Decision Analyst’s Global Economic Indices March 2015

Arlington, Texas—The table below compares Decision Analyst’s U.S. Economic Index to its Economic Indices for other countries. In South America, Brazil’s Economic Index has declined 17 points in the past year, while Argentina increased 5 points. In Europe, the Economic Index is trending up in most of the major countries, signaling economic expansion in Europe for the remainder of the year. However, Russia’s Economic Index is down 9 points from the past year, a very negative indicator for Russia. The Economic Index for each country tends to lead economic activity in each country by 6 to 12 months.

March 2015 Economic Indicies


The Decision Analyst Economic Indices are based on monthly online surveys in the respective countries; these surveys provide inputs to Decision Analyst’s econometric models that compute the Economic Indices for each country.

North America

March 2015 Economic Index United States

March 2015 Economic Index Canada

March 2015 Economic Index Mexico

South America

March 2015 Economic Index Argentina

March 2015 Economic Index Brazil

March 2015 Economic Index Chile

March 2015 Economic Index Colombia

March 2015 Economic Index Peru


March 2015 Economic Index France

March 2015 Economic Index Germany

March 2015 Economic Index Italy

March 2015 Economic Index Russia

March 2015 Economic Index Spain

March 2015 Economic Index United Kingdom


March 2015 Economic Index Australia

March 2015 Economic Index India

Three-Month Moving Average

The Index numbers for Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, India, Mexico, Peru, the Russian Federation, and Spain are 3-month moving averages to smooth out month-to-month fluctuations. The reported Index number averages the current month with the 2 previous months.

Prior to July 2013, the Index numbers for Germany were a 3-month moving average. Starting in July 2013, the Index score reported for Germany are the actual monthly numbers.


The Decision Analyst Economic Index is based on a monthly online survey of several thousand households balanced by gender, age, and geography. The scientific survey is conducted in the last 10 days of each month. The Economic Index is calculated from 9 different economic measurements using a sophisticated econometric model. The result is a snapshot of coming economic activity in each country surveyed, as seen through the eyes of representative consumers living in the respective countries.

Decision Analyst conducts its concurrent economic surveys each month in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, France, Germany, India, Italy, Mexico, Peru, the Russian Federation, Spain, United Kingdom, and the United States. Whenever the Decision Analyst Economic Index is greater than 110, it tends to signal an expanding economy. An Index value of 90 to 110 suggests a no-growth or slow-growth economy, and near or below 90 generally indicates economic contraction. These guidelines vary by country, however.

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