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Release Schedule

Date / Time (UTC) Release
12 Dec 07:00 WPI: Food Price Index
13 Dec 02:00 WPI: World Price Index
14 Dec 07:00 WPI: Durable Goods Price Index
15 Dec 07:00 WPI: Cost of Fun Price Index
16 Dec 07:00 WPI: Hospitality Price Index
16 Dec 12:00 SMI: India
16 Dec 12:00 SMI: China
16 Dec 12:00 SMI: United States
19 Dec 07:00 WPI: Gasoline Price Index
20 Dec 12:00 SMI: Latin America
20 Dec 12:00 SMI: Mexico
20 Dec 12:00 SMI: Nigeria
20 Dec 12:00 SMI: South Africa
20 Dec 12:00 SMI: Mongolia
20 Dec 12:00 SMI: Africa
20 Dec 12:00 SMI: Philippines
22 Dec 12:00 SMI: Asia
22 Dec 12:00 SMI: Americas
22 Dec 12:00 SMI: Global Manufacturing
22 Dec 12:00 SMI: Global Services
22 Dec 12:00 SMI: NAFTA
22 Dec 12:00 SMI: Global All-Sector
22 Dec 12:00 SMI: Growth Continents
29 Dec 07:00 GMI: Global Marketing Index

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Sales Managers' Indexes - By Country

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

  United States SMI: November 2016
Slow Holiday Sales and
Higher Prices put Pressure on
Post-Election Economy

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

  China SMI: NOVEMBER 2016
China SMI Shows Widening Gulf Between China’s Industrial and Consumer Sectors
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: India

  India SMI: NOVEMBER 2016
Survey Data Strongly Suggests Indian GDP Growth Has Reached Prime Minister Modi's 8% Target
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Mongolia

  Mongolia SMI: NOVEMBER 2016
Plunging Sales, Rising Prices and Low Business Confidence Puts Strain on the Mongolian Economy
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Nigeria

  Nigeria SMI: NOVEMBER 2016
Nigeria’s Recession
Continues in November

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

  South Africa SMI: NOVEMBER 2016
South African Economy
Continues Slowdown


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

  Mexico SMI: NOVEMBER 2016
Mexico’s Economy
Contracts in September 

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

  Philippines SMI: NOVEMBER 2016
The Philippines Economy
Continues Rapid Rate of Growth



Growth Trackers

United States  Growth Tracker


  December 2016
United States
US. GDP rose at an annualised rate of 3.2% in Q3 2016, compared to 1.4% in Q2 2016. Data from Motor Intelligence shows that passenger car sales fell by 15.2% year on year in October.
China Growth Tracker


  DECEMBER 2016
China
China’s official data show GDP grew at annual rate of 6.7% in Q3 2016. Total Retail Sales increased 10.0% year-on-year in October and the Li Keqiang Index signalled another solid year-on-year increase of 11%.
India Growth Tracker


  DECEMBER 2016
India
Leading indicators showed rapid economic growth, with the SMI at 72.6 in November, up from October. Steel production in India increased to 8267 thousand metric tons, growing 12% YnY.
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


  DECEMBER 2016
Eurozone
Euro area economy grew at annual rate of 2.2% in Q2 2016, compared to 1.7% in the same quarter last year. Total EU19 unemployment stood at 16.2 million in September, Youth unemployment of 2.9 million.
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: NOVEMBER 2016
Global Growth Continues
at 8 Month High


Global Manufacturing Sales Managers' Index
  Global Manufacturing SMI: NOVEMBER 2016
New Manufacturing Orders
Continue to Hold Firm in November


Global Services Sales Managers' Index

  Global Services SMI: NOVEMBER 2016
Global Service Sector Growth Accelerates in November
.

Sales Managers' Indexes - By Region

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

  Pan-Africa SMI: November 2016
Pan-African Economy
Contracts Further

 
The Sales Managers' Index: Latin America

  Latin America SMI: NOVEMBER 2016
Latin America’s Economic
Recovery Pauses in November


New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Americas
  The Americas SMI: NOVEMBER 2016
Business Conditions in
The Americas Continue to Slow


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

  Asia SMI: NOVEMBER 2016
Asia SMI Hits 18 Month
High in November

New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Growth Continents

  Growth Continents SMI: NOVEMBER 2016
Business Activity in the Growth Continents Rises to 18 Month High 

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

  NAFTA SMI: NOVEMBER 2016
Post U.S. Election Data for
NAFTA Shows Slim Improvement
in Business Activity
The Sales Managers' Index Archive


