Kiel Institute Winter Forecasts

Economic Outlooks for 2022 worsened

Supply bottlenecks and the fourth Covid-19 wave are weighing on the economic recovery of Germany and the rest of the world, delaying the catching-up process by several months.

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Containership with Sunset

Frequently Requested Experts

Experts at the Kiel Institute combine scientific research with policy advice on a broad range of global economic issues.

Kiel Trade Indicator

The Kiel Trade Indicator estimates the expected imports and exports for 75 countries and regions, as well as the worldwide trade in goods in total. The calculation is based on real-time data from container ships in several hundred ports and sea regions, which an algorithm programmed at the Kiel Institute evaluates using artificial intelligence.

Kiel Trade Indicator


Research Centers at a Glance

In eight research centers and other cross-cutting initiatives, our scientists investigate the drivers and effects of international economic activity.

Research Centers & Initiatives


Latest Research