leading indicators

[lee-ding]

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.

Nearby words

  1. leading article,
  2. leading block,
  3. leading coefficient,
  4. leading dog,
  5. leading edge,
  6. leading lady,
  7. leading light,
  8. leading man,
  9. leading mark,
  10. leading note

Also called index of leading indicators, leading economic indicators.

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