3 percent and following a 1.9 percent gain in the previous month. Still it was the highest inflation rate since April, as hurricane-related production disruptions at oil refineries in the Gulf Coast area boosted energy prices.
Friday October 13 2017
US Retail Sales Rise the Most Since 2015  
Retail sales in the US rose 1.6 percent month-over-month in September of 2017, slightly below market expectations of a 1.7 percent but following a revised 0.1 percent fall in August. It is the biggest gain since March 2015 as motor vehicles sales recovered after hurricanes and higher prices boosted receipts at gasoline stations
Friday October 13 2017
Italy Inflation Rate Confirmed at 1.1% in September  
Italy's consumer prices increased 1.1 percent year-on-year in September of 2017, compared to 1.2 percent rise in the previous month and matching preliminary estimates. Prices rose at a softer pace for both transport and housing.
Friday October 13 2017
German September Inflation Rate Confirmed at 1.8%  
German consumer prices rose by 1.8 percent year-on-year in September 2017, the same pace as in August and in line with the preliminary estimate. Service price inflation was unchanged from the previous month while cost of energy and food rose at a faster pace.
Friday October 13 2017
China September Trade Surplus Smallest in 6 Months  
China's trade surplus fell sharply to USD 28.47 billion in September of 2017 from USD 40.94 billion in the same month a year earlier and below market consensus of USD 39.50 billion. It was the smallest trade surplus since March, as imports jumped.
Friday October 13 2017
Singapore GDP Growth Surpasses Expectations in Q3  
The Singaporean economy expanded 4.6 percent year-on-year in the third quarter of 2017, up from 2.9 percent in the prior quarter and stronger than market expectations of a 3.8 percent expansion, led by a sharp acceleration in manufacturing. On a quarterly basis, the advanced estimate showed that the GDP grew an annualized 6.3 percent in Q3, sharply surpassing the 2.4 percent growth of the previous quarter and the 3.2 percent expansion expected by consensus.
Thursday October 12 2017
Russia August Trade Surplus Larger than Expected  
Russia's trade surplus widened by 42.7 percent to USD 6.612 billion in August 2017 from USD 4.633 billion in the same month a year earlier and way above market expectations of a USD 5.60 billion surplus.
Thursday October 12 2017
US Jobless Claims Lowest in 6 Weeks  
Initial Jobless Claims in the United States decreased by 15 thousand to 243 thousand in the week ending October 7th returning to levels seen before hurricanes Harvey and Irma affected Texas, Florida and Georgia. Economists had expected jobless claims to go down to 251 thousand and data for the prior week was revised to show 2 thousand fewer applications received than previously reported.
Thursday October 12 2017
India Inflation Rate Unchanged in September  
India's consumer price inflation came in at increased 3.28 percent year-on-year in September 2017, unchanged from the previous month's five-month high and below market expectations of 3.6 percent. Food inflation slowed while prices rose at a faster pace for housing, fuel and clothing.
Thursday October 12 2017
Portugal Inflation Rate at 4-Month High of 1.4% in September  
Consumer prices in Portugal increased 1.4 percent year-on-year in September, accelerating from 1.1 percent in the previous month. It is the highest inflation since May, mainly boosted by cost of food; transport; miscellaneous goods & services and housing & utilities. Core inflation which excludes food and energy rose 1.3 percent, the same pace as in August.
Thursday October 12 2017
Irish Inflation Rate Slows to 0.2% in September  
Irish consumer price inflation eased to 0.2 percent in the year to September 2017 from a four-month high of 0.4 percent in the previous month. Prices rose at a softer pace for housing and utilities, and transport, while cost of food and non-alcoholic beverages declined further.
Thursday October 12 2017
Eurozone Industrial Output Rises Faster than Expected  
Industrial production in the Euro Area increased by 3.8 percent year-on-year in August 2017, beating market expectations of 2.5 percent and following an upwardly revised 3.6 percent gain in July. Output rose at a faster pace for intermediate, capital and non-durable consumer goods. Among Eurozone's largest economies, industrial production grew faster in Germany, Italy and Spain.
