Decision Analyst’s Global Economic Indices May 2019

Arlington, Texas—The following chart compares the U.S. Economic Index to Decision Analyst’s Economic Indices for other countries. In South America, Colombia and Brazil increased 5 points each in the past 12 months, while Argentina and Chili declined (12 points and 10 points, respectively). In Europe, Italy increased by 4 points in the past 12 months, while the Russian Federation decreased 4 points. Some of the major countries tracked by Decision Analyst are shown below.

May 2019 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

May2019 Economic Index United States

May 2019 Economic Index Canada

May 2019 Economic Index Mexico

South America

May 2019 Economic Index Argentina

May 2019 Economic Index Brazil

May 2019 Economic Index Chile

May 2019 Economic Index Colombia

May 2019 Economic Index Peru


May 2019 Economic Index France

May 2019 Economic Index Germany

May 2019 Economic Index Italy

May 2019 Economic Index Russia

May 2019 Economic Index Spain


May 2019 Economic Index India


Three-Month Moving Average

The Index numbers for Argentina, 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, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, France, Germany, India, Italy, Mexico, Peru, the Russian Federation, Spain, 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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