The Economic Pulse of the World - August 2017

The average global economic assessment of national economies surveyed in 26 countries is up two points with 45% of global citizens rating their national economies as ‘good’.

The Economic Pulse of the World - August 2017

Global Average of National Economic Assessment Up Two Points: 45%

The average global economic assessment of national economies surveyed in 26 countries is up two points with 45% of global citizens rating their national economies as ‘good’.

China (84%) has the top spot in the national economic assessment category this month, followed by India (82%), Germany (80%), Saudi Arabia (76%), Sweden (75%), Canada (69%), United States (61%), Australia (60%), Peru (60%) and Israel (57%). Brazil (9%) is at  the lowest spot in this assessment, followed by South Africa (13%), Italy (14%), Argentina (20%), France (22%), South Korea (24%), Spain (25%), Hungary (26%) and Mexico (31%).

Countries with the greatest improvements in this wave: Mexico (31%, +9 pts.), Peru (60%, +8 pts.), Hungary (26%, +7 pts.), Canada (69%, +7 pts.), China (84%, +6 pts.), Israel (57%, +5 pts.), the United States (61%, +4 pts.), South Africa (13%, +4 pts.), Australia (60%, +4 pts.) and Sweden (75%, +3 pts.).

Countries with the greatest declines: Peru (52%, -17 pts.), Hungary (19%, -8 pts.), Israel (52%, -7 pts.), the United Stated (57%, -5 pts.), South Africa (9%, -5 pts.), China (78%, -4 pts.), Saudi Arabia (80%, -4 pts.), Argentina (19%, -3 pts.), Mexico (22%, -3 pts.), Great Britain (39%, -3 pts.), Germany (79%, -3 pts.), Australia (56%, -2 pts.) and India (80%, -2 pts.).

National Economic Assessment - August 2017

Global Average of Local Economic Assessment (33%) Unchanged

When asked to assess their local economy, one third (33%) of those surveyed in 26 countries agree that the state of the current economy in their local area is ‘good’. The local economic assessment is unchanged since last sounding.

China (66%) is the top country in the local assessment category, followed by India (62%), Germany (61%), Sweden (60%), Israel (56%), Saudi Arabia (50%), the United States (49%), Canada (46%), Australia (41%) and Peru (37%). Serbia (10%) is the lowest ranked country in this category this month, followed by South Africa (13%), Brazil (15%), Japan (16%), Italy (16%), Argentina (18%), Russia (18%), Spain (20%), South Korea (20%), Mexico (22%) and France (22%).

Countries with the greatest improvements in this wave: Peru (37%, +12pts.), Hungary (26%, +8 pts.), Mexico (22%, +5 pts.), Sweden (60%, +4 pts.), the United States (49%, +3 pts.), South Africa (13%, +3 pts.), Israel (56%, +2 pts.), Canada (46%, +2 pts.), Australia (41%, +2 pts.) and Argentina (18%, +2 pts.).

Countries with the greatest declines in this wave: Saudi Arabia (50%, -14 pts.), Russia (18%, -6 pts.), South Korea (20%, -3 pts.), Belgium (28%, -2 pts.), Great Britain (29%, -2 pts.), Poland (33%, -2 pts.), Brazil (15%, -1 pts.), France (22%, -1 pts.), Germany (61%, -1 pts.) and Serbia (10%, -1 pts.).

Global Average of Future Outlook for Local Economy (27%) Up One Point

The future outlook is up one point since last month, with over one quarter (27%) of global citizens surveyed in 26 countries expecting their local economy to be stronger six months from now.

India (65%) once again remains at the top of this assessment category, followed by China (58%), Peru (57%), Brazil (50%), Saudi Arabia (45%), Argentina (43%), Turkey (32%), the United States (31%), South Korea (30%), and Mexico (29%). Italy (9%) has the lowest future outlook score this month, followed by Japan (10%), Great Britain (11%), France (13%), Hungary (15%), Belgium (15%), South Africa (16%), Israel (16%), Serbia (16%), Germany (17%), Australia (19%) and Russia (19%).

Countries with the greatest improvements in this wave: Sweden (27%, +13 pts.), China (58%, +10 pts.), Mexico (29%, +6 pts.), Australia (19%, +5 pts.), Peru (57%, +4 pts.), Argentina (43%, +4 pts.), Spain (21%, +3 pts.), Poland (24%, +3 pts.), Hungary (15%, +3 pts.) and Canada (21%, +3pts.).

Countries with the greatest declines in this wave: Saudi Arabia (45%, -7 pts.), Serbia (16%, -3 pts.), the United States (31%, -3 pts.), Brazil (50%, -2 pts.), South Korea (30%, -2 pts.) and Japan (10%, -1 pts.).