Thursday October 12 2017
French September Inflation Rate Confirmed at 1%  
French consumer prices rose by 1 percent year-on-year in September 2017, matching the preliminary estimate and following a 0.9 percent increase in the prior month. It was the highest inflation rate since April, as cost increased further for both energy and food while manufactured product prices fell at a softer pace.
Wednesday October 11 2017
December Rate Rise on the Table Despite Weak Inflation  
Several Fed policymakers thought that another increase in the target range later this year was likely to be warranted if the medium-term outlook remained broadly unchanged, despite worries about the risk of stubbornly low inflation, minutes from last FOMC meeting showed.
Wednesday October 11 2017
Spanish Inflation Rate Confirmed at 4-Month High of 1.8%  
Consumer prices in Spain increased 1.8 percent year-on-year in September of 2017, accelerating from 1.6 percent in the previous month and in line with the preliminary estimate. It is the highest inflation rate since May, mainly boosted by rising prices of food and transport.
Wednesday October 11 2017
Dutch Q2 GDP Growth Confirmed at 1.5%  
The Dutch economy advanced 1.5 percent on quarter in the second three months of 2017, following a 0.6 percent expansion in the previous period and matching the preliminary estimate. It was the strongest growth rate since the last quarter of 2007, mainly driven by higher household consumption and exports while government spending rebounded.
Tuesday October 10 2017
UK August Trade Deficit Largest in 11 Months  
The UK’s deficit on trade in goods and services widened by GBP 1.39 billion to GBP 5.63 billion in August 2017 from an upwardly revised GBP 4.24 billion gap in July and way above market expectations of a GBP 2.80 billion gap. It was the largest trade deficit since September last year, as the goods trade gap hit a record high.
Tuesday October 10 2017
German Trade Surplus Widens Slightly in August  
German trade surplus increased slightly to EUR 20.0 billion in August 2017 from EUR 19.6 billion in the same month a year earlier, as exports rose by 7.2 percent year-on-year to EUR 103.1 billion and imports went up by 8.5 percent to EUR 83.0 billion.
Tuesday October 10 2017
Swiss Jobless Rate Steady at 3.0% for 4th Month  
Swiss unadjusted unemployment rate stood at 3.0 percent in September of 2017, the same as in the prior three months. The figure remained at its lowest since October 2014 and matching market consensus.
Tuesday October 10 2017
Philippines Trade Gap Largest in 3 Months  
The Philippines posted a trade deficit of USD 2.41 billion in August of 2017, compared to a USD 2.13 billion gap in the same month a year earlier. It was the largest trade deficit since May, as exports rose less than imports.
Monday October 09 2017
Mexico Inflation Rate Slows to 6.35% in September  
Consumer prices in Mexico rose 6.35 percent year-on-year in September of 2017, easing from 6.66 percent in the previous month and lower than market expectations of 6.48 percent. The inflation rate decelerated for the first time since June last year to hit the lowest level in three months, driven by lower prices of food. The central bank expects inflation to stay above the 3-4 percent target in 2017 and to converge to 3 percent by the end of 2018.
Friday October 06 2017
Week Ahead  
In the US, the release of FOMC minutes will be the most important event, followed by inflation and retail sales data, the preliminary reading of Michigan Consumer Sentiment, and JOLTs job openings. Elsewhere, key data include UK industrial production, construction and trade data; Germany foreign trade; Australia business and consumer confidence; and China Caixin services PMI, trade and foreign investment.
Friday October 06 2017
Canada Jobless Rate Remains Lowest Since 2008  
Unemployment Rate in Canada remained unchanged at 6.20 percent in September of 2017, matching the low of October 2008. Employment grew by 0.1 percent or 10,000 to 18,454 Million. Gains in full-time employment (+112,000) in September were mostly offset by declines in part time (-102,000).
