CANBERA (dpa-AFX) - Indonesia is scheduled to release a raft of data on Thursday, highlighting a busy day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. On tap are September numbers for imports, exports and trade balance, as well as October figures for inflation.
Imports were at $13.87 billion in August and exports came in at $14.12 billion for a trade surplus of $0.25 billion. Inflation is expected to rise 0.15 percent on month and 4.6 percent on year after adding 0.01 percent on month and 4.31 percent on year in September. Core CPI was up 0.34 percent on month and 4.12 percent on year.
Thailand will provide October data for consumer and producer prices. Overall CPI is expected to be flat on month and add 3.35 percent on year after rising 0.34 percent on month and 3.4 percent on year in September. Core CPI is called higher by 0.1 percent on month and 2.0 percent on year after rising 0.23 percent on month and 1.9 percent on year in the previous month. PPI was up 0.5 percent on month and 0.1 percent on year in September.
South Korea will announce inflation numbers for October, with forecasts suggesting a decline of 0.2 percent on month and an increase of 2.1 percent on year. That follows the 0.7 percent monthly gains and the 2.0 percent increase in September. Core CPI was up 0.1 percent on month and 1.4 percent on year in the previous month.
Australia will release Q3 numbers for import and export prices, and also see the October results of the AiG Performance of Manufacturing Index and the RBA Commodity Price Index. Import prices are expected to fall 1.2 percent on quarter after rising 2.4 percent in Q2. Export prices are called lower by 6.4 percent on quarter after adding 1.0 percent in the second quarter. The manufacturing PMI came in with a score of 44.1 in September, while the commodity index dipped 14.9 percent on year to a score of 90.1.
China will see the October results of its manufacturing PMI, as well as the HSBC Manufacturing PMI. China's PMI is expected to come in at 50.3, up from 49.8 in September. The HSBC PMI is called at 49.1, up from 47.9 in the previous month.
Hong Kong will provide September figures for retail sales, with analysts looking for an increase of 7.0 percent on year following the 3.2 percent annual increase in August.
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