Select Committee on European Union Eighteenth Report


APPENDIX 3 (continued)

Table 11.3 Economic situation next 12 months (percentage balance)

  
1997
  
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Belgium
-21
-23
-34
-33
-28
-25
-29
-20
-20
-12
-13
-17
Germany
-27
-30
-29
-28
-27
-31
-31
-27
-26
-23
-20
-20
Spain
6
2
3
3
1
5
7
11
6
8
8
8
France
-27
-26
-28
-31
-29
-14
-12
-11
-11
-9
-9
-10
Ireland
10
16
14
17
17
17
19
14
19
21
22
21
Italy
-9
-11
-10
-18
-21
-24
-14
-11
-5
-9
0
-4
Netherlands
11
11
10
18
15
18
16
14
14
11
13
19
Austria
-17
-21
-14
-12
-13
-18
-16
-14
-6
-7
-10
-10
Portugal
-18
-15
-12
-10
-7
-5
-4
-3
-2
-5
-3
-8
Finland
21
21
21
22
19
18
16
17
19
20
17
19
EU-11
-16
-18
-18
-19
-20
-17
-14
-11
-10
-9
-7
-7
EU-15
-13
-14
-14
-15
-14
-11
-10
-8
-6
-5
-4
-5
UK
-1
4
5
4
10
13
8
6
9
11
7
7


  
1998
  
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Belgium
-8
-2
-1
1
0
-2
-5
-4
-9
-16
-7
-7
Germany
-17
-16
-11
-13
-11
-9
-2
-3
-5
1
2
2
Spain
7
8
8
7
5
4
7
5
6
11
11
8
France
-17
-14
-10
-12
-12
-16
-8
-7
-4
-4
-3
-5
Ireland
11
16
17
16
12
14
16
15
12
6
8
13
Italy
1
-1
0
3
1
-2
-7
-10
-7
-2
5
3
Netherlands
16
24
24
23
18
21
22
15
-4
-14
-9
-8
Austria
-5
2
2
1
-1
-1
-2
-4
-6
-2
-2
-5
Portugal
-7
-6
-5
-4
-2
-2
-3
-4
-4
-11
-11
-12
Finland
19
16
18
17
16
14
17
15
6
5
3
7
EU-11
-7
-6
-3
-4
-4
-5
-2
-3
-4
-1
1
0
EU-15
-6
-4
-2
-2
-3
-5
-3
-5
-6
-4
-1
-3
UK
0
4
2
5
4
-1
-8
-14
-15
-18
-13
-12


  
1999
  
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Belgium
3
-2
-3
-6
-7
-24
-13
-14
-7
-1
5
6
Germany
2
6
0
-8
-8
-10
-10
-10
-12
-12
-9
-6
Spain
8
8
8
4
1
3
6
6
6
10
9
6
France
-3
-6
-9
-13
-15
-16
-11
-10
-6
-5
-1
-2
Ireland
13
9
12
16
15
17
20
21
15
18
20
18
Italy
3
0
1
-8
-16
-6
-3
-6
-9
0
-2
0
Netherlands
-6
-8
-6
-8
-6
-5
0
1
14
16
13
15
Austria
-3
-4
-6
-4
-3
1
2
6
5
7
9
3
Portugal
-8
-7
-7
-8
-8
-5
-5
-7
-8
-3
-7
-8
Finland
9
4
7
8
10
11
9
9
12
14
14
14
EU-11
1
1
-1
-7
-9
-8
-6
-6
-5
-2
-1
0
EU-15
-1
-1
-2
-7
-9
-7
-6
-6
-5
-1
-1
0
UK
-12
-8
-5
-3
-5
-4
-7
-1
-6
-1
-6
0


  
2000
  
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Belgium
5
5
9
10
14
19
18
Germany
-3
0
0
0
5
-1
-2
Spain
7
8
10
8
6
6
5
France
-1
-3
-3
4
1
-3
0
Ireland
22
15
14
15
12
11
10
Italy
-3
-4
-2
1
-5
-2
0
Netherlands
18
16
26
22
11
10
10
Austria
2
-12
-8
-2
2
4
7
Portugal
-7
-8
-11
-19
-17
-22
-19
Finland
15
19
14
12
10
11
11
EU-11
1
0
1
4
3
1
2
EU-15
1
0
1
2
1
-1
0
UK
-1
-6
-8
-12
-11
-11
-14

Source: Eurostat, Consumer survey, from Datastream



 
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