Coincident Indicator

A coincident indicator is an economic indicator that is published shortly after the activity it relates to. Its movements coincide fairly closely with changes in the cycle of economic activity. It provides information about the pace and extent of growth or shrinkage in an economy at about the same time as it happens. Data on retail trade volumes, industrial production and inflation are examples of coincident indicators.

See also: Lagging Indicators, Leading Indicators, Economic Indicator