Friday, June 22, 2012

22/6/2012: Deleveraging of Households US v UK, Spain

An interesting chart from McKinsey today updating deleveraging process for household debt in the US, Spain, and the UK:

Nothing new here (I have been saying the US is ahead of Europe on deleveraging, if only due to speedier foreclosure actions - which are slowing down due to legal challenges etc). And, unfortunately, the chart is very limited as to the scope of countries represented... but it does show how unrealistic are Spanish current expectations when it comes to how much more debt repayment would have to be generated to even get close to a more benign debt crisis in Sweden in the 1990s.

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