Zew Economic Sentiment Remains Deeply Negative in Europe
Skerdian Meta • 1 min read
The economic data started showing some improvement in the global economy during the last two months, as the shut-downs ended and the economy started to recover. But, the recovery will take time, so it won’t be a V-shape recovery like many had hoped for. Some sectors of the economy have recovered quite fast, but others are taking time.
The sentiment will surely take time to recuperate among investors and consumers, will all the threats of more lock-downs. The German and the Eurozone ZEW economic sentiment for June showed a slight improvement but it remains deeply negative.
Germany July ZEW Economic Sentiment
- July ZEW survey current situation -80.9 points vs -65.0 expected
- June ZEW current sentiment -83.1 points
- Expectations 59.6 points vs 60.0 expected
- June Expectations 63.4 points
- Outlook for German economy largely remains unchanged compared to June
- After a very poor Q2, experts expect to see gradual increase in GDP in 2H 2020
The headline refers to the expectations reading in the survey earlier, after some budding optimism seen in the earlier months. This pretty much sums up economic sentiment at the moment within the German – and mostly the euro area – economy i.e. hopeful that the outlook will turn better gradually but current conditions remain subdued still.