NEW YORK, March 15, 2019 — The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.K. decreased 0.4 percent in January 2019 to 94.4 (2016=100).
The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for the U.K. increased 0.2 percent in January 2019 to 103.2 (2016=100).
The composite economic indexes are the key elements in an analytic system designed to signal peaks and troughs in the business cycle. The leading and coincident economic indexes are essentially composite averages of several inidual leading or coincident indicators. They are constructed to summarize and reveal common turning point patterns in economic data in a clearer and more convincing manner than any inidual component – primarily because they smooth out some of the volatility of inidual components.
The updated data tables can be found here.
The 2019 data release schedule is available here.
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