The Economic Pulse of the World - June 2017

The average global economic assessment of national economies surveyed in 26 countries remains unchanged with 45% of global citizens rating their national economies as ‘good’.

Global average of national economic assessment unchanged: 45%

The average global economic assessment of national economies surveyed in 26 countries remains unchanged with 45% of global citizens rating their national economies as ‘good’.

Saudi Arabia (84%) has the top spot in the national economic assessment category this month again, followed by India (82%) China (82%), Germany (82%), Sweden (69%), Peru (69%), United States (62%), Israel (59%), Canada (59%) and Australia (58%). Brazil (9%) is again at  the lowest spot in this assessment, followed by South Africa (14%), Italy (17%), Spain (22%), Argentina (22%), South Korea (23%), France (25%), Mexico (25%) and Hungary (27%).

Countries with the greatest improvements in this wave: South Korea (23%, +10 pts.), France (25%, +8 pts.), the United States (62%, +5 pts.), Japan (38%, +4 pts.), Italy (17%, +3 pts.), Canada (59%, +3 pts.), Poland (46%, +2 pts.), Hungary (27%, +2 pts.), and Belgium (49%, +2 pts.).

Countries with the greatest declines: Peru (69%, -8 pts.), Sweden (69%, -8 pts.), Argentina (22%, -5 pts.), Great Britain (42%, -5 pts.), Turkey (37%, -5 pts.), Russia (32%, -3 pts.), Saudi Arabia (84%, -3 pts.) and Mexico (25%, -2 pts.).  

Economic Pulse - National Economic Assessment - June 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.

Saudi Arabia (63%) regains the lead in the local assessment category, followed by China (62%), India (61%), Germany (61%), Israel (56%), Sweden (55%), the United States (53%), Canada (41%), Australia (38%) and Peru (36%). Serbia (13%) is the lowest ranked country in this category this month, followed by South Africa (14%), Brazil (16%), Mexico (16%), Italy (16%), Spain (17%), Japan (18%), Hungary (18%), Argentina (19%) and South Korea (19%) .

Countries with the greatest improvements in this wave: South Korea (19%, +9 pts.), the United States (53%, +4 pts.), Turkey (31%, +4 pts.), Hungary (22%, +4 pts.), Germany (61%, +3 pts.), Canada (41%, +3 pts.), Japan (18%, +2 pts.) and France (21%, +2 pts.).

Countries with the greatest declines in this wave: Peru (36%, -12 pts.), China (62%, -5 pts.), Sweden (55%, -5 pts.), Mexico (16%, -4 pts.), Belgium (28%, -3 pts.), Israel (56%, -3 pts.), Australia (38%, -2 pts.), Saudi Arabia (63%, -2 pts.) and Great Britain (34%, -1 pts.).

Global average of future outlook for local economy (27%) unchanged

The future outlook is unchanged 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.

Despite losing points, India (66%) once again leads in this assessment category, followed by Saudi Arabia (55%), Brazil (55%), China (54%), Peru (54%), Argentina (44%), the United States (39%), South Korea (37%), Mexico (27%) and Turkey (26%). Belgium (10%) has the lowest future outlook score this month, followed by Italy (12%), France (12%), Japan (12%), Great Britain (12%), South Africa (14%), Hungary (14%), Israel (15%) and Serbia (15%).

Countries with the greatest improvements in this wave: South Korea (37%, +24 pts.), Brazil (55%, +7 pts.), Italy (12%, +4 pts.), France (12%, +3 pts.), the United States (39%, +2 pts.), South Africa (14%, +1 pt.), Peru (54%, +1 pts.) and Japan (12%, +1pts.).

Countries with the greatest declines in this wave: Sweden (17%, -10 pts.), Saudi Arabia (55%, -9 pts.), Argentina (44%, -7 pts.), Turkey (26%, -5 pts.), India (66%, -4 pts.), Serbia (15%, -3 pts.), Belgium (10%, -2 pts.), China (54%, -2 pts.), Great Britain (12%, -2 pts.), and Spain (21%, -2 pts.).