Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Major trends of the world economy in the Coface country and sector risks handbook 2023

Coface launches the 2023 edition of its Country & Sector Risks Handbook in a brand new format but as always with our much anticipated country and sector risk assessments.Our economic research team offers you their analysis and forecasts for 160 countries and 13 sectors.   For Xavier Durand, Coface CEO, 2023 will be a pivotal year:   What will 2023 bring?

“Growth is likely to remain sluggish overall (close to zero), as in the United States (below 1%) and in most developed countries. Global growth will be driven almost exclusively by the emerging economies, especially commodity producing countries, which will benefit from both the reduced activism of Western central banks – led by the Federal Reserve – and the recovery of the Chinese economy. After an expected epidemic peak at the turn of spring, activity in China should rebound significantly, buoyed by domestic demand that has been particularly sluggish over the past two years, particularly at the household level, where excess savings seem likely to finance a very strong recovery in consumer spending. Given the growing discontent of the population, the government also seems eager to support activity, as suggested, for instance, by the recent relaxation of control measures or prudential constraints on some sectors (ICT, real estate, etc.).
Needless to say, this rather optimistic view is not risk-free. The transformation of the world is accelerating and the multidimensional crisis we are experiencing is not about to end. Most of last year’s themes will remain at the heart of the agenda, first and foremost the energy crisis and the inflationary hydra. The latter are obviously not solely cyclical and linked to the sanctions against Russia and the impact of the pandemic, but are also, and above all, the legacy of chronic underinvestment in the energy system and, most certainly, the price to be paid…

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