In charts: how economic sentiment has changed during COVID-19

The global economy has been heavily affected by coronavirus. Image: REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Alan FitzGerald

Director of client capabilities, McKinsey New York

Vivien Singer

Capabilities and insights expert, Waltham Client Capabilities Hub

Sven Smit

Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company


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Posititvity is gaining momenetum. Image: McKinsey&Company
The domestic outlook is equally upbeat. Image: McKinsey&Company
COVID-19 remains high risks. Image: McKinsey&Company
Companies expect they will hire this year. Image: McKinsey&Company
Positivity has mainly been domestically focused. Image: McKinsey&Company
Executives have remained a positive outlook. Image: McKinsey&Company
At the end of 2020, positivity was growing. Image: McKinsey&Company
In October, business people were more pessimistic. Image: McKinsey&Company
Across every region, business people were more optimistic in September. Image: McKinsey&Company
July was more optimistic. Image: McKinsey&Company
In June, executives expected things to improve. Image: McKinsey&Company
Near-term outlook remains more negative than positive in May. Image: McKinsey&Company
Respondents thought the most positive scenarios, were the most likely. Image: McKinsey&Company
Initially, executives were less pessimistic about the affect of COVID. Image: McKinsey&Company

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