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Savings And Covid-19: How Far Will Europe’s Saving Fever Go?

Caixabank Research |The increase in bank deposit volumes in European economies indicates a substantial increase in savings. The «pent-up savings» effect resulting from the lockdown is expected to be quickly undone, but saving driven by uncertainty will persist until the outlook improves. Both saving patterns during the 2008 financial crisis and a statistical exercise suggest a high increase in the euro area’s savings rate in 2020, which will be partially undone in 2021. This phenomenon could be particularly accentuated in the economies hardest hit by the COVID-19 outbreak.