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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.


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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   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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