Friday October 06 2017
US Economy Sheds 33K Jobs, 1st Fall Since 2010  
Non farm payrolls in the United States fell by 33 thousand in September of 2017, following an upwardly revised 169 thousand rise in August and well below market expectations of a 90 thousand gain. It is the first drop in payrolls since September of 2010 as employment declined sharply in food services and drinking places and grew below-trend growth in some other industries likely reflecting the impact from Hurricanes Irma and Harvey.
Friday October 06 2017
US Unemployment Rate Lowest in Over 16 Years  
US unemployment rate unexpectedly fell to 4.2 percent in September 2017 from 4.4 percent in the previous month and below market consensus of 4.4 percent. It was the lowest jobless rate since February 2001, as the number of unemployed persons declined by 331 thousand to 6.8 million. Meanwhile, the labor force participation rate rose by 0.2 percentage points to 63.1 percent, its highest level since March 2014.
Friday October 06 2017
Brazil Inflation Rate Edges Up to 2.54%, 1st Rise in 13 Months  
Consumer prices in Brazil increased 2.54 percent year-on-year in September of 2017, slightly higher than a 2.46 percent rise in August which was the lowest inflation rate since February of 1999. It compares with market expectations of 2.47 percent. It is the first rise in inflation rate since August of 2016 amid higher prices for transport. Yet, the cumulative inflation for the first nine months of the year stands at 1.78 percent, well below 5.51 percent in the same period of 2016.
Friday October 06 2017
French August Trade Deficit Smallest in 8 Months  
French trade deficit narrowed to EUR 4.5 billion in August of 2017 from a marginally revised EUR 5.9 billion in July and below market expectations of a EUR 5.4 billion gap.
Friday October 06 2017
Malaysia Trade Surplus Largest in 17 Months  
Malaysia's trade surplus rose markedly to MYR 9.9 billion in August of 2017 from MYR 8.5 billion in the same month of the prior year and above market estimates of a MYR 9.6 billion surplus. It was the largest trade surplus since March 2016, supported by robust exports.
Thursday October 05 2017
Russia Inflation Rate Falls to New Record Low  
Russia's consumer price inflation eased to 3 percent year-on-year in September 2017 from 3.3 percent in the previous month and below market expectations of 3.1 percent. It was the lowest inflation rate since the series began in 1991.
Thursday October 05 2017
ECB Policymakers Discuss QE Extension Scenarios: Minutes  
ECB policymakers agreed that a decision on the path of central bank’s policy instruments will be warranted until the end of the year and started to discuss some trade-off between the size and duration of the net asset purchases, minutes from the ECB's September meeting showed. Also, they continued to show concerns about the stronger euro.
Thursday October 05 2017
US August Trade Gap Lowest in 11 Months  
The trade deficit in the United States narrowed to USD 42.4 billion in August 2017 from a revised USD 43.6 billion in July and below market expectations of a USD 42.7 billion gap. Exports grew 0.4 percent to the highest level in more than 2-1/2 years while imports fell 0.1 percent.
Thursday October 05 2017
US Jobless Claims Fall to 260K  
Initial Jobless Claims in the United States decreased by 12 thousand to 260 thousand in the week ending September 30th. Economists had expected jobless claims to go down to 265 thousand. Still, the claims remained above 260K for the fifth consecutive week as Hurricanes Irma, Harvey and Maria had disrupted the labor market in Florida, Georgia, Texas, Puerto Rico and Virgin islands.
Thursday October 05 2017
Canada August Trade Deficit Larger than Expected  
Canada's trade deficit widened to CAD 3.41 billion in August 2017 from a revised CAD 2.98 billion in the previous month and worse than market expectations of a CAD 2.60 billion gap.
Thursday October 05 2017
Greek Jobless Rate Falls to Near 6-Year Low  
The Greek seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 21 percent in July 2017 from an upwardly revised 21.3 percent in the previous month and compared with 23.4 percent in July 2016. It was the lowest jobless rate since November 2011. Still, Greek unemployment rate remains more than double the Eurozone's average.
