Germany and U.S. 10-year government bond yields 2017-2019

U.S. ten-year government bonds have provided significantly higher yields than German ten-year bonds over the last two years, with the former yielding 2.3 percent in the week of May 23, 2019 compared to -0.1 percent for the latter.

Being safe but low-return investments, treasury bond yields are generally considered an indicator of investor confidence about the economy. A rising yield indicates falling rates and falling demand, meaning that investors prefer invest in higher-risk, higher-reward investments; a falling yield suggests the opposite.

Ten-year government bond yields from Germany and the United States between May 2017 and May 2019

United StatesGermany
5/23/20192.3%-0.1%
5/17/20192.4%-0.1%
5/10/20192.5%-0.1%
5/3/20192.5%0%
4/26/20192.5%0%
4/19/20192.6%0%
4/12/20192.6%0.1%
4/5/20192.5%0%
3/29/20192.4%-0.1%
3/22/20192.4%0%
3/15/20192.6%0.1%
3/8/20192.6%0.1%
3/1/20192.8%0.2%
2/22/20192.7%0.1%
2/15/20192.7%0.1%
2/8/20192.6%0.1%
2/1/20192.7%0.2%
1/25/20192.8%0.2%
1/18/20192.8%0.3%
1/11/20192.7%0.2%
1/4/20192.7%0.2%
12/28/20182.7%0.2%
12/21/20182.8%0.3%
12/14/20182.9%0.3%
12/7/20182.9%0.3%
11/30/20183%0.3%
11/23/20183%0.3%
11/16/20183.1%0.4%
11/9/20183.2%0.4%
11/2/20183.2%0.4%
10/26/20183.1%0.4%
10/19/20183.2%0.5%
10/12/20183.2%0.5%
10/5/20183.2%0.6%
9/28/20183.1%0.5%
9/21/20183.1%0.5%
9/14/20183%0.5%
9/7/20182.9%0.4%
8/31/20182.9%0.3%
8/24/20182.8%0.4%
8/17/20182.9%0.3%
8/10/20182.9%0.3%
8/3/20183%0.4%
7/27/20183%0.4%
7/20/20182.9%0.4%
7/13/20182.8%0.3%
7/6/20182.8%0.3%
6/29/20182.9%0.3%
6/22/20182.9%0.3%
6/15/20182.9%0.4%
6/8/20183%0.5%
6/1/20182.9%0.4%
5/25/20182.9%0.4%
5/18/20183.1%0.6%
5/11/20183%0.6%
5/4/20183%0.5%
4/27/20183%0.6%
4/20/20183%0.6%
4/13/20182.8%0.5%
4/6/20182.8%0.5%
3/30/20182.7%0.5%
3/23/20182.8%0.5%
3/16/20182.8%0.6%
3/9/20182.9%0.7%
3/2/20182.9%0.7%
2/23/20182.9%0.7%
2/16/20182.9%0.7%
2/9/20182.9%0.8%
2/2/20182.8%0.8%
1/26/20182.7%0.6%
1/19/20182.7%0.6%
1/12/20182.6%0.6%
1/5/20182.5%0.4%
12/29/20172.4%0.4%
12/22/20172.5%0.4%
12/15/20172.4%0.3%
12/8/20172.4%0.3%
12/1/20172.4%0.3%
11/24/20172.3%0.4%
11/17/20172.3%0.4%
11/10/20172.4%0.4%
11/3/20172.3%0.4%
10/27/20172.4%0.4%
10/20/20172.4%0.5%
10/13/20172.3%0.4%
10/6/20172.4%0.5%
9/29/20172.3%0.5%
9/22/20172.3%0.5%
9/15/20172.2%0.4%
9/8/20172.1%0.3%
9/1/20172.2%0.4%
8/25/20172.2%0.4%
8/18/20172.2%0.4%
8/11/20172.2%0.4%
8/4/20172.3%0.5%
7/28/20172.3%0.5%
7/21/20172.2%0.5%
7/14/20172.3%0.6%
7/7/20172.4%0.6%
6/30/20172.3%0.5%
6/23/20172.1%0.3%
6/16/20172.2%0.3%
6/9/20172.2%0.3%
6/2/20172.2%0.3%
5/26/20172.3%0.3%
5/19/20172.2%0.4%
5/12/20172.3%0.4%
5/5/20172.4%0.4%
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Release date

June 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2017 to 2019

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