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Economic Research and Analysis

 

​Euler Hermes’ economists provide views and opinions on a variety of topics ranging from new global trade routes to emerging risks and opportunities. Our in-house experts analyze sectors, trends, regions and more to help companies grow their business confidently and strategically.

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Through our worldwide economic research team, you can gain access to actionable economic intelligence, strategic forecasting, and market-specific risk analysis. Armed with this knowledge, you can confidently extend more credit to your customers and expand sales to new prospects.

 

EH Update: Current Economic Events

 

  • The housing market is continuing to firm. Demand is robust as sales of new and existing single-family homes both increased m/m in July, gaining +5.4% and +2.7%, respectively.
  • On a y/y basis, sales of new homes were up a very strong +25.8% and sales of existing homes by +11%. Supply is thin in both markets, while prices of new homes are up +2% and prices of existing homes are up +5.8%.
  • Housing starts managed a gain of +0.2% m/m in July for a +10.1% y/y increase. Although housing permits fell a sharp -16.3% m/m, much of this was a result of a change in New York City real estate laws, which pushed permits into previous months, and the y/y increase was +7.5%. Not surprisingly, homebuilders are becoming increasingly optimistic as the Housing Market Index gained +1 to 61 in August, substantially better than 55 in the corresponding period last year.
  • Meanwhile, consumers are apparently also feeling more upbeat as the Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index increased +10.5 points to 101.5 in August, the second-highest reading in the recovery.

  

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​The new Euler Hermes Economic Research app provides mobile access to the latest research and analyses from the Euler Hermes Economic Research team – anytime, anywhere!

 

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   Economist's Corner

 

  Euler Hermes – Economist’s Corner  

Dan North, the company’s chief economist for the Americas region, is regularly interviewed regarding the current economic climate as it pertains to trade credit insurance. 

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