Macrobond updates

Bi-weekly data additions

Bi-Weekly additions: 10 October – 21 October 2022

By 
Arnaud Lieugaut
 on 
October 24, 2022

Highlights

              

China

We’ve just added an alternative transportation dataset for China, sourced from the Ministry of Finance. It’s the “willingness index” for highway traffic between cities. So far, only traffic from Shanghai or Beijing to other Chinese cities is available.

This index is calculated by tracking the behaviour of people using the Autonavi navigation tool to search and plan driving routes. It seeks to measure people's desire to travel, rather than actual trips.

In the chart below, we aggregated the willingness indices for trips from Beijing and Shanghai to all potential destinations. As an illustration of the breadth of coverage, the two aggregated indices shown in the chart have 110 underlying indices for individual routes. 

Notable moves include the spike earlier this month, largely due to the Golden Year holiday, and the subsequent decline; that drop occurred amid an increase in the number of districts considered medium- or high-risk for coronavirus (as the second chart shows). Given China’s zero-Covid policy, that may weigh on the willingness to travel in coming weeks.   

Macrobond users, access the chart here

Highway Traffic Mobility Index  
Country & Region > China [cn, Region] > Transport & Communications [tran, Category] > Highway Traffic Mobility Trends

New Zealand

For New Zealand, we’ve added a new business survey provided by Xero that covers small-business trends. The dataset has various components, including:

  • Job creators
  • Job downsizers
  • Jobs growth
  • Late payments
  • Sales growth
  • Time to be paid
  • Wage growth

All these sub-indices are available by industry and region. In the chart below, we display wage growth across industries, graphed against the New Zealand inflation rate. After a surge in wages during the pandemic recovery period of early 2021, the inflation spike resulted in a second wave of wage increases in 2022. 

Macrobond users, access the chart here

Xero Small Business Index

Country & Region > New Zealand [nz, Region] > Surveys & Leading Indicators [surv, Category] > Business Surveys > Xero > Small Business Index

Vietnam

Macrobond users can now access more granular data on Vietnam with the addition of foreign direct investment inflows per country. The dataset is sourced from the Vietnamese Ministry of Planning & Investment. 

Unsurprisingly, the largest Asian economies (China, Japan, South Korea, Singapore) represent the largest proportion of FDI inflows But it’s worth noting the increased presence of the Netherlands in 2021, responsible for registered FDI of about USD 5 billion. 

Macrobond users, access the chart here

FDI

Country & Region > Vietnam [vn, Region] > Foreign Finance [fofi, Category] > Foreign Direct Investment > Annual > By Country

Saudi Arabia

We continue to expand our data coverage for Saudi Arabia and have now added gross external debt, sourced from SAMA, the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority. 

External debt grew significantly in 2020, reaching 37 percemt of GDP. With the economic recovery and double-digit GDP growth in 2022, external debt is returning to pre-pandemic levels.

Macrobond users, access the chart here

External Debt

Country & Region > Saudi Arabia [sa, Region] > Foreign Finance [fofi, Category] > External Debt

Complete list

Belgium

Financial Wealth by Sector, Total Economy

Country & Region > Belgium [be, Region] > Financial Accounts [flof, Category] > Stock > Financial Wealth by Sector > Total Economy

Chile

External Trade on Services  

Source & Release > Chile [cl, Region] > Central Bank of Chile > External Trade on Services (Quarterly) [rel_clbcentrade, Release]

China

Highway Traffic Mobility Index  
Country & Region > China [cn, Region] > Transport & Communications [tran, Category] > Highway Traffic Mobility Trends

Czech Republic

EUR Denominated Loans by Czech Non-Financial Corporations

Country & Region > Czech Republic [cz, Region] > Money, Banking & Credit [bank, Category] > Deposits & Loans > MFIs > Loans > EUR Denominated Loans by Czech Non-Financial Corporations

Commercial Banks Deposits – Type Breakdown

Country & Region > Czech Republic [cz, Region] > Money, Banking & Credit [bank, Category] > Deposits & Loans > Commercial Banks > Deposits

Commercial Banks Loans – By Branches of Activity & By Branches of Activity – Detailer Breakdown

Country & Region > Czech Republic [cz, Region] > Money, Banking & Credit [bank, Category] > Deposits & Loans > Commercial Banks > Loans

Industrial Production Contribution to Y/Y Change

Country & Region > Czech Republic [cz, Region] > Production [prod, Category] > Industrial Summary > Output

PPI by Main Industrial Groupings

Country & Region > Czech Republic [cz, Region] > Prices [pric, Category] > Producer Price Index > Producer Price Index (Main Industrial Groupings)

Dominican Republic

Consolidated Public Debt by Sector (Quarterly) – coverage expansion
Country & Region > Dominican Republic [do, Region] > Government & Public Finance [gpfi, Category] > Public Debt > Consolidated > By Sector

Balance of Payments, Primary Income – coverage expansion

Country & Region > Dominican Republic [do, Region] > Balance of Payments [bopa, Category] > Current Account > Balance on Primary Income

Euro Area

Securities Issues Statistics  
Concept & Category > All Sources > Money, Banking & Credit > ECB > Securities Issues Statistics

