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Release Schedule

Date / Time (UTC) Release
17 Aug 07:00 SMI: Global Manufacturing
17 Aug 07:00 SMI: Philippines
17 Aug 07:00 SMI: Growth Continents
17 Aug 07:00 SMI: Americas
17 Aug 07:00 SMI: Global Services
17 Aug 07:00 SMI: NAFTA
17 Aug 07:00 SMI: Global All-Sector
17 Aug 07:00 SMI: Asia
22 Aug 00:00 WPI: Durable Goods Price Index
22 Aug 00:00 WPI: Gasoline Price Index
22 Aug 00:00 WPI: Food Price Index
22 Aug 00:00 WPI: Cost of Fun Price Index
22 Aug 00:00 WPI: World Price Index
22 Aug 00:00 WPI: Hospitality Price Index
19 Sep 11:00 SMI: Mongolia
19 Sep 11:00 SMI: Africa
19 Sep 11:00 SMI: Nigeria
19 Sep 11:00 SMI: South Africa
19 Sep 11:00 SMI: United States
19 Sep 11:00 SMI: Mexico
19 Sep 11:00 SMI: China
19 Sep 11:00 SMI: Latin America
19 Sep 11:00 SMI: India
21 Sep 07:00 SMI: Global Manufacturing
21 Sep 07:00 SMI: NAFTA
21 Sep 07:00 SMI: Global All-Sector
21 Sep 07:00 SMI: Philippines
21 Sep 07:00 SMI: Asia
21 Sep 07:00 SMI: Americas
21 Sep 07:00 SMI: Global Services
21 Sep 07:00 SMI: Growth Continents
26 Sep 00:00 WPI: Hospitality Price Index
26 Sep 00:00 WPI: Gasoline Price Index
26 Sep 00:00 WPI: Cost of Fun Price Index
26 Sep 00:00 WPI: Durable Goods Price Index
26 Sep 00:00 WPI: World Price Index
26 Sep 00:00 WPI: Food Price Index

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Sales Managers' Indexes - By Country

New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: United States

  United States SMI: AUGUST 2017
U.S. Sales Managers’ Index at
2 Year High in August

New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: China

  China SMI: AUGUST 2017
China’s Prices Charged Index
Hits 40 Month High 

Also see: ManufacturingNon-Manufacturing
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: India

  India SMI: AUGUST 2017
Indian Sales Managers Confidence Dented by Problems Caused by the Imposition of GST but Recovery on the Way
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Mongolia

  Mongolia SMI: AUGUST 2017
Mongolian Recovery from
Recession Continues

New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Nigeria

  Nigeria SMI: AUGUST 2017
Nigerian Economic Growth Accelerates in August 
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: South Africa

  South Africa SMI: AUGUST 2017
South Africa SMI Suggests Economic Activity is Being Badly Dented by Political Uncertainty
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Mexico

  Mexico SMI: AUGUST 2017
Mexico’s Economic Growth Momentum Continues in August
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Philippines

  Philippines SMI: AUGUST 2017
Philippines Economic
Growth Remains Strong



Growth Trackers

United States  Growth Tracker

  AUGUST 2017
United States
Real gross domestic product (GDP) grew at an annual rate of 2.6 percent in the second quarter of 2017. Total US car sales slowed to 525,020 units in July, down -13.8% Year-on- Year.
China Growth Tracker


  AUGUST 2017
China
China’s official data shows total Chinese exports grew by 4.8% in July. Meanwhile steel production remained strong in July as cement production fell at a yearly rate of 0.9%.
India Growth Tracker


  AUGUST 2017
India
Total Indian Exports eased to US$22,543 million in July. Indian Steel production slowed to 7950 metric tons in June, down -1.1% year on year. Year-on-Year Industrial Production growth slowed stable 2.8% in June, from -3.4% in May.
Global Growth Tracker


  ANNUAL UPDATE: 2016
Global Growth Tracker
World Economics research shows that the global economy grew for 54 out of the past 55 years. The World Economy grew at 3.8% per year between 1961-2015.
Eurozone Growth Tracker

  August 2017
Eurozone
EU19 growth at was 2.1% in Q2 2017. June data from The Eurostat Industrial Production Index increased to 106.0 in June but New car sales growth in the Eurozone eased to 2.1% in June, on a year-on-year basis.
Commonwealth Growth Tracker


  ANNUAL UPDATE: 2017
Commonwealth
The World Economics Commonwealth Growth Tracker contrasts the accelerating economic growth of the Commonwealth, with the 5 decade long decline in the rate of growth of the EU.




