The Economic Pulse of the World - September 2017

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

Once again, China (86%) has the top spot in the national economic assessment category this month, followed by Saudi Arabia (81%), India (80%), Germany (80%), Sweden (72%), Canada (67%), United States (61%), Australia (60%), Peru (58%) and Poland (52%). South Africa (14%) is at  the lowest spot in this assessment, followed by Italy (16%), Brazil (17%), South Korea (20%), France (23%),  Spain (25%), Serbia (27%), Hungary (29%) and Mexico (31%).

Countries with the greatest improvements in this wave: Argentina (33%, +13 pts.), Brazil (17%, +8 pts.), Turkey (47%, +6 pts.), Saudi Arabia (81%, +5 pts.), Poland (52%, +3 pts.), Hungary (29%, +3 pts.), Italy (16%, +2 pts.), China (86%, +2 pts.), South Africa (14%, +1 pts.) and France (23%, +1 pts.).

Countries with the greatest declines: Israel (50%, -7 pts.), Serbia (27%, -5 pts.), Great Britain (36%, -4 pts.), South Korea (20%, -4 pts.), Russia (34%, -3 pts.), Sweden (72%, -3 pts.), Canada (67%, -2 pts.), India (80%, -2 pts.), Peru (58%, -2 pts.) and Belgium (45%, -1 pts.).

National Economic Assessment - September 2017

Global Average of Local Economic Assessment (35%) Up Two Points

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 is up two points since last sounding.

Once again this sounding, China (71%) is the top country in the local assessment category, followed by India (62%), Sweden (60%), Germany (59%), Saudi Arabia (58%), Israel (57%), the United States (53%), Canada (48%), Australia (41%) and Poland (34%). Serbia (10%) is the lowest ranked country again in this category this month, followed by South Africa (13%), Italy (17%), Japan (18%), Hungary (18%), Brazil (19%), Spain (21%), South Korea (22%), Mexico (22%) and France (23%).

Countries with the greatest improvements in this wave: Argentina (29%, +11 pts.), Saudi Arabia (58%, +8 pts.), Russia (25%, +7 pts.), China (71%, +5 pts.), the United States (53%, +4 pts.), Brazil (19%, +4 pts.), Turkey (33%, +3 pts.), South Korea (22%, +2 pts.), Japan (18%, +2 pts.), Canada (48%, +2 pts.) and Belgium (30%, +2 pts.).

Countries with the greatest declines in this wave: Hungary (18%, -8 pts.), Peru (31%, -6 pts.), Germany (59%, -2 pts.) and Great Britain (27%, -2 pts.).

Global Average of Future Outlook for Local Economy (27%) Unchanged

The future outlook remains 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.

India (65%) once again remains at the top of this assessment category, followed by China (60%), Saudi Arabia (52%), Peru (51%), Argentina (51%), Brazil (49%), the United States (36%), Turkey (31%), Mexico (29%) and Poland (29%). Italy (7%) has the lowest future outlook score this month, followed by Great Britain (10%), Japan (11%), France (11%), South Africa (12%), Israel (12%), Hungary (14%), Belgium (14%), Serbia (15%), Australia (16%) and Spain (18%).

Countries with the greatest improvements in this wave: Argentina (51%, +8 pts.), Saudi Arabia (52%, +7 pts.), the United States (36%, +5 pts.), Poland (29%, +5 pts.), Germany (21%, +4 pts.), China (60%, +2 pts.) and Japan (11%, +1pts.).

Countries with the greatest declines in this wave: Peru (51%, -6 pts.), South Korea (24%, -6 pts.), Israel (12%, -4 pts.), South Africa (12%, -4 pts.), Australia (16%, -3 pts.), Spain (18%, -3 pts.), Sweden (24%, -3 pts.), France (11%, -2 pts.) and Italy (7%, -2 pts.).