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Short-term Industrial Outlook

Short-term Industrial Outlook
Published on: 01/04/2015
The Short-term Industrial Outlook is quarterly publication that reviews competitiveness developments in the EU, including competitiveness in relation to other major economies, and presents an outlook for the next couple of quarters. Each edition of the Outlook also contains a short policy brief on a specific microeconomic issue.

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Highlights

+ Continued weak euro exchange rate against the dollar benefits EU exporters.

± Falling commodity prices (oil in particular) will boost growth, reduce costs for EU manufacturers and benefit consumers. At the same time it is harmful to the EU extractive industry and the renewable energy industry, possibly also to the overall level of investment in the EU.

- Doubts over the future of the euro area dampen business confidence and economic activity.

+ In several manufacturing sectors the overall short-term outlook is positive.

Short-term Industrial Outlook - April 2015

 

Previous editions

Short-term Industrial Outlook - January 2015
Short-term Industrial Outlook 2014
Short-term Industrial Outlook 2013