German Economy Defying a Turbulent and Uncertain Environment: DIW Economic Outlook

DIW Weekly Report 22/23/24 / 2019, S. 196-199

Claus Michelsen, Martin Bruns, Marius Clemens, Max Hanisch, Simon Junker, Konstantin Kholodilin, Thore Schlaak

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Abstract

After a turbulent summer, marked by a weak second and a likely stronger third quarter, the German economy should return to an average pace of growth and end up with a growth rate of 0.9 percent in 2019. Despite the more subdued pace, capacity utilization remains high; employment growth is continuing, albeit more slowly; and the trend of foreign demand is weakening but remains buoyant overall. In this economic setting, companies are expanding their investments, yet are likely to act cautiously due to imminent upheavals in global trade.

Max Hanisch

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter in der Abteilung Weltwirtschaft

Marius Clemens

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter in der Abteilung Konjunkturpolitik

Martin Johannes Bruns

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter in der Abteilung Konjunkturpolitik

Thore Schlaak

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter in der Abteilung Konjunkturpolitik

Claus Michelsen

Abteilungsleiter in der Abteilung Konjunkturpolitik

Simon Junker

Stellvertretender Abteilungsleiter in der Abteilung Konjunkturpolitik

Konstantin A. Kholodilin

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter in der Abteilung Makroökonomie

Themen: Konjunktur



JEL-Classification: E32;E66;F01
Keywords: Business cycle forecast, ecoomic outlook
DOI:
https://doi.org/10.18723/diw_dwr:2019-22-3