U.S. Economic Calendar

U.S. Economic Calendar

THIS WEEK’S MAJOR U.S. ECONOMIC REPORTS & FED SPEAKERS

TIME (ET) REPORT PERIOD ACTUAL MEDIAN FORECAST PREVIOUS
MONDAY, MARCH 14
11 am 1-year inflation expectations Feb. 5.8%
11 am 3-year inflation expectations Feb. 3.5%
TUESDAY, MARCH 15
8:30 am Producer price index, final demand Feb. 0.9% -1.0%
8:30 am Empire state manufacturing index March 9.4 3.1
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16
8:30 am Retail sales Feb. 0.5% 3.8%
8:30 am Retail sales excluding motor vehicles Feb. 1.0% 3.3%
8:30 am Import price index Feb. 1.5% 2.0%
8:30 am Import price index excluding fuels Feb. 1.4%
10 am NAHB home builders’ index March 81 82
10 am Business inventories (revision) Jan. 1.1% 1.1%
2 pm FOMC announcement on fed funds rate 0.0%-0.25%
2:30 pm Fed Chair Jerome Powell news conference
THURSDAY, MARCH 17
8:30 am Initial jobless claims March 12 221,000 227,000
8:30 am Continuing jobless claims March 5 1.49 million
8:30 am Building permits (SAAR) Feb. 1.85 million 1.90 million
8:30 am Housing starts (SAAR) Feb. 1.70 million– 1.64 million
8:30 am Philadelphia Fed manufacturing survey March 18.0 16.0
9:15 am Industrial production index Feb. 0.5% 1.4%
9:15 am Capacity utilization rate Feb. 77.8% 77.6%
FRIDAY, MARCH 18
10 am Existing home sales (SAAR) Feb. 6.19 million 6.50 million
10 am Index of leading economic indicators Feb. 0.3% -0.3%

NEXT WEEK’S MAJOR U.S. ECONOMIC REPORTS & FED SPEAKERS

TIME (ET) REPORT PERIOD ACTUAL MEDIAN FORECAST PREVIOUS
MONDAY, MARCH 21
8:30 am Chicago Fed national activity index Feb. 0.69
TUESDAY, MARCH 22
None scheduled
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23
10 am New home sales (SAAR) Feb. 801,000
THURSDAY, MARCH 24
8:30 am Initial jobless claims March 19 N/A
8:30 am Continuing jobless claims March 12 N/A
8:30 am Durable goods orders Feb. 1.6%
8:30 am Core capital goods orders Feb. 1.0%
8:30 am Current account deficit Q4 -$215 billion
9:45 am Markit manufacturing PMI (flash) March 57.3
9:45 am Markit services PMI (flash) March 56.5
FRIDAY, MARCH 25
10 am UMich consumer sentiment index (final) March 59.7
10 am 5-year inflation expectations (final) March 3.0%
10 am Pending home sales index Feb. -5.7%

LAST WEEK’S MAJOR U.S. ECONOMIC REPORTS & FED SPEAKERS

TIME (ET) REPORT PERIOD ACTUAL MEDIAN FORECAST PREVIOUS
MONDAY, MARCH 7
3 pm Consumer credit Jan. $7 billion $23 billion $19 billion
TUESDAY, MARCH 8
6 am NFIB small-business index Feb. 95.7 97.2 97.1
8:30 am Foreign trade deficit Jan. -$89.7 billion -$87.2 billion -$82.0 billion
10 am Wholesale inventories (revision) Jan. 0.8% 0.8% 0.8%
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9
10 am Job openings Jan. 11.3 million 11 million 11.5 million
10 am Quits Jan. 4.3 million 4.4 million
THURSDAY, MARCH 10
8:30 am Initial jobless claims March 5 217,000 216,000 216,000
8:30 am Continuing jobless claims Feb. 26 1.49 million 1.47 million
8:30 am Consumer price index Feb. 0.8% 0.7% 0.6%
8:30 am Core CPI Feb. 0.5% 0.5% 0.6%
8:30 am CPI (year-over-year Feb. 7.9% 7.8% 7.5%
8:30 am Core CPI (year-over-year) Feb. 6.4% 6.4% 6.0%
1 pm Real nonfederal nonfinancial debt (SAAR) Q4 0.4% 0.0%
1 pm Real household wealth (SAAR) Q4 8.6% 2.3%
2 pm Federal budget deficit Feb. -$217 billion -$208 billion -$311 billion
FRIDAY, MARCH 11
10 am UMich consumer sentiment index (preliminary) March 59.7 62.0 62.8
10 am Five-year inflation expectations (preliminary) March 3.0% 3.0%

The median forecasts in this calendar come from weekly and monthly surveys of economists conducted by Dow Jones Newswires and The Wall Street Journal.