Thursday October 05 2017
Swiss Inflation Rate Highest Since Early 2011  
Swiss consumer prices increased by 0.7 percent year-on-year in September 2017, following a 0.5 percent gain in the previous month and beating market consensus of 0.6 percent. It was the highest inflation rate since March 2011, mainly due to rising prices of food and clothing.
Thursday October 05 2017
Australia Trade Surplus Larger than Expected in August  
Australia's trade surplus widened 22.4 percent to AUD 0.99 billion in August of 2017 from an upwardly revised AUD 0.81 billion in July and above market expectations of AUD 0.88 billion.
Thursday October 05 2017
Philippines Inflation Rate at 5-Month High of 3.4% in September  
Consumer prices in the Philippines rose 3.4 percent year-on-year in September of 2017, following a 3.1 percent increase in the previous month and above market expectations of a 3.2 percent rise. It was the highest inflation rate since April, driven by faster rises in cost of food, transport and housing & utilities.
Wednesday October 04 2017
US Services Sector Grows The Most in 12 Years  
The ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI index for the United States jumped to 59.8 in September of 2017 from 55.3 in August, beating market expectations of 55.5. It is the highest reading since August of 2005, mainly boosted by a rise in production and new orders, despite the impact on the supply chain from the hurricanes.
Wednesday October 04 2017
India Leaves Key Rate at 7-Year Low of 6%  
The Reserve Bank of India kept its benchmark interest rate steady at 6 percent on October 4th 2017, following a 25bps cut in August and in line with market expectations. Policymakers said the decision is consistent with a neutral stance of monetary policy aiming to reach the medium-term target for inflation of 4 percent +/- 2 percent, while supporting growth. The central bank also increased its inflation forecasts for October-March to a range of 4.2 percent to 4.6 percent while the gross value added projection was cut to 6.7 percent from 7.3 percent.
Tuesday October 03 2017
Irish Jobless Rate Holds at 9-Year Low in September  
Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate came in at 6.1 percent in September 2017, unchanged from the previous month's nine-year low and below 7.5 percent in the same month of the previous year.
Tuesday October 03 2017
Turkish Inflation Rate Rises to 4-Month High in September  
Consumer prices in Turkey increased 11.20 percent year-on-year in September of 2017, accelerating from a 10.68 percent rise in August. It was the highest inflation rate since May, as cost went up at a faster pace for food and housing.
Tuesday October 03 2017
Australia Leaves Monetary Policy Unchanged  
The Reserve Bank of Australia held the cash rate steady at a record low of 1.5 percent at its October 2017 meeting, as widely expected. Policymakers said a pick-up in non-mining business investment over recent months would be a welcome development while low level of interest rates continue to support the economy.
Monday October 02 2017
Brazil Trade Surplus at Record High for September Month  
Brazil trade surplus increased to USD 5.2 billion in September 2017 from USD 3.8 billion in the corresponding month a year earlier, beating market expectations of USD 5.0 billion. It was the biggest surplus posted for a September month since the series began.
Monday October 02 2017
US ISM Manufacturing PMI Highest Since 2004  
The Institute for Supply Management’s Manufacturing PMI in the US rose to 60.8 in September of 2017 from 58.8 in August, beating market expectations of 58. It is the highest reading since May of 2004, boosted by a rise in new orders, production and employment.
Monday October 02 2017
US September Manufacturing PMI Revised Up to 53.1  
The seasonally adjusted IHS Markit final US Manufacturing PMI came in at 53.1 in September 2017, up slightly from the flash reading of 53 and compared with 52.8 in August. Employment expanded at the fastest pace since December 2016 and production continued to rise while new order growth softened.
