Business Climate

Business climates of the major markets


USA
 


The Conference Board Leading Economic Index®
(LEI) for the U.S. increased 0.4 percent in April to 109.4 (2016 = 100), following a 0.4 percent increase in March, and a 0.7 percent increase in February.

 

April’s increase and continued uptrend in the U.S. LEI suggest solid growth should continue in the second half of 2018. However, the LEI’s six-month growth rate has recently moderated somewhat, suggesting growth is unlikely to strongly accelerate,” said Ataman Ozyildirim, Director of Business Cycles and Growth Research at The Conference Board. “In April, stock prices and housing permits were the only negative contributors, whereas the labor market components, which made negative contributions in March, improved.”

 

India


(Source: The Conference Board)

 

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for India increased 1.1 percent in April 2018 to 111.0 (2016=100).

 

EuroArea

(Source: The Conference Board)

 

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the Euro Area increased 0.5 percent in April 2018 to 113.6 (2016=100).


China

(Source: The Conference Board)

 

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for China increased 1.5 percent in April 2018 to 129.8 (2016=100).

 

Brazil

(Source: The Conference Board)

 

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® for Brazil, together with Fundação Getulio Vargas (TCB/FGV Brazil LEI), decreased 0.8 percent in April 2018 to 116.9 (2016=100).


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