Monday, November 14, 2011

The Fall of Greece: September 2011

Looking at the most recent OECD economic indicators, Greece makes by far the weakest showing in all the Eurozone as it continues to plod through tremendously difficult economic times.

Industrial production is epically weak, consumer confidence has dropped off a cliff, business confidence is collapsing and the leading index is turning down fast dropping 0.3% since August and 5.76% below the level seen in September 2010.

For October (more timely data), consumer confidence collapsed 0.84% from September and dropped 1.95% below the level seen in August 2010 while business confidence plummeted 0.5% from September and slumping 0.88% below the level seen in October 2010.

Industrial production remains epically weak while jumping 11.05% between June and July 2011 (much less timely data) remaining near the lowest levels seen since the late 1990s.