Natural gas & LNG

Europe & Russia January 2019

Regional analysis & forecasts
Economic overview

Economic growth has weakened in major European markets, and political unrest is dampening the outlook for future expansion.

A slowdown in Germany’s economy last year reduced its GDP growth to the lowest rate since 2013. The country’s GDP is estimated to have grown by just 1.5% in 2018, according to official figures. The pace of growth slowed during the year, with the economy expanding by 2% in Q1 and just 1.2% in Q3. Germany was hit by weaker economic growth globally as well as poor performance...