2014

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Germany Increases

BRUSSELS, Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Germany increased 0.4 percent in August to 107.4 (2004 = 100), following a 0.7 percent increase in July, and a 0.8 percent increase in June.

At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Germany, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.1 percent in August to 107.7 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent decline in July, and a 0.2 percent increase in June.

The LEI for Germany has been on an upward trend since November 2012, and the strengths among its components remain widespread. At the same time, the CEI for Germany has also been trending up since the end of 2012, and its six-month growth rate has improved. Taken together, the recent behavior of the composite indexes suggests that the moderate growth in German economy will likely be sustained through the end of this year.

About The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Germany
The composite economic indexes are the key elements in an analytic system designed to signal peaks and troughs in the business cycle. The leading and coincident economic indexes are essentially composite averages of several individual leading or coincident indicators. They are constructed to summarize and reveal common turning point patterns in economic data in a clearer and more convincing manner than any individual component – primarily because they smooth out some of the volatility of individual components.

The seven components of The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® for Germany include:

New Orders, Investment Goods
Yield Spread cumulated, 10 year minus 3 month
Change in Inventories
Gross Enterprise and Property Income
Stock Prices
New Orders, Residential Construction
Consumer Confidence Index

About The Conference Board
The Conference Board is a global, independent business membership and research association working in the public interest. Our mission is unique: To provide the world's leading organizations with the practical knowledge they need to improve their performance and better serve society. The Conference Board is a non-advocacy, not-for-profit entity holding 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt status in the United States.

For more information including full press release and technical notes:
http://www.conference-board.org/data/bcicountry.cfm?cid=4

For more information about The Conference Board global business cycle indicators:
http://www.conference-board.org/data/bci.cfm

Follow The Conference Board
Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn


Summary Table of Composite Indexes


2013

 

  6-month


Jun

Jul

Aug

  Feb to Aug










Leading Economic Index (LEI)  

106.3

p  

107.0

p  

107.4

p



   Percent Change  

0.8

p  

0.7

p  

0.4

p  

3.0

p

   Diffusion  

85.7


100.0


85.7


100.0











Coincident Economic Index (CEI)  

107.7


107.6

r  

107.7




   Percent Change  

0.2


-0.1

r  

0.1


0.7


   Diffusion  

62.5


50.0


37.5


87.5











n.a. Not available    p Preliminary    r Revised

Indexes equal 100 in 2004

Source: The Conference Board      All Rights Reserved

 

SOURCE The Conference Board



RELATED LINKS
http://www.conference-board.org

More by this Source


Custom Packages

Browse our custom packages or build your own to meet your unique communications needs.

Start today.

 

PR Newswire Membership

Fill out a PR Newswire membership form or contact us at (888) 776-0942.

Learn about PR Newswire services

Request more information about PR Newswire products and services or call us at (888) 776-0942.