leading indicators

[ lee-ding ]
/ ˈli dɪŋ /

plural noun Economics.

data that reflect current economic conditions and can suggest future developments or fluctuations in the nation's economy: issued, usually monthly, by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis in the Commerce Department.

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Also called index of leading indicators, leading economic indicators.
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