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Economic Outlook for Germany: Dismal Prognosis and the Need for Increased Consumer Spending

BySamantha Nguyen

Mar 28, 2024
Economic Growth Forecast for Germany Reduced by Experts due to Weakness

Economic experts have released their latest assessment of the German economy and have downgraded their GDP forecast for the next six months. The report, known as a “collective diagnosis,” revised the growth forecast from 1.3% to 0.1%, indicating that the economic outlook remains bleak.

The report emphasized that consumers’ purchasing power is crucial in improving the economic outlook in Germany. Despite a potential recovery in the spring, experts noted that overall momentum might not be significant due to structural factors and sluggish overall economic development.

One of the main factors impacting Germany’s economy is the lack of increase in domestic demand, partly due to high gas and electricity prices. These prices have caused a loss of competitiveness for energy-intensive goods, which are a strength of Germany’s exports. Additionally, the government’s strict fiscal policy, as a result of provisions for the constitutional debt brake, has limited the issuance of new debt.

Germany’s economy was notably the worst performing major economy in the world last year. The forecast for the following year predicted growth to pick up to 1.4%. The “diagnosis” was a collaborative effort from five economic research institutes in Germany: DIW in Berlin, IfW in Kiel, IWH in Halle, RWI in Essen and Ifo in Munich.

By Samantha Nguyen

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