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For some time we have been forecasting a “lost decade” of growth for the Eurozone. However, the risk of an imminent Eurozone breakup, which weighed heavily on business and consumer confidence for much of 2012, has been averted. The economy is expected to start growing again from mid-2013, but overall a decline of 0.5% is still forecast for 2013, followed by very sluggish growth of only 1.4% a year in 2014-17.
Improving competitiveness and strengthening demand from the US and emerging markets will start to boost Eurozone exports over the coming year. Please also see www.ey.com/eef for further information and access to the forecasting data.