EU Economics Preview: Eurozone Final Factory PMI Data Due

Factory Purchasing Managers’ survey data from euro area is due on Friday, headlining a light day for the European economic news.

At 3.00 am ET, Destatis is set to release Germany’s import prices for September. Economists forecast import prices to rise 0.4 percent on month after staying flat in August.

At 4.15 am ET, Switzerland’s Federal Statistical Office publishes retail sales for September. Sales are forecast to drop 0.1 percent on year, reversing a 0.4 percent rise in August.

In the meantime, IHS Markit publishes Spain’s manufacturing PMI results. The PMI score is seen falling to 50.9 in October from 51.4 in September.

Final PMI reports are due from France and Germany at 4.50 and 4.55 am ET, respectively.

At 5.00 am ET, Eurozone final factory PMI data is due. The final PMI is forecast to match the flash estimate of 52.1 in October.

At 5.30 am ET, UK CIPS/Markit construction PMI is due. The construction PMI is forecast to drop slightly to 52.0 in October from 52.1 in September.