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Eurozone Growth Tracker

World Economics - November 2015

Speed Read
  • Euro area economy grew at annual rate of 1.5% in Q2 2015, compared to 0.7% in the same quarter last year.
  • OECD (CLI) was 100.7 in August, broadly stable compared to July and signalling a sustained rise in activity.
  • Retail sales registered a year-on-year increase of 2.9% in September, compared to 0.6% in the same period last year.
  • The unemployment rate was 10.8% in September, down from 11.0% last month and 11.5% in August 2014.

GDP Growth

Annual Real GDP 1961 – 2014: 50 Years of Declining Growth

Quarterly Real GDP Growth Q1 2008- Q2 2015 

Leading & Composite Indicator

OECD Composite Leading Indicator
The OECD composite leading indicator® (CLI) is designed “to provide early signals of turning points between expansions and slowdowns of economic activity”. Its components include Production Orders, Finished Goods Stock, Order Books, Order Inflows, Industrial Confidence Indicator, Share Prices, Consumer Confidence Indicator, Short & Long Term Interest Rate and Share Price Spread.  

Consumer Indexes
IPSOS Consumer Confidence
The IPSOS Global @dvisor: ‘On the Economic Pulse of the World’ uses a monthly sample of over 18,000 adults worldwide (with a minimum of 1000 in each country) and a demographic weighting system to produce an accurate perception of consumers’ perspectives.  

Eurostat Consumer Confidence Indicator

The consumer component of the Economic Sentiment Indicator measures the level of optimism that consumers have about the performance of the economy. 

Consumer Demand

Real Retail Sales
Turnover for retail trade in the Eurozone is compiled as an index with a current base year of 2005.

New Car Registrations

Industrial Indexes

Eurostat Economic Sentiment Indicator
The Economic Sentiment Indicator is made up of the 15 individual components of the Eurostat confidence indicators. The largest components are Industry, Services, Consumers, Construction and Retail trade. 

Employment Indexes
The unemployment rate is represented as the number of unemployed persons in thousands.

Industrial Production Index

The Eurozone Growth Tracker: Note to Users
Use of these data should be made in the recognition that World Economics shall not have any liability for these data or bear any responsibility for any actions taken based on these data, and in no event shall be liable for damages of any sort arising from use of these data.
World Economics will update the monitor on a regular basis as further data becomes available.
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Long term GDP, Penn Data Tables & IMF

Short term GDP, Eurostat

OECD Composite Leading Indicators (CLI)

IPSOS Consumer Confidence

Eurostat Consumer Confidence Indicator

 Real Retail Sales

Monthly Car Sales, European Society of Automobile Manufacturers

Eurostat Economic Sentiment Indicator

Employment Indexes  

Industrial Production Index

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