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Expert survey on the economic outlook for selected countries 2019, by quarter

The net outlook score reported for Indonesian business experts is the highest of all surveyed countries in Q4 2019. See the economic satisfaction score of the countries for information on how satisfied the experts are with the current economic situation of their respective countries.

The Global Economic Outlook Score
Each quarter, Statista in cooperation with Atheneum asks business professionals in countries worldwide to report on their satisfaction with the current economic situation of their country and the overall economic outlook for the next 6 months. They are also asked for their current satisfaction and outlook for individual categories: employment rate, consumer demand and confidence, strength of the local currency, international trade, political stability, economic stability and capital expenditure and investments.
The experts who participate are generally businesspeople in leading positions at their companies and have at least ten years of experience. They are recruited through the Atheneum expert network.

Net scores capture a balanced view of the entire economy
The expert evaluations are converted into net scores by subtracting the share of negative evaluations from the share of positive evaluations. To create the overall Global Scores each countries scores are weighted by their GDP, the average of which provides the Global Satisfaction Score and the Global Outlook Score.

Business experts' outlook for the development of the economy of their respective countries worldwide from Q2 to Q4 2019

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Release date

January 2020


Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Survey time period

November 29 to December 31, 2019

Special properties

1,192 economy experts***

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

The original questions for the satisfaction score were phrased as follows:
"How do you expect the overall economy in… to develop over the next 6 months?” and
"How do you expect the following areas to develop in … over the next 6 months?”

* Net score: positive evaluations minus negative evaluations

** Base below 25 in Q4 2019

*** Total number of respondents:
Q2 2019: 2,098
Q3 2019: 1,725
Q4 2019: 1,192

Number of respondents per country in Q4 2019:

  • Australia: 46
  • Belgium: 45
  • Brazil: 34
  • Canada: 45
  • China: 56
  • France: 19
  • Germany: 57
  • India: 41
  • Indonesia: 61
  • Italy: 57
  • Japan: 18
  • Mexico: 50
  • Netherlands: 59
  • Poland: 59
  • Russia: 49
  • Saudi Arabia: 18
  • South Korea: 35
  • Spain: 56
  • Sweden: 53
  • Switzerland: 58
  • Turkey: 59
  • U.K.: 124
  • United States: 93
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