Now-casting the Euro Area GDP

Danilo Cascaldi-Garcia (Federal Reserve Board), Thiago R. T. Ferreira (Federal Reserve Board), Domenico Giannone (, and Michele Modugno (Federal Reserve Board)

Twitter/X: @euroareanowcast

Here we provide weekly now-cast updates for the euro area GDP. 

These exhibits are direct replications from Figure 1 of the paper 

Back to the present: learning about the euro area through a now-casting model"*

International Journal of Forecasting (2024)

This is a live project, so comments and suggestions are more than welcome!

Last update: July 19, 2024.

2024:Q1 (released)

April 30, 2024: 2024:Q1 GDP first release (flash)

GDP increased 0.3% (quarter-on-quarter, flash), close to the final now-cast estimate of  0.1% (Apr 26, 2024).




Jul 29, 2022: Coefficients now re-estimated every week.

Sep 10, 2021: New table visualization.

Aug 20, 2021: Introduced tables with the now-cast evolution.

Jul 30, 2021: Changed the now-cast presentation from quarter-on-quarter (annual rate) to quarter-on-quarter (percent).

May 28, 2021: Coefficients fixed at pre-pandemic levels (Feb/28, 2020).

These images and data can be used freely with attribution to the authors, the paper, and the website.

Please cite as:

Cascaldi-Garcia, D., Ferreira, T. R., Giannone, D., & Modugno, M. (2023). Back to the Present: Learning about the Euro Area through a Now-casting Model. International Journal of Forecasting.

* Disclaimer: Giannone's contribution to the paper was completed prior to the author joining Amazon. This publication and its contents are not related to Amazon and do not reflect the position of the company and its subsidiaries. The views expressed in this paper are solely the responsibility of the authors and should not be interpreted as reflecting the view of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System or of any other person associated with the Federal Reserve System.

We thank Caitlin Dutta, Chazz Edington, Eli Nir, Tyler Powell, and Nicolas Savignon for excellent research assistance.


Contact Danilo Cascaldi-Garcia for more information about this project