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Business climates of the major markets


USA   

 

(Source: The Conference Board)

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index®
(LEI) for the U.S. increased 0.2 percent in February to 110.5 (2016 = 100), following a 0.5 percent increase in January and a 0.4 percent increase in December. 

The U.S. LEI continued rising in February, suggesting economic growth should continue well into this year,” said Ataman Ozyildirim, Senior Director of Economic Research at The Conference Board. “Indeed, the acceleration of the vaccination campaign and a new round of large fiscal supports are not yet fully reflected in the LEI. With those developments, The Conference Board now expects the pace of growth to improve even further this year, with the U.S. economy expanding by 5.5 percent in 2021.” 

Despite widespread improvements among the leading indicators, some measures—including weekly hours in manufacturing, permits for residential housing, and consumers’ outlook for business and economic conditions—showed signs of weakness. Bad weather and assorted supply-chain disruptions may have impacted these particular leading indicators in February, and the effects may prove transitory.”

India

 

 (Source: The Conference Board)

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for India increased 1.5 percent in February 2021 to 126.6 (2016=100).

Euro Area

 

 

(Source: The Conference Board)

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI)
for Euro Area increased 0.1 percent in February 2021 to 100.2 (2016=100).

China

 

 

(Source: The Conference Board)

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for China increased 1.1 percent in February 2021 to 154.8 (2016=100).

Brazil
 

 

(Source: The Conference Board)

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Brazil, together with Fundação Getulio Vargas (TCB/FGV Brazil LEI), declined 0.6 percent in February 2021 to 123.0 (2016=100).

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