PwC/AGEFI Monthly Barometer - April 2017

Our barometer has gained 8 points to reach +33, a level which is comparable to those achieved before the Brexit vote.


  • GDP grew by 1.3% in the Q4 2016, 4.2% for the entire year 2016.
  • It grew by 4.5% annually for 2013-2015; a 0.5% upward adjustment by STATEC.
  • Unemployment went down from 6.3% to 6.1% over the past three months.
  • Households' confidence at an all-time high in March at 16 points.

The Eurozone:

  • Consumer confidence has also improved in other member states.
  • In a majority of member states, productivity levels have returned to those achieved before the great recession of 2008.
  • The EuroStoxx 50 index has continued to rise.

The World:

  • Warning from the OECD: investment and consumption are still sluggish.
  • Financial markets might be disconnected from the real economy.
  • Certain countries might accumulate debt and trade costs might increase.
  • Inequalities have increased and certain economies might be vulnerable to volatile foreign-exchange rates and rising interest rates.

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