Ghana

Public debt

Country & Region > Ghana [gh, Region] > Government & Public Finance [gpfi, Category] > Public Debt 

Georgia

General Government Budget

Country & Region > Georgia [ge, Region] > Government & Public Finance [gpfi, Category] > General Government Budget 

Hungary 

Deposit Rates

Country & Region > Hungary [hu, Region] > Interest & Exchange Rates [rate, Category] > Deposit Rates > Central Bank of Hungary

Lending Rates

Country & Region > Hungary [hu, Region] > Interest & Exchange Rates [rate, Category] > Lending Rates > Central Bank of Hungary

Ireland

Residential Commencement Notices

Country & Region > Ireland [ie, Region] > Construction & Real Estate [cons, Category] > Construction > Construction Status > Starts > Irish Department of Environment, Community & Local Government > Residential Commencement Notices

Iceland

Interest Rate Reference in Icelandic Krona (IKON)

Country & Region > Iceland [is, Region] > Interest & Exchange Rates [rate, Category] > Deposit Rates

Indonesia

Construction Machinery Sales Volume

Country & Region > Indonesia [id, Region] > Trade [trad, Category] > Domestic Trade > Construction Machinery

Italy

CPI – coverage expansion

Country & Region > Italy [it, Region] > Prices [pric, Category] > Consumer Price Index > National > All Items

Japan

Land Price Announcement

Country & Region > Japan [jp, Region] > Construction & Real Estate [cons, Category] > Real Estate > Real Estate Prices > Land > Prices > Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport & Tourism

Malaysia  

DoSM Business Tendency Survey, Manufacturing Industry

Country & Region > Malaysia [my, Region] > Surveys & Leading Indicators [surv, Category] > Business Surveys > Department of Statistics Malaysia > Business Tendency Survey > Manufacturing Industry

Labour Productivity – Hours worked
Country & Region > Malaysia [my, Region] > Labor Market [lama, Category] > Labour Productivity > Hours Worked > By Economic Activity

Labour Productivity – in Local Currency

Country & Region > Malaysia [my, Region] > Labor Market [lama, Category] > Labour Productivity > By Economic Activity

New Zealand

Xero Small Business Index

Country & Region > New Zealand [nz, Region] > Surveys & Leading Indicators [surv, Category] > Business Surveys > Xero > Small Business Index

Norway  

Population (Quarterly), Municipality Level  

Births

Country & Region > Norway [no, Region] > Demography [demo, Category] > Births > Municipalities

Deaths

Country & Region > Norway [no, Region] > Demography [demo, Category] > Deaths > Municipalities

Emigration

Country & Region > Norway [no, Region] > Demography [demo, Category] > Emigration > Municipalities

Immigration

Country & Region > Norway [no, Region] > Demography [demo, Category] > Immigration > Municipalities

Immigration, Domestic  

Country & Region > Norway [no, Region] > Demography [demo, Category] > In-Migration > Municipalities

Net Migration

Country & Region > Norway [no, Region] > Demography [demo, Category] > Migration > Municipalities

Excess of Births

Country & Region > Norway [no, Region] > Demography [demo, Category] > Net Increase > Municipalities

Emigration, Domestic

Country & Region > Norway [no, Region] > Demography [demo, Category] > Out-Migration > Municipalities

Population at the Beginning of the Quarter & Population at the End of the Quarter & Population Growth  

Country & Region > Norway [no, Region] > Demography [demo, Category] > Total Population > Municipalities

Poland

Public Debt Before Consolidation

Country & Region > Poland [pl, Region] > Government & Public Finance [gpfi, Category] > Public Debt > Central Government Debt

Saudi Arabia

External Debt

Country & Region > Saudi Arabia [sa, Region] > Foreign Finance [fofi, Category] > External Debt

Sri Lanka

Policy Rates

Country & Region > Sri Lanka [lk, Region] > Interest & Exchange Rates [rate, Category] > Policy Rates 

Switzerland

UBS Global Real Estate Bubble Index – new city added (Sao Paulo)

Source & Release > Switzerland [ch, Region] > UBS > UBS Global Real Estate Bubble Index [rel_ubsreb, Release] 

United States

Prices, CPI Seasonal Factors

Source & Release > United States [us, Region] > U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) > Selected Releases > CPI [rel_uspricecpi, Release] > All Urban Consumers > National

Source & Release > United States [us, Region] > U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) > Selected Releases > CPI [rel_uspricecpi, Release] > Urban Wage Earners & Clerical Workers > National

University of Michigan Survey of Consumers (Quarterly)

Source & Release > United States [us, Region] > University of Michigan > University of Michigan Survey of Consumers (Quarterly) [rel_usunimichsurvpfq, Release]

Country & Region > United States [us, Region] > Surveys & Leading Indicators [surv, Category] > Consumer Surveys > University of Michigan > Survey of Consumers (Quarterly)

Vietnam  

FDI

Country & Region > Vietnam [vn, Region] > Foreign Finance [fofi, Category] > Foreign Direct Investment > Annual > By Country

Unemployment Rate

Country & Region > Vietnam [vn, Region] > Labor Market [lama, Category] > Unemployment > Rate