Global Sales Managers Indexes

Global Sales Managers' Index

  Global All-Sector SMI: AUGUST 2017
Global Economy Continues to Expand Rapidly in August
Global Manufacturing Sales Managers' Index
  Global Manufacturing SMI: AUGUST 2017
Global Manufacturing Market Growth Accelerates to 26 Month High
Global Services Sales Managers' Index

  Global Services SMI: AUGUST 2017
Global Service Growth
Continues in August

Sales Managers' Indexes - By Region

New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Africa

  Pan-Africa SMI: AUGUST 2017
Africa’s Economic Growth
Recovery Continues
 
The Sales Managers' Index: Latin America

  Latin America SMI: AUGUST 2017
Latin American Economy
Continues to Grow Steadily

New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Americas
  The Americas SMI: AUGUST 2017
Americas Sales Managers’ Index
Hits 25 Month High in August


New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Asia

  Asia SMI: AUGUST 2017
Rapid Asian Growth 
Continues in August

New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Growth Continents
  Growth Continents SMI: AUGUST 2017
Emerging Markets Market 
Growth Remains High


New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: NAFTA

  NAFTA SMI: AUGUST 2017
NAFTA’s Sales Managers’ Index Increases to 2 Year High
The Sales Managers' Index Archive


  AUGUST 2017
All Countries and Regions
The full archive of Sales Managers' Indexes cover: Africa, Americas, Asia, Growth Continents, Latin America, NAFTA along with the United States, China, India and Mongolia. 


Latest Index Data Trends

Sort by:

