The Now-Casting Index is an indicator of overall economic activity published monthly for 8 of the world's largest economies: the US, China, Japan, the Euro Area, the UK, Brazil, Mexico and South Africa. The NCI™ is an output from the same statistical model that we use to generate forecasts of GDP and other series
Now-Casting is a new, online service delivering high frequency, short-term forecasts for the world’s major economies – in real time. These forecasts (or ‘now-casts’) are generated by a state-of-the-art econometric model, which updates all forecasts automatically whenever any significant data release is published. At present Now-Casting covers the Euro-Area, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, UK, US, Brazil, China. Other countries are coming soon. Now-Casting output is delivered to subscribers via our web site, via automated email alerts, and via data downloads.