Economic Outlooks



This monthly publication aims at providing our clients with state-of-the-art economic knowledge about country- and sector-risks, business insolvency trends, and macroeconomic developments. Special reports focus on underlying trends which affects the business environment.

Euler Hermes Global sectors outlook

Now where did the global demand go? - January 2013

Global Sector Outlook​

How demographic and behavioural changes impact global demand and its regional variations? What is this global demand to which the companies should adapt temselves? 

"With a genuine sigh of relief some would say that the crisis is over, that the Eurozone remains intact and that the markets are moving forward again. In short, that the worst is now behind us. "​

2013 world economy forecasts

World heads for sixth year of crisis: something the Maya did not forecast! - December 2012 

Macroeconomic, Risk and Insolvency Outlook ​


"Although the economic outlook for 2013 is far from cataclysmic, it nevertheless remains very weak. We are now entering the sixth consecutive year of crisis, a far shorter cycle than for the Mayan calendar (5125 years!) but every bit as worrisome in terms of impact on companies’ balance sheets​."

Transport sector economic analysis

Transport: A two speed world - December 2012

Special report

"The year 2012 marked a turning point for global transport, whether road, rail, maritime or aviation. Despite a natural market increase driven by demographics and growing wealth, the cards have largely been reshuffled between the world’s regions and transport players."
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Reindustrialization in USA - November 2012

Special report

"The current uncertainty surrounding the fiscal cliff and the ongoing debt crisis in Europe are the two largest headwinds currently affecting the U.S. economy. Beyond the tumult in the short run, there are some positive macro- and micro-economic factors that have caused us to look more thoroughly to what the ‘new normal’ could look like for the U.S."​