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2007 Q2

HICP Inflation forecasts

Inflation is defined as the year on year percentage change in the euro area all items Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices (HICP), as published by Eurostat.
2007 Q2 inflation forecasts
  2007 2008 Mar. 2008 Mar. 2009 2011
Mean point estimate 1.9 1.9 2.0 1.9 1.9
Standard deviation 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1
Number of replies 61 61 54 46 51
Probability distributions 2007 2008 Mar. 2008 Mar. 2009 2011
<0.0% 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.10.2
0.0-0.4% 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.40.9
0.5-0.9% 0.5 1.3 1.0 1.72.8
1.0-1.4% 6.3 8.0 8.1 11.510.6
1.5-1.9% 49.9 41.7 38.5 40.439.5
2.0-2.4% 36.8 39.0 41.5 34.233.3
2.5-2.9% 5.5 7.9 9.2 9.59.5
3.0-3.4% 0.7 1.4 1.4 1.82.5
>3.5% 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.40.7
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Core HICP inflation forecasts

Core inflation is defined as the year on year percentage change in the euro area HICP special aggregate ‘all items excluding energy, food, alcohol and tobacco’, as published by Eurostat.

Real GDP growth forecasts

Real GDP growth is defined as year on year percentage change of real GDP (i.e. in volumes) in the euro area , according to the standardised European System of national and regional Accounts 2010 definition, as published by Eurostat.

2007 Q2 real GDP growth forecasts
  2007 2008 2007 Q4 2008 Q4 2011
Mean point estimate 2.5 2.3 2.2 2.3 2.1
Standard deviation 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.3
Number of replies 62 62 52 51 47
Probability distributions 2007 2008 2007 Q4 2008 Q4 2011
<0.0% 0.1 0.3 0.1 0.10.6
0.0-0.4% 0.2 0.5 0.3 0.41.3
0.5-0.9% 0.6 1.5 0.6 1.43.0
1.0-1.4% 1.9 4.9 5.0 5.610.3
1.5-1.9% 10.8 20.4 24.9 22.426.2
2.0-2.4% 43.1 44.0 41.7 40.334.9
2.5-2.9% 36.4 22.4 22.1 23.917.0
3.0-3.4% 5.5 4.4 4.5 4.84.6
3.5-3.9% 1.1 1.1 0.7 1.01.6
>4.0% 0.4 0.6 0.1 0.10.5
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Unemployment rate forecasts

The unemployment rate is defined as the number of unemployed, according to the ILO's definition, as a percentage of the labour force, as published by Eurostat.

2007 Q2 unemployment rate forecasts
  2007 2008 Feb. 2008 Feb. 2009 2011
Mean point estimate 7.2 6.9 7.0 6.9 6.7
Standard deviation 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.6
Number of replies 61 61 50 43 47
Probability distributions 2007 2008 Feb. 2008 Feb. 2009 2011
<5.5% 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.31.9
5.5-5.9% 0.1 0.9 0.8 1.87.6
6.0-6.4% 1.7 7.7 7.3 14.919.3
6.5-6.9% 18.6 36.2 29.0 37.027.9
7.0-7.4% 55.1 37.3 42.3 28.622.9
7.5-7.9% 20.6 13.3 16.2 11.710.2
8.0-8.4% 2.5 3.0 3.1 2.84.8
8.5-8.9% 0.8 0.9 0.7 2.33.8
9.0-9.4% 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.41.0
9.5-9.9% 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.10.4
10.0-10.4% 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.00.1
10.5-10.9% 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.00.0
>11.0% 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.00.0
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0