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Release Schedule

Date / Time (UTC) Release
20 Jun 11:00 SMI: Nigeria
20 Jun 11:00 SMI: Mexico
20 Jun 11:00 SMI: India
20 Jun 11:00 SMI: Mongolia
20 Jun 11:00 SMI: South Africa
20 Jun 11:00 SMI: United States
20 Jun 11:00 SMI: Africa
20 Jun 11:00 SMI: Latin America
20 Jun 11:00 SMI: China
23 Jun 07:00 SMI: Growth Continents
23 Jun 07:00 SMI: Philippines
23 Jun 07:00 SMI: Global All-Sector
23 Jun 07:00 SMI: Global Manufacturing
23 Jun 07:00 SMI: Global Services
23 Jun 07:00 SMI: Asia
23 Jun 07:00 SMI: Americas
23 Jun 07:00 SMI: NAFTA
26 Jun 07:00 WPI: Food Price Index
27 Jun 00:00 WPI: World Price Index
28 Jun 07:00 WPI: Durable Goods Price Index
29 Jun 07:00 WPI: Cost of Fun Price Index
30 Jun 07:00 WPI: Hospitality Price Index
03 Jul 07:00 WPI: Gasoline Price Index

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Sales Managers' Indexes - By Country

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

  United States SMI: JUNE 2017
U.S. Sales Managers’ Index Reports Improved Economic Activity for Quarter 2
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: China

  China SMI: JUNE 2017
China’s Manufacturing Sector Helps Lift the Sales Managers’ Index to a 20 Month High in June
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: India

  India SMI: JUNE 2017
India's Economic Growth Remains Strong After Mondi’s Black Economy Crackdown
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Mongolia

  Mongolia SMI: JUNE 2017
Mongolian Economy Continues to Grow as Business Confidence Hits a 4 Year High
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Nigeria

  Nigeria SMI: JUNE 2017
Nigerian Sales Managers’ Index Reports Solid Quarter of Economic Growth as Nigeria Exits Recession
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: South Africa

  South Africa SMI: JUNE 2017
South African Business 
Confidence Plummets


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

  Mexico SMI: JUNE 2017
Mexico’s Recovery from 
Recession Continues

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

  Philippines SMI: JUNE 2017
Philippines Economic Growth Remains Strong in June


Growth Trackers

United States  Growth Tracker

  June 2017
United States
Real gross domestic product (GDP) has been revised up at an annual rate of 1.2 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


  JUNE 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


  JUNE 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


  JUNE 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: JUne 2017
Global Price Inflation Slows in June

Global Manufacturing Sales Managers' Index
  Global Manufacturing SMI: JUNE 2017
Global Manufacturing Growth Continues to Expand as New Order Rate Increases
Global Services Sales Managers' Index

  Global Services SMI: JUNE 2017
Global Service Sector Activity Continues to Grow at Solid Levels

Sales Managers' Indexes - By Region

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

  Pan-Africa SMI: JUNE 2017
Pan-African Economic 
Growth Remains Stable

 
The Sales Managers' Index: Latin America

  Latin America SMI: JUNE 2017
Sales Mangers’ Index Falls Back Into Recession Territory 
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Americas
  The Americas SMI: JUNE 2017
Pan-Americas SMI Slows in June

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

  Asia SMI: JUNE 2017
Sales Growth in Asia Continues to Expand at Rapid Levels
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: Growth Continents
  Growth Continents SMI: JUNE 2017
Sales Growth in the Developing Markets Increases in June
New from World Economics: The Sales Managers' Index: NAFTA

  NAFTA SMI: JUNE 2017
NAFTA’s Market Growth 
Increases to 21 Month High
The Sales Managers' Index Archive


