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YPO Global Pulse


The only CEO economic sentiment indicator to span the globe on a quarterly basis.

The YPO Global Pulse survey gathers the perspectives of YPO members around the globe regarding the overall current economic climate in their region, as well as expected changes in sales, employee counts, and fixed investment affecting their businesses. » Learn more


Last Updated: 9 February 2016 | Next Update: May 2016

4Q 2015, January Results

Globally, the 4Q 2015 YPO Global Pulse Index remained steady from last quarter, at a relatively cautious 58.0, its lowest level since the third quarter of 2011, at the height of the global economic recession. Over the course of 2015, global confidence fell 3.4 points, due to the continued drop in oil prices, slow growth in China and falling commodity prices. In the latest survey, only Asia, which edged up 2.4 points to 59.7, and Latin America, which jumped 4.8 points to 54.4, recorded any material increase in economic confidence.

Overall economic confidence of the survey participants on a scale of 0-100, with 50 being neutral
Level of confidence of the survey participants that sales will increase over the next 12 months (0-100 scale, with 50 being neutral)
Level of confidence of the survey participants that their total number of employees will increase over the next 12 months (0-100 scale, with 50 being neutral)
Level of confidence of the survey participants that they will increase capital spending over the next 12 months (0-100 scale, with 50 being neutral)
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Regional Findings - 4Q 2015

Most recent quarter results, compared to last year

Fixed Investment


Expected results one year from now, compared to today

Fixed Investment

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Future YPO Global Pulse survey results will be announced in February 2016, May 2016 and August 2016.

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