Asia is also getting into the negative suction

The economic situation continued to be depressed in July. Economic expectations in the euro zone have indeed recovered by around 3 points. However, this is probably only a countermove to the strong discount of June. Other regions continue to show signs of weakening. Expectations for Germany and Japan are falling for the sixth time in a row. And also the Asian region ex Japan, hitherto the bearer of hope, has to cope with a slump in expectations.

Full report July 2018

Headlines of the month

  • Economic expectations in the euro zone may stabilize slightly in July following the sharp slide in June. The overall index rose from 9.3 to 12.1 points.
  • However, this seems more of a "technical" counter-movement. The index for Germany, for example, has dropped again, for the sixth time in a row, to just 16.2 points.
  • The global environment is also showing more and more signs of an economic slowdown. For Japan, for example, we are recording the sixth consecutive decline in the overall index and economic expectations for Asia ex Japan are slumping by more than 10 points. US economic expectations are also falling to their lowest level since August 2012.
Euro area Jul 18 Aug 18 Sep 18 Oct 18 Nov 18 Dec 18
Overall Index 12.1 14.7 12.0 11.4 8.8 -0.3

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