  JUNE 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, Falling
SMI: USA - Prices Charged Medium, Falling
SMI: USA - Staffing Levels Slow, Increasing
SMI: USA - Market Growth Medium, Increasing
SMI: USA - Business Confidence Slow, Falling
SMI: USA - New Sales Medium, Falling
SMI: China - SMI Slow, Increasing
SMI: China - New Sales Medium, Increasing
SMI: China - Business Confidence Slow, Increasing
SMI: China - Staffing Levels Stable, Falling
SMI: China - Prices Charged Slow, Falling
SMI: China - Market Growth Slow, Increasing
SMI: India - SMI Fast, Falling
SMI: India - Staffing Levels Fast, Falling
SMI: India - Market Growth Fast, Falling
SMI: India - Business Confidence Very Fast, Falling
SMI: India - Prices Charged Fast, Falling
SMI: India - New Sales Very Fast, Falling
SMI: Mongolia - SMI Slow, Increasing
SMI: Mongolia - Prices Charged Slow, Falling
SMI: Mongolia - Market Growth Medium, Increasing
SMI: Mongolia - New Sales Medium, Increasing
SMI: Mongolia - Future Confidence Fast, Increasing
SMI: Mongolia - Staffing Levels Slow, Increasing
SMI: Africa - SMI Slow, Increasing
SMI: Africa - New Sales Stable, Falling
SMI: Africa - Business Confidence Fast, Increasing
SMI: Africa - Prices Charged Stable, Rising
SMI: Africa - Staffing Levels Slow, Falling
SMI: Africa - Market Growth Slow, Falling
SMI: Nigeria - SMI Fast, Increasing
SMI: Nigeria - Staffing Levels Moderate, Increasing
SMI: Nigeria - New Sales Medium, Increasing
SMI: Nigeria - Prices Charged Slow, Rising
SMI: Nigeria - Market Growth Fast, Increasing
SMI: Nigeria - Business Confidence Very Fast, Increasing
SMI: South Africa - SMI Stable, Falling
SMI: South Africa - New Sales Stable, Falling
SMI: South Africa - Prices Charged Slow, Falling
SMI: South Africa - Market Growth Stable, Falling
SMI: South Africa - Staffing Levels Stable, Falling
SMI: South Africa - Business Confidence Slow, Increasing
SMI: Mexico - SMI Slow, Increasing
SMI: Mexico - New Sales Stable, Increasing
SMI: Mexico - Prices Charged Stable, Rising
SMI: Mexico - Market Growth Slow, Increasing
SMI: Mexico - Business Confidence Slow, Increasing
SMI: Mexico - Staffing Levels Slow, Increasing
SMI: LatAm - SMI Slow, Falling
SMI: LatAm - Market Growth Slow, Increasing
SMI: LatAm - Prices Charged Stable, Falling
SMI: LatAm - Staffing Levels Moderate, Falling
SMI: LatAm - New Sales Stable, Falling
SMI: LatAm - Business Confidence Slow, Falling
SMI: Philippines - SMI Very Fast, Falling
SMI: Philippines - Prices Charged Fast, Falling
SMI: Philippines - Market Growth Very Fast, Falling
SMI: Philippines - Confidence Very Fast, Stable
SMI: Philippines - New Sales Very Fast, Falling
SMI: Philippines - Staffing Levels Very Fast, Falling
SMI: Global - Man - SMI Slow, Increasing
SMI: Global - Man - Confidence Medium, Increasing
SMI: Global - Man - Sales Medium, Increasing
SMI: Global - Man - Market Slow, Increasing
SMI: Global - Man - Prices Medium, Increasing
SMI: Global - Man - Staffing Slow, Increasing
SMI: Global - Non-Man - Confidence Medium, Falling
SMI: Global - Non-Man - Sales Medium, Falling
SMI: Global - Non-Man - Market Slow, Increasing
SMI: Global - Non-Man - SMI Slow, Falling
SMI: Global - Non-Man - Prices Slow, Falling
SMI: Global - Non-Man - Staffing Stable, Falling
SMI: Global - SMI Slow, Stable
SMI: Global - Market Growth Slow, Stable
SMI: Global - Prices Charged Medium, Stable
SMI: Global - Future Confidence Medium, Stable
SMI: Global - New Sales Medium, Stable
SMI: Global - Staffing Levels Slow, Stable
SMI: Asia - SMI Medium, Falling
SMI: Asia - Staffing Levels Medium, Falling
SMI: Asia - New Sales Fast, Increasing
SMI: Asia - Prices Charged Medium, Falling
SMI: Asia - Future Confidence Medium, Falling
SMI: Asia - Market Growth Medium, Increasing
SMI: Americas - SMI Slow, Falling
SMI: Americas - Future Confidence Slow, Falling
SMI: Americas - New Sales Slow, Falling
SMI: Americas - Staffing Levels Slow, Falling
SMI: Americas - Market Growth Slow, Increasing
SMI: Americas - Prices Charged Slow, Falling
SMI: Growth Conts. - SMI Medium, Falling
SMI: Growth Conts. - Market Growth Medium, Increasing
SMI: Growth Conts. - New Sales Medium, Increasing
SMI: Growth Conts. - Prices Charged Slow, Falling
SMI: Growth Conts. - Confidence Medium, Falling
SMI: Growth Conts. - Staffing Levels Slow, Falling
SMI: NAFTA - SMI Slow, Stable
SMI: NAFTA - Market Growth Slow, Stable
SMI: NAFTA - New Sales Slow, Stable
SMI: NAFTA - Staffing Levels Stable, Stable
SMI: NAFTA - Prices Charged Slow, Stable
SMI: NAFTA - Future Confidence Medium, 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 - MAY 2017
France and Greece Heavily Disadvantaged by Euro as
Germany Benefits
Food Price Index

  MAY 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

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

  MAY 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

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

  MAY 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


  JUNE 2017
United States 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: China Growth Tracker


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


  JUNE 2017
India Growth Tracker
New on World Economics: Eurozone Growth Tracker


  JUNE 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






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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