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Country Forecast Germany February 2018 Updater

Country Forecast Germany February 2018 Updater

  • February 2018
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  • In the September 2017 federal election the centre-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) won the largest share of the vote. Negotiations to form a coalition between the CDU, the liberal Free Democratic Party (FDP) and The Greens broke down in November. The CDU and the Social Democratic Party (SPD) subsequently reached a coalition agreement, which still requires approval from the SPD membership. The Economist Intelligence Unit expects this to happen, and another grand coalition to be installed in early March. Should the agreement be voted down by SPD members, we would expect the next step to be a new election rather than a minority government.
  • The far-right, populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) won almost 13% of the vote in the election, enabling it to enter the Bundestag (the lower house of parlia-ment) for the first time. Assuming the grand coalition is approved, the AfD will become the largest opposition party. It will be a fractious presence, liable to in-fighting, and will broaden the range of political views present in the Bundestag.
  • Germany will continue to play a substantial role on the global stage, shaping Europe's response to the actions of the US, Russia and Turkey. Greater Franco-German co-operation and EU reforms can be expected under Emmanuel Macron, the French president, but significant euro zone reforms are less likely.
  • We expect the next government to take a looser fiscal stance. Tax cuts will be combined with greater public investment spending, especially on infrastructure and digital technologies. The budget recorded a surplus for the fourth consecutive year in 2017, and we expect it to remain in surplus throughout the forecast period (2018-22).
  • We forecast 2.4% real GDP growth in 2018, reflecting strongly expansionary conditions in manufacturing and services, with annual average growth moderating to 1.7% in 2019-22. Domestic demand will continue to drive growth, but private consumption will lose momentum slightly as rising inflation offsets the gains to real incomes from a tightening labour market.
  • We forecast annual average consumer price inflation of 1.8% in 2018-22 as domestic demand pressures rise only gradually.
  • Germany's large, and often controversial, current-account surpluses will persist, although we expect them to decline gradually in 2018-22 as import demand strengthens, from 8.3% of GDP in 2016 to about 6% of GDP in 2022.






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