An economic indicator (or business indicator) is aÂ statisticÂ about theÂ economy. Economic indicators allow analysis of economic performance andÂ predictionsÂ of future performance. Economic indicators include various indices, earnings reports and economic summaries, such asÂ unemployment,Â housing starts,Â Consumer Price IndexÂ (a measure forÂ inflation),Â industrial production,Â bankruptcies,Â Gross Domestic Product,Â retail sales,Â stock marketÂ prices andÂ money supplyÂ changes. Economic indicators are primarily studied in a branch ofÂ macroeconomicsÂ called "business cycles".Back to previous
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