Monday October 02 2017
Italy Jobless Rate Edges Down to 11.2% in August  
Italy's seasonally adjusted jobless rate fell slightly to 11.2 percent in August of 2017 from 11.3 percent in July, in line with market expectations. The number of unemployed persons decreased by 42 thousand from the previous month and employment went up by 36 thousand.
Monday October 02 2017
Euro Area Jobless Unchanged at 9.1%  
The unemployment rate in the Euro Area was steady at 9.1 percent in August of 2017, the same as in the previous two months but slightly higher than market expectations of 9 percent. It is the lowest jobless rate since February of 2009. A year earlier, the unemployment rate was higher at 9.9 percent.
Sunday October 01 2017
South Korea Inflation Rate Eases to 2.1% in September  
South Korea's consumer prices increased by 2.1 percent year-on-year in September 2017, easing from a 2.6 percent gain in the previous month and missing market expectations of 2.2 percent. Prices rose at a softer pace for food, furnishings, and accommodation.
Sunday October 01 2017
South Korea Posts Largest Trade Surplus on Record in September  
South Korea's trade surplus jumped to USD 13.8 billion in September of 2017 from USD 6.9 billion in the same month a year earlier, mainly supported by double-digit growth of exports, preliminary data showed.
Friday September 29 2017
Week Ahead  
In the US, the most important events will be nonfarm payrolls, wage growth, trade balance, factory orders, construction spending and ISM PMIs. Other key data include: Worldwide Markit PMI figures; Japan Tankan business sentiment; Eurozone unemployment and retail trade; and Germany factory orders. Also, the ECB will release its meeting minutes while central banks of both Australia and India will decide on monetary policy.
Friday September 29 2017
Kenya Inflation Rate Slows to 7.06% in September  
Consumer prices in Kenya increased 7.06 percent year-on-year in September of 2017, following an 8.04 percent rise in the previous month. It is the lowest inflation rate since January amid a slowdown in food and electricity cost. On the other hand, higher pump prices of petrol and diesel pushed transport cost up.
Friday September 29 2017
US Consumer Sentiment Revised Down in September  
The University of Michigan's consumer sentiment for the United States fell to 95.1 in September of 2017 from 96.8 in August. It was also lower than a preliminary reading of 95.3. Future expectations and current financial conditions of households declined mainly due to the impact of hurricanes.
Friday September 29 2017
South Africa Trade Surplus Narrows in August  
South Africa trade surplus decreased to ZAR 5.94 billion in August of 2017 from an upwardly revised 9.33 billion surplus in July, but beating market expectations of a ZAR 3.2 billion surplus. Exports increased 11 percent while imports advanced at a faster 16.3 percent. Considering the January to August period, exports increased 5.8 percent and imports decreased 2.1 percent, shifting the country's trade balance into a ZAR 43.5 billion surplus from a ZAR 13.7 billion gap in the same period of 2016.
Sunday October 01 2017
Brazil Jobless Rate Below Expectations  
The unemployment rate in Brazil fell to 12.6 percent in the three months to August of 2017 from 12.8 percent in the previous period and lower than market expectations of 12.7 percent. The jobless rate fell for the fifth consecutive period to the lowest so far this year. On the other hand, the average real income fell to the lowest so far in 2017.
Friday September 29 2017
US Personal Spending Inches Up in August  
Personal spending in the US edged up 0.1 percent month-over-month in August of 2017, following a 0.3 percent rise in July and in line with market expectations. Spending on durable goods declined 1.1 percent, reversing a 1.1 percent gain in July, as Hurricane Harvey impacted auto sales and mild temperatures dropped demand for utilities. Personal income increased 0.2 percent, also lower than a 0.3 percent gain in July but in line with forecasts. Hurricane Harvey weighed on the data although the BEA couldn't separately quantify the total impact.
Friday September 29 2017
Italy Inflation Rate Slows to 1.1% in September  
Italy's consumer prices are expected to increase 1.1 percent year-on-year in September of 2017, compared to a 1.2 percent rise in the previous month and below market expectations of 1.3 percent, the preliminary estimate showed. The slight slowdown in annual inflation was mainly driven by lower prices of transport and housing and utilities.
