Consumer Confidence Declines Further in Germany, as Restrictions Increase
Skerdian Meta • 1 min read
Both business confidence and consumer confidence in Europe dived deep into negative territory during March and April. The confidence started to reverse during summer, as the optimism increased after the reopening of the continent.
But shortly before it could turn positive in August, it reversed back down and has been declining again since then. Now, because the lockdowns are back, the situation is getting worse again, as the German GfK consumer confidence report showed this morning, so we can expect things to get worse in the coming months.
Latest data released by GfK – November 26, 2020
- December GfK consumer confidence -6.7 points vs -4.9 expected
- October GfK consumer confidence was -3.1 points
The tighter restrictions in Germany continue to weigh on consumer morale, with the headline readings dropping a little more than the estimates.
“The hopes for a rapid recovery that arose in early summer have definitely been dashed. Only a noticeable decrease in infections and a relaxation of restrictions will bring more optimism again.”
Angela Merkel Extending Lockdowns
- Partial lockdowns extended to Dec 20
- We need another act of resolve
- Exponential increase in cases has been stopped
- There will be tougher restrictions for hotspots