Macro economics is the field of economics that deals with aggregates within the economy. Unlike microeconomics that concentrates itself with operations of single entities within different industries macro-economic concerns itself with the total performance of the entire economy.
There are many macroeconomic indicators. Among the most notable are: gross domestic product (GDP), the rate or level of unemployment, inflation, national income, retail volumes, consumer credit and the consumer price index.
This paper aims to look at some of these macro-economic indicators and how they affect the operations of firms within the economy. For the sake of this analysis I have chosen to look at some of these indicators and how they relate to Wal-Mart. Wal-mart is the world’s largest retail store and thus I believe at looking at how it is impacted upon by these indicators will make much more economic sense.