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Release Schedule

Date / Time (UTC) Release
08 May 07:00 WPI: Food Price Index
09 May 00:00 WPI: World Price Index
10 May 07:00 WPI: Durable Goods Price Index
11 May 07:00 WPI: Cost of Fun Price Index
12 May 07:00 WPI: Hospitality Price Index
15 May 07:00 WPI: Gasoline Price Index
16 May 11:00 SMI: India
16 May 11:00 SMI: Nigeria
16 May 11:00 SMI: Mexico
16 May 11:00 SMI: Africa
16 May 11:00 SMI: United States
16 May 11:00 SMI: China
16 May 11:00 SMI: Latin America
16 May 11:00 SMI: Mongolia
16 May 11:00 SMI: South Africa
18 May 07:00 SMI: NAFTA
18 May 07:00 SMI: Global Services
18 May 07:00 SMI: Global Manufacturing
18 May 07:00 SMI: Philippines
18 May 07:00 SMI: Asia
18 May 07:00 SMI: Americas
18 May 07:00 SMI: Global All-Sector
18 May 07:00 SMI: Growth Continents

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Growth Trackers

United States  Growth Tracker


  April 2017
United States
US. GDP rose at an annualised rate of 1.9% in Q4 2016 and 1.6% for 2016 on an annual basis . Domestic sales of passenger cars fell at 11% year-on-year in March from 687,459 in March 2016 to 611,900 in March 2017.
China Growth Tracker


  APRIL 2017
China
China’s official data show GDP grew at annual rate of 6.9% in Q1 2017 and 6.7% during 2016.Total Chinese Exports fell 4.8% in February against the same period the year before as total retail sales rose 9.5% year on year in February.
India Growth Tracker


  APRIL 2017
India
Q4 2017 GDP grew at 7% whilst steel production rose 8.8% YnY in February at 8,113 thousand tons as industrial production hits highest level since March 2016
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


  APRIL 2017
Eurozone
The Eurostat Consumer Confidence Indicator improved to -7.7 in March. Eurozone unemployment fell to 7.2% in February (YnY) and youth unemployment fell to 2.722million.
Commonwealth Growth Tracker


  ANNUAL UPDATE: 2016
Commonwealth
The World Economics Commonwealth Growth Monitor 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: APRIL 2017
Sales Managers Report Increasing Rate of Growth in April 

Global Manufacturing Sales Managers' Index
  Global Manufacturing SMI: APRIL 2017
Sales Managers Report Global 
Manufacturing Sector at 19 Month High  

Global Services Sales Managers' Index

  Global Services SMI: APRIL 2017
Global Service Sector Activity Grows to 19 Month High

Sales Managers' Indexes - By Region

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

  Pan-Africa SMI: APRIL 2017
Pan-African Economic Growth
Picks Up Pace in April

 
The Sales Managers' Index: Latin America

  Latin America SMI: APRIL 2017
Falling Sales, Increasing Unemployment and Rising Inflation Impacting Latin America 
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Americas
  The Americas SMI: APRIL 2017
Pan-Americas SMI at Highest 
Level for 18 Months


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

  Asia SMI: APRIL 2017
Sales Managers Report Increasingly Rapid Growth in April
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Growth Continents
  Growth Continents SMI: APRIL 2017
Developing Markets Growth Continues to Expand in April
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: NAFTA

  NAFTA SMI: APRIL 2017
Price Inflation in NAFTA 
Races to a 3 Year High in April
The Sales Managers' Index Archive


