The Economic Pulse of the World - October 2017

The average global economic assessment of national economies surveyed in 26 countries is up two points this wave with 47% of global citizens rating their national economies as ‘good’.

The Economic Pulse of the World - October 2017

Global Average of National Economic Assessment Up Two Points: 47%

The average global economic assessment of national economies surveyed in 26 countries is up two points this wave with 47% of global citizens rating their national economies as ‘good’.

Despite losing two points since  last sounding, China (84%) has the top spot in the national economic assessment category again this month, followed by Saudi Arabia (83%), Germany (80%), Sweden (78%), India (74%), Australia (69%), Canada (67%), United States (63%), Peru (63%) and Poland (60%). South Africa (10%) is at  the lowest spot in this assessment once again, followed by Brazil (13%), Italy (17%), South Korea (25%), France (25%), Serbia (25%), Hungary (27%), Spain (28%) and Mexico (28%).

Countries with the greatest improvements in this wave: Australia (69%, +9 pts.), Poland (60%, +8 pts.), Israel (58%, +8 pts.), Sweden (78%, +6 pts.), Belgium (51%, +6 pts.), South Korea (25%, +5 pts.), Peru (63%, +5 pts.), Japan (39%, +5 pts.), Great Britain (41%, +5 pts.) and Spain (28%, +3 pts.).

Countries with the greatest declines: Turkey (40%, -7 pts.), India (74%, -6 pts.), Brazil (13%, -4 pts.), South Africa (10%, -4 pts.), Mexico (28%, -3 pts.), China (84%, -2 pts.), Hungary (27%, -2 pts.) and Serbia (25%, -2 pts.).

National Economic Assessment - October 2017

Global Average of Local Economic Assessment (35%) Unchanged

When asked to assess their local economy, over one third (35%) of those surveyed in 26 countries agree that the state of the current economy in their local area is ‘good’. The local economic assessment remains unchanged since last sounding.

Once again this sounding, China (69%) is the top country in the local assessment category, followed by Sweden (63%), Germany (61%), Saudi Arabia (58%), India (57%), Israel (56%), the United States (54%), Australia (50%), Canada (44%) and Poland (39%). Serbia (10%) is the lowest ranked country again in this category this month, followed by South Africa (11%), Italy (14%), Japan (17%), Brazil (18%), South Korea (20%), Spain (21%), France (21%), Mexico (22%) and Hungary (24%).

Countries with the greatest improvements in this wave: Australia (50%, +9 pts.), Hungary (24%, +6 pts.), Poland (39%, +5 pts.), Peru (35%, +4 pts.), Belgium (34%, +4 pts.), Sweden (63%, +3 pts.), Great Britain (29%, +2 pts.), Germany (61%, +2 pts.) and the United States (54%, +1 pts.).

Countries with the greatest declines in this wave: Turkey (26%, -7 pts.), India (57%, -5 pts.), Canada (44%, -4 pts.), Italy (14%, -3 pts.), China (69%, -2 pts.), France (21%, -2 pts.), South Africa (11%, -2 pts.) and South Korea (20%, -2 pts.).

Global Average of Future Outlook for Local Economy (29%) Up Two Points

The future outlook is up two points since last sounding, with over one quarter (29%) of global citizens surveyed in 26 countries expecting their local economy to be stronger six months from now.

India (62%) once again remains at the top of this assessment category, followed by China (59%), Brazil (57%), Saudi Arabia (55%), Argentina (54%), Peru (52%), the United States (34%), Mexico (31%) and Russia (30%). Israel (10%) has the lowest future outlook score this month, followed by Italy (11%), Great Britain (13%), Japan (13%), France (14%), South Africa (14%), Hungary (14%), Belgium (14%), Serbia (15%), Spain (22%), Canada (22%) and South Korea (22%).

Countries with the greatest improvements in this wave: Russia (30%, +11 pts.), Australia (27%, +11 pts.), Brazil (57%, +8 pts.), Germany (26%, +5 pts.), Spain (22%, +4 pts.), Italy (11%, +4 pts.), Sweden (27%, +3 pts.), Saudi Arabia (55%, +3 pts.), Great Britain (13%, +3 pts.), France (14%, +3 pts.) and Argentina (54%, +3 pts.).

Countries with the greatest declines in this wave: Turkey (25%, -6 pts.), Poland (24%, -5 pts.), India (62%, -3 pts.), Israel (10%, -2 pts.), South Korea (22%, -2 pts.), the United States (34%, -2 pts.) and China (59%, -1 pts.).