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Country Report Estonia

  • Published: March 2014
  • Region: Estonia
  • 67 Pages
  • The Economist Intelligence Unit

The flash purchasing managers' index (PMI) for the euro zone in March 2014 pointed to a slight dip in the rate of expansion across the bloc, with a composite reading of 53.2, down from 53.3 in February. The rate of expansion in Germany fell to 55, but the PMI for France recorded a surge from 47.9 in February to 51.6 in March, far exceeding consensus expectations.

The PMI data for March-published by Markit and generally well correlated with real GDP growth-provide some of the most encouraging signs yet that the nascent euro zone recovery is deepening and broadening. Although the composite PMI for the region fell marginally, 53.2 remains a solid rate of expansion and it is more geographically balanced than was previously the case.

The rate of expansion in Germany may have dipped (from 55.6 in January to 55 in March), but the PMI still suggests that the first three months of 2014 will be the best quarter for the German economy since 2011. Moreover, any disappointment about German levels of expansion is more than offset by the upside surprise that France provided. The protracted weakness of the French economy in recent months has weighed on perceptions about the pace and durability READ MORE >

Country Report Estonia

Strong March PMIs point to broadening of euro zone recovery
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