  APRIL 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 Slow, Increasing
SMI: USA - Business Confidence Medium, Increasing
SMI: USA - Prices Charged Slow, Rising
SMI: USA - Market Growth Slow, Increasing
SMI: USA - Staffing Levels Slow, Increasing
SMI: USA - New Sales Slow, Increasing
SMI: China - SMI Slow, Increasing
SMI: China - Prices Charged Slow, Rising
SMI: China - Market Growth Slow, Stable
SMI: China - New Sales Slow, Increasing
SMI: China - Business Confidence Slow, Falling
SMI: China - Staffing Levels Stable, Stable
SMI: India - SMI Fast, Increasing
SMI: India - Market Growth Fast, Increasing
SMI: India - New Sales Fast, Falling
SMI: India - Business Confidence Very Fast, Falling
SMI: India - Prices Charged Fast, Rising
SMI: India - Staffing Levels Fast, Increasing
SMI: Mongolia - SMI Moderate, Increasing
SMI: Mongolia - Prices Charged Stable, Falling
SMI: Mongolia - Staffing Levels Rapid, Increasing
SMI: Mongolia - Market Growth Moderate, Increasing
SMI: Mongolia - Future Confidence Stable, Increasing
SMI: Mongolia - New Sales Moderate, Increasing
SMI: Africa - SMI Medium, Increasing
SMI: Africa - Business Confidence Fast, Increasing
SMI: Africa - Prices Charged Slow, Falling
SMI: Africa - Staffing Levels Slow, Increasing
SMI: Africa - New Sales Slow, Increasing
SMI: Africa - Market Growth Slow, Increasing
SMI: Nigeria - SMI Medium, Increasing
SMI: Nigeria - Business Confidence Very Fast, Increasing
SMI: Nigeria - Prices Charged Medium, Falling
SMI: Nigeria - Market Growth Medium, Increasing
SMI: Nigeria - New Sales Medium, Increasing
SMI: Nigeria - Staffing Levels Rapid, Increasing
SMI: South Africa - SMI Stable, Increasing
SMI: South Africa - New Sales Stable, Increasing
SMI: South Africa - Market Growth Slow, Increasing
SMI: South Africa - Prices Charged Slow, Rising
SMI: South Africa - Staffing Levels Slow, Increasing
SMI: South Africa - Business Confidence Stable, Falling
SMI: Mexico - SMI Stable, Stable
SMI: Mexico - Business Confidence Stable, Increasing
SMI: Mexico - Market Growth Stable, Falling
SMI: Mexico - Staffing Levels Slow, Falling
SMI: Mexico - New Sales Stable, Increasing
SMI: Mexico - Prices Charged Slow, Falling
SMI: LatAm - SMI Slow, Increasing
SMI: LatAm - Market Growth Slow, Increasing
SMI: LatAm - Business Confidence Slow, Stable
SMI: LatAm - Prices Charged Slow, Rising
SMI: LatAm - New Sales Slow, Increasing
SMI: LatAm - Staffing Levels Moderate, Increasing
SMI: Philippines - SMI Very Fast, Increasing
SMI: Philippines - Confidence Very Fast, Stable
SMI: Philippines - Prices Charged Fast, Stable
SMI: Philippines - New Sales Very Fast, Stable
SMI: Philippines - Market Growth Very Fast, Stable
SMI: Philippines - Staffing Levels Very Fast, Increasing
SMI: Global - Man - SMI Slow, Increasing
SMI: Global - Man - Confidence Medium, Falling
SMI: Global - Man - Staffing Slow, Increasing
SMI: Global - Man - Prices Medium, Increasing
SMI: Global - Man - Sales Slow, Increasing
SMI: Global - Man - Market Slow, Increasing
SMI: Global - Non-Man - SMI Slow, Increasing
SMI: Global - Non-Man - Prices Slow, Increasing
SMI: Global - Non-Man - Sales Medium, Increasing
SMI: Global - Non-Man - Staffing Stable, Increasing
SMI: Global - Non-Man - Confidence Medium, Increasing
SMI: Global - Non-Man - Market Medium, Increasing
SMI: Global - SMI Slow, Increasing
SMI: Global - New Sales Slow, Increasing
SMI: Global - Prices Charged Slow, Rising
SMI: Global - Future Confidence Medium, Increasing
SMI: Global - Staffing Levels Stable, Increasing
SMI: Global - Market Growth Slow, Increasing
SMI: Asia - SMI Medium, Increasing
SMI: Asia - Prices Charged Medium, Rising
SMI: Asia - Staffing Levels Medium, Increasing
SMI: Asia - Future Confidence Medium, Falling
SMI: Asia - New Sales Medium, Falling
SMI: Asia - Market Growth Medium, Increasing
SMI: Americas - SMI Slow, Increasing
SMI: Americas - Market Growth Slow, Increasing
SMI: Americas - Future Confidence Slow, Increasing
SMI: Americas - New Sales Slow, Increasing
SMI: Americas - Staffing Levels Slow, Increasing
SMI: Americas - Prices Charged Slow, Rising
SMI: Growth Conts. - SMI Slow, Increasing
SMI: Growth Conts. - Staffing Levels Slow, Increasing
SMI: Growth Conts. - Market Growth Slow, Increasing
SMI: Growth Conts. - Prices Charged Slow, Rising
SMI: Growth Conts. - Confidence Medium, Falling
SMI: Growth Conts. - New Sales Medium, Falling
SMI: NAFTA - SMI Slow, Increasing
SMI: NAFTA - New Sales Slow, Increasing
SMI: NAFTA - Staffing Levels Stable, Stable
SMI: NAFTA - Prices Charged Medium, Rising
SMI: NAFTA - Market Growth Slow, Increasing
SMI: NAFTA - Future Confidence Slow, Increasing
GPI: Global - Gas Price Index Falling
GPI: United States Falling
GPI: China Falling
GPI: Japan Rising
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 Falling
HPI: United States Rising
HPI: China Rising
HPI: Japan Falling
HPI: India Rising
HPI: Germany Rising
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 Falling
CFPI: China Rising
CFPI: Japan Falling
CFPI: India Falling
CFPI: Germany Rising
CFPI: United Kingdom Falling
CFPI: Russia Falling
CFPI: France Falling
CFPI: Brazil Falling
CFPI: Italy Falling
DPI: Global - Durables Price Index Falling
DPI: United States Falling
DPI: China Stable
DPI: Japan Falling
DPI: India Stable
DPI: Germany Rising
DPI: United Kingdom Rising
DPI: Russia Stable
DPI: France Rising
DPI: Brazil Stable
DPI: Italy Falling
FPI: Global - Food Price Index Falling
FPI: United States Rising
FPI: China Falling
FPI: Japan Falling
FPI: India Falling
FPI: Germany Falling
FPI: United Kingdom Rising
FPI: Russia Falling
FPI: France Falling
FPI: Brazil Falling
FPI: Italy Rising
WPI: China Rising
WPI: Japan Rising
WPI: Germany Stable
WPI: India Rising
WPI: United Kingdom Stable
WPI: France Stable
WPI: Italy Stable
WPI: Brazil Falling
WPI: Argentina Rising
WPI: Mexico Rising
WPI: South Korea Rising
WPI: Canada Rising
WPI: Russia Rising
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 - April 2017
Euro Disparity Brings Prospect
of Grexit & Frexit Closer
Food Price Index

  April 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

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

  APRIL 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

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

  APRIL 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


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


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


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


  APRIL 2017
Eurozone Growth Tracker
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
New on World Economics: Understanding Commercial Property Price Indexes


  OCTOBER 2013
Understanding Commercial Property Price Indexes






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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