Name Speed & Direction      
SMI: USA - SMI Medium, Increasing
SMI: USA - Staffing Levels Stable, Falling
SMI: USA - Business Confidence Medium, Increasing
SMI: USA - New Sales Medium, Increasing
SMI: USA - Market Growth Medium, Falling
SMI: USA - Prices Charged Slow, Falling
SMI: China - SMI Slow, Falling
SMI: China - Prices Charged Slow, Rising
SMI: China - Staffing Levels Stable, Increasing
SMI: China - Market Growth Slow, Falling
SMI: China - New Sales Medium, Falling
SMI: China - Business Confidence Slow, Falling
SMI: China - Man - SMI Slow, Increasing
SMI: China - Man - Prices Slow, Stable
SMI: China - Man - Market Slow, Increasing
SMI: China - Man - Sales Medium, Increasing
SMI: China - Man - Staffing Stable, Falling
SMI: China - Man - Confidence Slow, Falling
SMI: China - Non-Man - SMI Slow, Falling
SMI: China - Non-Man - Sales Medium, Falling
SMI: China - Non-Man - Confidence Slow, Falling
SMI: China - Non-Man - Staffing Stable, Increasing
SMI: China - Non-Man - Prices Slow, Increasing
SMI: China - Non-Man - Market Slow, Falling
SMI: India - SMI Medium, Falling
SMI: India - New Sales Medium, Increasing
SMI: India - Market Growth Fast, Increasing
SMI: India - Business Confidence Fast, Falling
SMI: India - Staffing Levels Medium, Increasing
SMI: India - Prices Charged Fast, Falling
SMI: Mongolia - SMI Slow, Falling
SMI: Mongolia - Prices Charged Slow, Rising
SMI: Mongolia - Future Confidence Medium, Falling
SMI: Mongolia - New Sales Stable, Falling
SMI: Mongolia - Market Growth Slow, Falling
SMI: Mongolia - Staffing Levels Slow, Increasing
SMI: Africa - SMI Slow, Falling
SMI: Africa - Staffing Levels Slow, Falling
SMI: Africa - Business Confidence Fast, Falling
SMI: Africa - Prices Charged Slow, Rising
SMI: Africa - Market Growth Slow, Increasing
SMI: Africa - New Sales Slow, Falling
SMI: Nigeria - SMI Fast, Increasing
SMI: Kenya - SMI Slow, Falling
SMI: Nigeria - Prices Charged Slow, Rising
SMI: Nigeria - New Sales Fast, Falling
SMI: Nigeria - Staffing Levels Stable, Increasing
SMI: Nigeria - Business Confidence Very Fast, Increasing
SMI: Nigeria - Market Growth Fast, Increasing
SMI: Kenya - New Sales Slow, Falling
SMI: Kenya - Business Confidence Moderate, Falling
SMI: Kenya - Staffing Levels Slow, Falling
SMI: Kenya - Prices Charged Slow, Falling
SMI: Kenya - Market Growth Slow, Falling
SMI: South Africa - SMI Stable, Increasing
SMI: South Africa - Business Confidence Slow, Increasing
SMI: South Africa - New Sales Stable, Falling
SMI: South Africa - Prices Charged Slow, Rising
SMI: South Africa - Market Growth Slow, Stable
SMI: South Africa - Staffing Levels Slow, Falling
SMI: Mexico - SMI Slow, Increasing
SMI: Mexico - Market Growth Medium, Increasing
SMI: Mexico - Business Confidence Slow, Falling
SMI: Mexico - New Sales Medium, Increasing
SMI: Mexico - Prices Charged Stable, Rising
SMI: Mexico - Staffing Levels Slow, Increasing
SMI: LatAm - SMI Slow, Increasing
SMI: LatAm - New Sales Slow, Falling
SMI: LatAm - Prices Charged Slow, Rising
SMI: LatAm - Business Confidence Slow, Falling
SMI: LatAm - Market Growth Slow, Increasing
SMI: LatAm - Staffing Levels Slow, Increasing
SMI: Philippines - SMI Very Fast, Falling
SMI: Philippines - Staffing Levels Very Fast, Falling
SMI: Philippines - Confidence Very Fast, Falling
SMI: Philippines - Market Growth Very Fast, Falling
SMI: Philippines - New Sales Very Fast, Increasing
SMI: Philippines - Prices Charged Fast, Falling
SMI: Global - Man - SMI Slow, Increasing
SMI: Global - Man - Staffing Stable, Falling
SMI: Global - Man - Prices Slow, Falling
SMI: Global - Man - Sales Medium, Falling
SMI: Global - Man - Confidence Medium, Increasing
SMI: Global - Man - Market Medium, Increasing
SMI: Global - Non-Man - Staffing Slow, Increasing
SMI: Global - Non-Man - Prices Slow, Falling
SMI: Global - Non-Man - Confidence Medium, Falling
SMI: Global - Non-Man - SMI Slow, Falling
SMI: Global - Non-Man - Market Slow, Falling
SMI: Global - Non-Man - Sales Medium, Falling
SMI: Global - SMI Slow, Falling
SMI: Global - New Sales Medium, Falling
SMI: Global - Future Confidence Medium, Falling
SMI: Global - Market Growth Slow, Falling
SMI: Global - Prices Charged Slow, Falling
SMI: Global - Staffing Levels Stable, Increasing
SMI: Asia - SMI Medium, Falling
SMI: Asia - Staffing Levels Slow, Increasing
SMI: Asia - Future Confidence Medium, Falling
SMI: Asia - New Sales Medium, Stable
SMI: Asia - Market Growth Medium, Increasing
SMI: Asia - Prices Charged Medium, Falling
SMI: Americas - SMI Slow, Increasing
SMI: Americas - Staffing Levels Stable, Falling
SMI: Americas - New Sales Medium, Increasing
SMI: Americas - Market Growth Medium, Increasing
SMI: Americas - Prices Charged Slow, Falling
SMI: Americas - Future Confidence Medium, Increasing
SMI: Growth Conts. - SMI Slow, Falling
SMI: Growth Conts. - Market Growth Slow, Increasing
SMI: Growth Conts. - New Sales Medium, Falling
SMI: Growth Conts. - Confidence Slow, Falling
SMI: Growth Conts. - Prices Charged Slow, Falling
SMI: Growth Conts. - Staffing Levels Stable, Increasing
SMI: NAFTA - SMI Medium, Increasing
SMI: NAFTA - New Sales Medium, Increasing
SMI: NAFTA - Future Confidence Medium, Increasing
SMI: NAFTA - Prices Charged Slow, Falling
SMI: NAFTA - Market Growth Fast, Increasing
SMI: NAFTA - Staffing Levels Slow, Increasing
GPI: Global - Gas Price Index Falling
GPI: United States Falling
GPI: China Falling
GPI: Japan Falling
GPI: India Falling
GPI: Germany Falling
GPI: United Kingdom Falling
GPI: Russia Stable
GPI: France Falling
GPI: Brazil Falling
GPI: Italy Falling
HPI: Global - Hospitality Index Falling
HPI: United States Falling
HPI: China Falling
HPI: Japan Falling
HPI: India Falling
HPI: Germany Stable
HPI: United Kingdom Falling
HPI: Russia Rising
HPI: France Falling
HPI: Brazil Falling
HPI: Italy Falling
CFPI: Global - Cost of Fun Index Falling
CFPI: United States Rising
CFPI: China Falling
CFPI: Japan Rising
CFPI: India Falling
CFPI: Germany Stable
CFPI: United Kingdom Rising
CFPI: Russia Rising
CFPI: France Falling
CFPI: Brazil Falling
CFPI: Italy Falling
DPI: Global - Durables Price Index Falling
DPI: United States Falling
DPI: China Falling
DPI: Japan Falling
DPI: India Falling
DPI: Germany Stable
DPI: United Kingdom Falling
DPI: Russia Falling
DPI: France Rising
DPI: Brazil Falling
DPI: Italy Falling
FPI: Global - Food Price Index Stable
FPI: United States Rising
FPI: China Falling
FPI: Japan Rising
FPI: India Falling
FPI: Germany Stable
FPI: United Kingdom Falling
FPI: Russia Rising
FPI: France Rising
FPI: Brazil Falling
FPI: Italy Rising
WPI: China Falling
WPI: Japan Falling
WPI: Germany Stable
WPI: India Falling
WPI: United Kingdom Rising
WPI: France Stable
WPI: Italy Stable
WPI: Brazil Stable
WPI: Argentina Rising
WPI: Mexico Stable
WPI: South Korea Falling
WPI: Canada Stable
WPI: Russia Stable
WPI: Spain Stable
WPI: Turkey Stable