Friday September 29 2017
UK GDP Annual Growth Revised Down to 4-Year Low  
The British economy grew 1.5 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2017, below the second estimate of 1.7 percent and following a downwardly revised 1.8 percent expansion in the previous period. It was the lowest annual growth rate since the first quarter of 2013, as household spending and fixed investment rose at softer.
Friday September 29 2017
Eurozone September Inflation Rate Weaker than Expected  
Eurozone consumer price inflation came in at 1.5 percent year-on-year in September 2017, unchanged from the previous month's four-month high and below market expectations of 1.6 percent. Food prices rose further while cost of services and energy increased at a softer pace.
Friday September 29 2017
UK Q2 GDP Growth Confirmed at 0.3%  
The UK economy expanded 0.3 percent on quarter in the three months to June of 2017, unrevised from the second estimate of GDP and following an upwardly revised 0.3 percent expansion in the previous period. Fixed investment was the main driver of growth while household expenditure rose at a slower pace. From the production side, the services industries were the only positive contributor to output GDP growth.
Friday September 29 2017
German Jobless Rate Drops to New 37-Year Low  
German seasonally adjusted harmonised unemployment rate fell to 3.6 percent in August 2017 from 3.7 percent in the previous month. It was the lowest jobless rate since September 1980, as the number of unemployed declined further. A year earlier, unemployment was higher at 4.2 percent.
Friday September 29 2017
Turkish Trade Deficit Widens 22.8% in August  
Turkey's trade deficit widened by 22.8 percent to USD 5.9 billion in August 2017 from a USD 4.8 billion gap in the same month a year ago. Imports increased 15.3 percent, driven by intermediate goods while exports rose at a slower 12.3 percent, led by manufacturing.
Friday September 29 2017
French September Inflation Rate at 5-Month High of 1%  
French consumer prices are expected to rise by 1 percent year-on-year in September 2017, following a 0.9 percent increase in the prior month, the preliminary estimate showed. It was the highest inflation rate since April, as cost increased further for both energy and food while manufactured product prices fell at a softer pace.
Friday September 29 2017
Japan Jobless Rate Steady at 2.8% for 3rd Month  
The unemployment rate in Japan came in at 2.8 percent in August of 2017, the same as in the prior two months. The figure was in line with market consensus and remained at its lowest in 23 years. Meanwhile, the jobs-to-applicants ratio was at 1.52, unchanged from the previous period while market expected 1.53. It stayed at its highest level since February 1974.
Friday September 29 2017
Japan Inflation Rate at 29-Month High of 0.7% in August  
Consumer prices in Japan rose 0.7 percent year-on-year in August of 2017, following a 0.4 percent rise in the prior four months and matching market consensus. It was the highest inflation rate since March 2015, mainly driven by a faster rise in cost of food.
Thursday September 28 2017
US Jobless Claims Rise to 272K  
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits increased by 12 thousand to 272 thousand in the week ended September 23rd, slightly above market expectations of 270 thousand. The previous week's level was revised up by 1 Thousand to 260 Thousand. The claims remained above 260K for the fourth consecutive week as Hurricanes Irma and Harvey had disrupted the labor market in Florida, Georgia and Texas.
Thursday September 28 2017
US GDP Growth Revised Higher to 3.1% in Q2  
The US economy expanded an annualized 3.1 percent on quarter in the second quarter of 2017, above a second estimate of 3 percent and beating market expectations of 3 percent. It is the strongest growth rate since the first three months of 2015, the final estimate from the BEA showed. Private inventory investment increased more than previously estimated, but the general picture of economic growth remains the same.
Thursday September 28 2017
German September Inflation Rate Unchanged at 1.8%  
German consumer prices are expected to increase by 1.8 percent year-on-year in September 2017, the same pace as in August and in line with market consensus. Service price inflation was unchanged from the previous month while cost of energy and food rose at a faster pace.
