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Mintel’s Economic Outlook Reports provide an overview of the economic factors affecting markets and consumer confidence, alongside expected future changes.

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    Rising interest rates have been felt by consumers, forcing cutbacks in spend and a focus on debt. Optimistic outlooks persist, sustaining hope for growth in 2024. Patrick Rahlfs, Senior Research Analyst ..."
    Over a year removed from the worst bout of inflation the country has seen in four decades, the US economy has continued to defy expectations. Amr Hamdi, Finance Analyst ..."
    Germans are expecting another year of squeezed budgets. Brands that support them in improving their financial and emotional resilience, for example with insurance cover for everyday essentials or social initiatives to strengthen the sense of togetherness, will stand out. Dr. Jennifer Hendricks, Senior Analyst - Consumer Lifestyles, Germany..."
    “The economic sentiment for most of last year was that the US was headed towards a downturn, as inflation ran rampant in tandem with quickly rising interest rates. Over a year from when prices peaked at a more than 40-year high, however, the US economy has continued to defy the..."
    “While the UK economy is now expected to narrowly avoid falling into recession in 2023, stubbornly high inflation remains of concern. The inflation rate is expected to slow in the second half of 2023, on the back of falling energy prices and the easing of global supply pressures, but it..."
    “Although the UK avoided recession at the end of 2022, growth is likely to be constrained by persistently high inflation and the cost of living crisis. The recent fall in wholesale gas prices should start to reduce bills by the end of H1 and this will somewhat improve the financial..."
    “The UK, along with other Western economies, is grappling with a perfect storm caused by rocketing fuel prices following the conflict in Ukraine and the inflationary consequences of the post-COVID boom in demand. The sharp rise in inflation seen in 2022 has stimulated interest rate rises which in turn contribute..."
    "Cooling inflation and a solid labor market are likely the direct contributors to consumers’ positive outlook entering the new year. With further rate hikes and unemployment projected to rise, revisiting these sentiments six months from now – which is when experts project the US to enter a mild recession –..."
    “As the service sector recovers and stabilises from the impact of COVID-19, firms are now facing a new and sustained challenge from rapidly rising prices. This will stifle growth across the economy as inflation hits supply chains from producers through to end-consumers” – Lewis Cone, Senior B2B Analyst This Report looks at..."
    “Consumers are in for a rough time over the course of this year and early 2023. Inflation is at a 40-year peak, with economists not expecting to see it cool down back to the 2% target for the near future. Combined with sharply rising rates and imbalanced supply and demand..."
    “One of the biggest challenges facing the economy is a surge in inflation. Rising inflation was widely expected to be transitory when global economies reopened in 2021. However, the conflict in Ukraine sent energy prices spiralling, which has raised long-term inflation expectations and increased uncertainty about the post-COVID-19 economic recovery.”"
    “Even before the conflict in Ukraine, inflation had become the biggest concern for consumers, brands and the British economy for 2022. Households are set to endure the biggest squeeze on real incomes in decades, and the conflict in Ukraine will only add to existing inflationary pressures. This is seen in..."