Global GDP Data

Data Quality Index

  Data Quality Index
The data quality index is designed to review the accuracy of GDP data worldwide. Most GDP data is flawed to an extent few realise. See just how misleading GDP data can be here.
Historical GDP Database

  Global GDP Database
Download the world’s most comprehensive GDP database. Covering over 130 countries with historical GDP PPP data from 1870-2015, building on the lifetimes work of Angus Maddison and bringing it right up to date.



Global Price Indexes

The World Price Index

  World Price Index - August 2017
Price Differential Between Key Euro Countries France and Germany Widens Significantly to 23% 
Food Price Index

  AUGUST 2017
Food Price Index
The World Economics Food Price Index (FPI) is based on average end-user prices for a typical basket of grocery items in national currencies
Durable Goods Price Index

  AUGUST 2017
Durable Goods Price Index
Price Index for durable goods. e.g. Kettles and homeware.
Gasoline Price Index

  AUGUST 2017
Gasoline / Petrol Price Index
Analysis of the average end-user prices for RON-95 Petrol in indexed from national currencies.
Hospitality Goods Price Index

  AUGUST 2017
Hospitality Goods Price Index
Hospitality service prices for the 15 top global economies in comparable index form.
Cost of Fun Price Index

  AUGUST 2017
Cost of Fun Price Index
The cost of recreational goods and services from Golf Clubs, iPads, music downloads to holiday flights.

