Decision Analyst’s Global Economic Indices August 2018

Arlington, Texas—The following chart compares the U.S. Economic Index to Decision Analyst’s Economic Indices for other countries. The Economic Indices for all European and South American countries are less than the U.S. Economic Index, and many countries are seeing declines in their Indices. Argentina has declined 14 points in the past 12 months, while Peru has declined 5 points. Meanwhile, Colombia has increased by 7 points in the past 12 months, and Brazil is up 5 points. In Europe, both France and Spain have declined by 3 points in the past 12 months, while Germany has increased by 6 points. The major countries tracked by Decision Analyst are shown below.

August 2018 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 the different countries.

North America

August 2018 Economic Index United States

August 2018 Economic Index Canada

August 2018 Economic Index Mexico

South America

August 2018 Economic Index Argentina

August 2018 Economic Index Brazil

August 2018 Economic Index Chile

August 2018 Economic Index Colombia

August 2018 Economic Index Peru


August 2018 Economic Index France

August 2018 Economic Index Germany

August 2018 Economic Index Italy

August 2018 Economic Index Russia

August 2018 Economic Index Spain

August 2018 Economic Index United Kingdom


August 2018 Economic Index Australia

August 2018 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, the 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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