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Global Business Cycle Indicators

The Conference Board publishes leading, coincident, and lagging indexes designed to signal peaks and troughs in the business cycle for major economies around the world.

Leading Economic Indicators

Country/Region Change Date
Australia +0.5% 20 Apr. 2021
Brazil -2.2% 14 Apr. 2021
China +1.0% 26 Apr. 2021
Euro Area +0.5% 16 Apr. 2021
France +0.3% 20 Apr. 2021
Germany +0.1% 12 Apr. 2021
Global +0.5% 29 Apr. 2021
India +0.7% 23 Apr. 2021
Japan +1.1% 10 May. 2021
Korea +0.8% 07 May. 2021
Mexico +0.6% 19 Apr. 2021
Spain +0.3% 13 Apr. 2021
U.K. -0.4% 15 Apr. 2021
U.S. +1.3% 22 Apr. 2021


BCI Handbook
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Understanding Business Cycles: The Indicators Approach to Forecasting for Agility


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