  NOVEMBER 2016
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      
GMI: Global - Marketing Index Slow, Falling
GMI: Americas - Marketing Index Stable, Increasing
GMI: Asia Pacific - Marketing Index Stable, Falling
GMI: European - Marketing Index Medium, Increasing
GMI: Global - Trading conditions Slow, Increasing
GMI: Global - Staffing Slow, Falling
GMI: Global - Marketing budgets Stable, Falling
SMI: USA - SMI Stable, Increasing
SMI: USA - Staffing Levels Slow, Increasing
SMI: USA - Business Confidence Stable, Increasing
SMI: USA - Prices Charged Slow, Rising
SMI: USA - Market Growth Slow, Falling
SMI: USA - New Sales Slow, Increasing
SMI: China - SMI Slow, Stable
SMI: China - Prices Charged Stable, Stable
SMI: China - New Sales Slow, Falling
SMI: China - Business Confidence Stable, Increasing
SMI: China - Staffing Levels Stable, Falling
SMI: China - Market Growth Slow, Increasing
SMI: India - SMI Very Fast, Increasing
SMI: India - Market Growth Fast, Increasing
SMI: India - Staffing Levels Fast, Increasing
SMI: India - Prices Charged Stable, Rising
SMI: India - Business Confidence Very Fast, Increasing
SMI: India - New Sales Very Fast, Increasing
SMI: Mongolia - SMI Rapid, Falling
SMI: Mongolia - Market Growth Rapid, Falling
SMI: Mongolia - Future Confidence Rapid, Falling
SMI: Mongolia - Prices Charged Slow, Rising
SMI: Mongolia - Staffing Levels Rapid, Falling
SMI: Mongolia - New Sales Rapid, Falling
SMI: Africa - SMI Stable, Falling
SMI: Africa - Market Growth Slow, Falling
SMI: Africa - New Sales Slow, Falling
SMI: Africa - Business Confidence Fast, Increasing
SMI: Africa - Prices Charged Slow, Rising
SMI: Africa - Staffing Levels Moderate, Falling
SMI: Nigeria - SMI Stable, Increasing
SMI: Nigeria - Market Growth Moderate, Increasing
SMI: Nigeria - Prices Charged Fast, Rising
SMI: Nigeria - Staffing Levels Rapid, Stable
SMI: Nigeria - Business Confidence Very Fast, Increasing
SMI: Nigeria - New Sales Rapid, Increasing
SMI: South Africa - SMI Slow, Falling
SMI: South Africa - Business Confidence Stable, Falling
SMI: South Africa - Staffing Levels Moderate, Falling
SMI: South Africa - Market Growth Slow, Falling
SMI: South Africa - New Sales Slow, Falling
SMI: South Africa - Prices Charged Stable, Falling
SMI: Mexico - SMI Stable, Increasing
SMI: Mexico - Prices Charged Slow, Rising
SMI: Mexico - Market Growth Stable, Falling
SMI: Mexico - Staffing Levels Slow, Increasing
SMI: Mexico - Business Confidence Slow, Falling
SMI: Mexico - New Sales Stable, Increasing
SMI: LatAm - SMI Slow, Increasing
SMI: LatAm - Staffing Levels Moderate, Stable
SMI: LatAm - New Sales Stable, Increasing
SMI: LatAm - Business Confidence Slow, Falling
SMI: LatAm - Prices Charged Stable, Rising
SMI: LatAm - Market Growth Stable, Falling
SMI: Philippines - SMI Very Fast, Stable
SMI: Philippines - Market Growth Very Fast, Increasing
SMI: Philippines - Confidence Very Fast, Stable
SMI: Philippines - Staffing Levels Very Fast, Stable
SMI: Philippines - Prices Charged Fast, Falling
SMI: Philippines - New Sales Very Fast, Falling
SMI: Global - Man - SMI Slow, Falling
SMI: Global - Man - Sales Slow, Falling
SMI: Global - Man - Confidence Slow, Falling
SMI: Global - Man - Prices Slow, Falling
SMI: Global - Man - Staffing Stable, Stable
SMI: Global - Man - Market Slow, Falling
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, Falling
SMI: Global - Non-Man - Market Slow, Stable
SMI: Global - Non-Man - Confidence Medium, Increasing
SMI: Global - SMI Slow, Stable
SMI: Global - Market Growth Slow, Falling
SMI: Global - New Sales Medium, Increasing
SMI: Global - Future Confidence Medium, Stable
SMI: Global - Staffing Levels Stable, Falling
SMI: Global - Prices Charged Slow, Rising
SMI: Asia - SMI Medium, Increasing
SMI: Asia - New Sales Fast, Increasing
SMI: Asia - Market Growth Medium, Increasing
