Economic Outlook Improves in Euro Area – Inflation Pressure Persists Due to High Energy Prices
The world economy is chugging along, but its key engines may be changing. While the economies of the U.S.A. and China have reached more mature levels, economic activity is now gradually gaining momentum in Europe and Japan. In Austria, economic growth over the year 2005 clearly regained momentum after a substantial but temporary slowdown in late 2004 and early 2005.Whereas previously economic growth was mainly driven by exports, it is now increasingly supported by domestic demand, too. Already in the second half of 2005, Austrian businesses visibly stepped up their investment activities, while recovery in consumer spending has been more hesitant. According to the OeNB's economic indicator, growth in Austria's real GDP (seasonally adjusted, compared to the previous quarter) will jump to 0.8% in both the first and second quarters of 2006. Despite high energy prices, inflation has abated considerably, thus supporting the real purchasing power of households. Finally, employment has risen, but the rate of unemployment remains elevated nonetheless.
Volume (Year): (2006)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: P.O. Box 61, A-1011 Vienna, Austria|
Phone: +43/1/404 20 7405
Fax: +43/1/404 20 7499
Web page: http://www.oenb.at
More information through EDIRC
|Order Information:|| Postal: Oesterreichische Nationalbank, Documentation Management and Communications Services, Otto-Wagner Platz 3, A-1090 Vienna, Austria|
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:onb:oenbmp:y:2006:i:1:b:1. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Claudia Kwapil)
If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.
If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.
If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.
Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.