Euro Area Zew Economic Sentiment Index  1999-2017 | Data | Chart

The financial market experts' expectations regarding economic development in the Euro Area rose to 26.3 in April 2017 from 25.6 in the previous month and above market consensus of 25. It was the highest reading since December 2015, as 31.3 percent of the analysts surveyed expect to see a pickup in economic activity in the coming six months, 63.7 percent expect the economic development to remain unchanged while only 5 percent expect economic growth to deteriorate. Also, the indicator for the current economic situation rose by 4.1 points to 11.5, the highest level since May 2008. Zew Economic Sentiment Index in the Euro Area averaged 25.12 from 1999 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 89.90 in January of 2000 and a record low of -63.70 in July of 2008.

Euro Area Zew Economic Sentiment Index
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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-02-14 10:00 AM Feb 17.1 23.2 22.3 17.92
2017-03-14 10:00 AM Mar 25.6 17.1 19.3 17.8
2017-04-11 09:00 AM Apr 26.3 25.6 25 28.5
2017-05-16 09:00 AM May 26.3 29.5
2017-06-13 09:00 AM Jun 27.63
2017-07-18 09:00 AM Jul 28.09




Euro Area Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Services PMI 56.20 56.00 58.30 39.20 Index Points [+]
Business Confidence 1.09 0.83 1.53 -3.90 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 56.80 56.20 59.00 33.50 [+]
Composite Pmi 56.70 56.40 56.70 45.70 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 1.20 0.20 9.20 -21.50 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.30 0.30 2.70 -4.10 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 0.90 -0.80 10.10 -22.00 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 82.60 82.50 85.30 69.60 percent [+]
Changes In Inventories 4.26 0.55 25.97 -26.91 EUR Billion [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index 26.30 25.60 89.90 -63.70 [+]
Car Registrations 903.62 908.00 1130.00 669.00 Thousand [+]
Mining Production 0.70 5.90 42.30 -26.60 percent [+]


Euro Area Zew Economic Sentiment Index Notes

In the Euro Area, the ZEW Economic Sentiment Index measures the level of optimism that analysts have about current economic situation and expected economic developments for the next 6 months. The survey covers up to 350 financial and economic analysts. The index is constructed as the difference between the percentage share of analysts that are optimistic and the percentage of analysts that are pessimistic about the development of the economy. Therefore, the ZEW indicator measures the confidence on a scale of -100 (all analysts are unhappy with the current developments and expect the conditions to deteriorate) up to 100 (all analysts are satisfied with the current situation and expect it to improve). A 0 value indicates neutrality. This page provides the latest reported value for - Euro Area Zew Economic Sentiment Index - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Euro Area Zew Economic Sentiment Index - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on April of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
26.30 25.60 89.90 -63.70 1999 - 2017 Monthly



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Euro Area 26.30 Apr/17
France 19.60 Apr/17
Germany 19.50 Apr/17
Italy 5.30 Apr/17
Switzerland 22.20 Apr/17
United Kingdom -40.80 Apr/17