How Russia’s war in Ukraine is affecting the euro area economy
The Russian invasion of Ukraine is first and foremost a human tragedy, but it is also having an economic impact. What effect is the conflict having on the euro area? And how might the economic situation develop?
Our host Katie Ranger discussed these questions with economist João Sousa in this episode of The ECB Podcast.
The views expressed are those of the speaker and not necessarily those of the European Central Bank.
Recorded on 22 March 2022 and published on 26 March 2022.
The euro area economy before the war
The state of the euro area before the outbreak of the war in Ukraine, and how it was recovering from the pandemic.
The war’s impact on trade
How bans on Russian imports and exports affect trade, and the potential impact of supply chain disruptions caused by the conflict.
The war’s impact on commodities
Why the war is affecting the prices of commodities such as oil, gas and food.
The war’s impact on global confidence
How the fear and uncertainty brought about by the war in Ukraine are dampening confidence and affecting our economy.
The war and inflation
What is behind the current rise in inflation, including the role of energy and food prices.
Our projections for the euro area economy
How we see our economy faring in the future and what the different scenarios we looked at are.
Our guest’s tip for further reading on the topic