Central Europe 2020 Outlook

Central Europe 2020 Outlook


Growth in 2019 surprised on the upside for many Central European markets (including countries in both Central and southeastern Europe), but softer external demand, tight labor markets, and a decline in private investment growth will lead to a notably softer economic expansion in 2020. Slower growth in the eurozone will lead to a fall in industrial production growth and fewer B2B business opportunities in the region. Domestic consumption, however, will remain resilient on the back of robust real wage growth, and the beginning of a new election cycle across the region will ensure that fiscal policy remains supportive of growing consumer demand. EU funding inflows and public investments will also continue to have a positive spillover effect on demand. Risks will remain few and mostly market specific, but further deterioration of the global trade environment will weigh on the outlook throughout 2020.

What you will learn

  • What are the key trends businesses need to prepare for
  • How to defend against major shifts in the global economic environment
  • Understand how companies across the region can take action now
What you will receive
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Executive Summary
Central Europe Overview
Our View on Central Europe
Central Europe in Your Portfolio
Central Europe Slows, But Growth is Resilient
V4 and the Real Cost of Populism
Elections to Monitor
Exchange Rates
Priority Actions for 2020
Driver #1: The Eurozone Slowdown
Driver #2: Consumer Demand
Driver #3: Credit Growth Will Slow
Driver #4: EU Funding Will Support Investments
Driver #5: Manufacturing Growth Will Remain Soft
Driver #6: Government Spending and Fiscal Policy
Industries Outlook
Consumer Goods
Operational Challenges
Country Outlooks
2020 Poland Outlook
2020 Hungary Outlook
2020 Romania Outlook
2020 Czech Republic Outlook
2020 Slovakia Outlook
2020 Serbia Outlook
2020 Croatia Outlook
2020 Lithuania Outlook
2020 Bulgaria Outlook
2020 Turkey Outlook
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