Sink flight

After the declines in expectations had already indicated a turnaround in the previous months, a significant eco-nomic slowdown must now be assumed. All regions of the world are on a downward economic trend. Expectations in the Euro zone are also negative for the first time since July 2016. The customs disputes, fueled by US President Donald Trump, are leaving their traces. The emerging markets are holding up marginally better, even if the same basic trend prevails there.

Full report April 2018

Headlines of the month

  • All regions of the world are on an economic downturn in April. Despite the still good assessment of the situation, there is no doubt that the global economy is cooling off.
  • Expectations for the Euro area are negative again for the first time since July 2016. The downward dynamic for Germany is even more pronounced.
  • The euphoria for the US economy is also fading noticeably. Expectations drop to a value of -7 percentage points. Trump's statements and measures on punitive tariffs raise serious concerns. The component for Expectations of the sentix Global Aggregate falls to its lowest value since February 2016.
Euro area Jan 22 Feb 22 Mar 22 Apr 22 May 22 Jun 22
Overall Index 14.9 16.6 -7.0 -18.0 -22.6 -15.8

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