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FERI: Germany to bring up the rear in terms of euro area growth in 2022

Bad Homburg, 04/28/2022
by FERI
  • Significantly weaker growth in current year
  • Industrial production down by around 2 percent
  • German business model challenged by changing global situation
  • 35th FERI Business Symposium in attendance and online

With overall economic growth of less than 2 percent in the current year, Germany will bring up the rear in the euro zone. Already the low vaccination rate and the prolonged adherence to restrictions have resulted in economic performance still below pre-Corona levels. "In the changed geopolitical situation, the numerous failures in economic policy of the past years and, in particular, a disastrous energy policy with its enormous dependence on Russian gas and simultaneous inability to expand renewable energy sources are proving to be a heavy mortgage for the German economy," Axel Angermann, chief economist of the FERI Group, elaborated in his presentation at the Konjunktursymposium (FERI's economic symposium). At the event, which was held for the 35th time this year, industry experts from various sectors of the German economy discussed the economic outlook both in person and online.

Industrial production also suffers from China's zero-covid policy

The industrial sector continues to suffer from serious supply disruptions caused primarily by China's ongoing zero-covid policy. Selective, but for individual sectors such as the automotive industry painful consequences from the war in Ukraine are added. Although the industry had a good start to the year, new setbacks are currently inevitable. "Against this background, we now expect a moderate decline in industrial production of around 2 percent for the current year," FERI industry analyst Dagmar Kirsten told the participants. This forecast does not yet take into account a conceivable halt in Russian energy supplies to Europe, which would force production shutdowns on a considerable scale and have serious negative consequences for the industry. However, quantifying the magnitude of these effects is currently proving extremely difficult in view of the numerous uncertainties and the limitations of econometric models. Acknowledging this fact would make the ongoing debate about the consequences of a raw materials embargo more objective, the discussants at the symposium agreed.

The construction industry is also suffering

Drastically rising input costs not only reduce the margins of many companies, but also mean that orders already accepted can no longer be executed in a way that covers costs. This is affecting not only industry but also the construction sector in particular, where setbacks must therefore be expected despite basically high demand for construction services. The realization of the government's ambitious housing construction plans is therefore seriously jeopardized, particularly with regard to the creation of affordable housing.

Competitiveness of the German economy at risk

In the long term, the German business model, which is based on a high-performance, export-oriented industry, will be fundamentally called into question by the changed geopolitical situation: If international relations are no longer primarily determined by jointly followed rules but increasingly by power politics, de-globalization processes are to be expected from which the German economy will suffer more than those of most other countries in the world. Technology in particular will become a power factor. The technological lag that Germany has in future topics such as digitization further endangers the prosperity it has achieved. Economic policy must find better answers to these long-known problems than in the past.


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Founded in 1987 and headquartered in Bad Homburg, Germany, the FERI Group has developed into one of the leading investment houses in the German-speaking area. FERI offers tailor-made solutions for institutional investors, family assets and trusts in the following areas:

The FERI Cognitive Finance Institute was formed in 2016. It is the strategic research centre and creative think tank of the FERI Group. The Institute focuses on innovative analyses and the development of methods for long-term oriented economic and capital market research. 

FERI and MLP currently manage assets of about EUR 56.6 billion in the Group, including EUR 15.4 billion in alternative investments. The FERI Group is headquartered in Bad Homburg and has locations in Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Luxembourg, Munich, Vienna and Zurich.



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