European Economics Preview: Germany Final Inf…

May 14, 2020

Final inflation from Germany and unemployment from France are due on Thursday, headlining a light day for the European economic news.

At 1.30 am ET, France unemployment data is due for the first quarter. The jobless rate is forecast to rise to 8.4 percent from 8.1 percent in the preceding period.

At 2.00 am ET, Destatis is scheduled to issue Germany’s final inflation data. According to initial estimate, inflation eased to 0.8 percent in April from 1.4 percent in March. The final rate is expected to match the flash estimate.

At 3.00 am ET, Spain’s INE publishes final inflation figures for April. Prices are forecast to fall 0.7 percent annually, as initially estimated.

Also, Turkey’s industrial production and retail sales figures are due. Economists expect industrial output to grow 1.8 percent on year, slower than the 7.5 percent increase seen in February.

At 4.00 am ET, the European Central Bank releases economic bulletin. In the meantime, Italy’s foreign trade data is due.

At 6.00 am ET, April consumer price data is due from Ireland. Prices had increased 0.7 percent on year in March.



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