Thursday September 28 2017
Spanish Inflation Rate Rises to 4-Month High in September  
Spanish consumer prices are expected to rise by 1.8 percent year-on-year in September 2017 after an increase of 1.6 percent in the previous month, in line with market expectations. It was the highest inflation rate since May, mainly due to rising prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages.
Wednesday September 27 2017
New Zealand Leaves Interest Rate Unchanged at 1.75%  
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand kept its official cash rate unchanged at record low of 1.75 percent on September 27th of 2017, as widely expected. The central bank last moved the key rate in November of 2016. Policymakers underscored that global economic growth has continued to improve in recent quarter; that the trade-weighted exchange rate has eased slightly since the August statement; and that annual CPI inflation eased in the June quarter, but remains within the target range. The central bank also stated that monetary policy will remain accommodative for a considerable period, as numerous uncertainties remain and policy may need to adjust accordingly.
Wednesday September 27 2017
Ghana GDP Growth at Near 3-Year High of 9%  
Ghana´s economy advanced 9 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2017, above a 6.6 percent rise in the previous period. It is the highest growth rate since the third quarter of 2014, mainly boosted by a 188 percent jump in the oil and gas sector. On a quarterly basis, the economy expanded 2 percent.
Wednesday September 27 2017
Mexico Trade Gap Widens 45% YoY in August  
Mexico posted a trade deficit of USD 2732 million in August of 2017 compared with a USD 1884 million shortfall in the same month of the previous year, well above market expectations of a USD 1498 million gap. Exports rose 10.3 percent from a year ago to USD 35.8 billion and imports advanced at a faster 12.2 percent to USD 38.5 billion, the highest value on record. Considering the January to August period, the trade deficit shrank 33.4 percent to USD 7.16 billion, as exports rose 10.1 percent and imports soared 8.2 percent.
Wednesday September 27 2017
US Durable Goods Orders Rise More than Expected  
New orders for US manufactured durable goods rose 1.7 percent month-over-month in August of 2017, following a 6.8 percent slump in July and beating market expectations of a 1 percent gain. Orders for transport equipment went up 4.9 percent, with those for motor vehicles and parts rising 1.5 percent and those for nondefense aircraft and parts jumping 44.8 percent, mainly due to a rise in Boeing aircraft orders. Non-defense capital goods orders excluding aircraft, seen as a proxy for business spending plans increased 0.9 percent, following an upwardly revised 1.1 percent increase in the previous month.
Wednesday September 27 2017
Nigeria Holds Interest Rate Steady at 14%  
The central bank of Nigeria left its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 14 percent on September 26th 2017, in line with market expectations. Policymakers showed concerns regarding high food prices and noticed the economic recovery is still fragile. Six of the seven members of the monetary policy committee voted to hold rates, while one voted for a cut.
Wednesday September 27 2017
Swedish Trade Deficit Narrows in August  
The Swedish trade deficit narrowed to SEK 5.4 billion in August 2017 from SEK 10.1 billion in the same month a year earlier.
Wednesday September 27 2017
Thailand Holds Key Policy Rate at 1.5%  
The Bank of Thailand held its benchmark interest rate at 1.5 percent on September 27th 2017, as widely expected, saying that the current monetary policy stance remained accommodative, and it should foster the return of inflation to target although this could take some time. Policymakers noted that the growth outlook improved further on the back of external demand and inflation was projected to edge up albeit at a slower pace than previously estimated.
Tuesday September 26 2017
Fed Should Be Wary of Moving too Gradually  
Inflation uncertainty supports gradual hikes in the federal funds rate, Fed Chair Yellen said in a speech at the NABE meeting, suggesting another rate hike this year is still on the table. Chair Yellen also added that the outlook is uncertain and some key assumptions underlying employment and inflation could be wrong. Thus, a revised assessment could lead to an easier policy path.
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