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    CPI - Consumer Price Index

    Index: tracking.
    The main inflation indicator. Shows the price behavior for the goods and services included in the consumer basket: food, fuel, clothing, transportation, medicine, etc.

    Market Impact: High.
    The price index has a strong influence over the market. It grows in case of country’s interest rate growing, and the national currency is strengthened. People are beginning to invest in a currency with a higher interest rate.

    Published: monthly, last Friday of the month.

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    Economy Watchers Sentiment

    Index: tracking.
    Calculated on the basis of an enquiry-inquiry of leading companies’ employees whose work relates to the dynamics of consumer spending monitoring.

    Market Impact: High.
    The indicator greatly affects the market. If it is above 50 points, then it means the upbeat mood prevalency, below 50 points - dowbeat mood. The Index growth increase the strengthening of the Japanese yen.

    Published: monthly, until the 10th.

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    Export Prices

    Index: tracking.
    Statement of changes in export prices for the month.

    Market impact: limited.
    The index growing on expectations of interest rates development strengthens the exchange rate.

    Published: monthly.

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    Exports

    Index: tracking.
    Indicator of monthly dynamics for goods and services exports.

    Market impact: limited.
    Almost has no influence over the market, but is taken into account, since the change in exports is responsible for economic growth. The indicator has a positive impact on the investors’ expectations.

    Published: monthly, at the end of each month within the trade balance.

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    GDP

    Index: tracking.
    Shows the goods and services produced in the country discernible in prices.

    Market impact: limited.
    Indicator is good for forecasting on the basis of other factors that published before, so does not have a high influence over the market. GDP - a figure that characterizes the national economy. Its value varies every quarter, due to the wild export and volume of stock fluctuations.

    Published: quarterly.

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    GDP price index

    Index: tracking.
    The indicator of the dynamics of prices for services and goods that are included in GDP.

    Market Impact: High.
    Indicator has a strong influence over the market. Its growth leads to the national currency strengthening.

    Published: quarterly, with the GDP.

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    Housing Starts

    Index: tracking.
    Indicator for number of homes that have already started to build, means the number of foundation laid. Mostly resident houses are taken into account.

    Market Impact: High.
    Index depends on the interest rates within the country, as housebuilding is in want of the financial loan. The indicator greatly affects the market. Сonstruction volume growth means the incomes level increase and economic growth, so has a positive effect on the rate of the national currency.

    Published: monthly, in 30 days after the reporting period.

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    Import Prices

    The indicator, by which import prices change is reflected. It characterizes the interest of import prices in the overall picture of consumer price changes, because consumer price index calculation is based on the prices of imported goods.

    Market impact: limited.
    The index has not a strong influence over the market. The report allows you to explore how the foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations have an effect on the market. The import prices are falling in case of the national currency is stable.

    Published: in the middle of each month.

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    Imports

    Indicator of monthly dynamics for goods and services imports.

    Market impact: limited.
    Almost has no influence over the market, but is taken into account, since the import averts the domestic demand for commodities. The indicator has a positive impact on the investors’ expectations.

    Published: at the end of each month as a part of the trade balance.

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    Industrial Production

    Index: tracking.
    The change in volume of production in the industrial sector in monetary terms. Defined as the ratio of the industrial production volume at the running period to the volume of production at the reference period (for example, at the previous month).

    Market Impact: High.
    The indicator characterizes the manufacturers’ extension of manufacturing, yielding and energy-efficient sectors. The increase of the overall production means a country's economic growth and the strengthening of its position in the world, and thus the competitive growth of the commodity abroad. The indicator is analyzed in comparison with previous periods. The increase of the overall production causes a rise of a stock price and the investors’ interest.

    Published: twice a month. After the 30th day of the month - the initial assessment, and in 15 days after it - the adjusted value.

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