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Data Additions: Additional German GDP forecasts, Increased coverage of Korean Real Estate, New Zealand Employment Data by Region, and more

Highlights from the most recent data additions to the Macrobond database. You can find a full list of the series that have been added in the past 2 weeks at the bottom of the page.

Germany: Gdp Growth Forecasts

In this week’s data additions, we’ve added a lot of forecast data on GDP from different German sources. For example, the association of German chambers of commerce & industry (DIHK), Hamburg institute of international economics (HWWI), and Rheinisch-Westfälisches institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (RWI).

In this chart, all forecasts indicate that the GDP growth of Germany will fall to about 0.5% by the end of 2019. By the end of 2020, GDP growth will recover (according to RWI and HWWI) and reach the same level as two years earlier at around 1.5%. According to DIHK the growth level will remain at 0.5% for 2020.


New Zealand: Employment and Earnings

We’ve also added a lot of data on employment and earnings, as well as job vacancy statistics by region & skill, industry, and occupation for New Zealand.

In the chart below, you can see the percentage change of full-time employees for the country as well as for its different regions. The different columns show the change from 2017, 2018, and 2019.


China: Debt-to-GDP ratio

We’ve also added new data on China’s debt to gdp ratio by entity. In the chart below, we compared the current ratio for the government, household, financial, and nonfinancial sectors to the values 10 years ago. All of them have increased in the past 10 years except for the central government.


South Korea: Increased Real Estate Data Coverage

In this week’s data additions, we’ve also greatly increased our coverage and granularity of South Korean real estate data. We now carry the Jeonse price index for apartments, row houses and detached houses by scale, age and type as well as for the whole country and by region.

In the chart below, we’ve plotted the monthly change of the Jeonse price index for apartments by age groups from under 5 year up to over 20 years in the whole country.


Data Additions by Country / Region


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