Customer demand
One of the main drivers of global economic growth is consumer demand, namely the indicator that reflects the need for certain goods, services and the comparability of willingness and ability to purchase them. There are two factors that determine consumer demand — the availability of cash in the population and the prevailing market price level for particular products or services.
Materials on topic
8 publications
Types of materials
Period
Article
07.23.2020
EU car sales forecast 2020: Record drop of 25% expected this year, says ACEA
In the light of the major economic crisis facing the auto industry due to COVID-19, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has radically revised its 2020 forecast for passenger car registrations down to about −25%.
European Automobile Manufacturers Association
Report
06.12.2020
Report
06.12.2020
French economic outlook
The current situation in France’s rail freight market and the forecast of the main macroeconomic indicators point to the revival of economic activity.
Article
05.18.2020
Exporters urged to adjust to global demands
Though China saw its exports recover in April, driven by the surging shipment of electromechanical, textile and plastic products, trade experts urged the country’s export-oriented companies to analyze global market demand as early as possible during the post-pandemic period to stay competitive.
Article
05.15.2020
Coronavirus: China’s uneven economic recovery continued in April, as industrial engine returned to growth
In April, China’s industrial output grew by 3.9 per cent, retail sales fell by 7.5 per cent and fixed asset investment fell by 10.3 per cent, suggesting an uneven recovery. Data suggests demand weaknesses remain, while for industrial engine overseas shutdowns will hamper growth before long.
Report
05.27.2020
Report
05.27.2020
Short-term Outlook for EU Agricultural Markets in 2020
This short-term outlook edition coincides with the unfolding of the Covid-19 crisis, making the exercise exceptionally challenging. Market forecasts are based on market intelligence available at the beginning of April 2020 and reflect the Covid-19 impact to the extent possible, with all the caveats and limitations in view of the rapidly evolving situation. In addition, for the first time market outlooks are presented for EU-27, and assume a frictionless trade between the EU and the UK in 2020.