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Current Economic Events and Global Economic Calendar API

This API offers global economic calendars of scheduled treasury and current economic events and announcements. With this API you can easily keep track of scheduled treasury and current economic events and announcements in the U.S. and major industrialized countries such as France, Australia, Japan, Germany, Canada, Italy, and the United Kingdom.

Key Features

  • Hundreds of economic events tracked
  • International events available (optional) for France, Australia, Japan, Germany, Canada, Italy, and the United Kingdom
  • Get consensus values prior to the event and actual values after the event
  • Get events by country, type or name and get the latest event by code
  • Get event calendar for today, tomorrow, the week, the month, the next number of days or a specific range of dates
  • Historical event data (optional)
  • List and search event descriptions

Key Benefits

  • Economic calendar is relevant to investors who want to stay up-to-date and informed on treasury and current economic events throughout the week
  • Use international economic calendars to keep track of current economic events in major world financial markets, giving users convenient access to international market information to plan and manage their global investment strategies
  • Use a single easy-to-use API to obtain comprehensive, institutional quality international economic calendar data
  • Easily embed international current economic events in your applications--including spreadsheets, websites, mobile apps and other corporate applications
  • Dramatically reduce time to market for apps that need economic eventdata
  • Eliminate the pains and complexity of legacy feeds by using cloud APIs

Data Coverage At-A-Glance

  • Event Types:
    • Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) Meeting: The FOMC holds eight meetings per year to review the economic and financial conditions in the U.S, and determine the appropriate stance of monetary policy and interest rates.
    • Gross Domestic Product (GDP): An economic indicator released quarterly that measures the value of all goods and services produced by the economy within its boundaries and is the nation's broadest gauge of economic health.
    • Producer Price Index (PPI): An economic indicator that measures the monthly change in wholesale prices. Economists look at trends in the PPI as an accurate precursor to changes in the CPI.
    • Housing Starts: The start of construction of new residential units is important as it mirrors a builder's commitment with their new construction activity.
    • Jobless Claims: This report is compiled weekly and tracks the number of people who filed for unemployment for their first time. It is a good gauge of the U.S. job market.
    • Retail Sales: The regional and national retail sales, by type of business, are important as they are major economic indicators of spending by consumers.

Key Data Points

  • Event: Event ID, event code, country code, event name, released on
  • Value: Value name, consensus, actual, prefix, suffix