UK | The economy reveals a resilient base for recovery
While the economy shrunk in Q1, the fall was smaller than feared. And the quarter ended with evidence of activity building momentum even before a meaningful relaxation of Covid restrictions began.
The latest high-frequency measures reaffirmed the message of such indicators since mid-April that GDP is on course for a strong rebound in Q2, aided by the final stages of the roadmap for reopening the economy staying on track.
What you will learn in this comprehensive 4 page report:
- A rise in GDP in March narrowed the shortfall with the pre-pandemic level of output to just under 6ppts
- Spending on credit and debit cards in early May was 6% above pre-pandemic levels
- Some indicators suggest pent-up consumer demand may be stabilising
Inflation – not past the peak and easing will be gradual for France
France has dodged soaring price pressures better than its eurozone peers, but we think its inflation will fall more slowly.Find Out More
Answering the questions in our US forecasters’ inbox
In this new quarterly Research Briefing series, we answer the top five questions we've recently received from clients.Find Out More