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This is the 20th edition of the ZEPARU Economic Barometer, which is a flagship quarterly publication of ZEPARU that
generally gives an overview of the status of the Zimbabwe economy at a given time.

This edition of ZEPARU’s Economic Barometer sets out the key economic data for Zimbabwe, predominantly covering the period January to December 2015. It is an easy to access compendium of information for anyone interested in the Zimbabwean economy.

This edition of the Economic Barometer predominantly covers the period July - September 2015. 

The composite leading indicator (CLI) index shows that economic activity has generally been improving in the first half of 2014 but has slowed down in the first four months of the second half before contracting in November 2014.

Growth at the global level during the first quarter of 2014 was generally below expectations, resulting in a downward revised forecast for 2014 to 3.4% instead of the original forecast of 3.7%.

Global economic activity has broadly strengthened and is expected to improve further in 2014 through to 2015.

The Zimbabwean economy has maintained price stability, with annual inflation at 1.87% in June 2013, which is within targeted levels.

Global growth is projected to strengthen gradually through 2013, averaging 3.5%, on the back of strong policy actions that have lowered acute crisis risks in the Euro area and the United States of America (USA).

The World Economy continued to exhibit signs of non-recovery since the onset of the global financial crisis in 2008.

In this sixth edition of the Economic Barometer, like its predecessors, we sought to give you our valued readers, a review and insights on the major economic developments that took place in the preceding quarter.

The global economic performance remained fragile during the second quarter of 2012, especially at the backdrop of the developments in the Euro-Zone.