These Charts From Alcoa Give A Fantastic Overview Of The Global Economy

alcoa chart

Photo: Alcoa

Alcoa came out with earnings today, kicking off earnings season unofficially. Characteristically it missed EPS estimates by a solid margin.But more important than its own performance is its view on the state of the global economy, since its a purveyor to so many industries.

We went through its earnings presentation to find the slides that most signify where things are going.

In a nutshell: Europe’s a mess, deflation is happening, China is still booming (mostly) and North America’s holding on.

NOW WATCH: Money & Markets videos

Want to read a more in-depth view on the trends influencing Australian business and the global economy? BI / Research is designed to help executives and industry leaders understand the major challenges and opportunities for industry, technology, strategy and the economy in the future. Sign up for free at research.businessinsider.com.au.