Monetary Dashboard

You can download the template here.

Also see our Taylor rule calculator


A. Monetary aggregates: Bankstats

  • M1, M2 and M3: A2.3 "M3 (estimate of EMU aggregate for the UK)"
  • MA via Kaleidic Economics
  • Broad money: A2.2.3 "Monthly M4 and M4 lending excluding intermediate OFCs" 
  • Divisia: A6.1 "Sectoral deposits and Divisia money"
  • For a Eurozone measure of Divisia M3 see here
  • Monetary Base: A1.1.1 "Notes and coin and reserve balances"

B. Inflation

  • CPI: "Time Series"
  • RPI: "Time Series"
  • See Table 2 for RPI and RPIJ (see this article for an explanation of RPIJ)
  • See here for background notes
  • PPI: "Producer Price Indices
    • For data click on statistical bulletin and then "data in this release" (top right). Download PPI Reference Tables and see Table 1 for output prices and Table 2 for input prices. 
  • For the US economy the Atlanta Fed has an excellent dashboard here.

C. Inflation expectations

D. House prices

E. Stock market: Yahoo! Finance

F. Nominal GDP: 

  • Qonp
    • RGDP (IHYQ) + GDP deflator (IHYT) = NGDP (IHYN)
  • QonQofPY
    • RGDP (IHYR) + GDP deflator (IHYU) = NGDP (IHYO)
  • Annual
    • RGDP (IHYP) + GDP deflator (IHYS) = NGDP (IHYM)

G. Output

H. Labour Market

  • Average weekly earnings
    • On the ONS site look at the unemployment rate (key figures) > UK Labour Market Statistical Bulletin > See "Data in this release" (top right) > Download EARN01

I. HM Treasury Forecast

J. Commodity prices

K. Yields: Bankstats

L. Current account

M. Effective exchange rates:

N. Interest rates: Bankstats

  • Interbank: Table G1.1
  • 5yr 75% LTV, SVR, 2yr bond: Table G1.3
    • 5yr 75% LTV is BV42
    • SVR is TLMV
    • 2yr bond is B6RH (see "Deposit rates" sheet)

The Bank of England's Target 2.0 competition provides a useful monthly datasheet and long term spreadsheet.

For an example of a well designed and useful dashboard see the TUC's Touchstone Blog:

For a horribly designed and hard to use dashboard, see ONS Key Figures. To be fair though, the ONS now have a nice dashboard.

Experimental UK data dashboard looks like an excellent resource to utilise. Also see this BBC News economy tracker. Pantheon Macro produced a nice Heatmap: