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FocusEconomics is a leading provider of economic analysis and forecasts for 127 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas, as well as price forecasts 33 key commodities. The company is supported by an extensive global network of analysts.

Since its launch in 1999, FocusEconomics has established a solid reputation as a reliable source for timely and accurate business intelligence among Clients from a variety of industries, including the world's major financial institutions, multinational companies and government agencies.  

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About the Consensus Forecast

Independent research has shown that individual forecasters are unlikely to consistently beat the market. While some forecasters may outperform their peers in one year, none beats the consensus year after year and certainly not across all economic indicators. That means that relying on a single source of economic intelligence is risky.

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In order to overcome the risks associated with single-source forecasts, FocusEconomics polls the world's leading economists for their macro-economic forecasts for 127 countries in Asia, Europe and the Americas.

Each month, we survey several hundred carefully selected economic experts from the leading banks, think tanks and consultancies to obtain their projections for the main economic indicators. The forecasts are corroborated and analyzed by our in-house team of economists and complemented with brief commentaries on the latest economic trends.

The individual forecasts from the expert panel and the Consensus Forecast (average) make up the core of our publications for Major Economies, the Euro Area, the NordicsAsia PacificEastern EuropeLatin America & Central America, Middle East & North Africa and the Sub-Saharan Africa. In addition, FocusEconomics also highlights the minimum and maximum values for each indicator forecast, thereby providing you with useful landmarks for your analysis.

The table below shows a sample of the growth and inflation forecasts from the FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast for the Eurozone (data taken from the May 2012 survey).

Eurozone: Real GDP growth in %
Individual Forecasts20132014
Banco BPI-0.40.9
Banco Espirito Santo-0.41.0
BBVA Research-0.41.1
BNP Paribas-0.31.1
Citigroup Global Mkts-0.30.8
Credit Agricole-0.31.0
Credit Suisse-0.41.3
Deutsche Bank-0.21.2
DIW Berlin-0.31.0
DZ Bank-0.41.2
Erste Bank-0.31.0
Goldman Sachs-0.41.1
Gruppo MPS-0.51.0
Ifo Institut-0.40.9
Instituto Flores de Lemus-0.41.1
Intesa Sanpaolo-0.51.0
Julius Baer-0.41.1
La Caixa-0.41.0
Landesbank Berlin-0.50.7
Lloyds TSB-0.60.9
Morgan Stanley-0.50.9
NIBC Bank-0.30.7
Oxford Economics-0.50.9
Piraeus Bank-0.41.1
Raiffeisen Research-0.31.5
Societe Generale-0.40.8
Unicredit Summary-0.31.0
30 days ago-0.41.0
60 days ago-0.41.0
90 days ago-0.50.9
Additional Forecasts
European Commission (Nov. 2013)-0.41.1
ECB (Sep. 2013)-0.41.0
IMF (Oct. 2013)-0.41.0

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