Statistical data that provides a measure for the state of the economy (e.g. the Consumer Price Index, housing prices, stock market prices and bankruptcies).
Barometers of a nation's growth, with major ones issued usually monthly or quarterly by a government department. Examples are gross domestic product, consumer price index, money supply, trade balance and unemployment.
Key statistics showing the direction of the economy, such as unemployment rate, inflation rate, consumer confidence, and balance of trade.