Top ten global economic risks 2016

This statistic represents the rankings of global economic risks from a report by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). Donald Trump winning the U.S. presidency represents the same risk to the global economy as jihadi terrorism, according to the EIU.

Top ten global economic risks 2016, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit

Risk rank
China experiences a hard landing20
Russia's interventions in Ukraine and Syria precede a new "cold war"16
Currency volatility culminates in an emerging markets corporate debt crisis16
"Grexit" is followed by a euro zone break-up15
Beset by external and internal pressures, the EU begins to fracture15
The rising threat of jihadi terrorism destabilizes the global economy12
Donal Trump wins the U.S. presidential election12
The UK votes to leave the EU8
Chinese expansionism prompts a clash of arms in the South China Sea8
A collapse in investment in the oil sector prompts a future oil price shock4
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Release date

March 2016



Survey time period


Supplementary notes

Rankings are based on a 25 point scale of a qualititave assessment of the probability of an event happening and the impact it would have on the global economy.

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