SMI: Asia - Prices Charged Stable, Rising
SMI: Asia - Staffing Levels Medium, Increasing
SMI: Asia - Future Confidence Fast, Increasing
SMI: Americas - SMI Stable, Increasing
SMI: Americas - Prices Charged Stable, Rising
SMI: Americas - Staffing Levels Slow, Increasing
SMI: Americas - New Sales Slow, Increasing
SMI: Americas - Market Growth Slow, Falling
SMI: Americas - Future Confidence Stable, Increasing
SMI: Growth Conts. - SMI Medium, Increasing
SMI: Growth Conts. - New Sales Fast, Increasing
SMI: Growth Conts. - Staffing Levels Slow, Increasing
SMI: Growth Conts. - Market Growth Slow, Increasing
SMI: Growth Conts. - Confidence Fast, Falling
SMI: Growth Conts. - Prices Charged Stable, Rising
SMI: NAFTA - SMI Stable, Increasing
SMI: NAFTA - New Sales Slow, Increasing
SMI: NAFTA - Future Confidence Slow, Increasing
SMI: NAFTA - Prices Charged Stable, Rising
SMI: NAFTA - Staffing Levels Slow, Increasing
SMI: NAFTA - Market Growth Slow, Falling
GPI: Global - Gas Price Index Rising
GPI: United States Stable
GPI: China Rising
GPI: Japan Rising
GPI: India Rising
GPI: Germany Rising
GPI: United Kingdom Rising
GPI: Russia Rising
GPI: France Rising
GPI: Brazil Rising
GPI: Italy Rising
HPI: Global - Hospitality Index Rising
HPI: United States Falling
HPI: China Rising
HPI: Japan Falling
HPI: India Rising
HPI: Germany Rising
HPI: United Kingdom Rising
HPI: Russia Falling
HPI: France Rising
HPI: Brazil Falling
HPI: Italy Rising
CFPI: Global - Cost of Fun Index Falling
CFPI: United States Falling
CFPI: China Falling
CFPI: Japan Falling
CFPI: India Falling
CFPI: Germany Falling
CFPI: United Kingdom Rising
CFPI: Russia Falling
CFPI: France Falling
CFPI: Brazil Falling
CFPI: Italy Falling
DPI: Global - Durables Price Index Stable
DPI: United States Falling
DPI: China Falling
DPI: Japan Rising
DPI: India Rising
DPI: Germany Falling
DPI: United Kingdom Rising
DPI: Russia Rising
DPI: France Falling
DPI: Brazil Rising
DPI: Italy Falling
WPI: China Stable
WPI: Japan Stable
WPI: Germany Stable
WPI: India Rising
WPI: United Kingdom Stable
WPI: France Stable
WPI: Italy Stable
WPI: Brazil Stable
WPI: Argentina Falling
WPI: Mexico Falling
WPI: South Korea Falling
WPI: Canada Stable
WPI: Russia Rising
WPI: Spain Stable
WPI: Turkey Stable
FPI: Global - Food Price Index Rising
FPI: United States Stable
FPI: China Rising
FPI: Japan Falling
FPI: India Rising
FPI: Germany Falling
FPI: United Kingdom Stable
FPI: Russia Falling
FPI: France Rising
FPI: Brazil Rising
FPI: Italy Falling










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 1870-2014.

Global Price Indexes

The World Price Index

  NOVEMBER 2016
World Price Index
The WPI provides a monthly index of PPP exchange rates against the US Dollar across the world’s 15 largest economies.
Food Price Index

  November 2016
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

  NOVEMBER 2016
Durable Goods Price Index
Price Index for durable goods. e.g. Kettles and homeware.
Gasoline Price Index

  NOVEMBER 2016
Gasoline / Petrol Price Index
Analysis of the average end-user prices for RON-95 Petrol in indexed from national currencies.
Hospitality Goods Price Index

  NOVEMBER 2016
Hospitality Goods Price Index
Hospitality service prices for the 15 top global economies in comparable index form.
Cost of Fun Price Index

  NOVEMBER 2016
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: India Growth Tracker


  DECEMBER 2016
India Growth Tracker
New on World Economics: China Growth Tracker


  DECEMBER 2016
China Growth Tracker
New on World Economics: Eurozone Growth Tracker


  DECEMBER 2016
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
New on World Economics: The Need to Improve Global Real Estate Data


  SEPTEMBER 2013
The Need to Improve Global Real Estate Data






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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