Euro zone likely entering recession as price rises hit demand: Survey

Overall demand in the euro zone fell to its lowest since November 2020, when the continent was suffering a second wave of Covid-19 infections

Recession, Inflation, Economy

The downturn in German business activity deepened as higher energy costs hit Europe's largest economy and companies saw a drop in new business, data showed

A downturn in business activity across the euro zone deepened in September, according to a survey which showed the economy was likely entering a recession as consumers rein in spending amid a cost of living crisis.

Manufacturers were particularly hard hit by high energy costs after Russia's invasion of Ukraine sent gas prices rocketing, while the bloc's dominant services industry suffered as consumers stayed at home to save money.

S&P Global's flash Composite Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI), seen as a good gauge of overall economic health, fell to 48.2 in September from 48.9 in August, as expected by a Reuters poll.

“The third decline in a row for the euro zone PMI indicates business activity has been

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First Published: Sep 23 2022 | 10:17 PM IST

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