Monthly Economic Commentary

All you need to know about the global macroeconomic environment


The Monthly Economic Commentary provides the current global economic data and analysis RISI uses to drive our forecasts of the world forest products industry.

Each Monitor analyzes the current global economic trends, focusing on key economic and financial indicators needed for the cyclical forest products markets.

The Monitor also provides an economic outlook for the Eurozone, United States, Canada, Japan and China, with a one year history by quarter, a one year forecast by quarter and – except for China – a five-year annual forecast of the following indicators:

  • GDP
  • Consumption
  • Consumer Confidence
  • Housing starts
  • Consumer Price Index
  • Producer Price Index
  • Industrial Production
  • Exchange rates

List of Tables

  • Table 1 – Monthly Economic Indicators (past five months)
  • Table 2 – Monthly Exchange rates (past 4 months and YTD average)

Publication frequency:

11 times a year

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