The Economic Pulse of the World - April 2018

The average global economic assessment of national economies surveyed in 28 countries is remains unchanged this wave with 47% of global citizens rating their national economies as ‘good’.

Global Average of National Economic Assessment Unchanged: 47%

The average global economic assessment of national economies surveyed in 28 countries is remains unchanged this wave with 47% of global citizens rating their national economies as ‘good’.

China (89%) remains at the top spot in the national economic assessment category this month, followed by Germany (80%), Saudi Arabia (80%), India (76%), Sweden (69%), the United States (66%), Australia (63%), Canada (62%), Israel (62%) and Chile (56%). Once again, Brazil (14%) has the lowest spot in this assessment, followed by Italy (20%), Spain (23%), Mexico (24%), South Korea (28%), Hungary (28%), South Africa (29%) and France (29%).

Countries with the greatest improvements in this wave: Serbia (39%, +5 pts.), Israel (62%, +4 pts.), Argentina (30%, +4 pts.), Spain (23%, +3 pts.), South Korea (28%, +3 pts.), Saudi Arabia (80%, +3 pts.), Brazil (14%, +3 pts.), Mexico (24%, +2 pts.), Italy (20%, +2 pts.) and Hungary (28%, +2 pts.).

Countries with the greatest declines: Sweden (69%, -8 pts.), Peru (55%, -5 pts.), Belgium (50%, -4 pts.), Poland (50%, -4 pts.), France (29%, -3 pts.), India (76%, -3 pts.), Japan (38%, -3 pts.), Russia (33%, -3 pts.) and Turkey (37%, -2 pts.).

National Economic Assessment - April 2018

Global Average of Local Economic Assessment (35%) Unchanged

 

When asked to assess their local economy, over one third (35%) of those surveyed in 28 countries agree that the state of the current economy in their local area is ‘good’. The local economic assessment remains unchanged since last sounding.

China (75%) is the top country in the local assessment category once again, followed by Israel (66%), Saudi Arabia (62%), India (58%), Germany (56%), the United States (56%), Sweden (55%), Chile (53%), Canada (45%), Australia (42%) and Belgium (33%). Serbia (13%) is the lowest ranked country in this category this month, followed by Russia (15%), Japan (17%), Brazil (18%), Italy (19%), Spain (19%), Mexico (20%), Hungary (22%), South Africa (23%), Argentina (23%) and South Korea (24%).

Countries with the greatest improvements in this wave: Saudi Arabia (62%, +8 pts.), Israel (66%, +8 pts.), South Africa (23%, +3 pts.), Mexico (20%, +3 pts.), Italy (19%, +3 pts.), Chile (53%, +3 pts.), Argentina (23%, +3 pts.), the United States (56%, +2 pts.) and Serbia (13%, +2 pts.).

Countries with the greatest declines in this wave: Russia (15%, -9 pts.), Peru (28%, -7 pts.), Poland (30%, -7 pts.), Japan (17%, -5 pts.), Sweden (55%, -5 pts.), Turkey (27%, -5 pts.), Australia (42%, -3 pts.), Germany (56%, -2 pts.), Hungary (22%, -2 pts.), Malaysia (28%, -2 pts.) and India (58%, -1 pts.).

Global Average of Future Outlook for Local Economy (29%) Down One Point

The future outlook is down one point since last sounding, with nearly one third (29%) of global citizens surveyed in 28 countries expecting their local economy to be stronger six months from now.

Chile (59%) overtakes India (58%) is at the top of this assessment category, followed by China (57%), Saudi Arabia (57%), Brazil (54%), Peru (5%), Argentina (42%), the United States (34%), Mexico (33%), Hungary (31%) and South Africa (30%). France (11%) has the lowest future outlook score this month, followed by Great Britain (12%), Japan (13%), Sweden (14%), Belgium (15%), Italy (15%), Australia (16%), Canada (18%), Germany (19%), Israel (19%) and Serbia (19%).

Countries with the greatest improvements in this wave: Hungary (31%, +13 pts.), Peru (53%, +7 pts.), Mexico (33%, +5 pts.), Spain (21%, +4 pts.), Saudi Arabia (57%, +4 pts.), Russia (24%, +4 pts.), Germany (19%, +3 pts.), Chile (59%, +3 pts.), Belgium (15%, +3 pts.) and Argentina (42%, +3 pts.).

Countries with the greatest declines in this wave: South Africa (30%, -17 pts.), Sweden (14%, -14 pts.), Turkey (25%, -8 pts.), Australia (16%, -6 pts.), India (58%, -4 pts.), Malaysia (23%, -3 pts.), Poland (22%, -3 pts.), China (57%, -2 pts.), France (11%, -2 pts.) and Great Britain (12%, -2 pts.).