According to the current survey for April (5 April – 19 April 2017), the economic outlook for China has improved by 3.2 points. The CEP Indicator, which reflects the expectations of international financial market experts regarding China’s macroeconomic development over the coming twelve months, is currently at 17.7 points (March 2017: 14.2 points). This is the third consecutive time that the indicator rises. As a result, the CEP Indicator has now significantly exceeded the long-term average of 5.4 points. Due to this development, the highest level recorded since the introduction of the survey (21.4 points in June 2014) seems to be within reach.