Germany and U.S. 10-year government bond yields 2008-2020

U.S. ten-year government bonds have provided significantly higher yields than German ten-year bonds since 2012, with the former yielding 1.5 percent in February 2020 compared to -047 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 January 2008 and February 2020

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Release date

March 2020



Survey time period

2008 to 2020

Supplementary notes

Data for Germany available here.

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