CECIMO – Economic and Statistical Toolbox – Fourth Quarter 2020

06 April 2021

The CECIMO Economic and Statistical Toolbox for the Fourth Quarter of 2020 is available now.

Introduction for Q4

This edition of the CECIMO Toolbox takes a look at both the data for the 4th quarter of 2020
and, in many cases, for the year as a whole. It reflects, of course, a difficult year for the whole
world as the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak, which started in China at the end of 2019,
caused a short but very strong recession in most countries. While a handful managed to
avoid a recession by having a small amount of growth in the 1st quarter of the year (and so
only one negative quarter), the 2nd/3rd wave of infections that we are seeing at the moment
is likely to lead to a second phase of the recession; this means that we are still in a period of
economic uncertainty across Europe.

To read previous versions of the toolbox on our website, visit this page.