German Economic Expectations Fall in April, ZEW Survey Says
By Maria Martinez
German economic expectations have fallen in April, the ZEW
economic research institute said Tuesday.
The measure of economic expectations fell to 70.7 in April from
76.6 in March, the institute said. The outcome is below economists'
forecast of 79.5 points, taken from a survey by The Wall Street
This is the first time that the indicator has experienced a drop
since November 2020, but expectations are still at a very high
level, the ZEW institute said.
"The financial market experts are somewhat less euphoric than in
the previous month," Achim Wambach, president of the ZEW institute,
Mr. Wambach said fears of stricter lockdown measures aimed at
curbing the coronavirus pandemic have led to a decline in
expectations for private consumption.
The assessment of the current economic situation in Germany,
however, has improved to minus 48.8 in April from minus 61.0 in
March, the ZEW institute said. The reading compares with
economists' forecast of minus 52.0 points.
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(END) Dow Jones Newswires
April 13, 2021 05:30 ET (09:30 GMT)
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