In the most recent survey for September (05-20/09/2018), economic expectations for China experienced a considerable drop. The CEP Indicator, which reflects the expectations of international financial market experts regarding China’s macroeconomic development over the coming twelve months, currently stands at minus 16.0 points, 12.3 points lower than in the previous month (August 2018: minus 3.7 points). This means that the indicator has remained below the long-term average of 4.0 points since March 2018. The assessment of the current economic situation in China also worsened compared to the previous month, with the indicator dropping 7.5 points to a reading of 1.8 points. The assessment of the current situation has therefore experienced a decrease of 30.5 points since February 2018, when an interim high of 32.3 points was recorded.