Recent Papers

New on World Economics: United States Growth Tracker


  AUGUST 2017
United States Growth Tracker
New on World Economics: India Growth Tracker


  AUGUST 2017
India Growth Tracker
New on World Economics: China Growth Tracker


  AUGUST 2017
China Growth Tracker
New on World Economics: Eurozone Growth Tracker


  AUGUST 2017
Eurozone Growth Tracker
New on World Economics: Are Estimates of the Economic Contribution of Financial Services Reliable?


  JUNE 2017
Are Estimates of the Economic Contribution of Financial Services Reliable?
New on World Economics: Measuring GDP in North and South America


  MARCH 2016
Measuring GDP in North and South America
New on World Economics: Measuring GDP in Asia


  MARCH 2016
Measuring GDP in Asia
New on World Economics: Measuring GDP in Africa


  MARCH 2016
Measuring GDP in Africa
New on World Economics: Global Growth Tracker


  MARCH 2016
Global Growth Tracker
New on World Economics: Measuring GDP in Europe


  SEPTEMBER 2015
Measuring GDP in Europe
New on World Economics: How Errors in Seasonal Adjustment Factors for US GDP contributes to misleading National Accounts Data


  JULY 2015
How Errors in Seasonal Adjustment Factors for US GDP contributes to misleading National Accounts Data
New on World Economics: Sterling is the most debased currency


  MARCH 2015
Sterling is the most debased currency
New on World Economics: Tanzania’s GDP grows 31.4 percent after rebasing


  FEBRUARY 2015
Tanzania’s GDP grows 31.4 percent after rebasing
New on World Economics: Argentina’s Inflation Data Problems


  FEBRUARY 2014
Argentina’s Inflation Data Problems
New on World Economics: Measuring Argentina's GDP: Myths And Facts


  JANUARY 2014
Measuring Argentina's GDP: Myths And Facts
New on World Economics: China Becomes the Worlds largest Economy in 2013


  DECEMBER 2013
China Becomes the Worlds largest Economy in 2013
New on World Economics: How to create a British Sovereign Wealth Fund


  NOVEMBER 2013
How to create a British Sovereign Wealth Fund






Classic Papers from the Archive



  What do Economists Know?
Economists can be confident about quite a lot of what they do think they know, even when they are disbelieved by large parts of the public not to mention political leaders and policy makers. Sir Alan Budd revisits some fundamentals.


  How to Tackle Poverty
This article argues that, beyond the headline-grabbing generalities, development economists are building up a detailed body of empirical evidence specific to individual countries which will shape more effective policy interventions in the years ahead.


  The Economics of Epidemics
An analysis of the economic implications of the Great Plague in the fourteenth century, the 1918–19 influenza epidemic, the HIV/AIDS curse and SARS to demonstrate the short- and long-term effects of different kinds of epidemics.


  The Value of Vaccination
Despite advances during the twentieth century, immunization coverage is far from universal and faces significant obstacles in both developing and developed countries. The paper shows that the economic effects via improved health - have been underestimated, thereby causing the rate of return to be underestimated.



  How Many Wildebeest do You Need?
A close look at the Wildlife Act, by pandering to the welfare lobby, the act removes all remaining incentives for communities and landowners to keep wildlife on their land.


  The Economics of Copyright
A review of the economic issues behind copyright and how these are challenged by changes in technology and market structure


  The Case for Narrow Banking
The paper argues that regulatory reform should emphasise systemic resilience and robustness, not more detailed behaviour prescription.
 


  The Costs of Violent Crime
A review of a number of studies that have sought to estimate the economic costs of criminal offending and, more specifically, violent crime.


  An Economic Analysis of the Mafia
This paper reviews the current economic thinking on the Mafia phenomenon and distinguishes the Mafia from ordinary criminal gangs by the desire of the exclusive right to commit criminal acts.



  Weapons Exports - The Bogus Moral Dilemma
Samuel Brittan argues that "unaffordable" ethical arms exports arise from a failure to understand the circular flow of income, the fallacy of a "lump of labour" and a long discredited mercantilist view of trade.


  Measuring Global Drug Markets
The continuing demand for measures of the size of global drug revenues has produced a supply of numbers that consistently overstate international financial flows. This paper shows that, rather than $500 billion, the annual figure in trade terms may be about $25 billion.




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