Business and financial news site Quartz has started an index tracking the global economy.
The index is designed to complement traditional economic indicators. It will use indicators that together tell the story of not just which direction the economy is headed, but how it’s getting there.
Quartz Index is a collection of eight numerical indicators, from drone registrations and SpaceX launches to Hong Kong retail sales and retirement fund investment decisions. These indicators will be updated regularly on the Quartz Index homepage.
Quartz’s editorial team will also provide coverage of topics related to each indicator in stories on qz.com and a weekly email roundup of key changes.
“The Quartz Index tries to go beyond what’s up and what’s down to show you how the economy is changing in fundamental ways,” said Kevin Delaney, editor in chief of Quartz, in a statement.