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Release Schedule

Date / Time (UTC) Release
21 Jul 07:00 SMI: Asia
21 Jul 07:00 SMI: Americas
21 Jul 07:00 SMI: NAFTA
21 Jul 07:00 SMI: Growth Continents
21 Jul 07:00 SMI: Global Services
21 Jul 07:00 SMI: Philippines
21 Jul 07:00 SMI: Global Manufacturing
21 Jul 07:00 SMI: Global All-Sector
24 Jul 00:00 WPI: Food Price Index
24 Jul 00:00 WPI: Durable Goods Price Index
24 Jul 00:00 WPI: Gasoline Price Index
24 Jul 00:00 WPI: Hospitality Price Index
24 Jul 00:00 WPI: Cost of Fun Price Index
24 Jul 00:00 WPI: World Price Index

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Growth Trackers

United States  Growth Tracker

  JULY 2017
United States
Real gross domestic product (GDP) has been revised up at an annual rate of 1.4 percent in the first quarter of 2017. Total US car sales slowed to 557,312 units in May, down -9.5% on year ago.
China Growth Tracker


  JULY 2017
China
China’s official data shows total Chinese exports slowed to 2.2% as retail sales grew 10.7% Year-on-Year in April. Meanwhile electricity generation grew to 532.9 hundred million KwH during the same period.
India Growth Tracker


  JULY 2017
India
Total Indian Exports slowed to US$24635 million in April. Indian Steel production was up in March, at 4.7% year on year. Year-on-Year. Industrial Production growth bounced back to 1.9% in March also, from -1.2% in February
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


  JULY 2017
Eurozone
Retail sales showed a marked improvement in April, growing 3.2% year on year, although new car sales in the Eurozone fell by 6.6% in April, on a year-on-year basis. During the same period Eurozone unemployment eased to 15.04million with 2.6million youth unemployment.
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: JULY 2017
Global Sales Growth Index Accelerates to Highest Level Since December
Global Manufacturing Sales Managers' Index
  Global Manufacturing SMI: JULY 2017
Global Manufacturing Sales Accelerate to 26 Month High
Global Services Sales Managers' Index

  Global Services SMI: JULY 2017
Global Service Sector Prices Continue at Firm Levels as Business Confidence Remains Solid in July

Sales Managers' Indexes - By Region

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

  Pan-Africa SMI: JULY 2017
Increasing Evidence of Africa’s Recovery from 2016 Recession in Economic Activity 
The Sales Managers' Index: Latin America

  Latin America SMI: JULY 2017
Latin American Economy
Returns to Growth

New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Americas
  The Americas SMI: JULY 2017
Market Growth in The Americas Hits 22 Month High in July

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

  Asia SMI: JULY 2017
Asian Economic Activity
Slows in July

New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Growth Continents
  Growth Continents SMI: JULY 2017
Business Confidence in the Developing Markets Remains Strong 

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

  NAFTA SMI: JULY 2017
NAFTA’s Market Growth Increases to Near 2 Year High
The Sales Managers' Index Archive


  JULY 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

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














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 - JULY 2017
Eurozone Stress Factors Remain High Despite New found Confidence Inspired by Macron
Food Price Index

  JULY 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

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

  JULY 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

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

  JULY 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: China Growth Tracker


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


  JULY 2017
Eurozone Growth Tracker
New on World Economics: United States Growth Tracker


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


  JUNE 2017
India 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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