Natural gas & LNG

Europe & Russia December 2018

Regional analysis & forecasts
Economic overview

Economic growth has weakened in major European markets this year, while political unrest is dampening the outlook for future growth.

France’s GDP expanded by just 1.4% in Q3, down from 1.6% in Q2 and 2.2% in Q1. Economic growth for this year is forecast to be 1.6% compared with 2.3% for last year. French President Emmanuel Macron has promised to increase the minimum wage from next year and has cancelled a planned increase in fuel taxes following weeks of violent protests. French gas demand has been...