Germania, fiducia consumatori febbraio a massimi da agosto 2007 - Gfk

mercoledì 29 gennaio 2014 08:27
 

BERLINO, 29 gennaio (Reuters) - La fiducia dei consumatori
tedeschi è inaspettatamente salita toccando, nella rilevazione
di febbraio, il livello più alto dall'agosto del 2007. Sullo
sfondo il miglioramento delle prospettive per l'economia del
paese e l'aumento dei consumi  sostenuto anche dai bassi tassi
di interesse.
    
    
                             FEB 14    JAN 14  FEB 13
Consumer climate                8.2     7.7     5.8
Consumer climate components  JAN 14    DEC 13  JAN 13
- willingness to buy           50.0    46.1    35.3
- income expectations          46.2    39.5    36.0
- business cycle expectations  35.3    23.3   -11.3


NOTE - The consumer climate indicator forecasts the development
of real private consumption in the following month.
An indicator reading above zero signals year-on-year growth in
private consumption. A value below zero indicates a drop in
comparison with the same period a year ago.
According to GfK, a one-point change in the indicator
corresponds to a year-on-year change of 0.1 percent in private
consumption.
The "willingness to buy" indicator represents the balance
between positive and negative responses to the question: "Do you
think now is a good time to buy major items?"
The income expectations sub-index reflects expectations about
the development of household finances in the coming 12 months.
The additional business cycle expectations index reflects the
assessment of those questioned of the general economic situation
in the next 12 months.
 
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(Reporting by Berlin bureau; Editing by Susan Fenton)