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

Financial market experts’ sentiment concerning the economic development of the Eurozone rose to 18.1 in December 2016 from 15.8 in November and beating market expectations of 16.5. It was the highest reading since June 2016, as 29.9 percent of the analysts surveyed expect to see a pickup in economic activity in the coming six months while the vast majority of experts (58.3 percent) expect the economic development to remain unchanged and 11.8 percent expect economic growth to deteriorate. The assessment of the current situation also increased to -8.3 from -9.3 in November. Zew Economic Sentiment Index in the Euro Area averaged 25.16 from 1999 until 2016, 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)
2016-10-11 09:00 AM Oct 12.3 5.4 6.3 -2.8
2016-11-15 10:00 AM Nov 15.8 12.3 14.3 15
2016-12-13 10:00 AM Dec 18.1 15.8 16.7
2017-01-17 10:00 AM Jan 18.1 24.2 19.4
2017-02-14 10:00 AM Feb 17.92
2017-03-14 10:00 AM Mar 16.06




Euro Area Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 0.79 0.41 1.63 -3.58 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 54.90 53.70 59.00 33.50 [+]
Services PMI 53.70 53.80 58.30 39.20 Index Points [+]
Composite Pmi 54.40 53.90 54.40 45.70 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 3.20 0.80 9.20 -21.60 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 1.50 0.10 2.60 -4.20 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 2.70 0.50 10.00 -22.10 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 82.30 81.60 85.30 69.60 percent [+]
Changes In Inventories -0.04 -1.52 25.85 -26.95 EUR Billion [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index 18.10 15.80 89.90 -63.70 [+]
Car Registrations 872.00 852.00 1130.00 669.00 Thousand [+]
Mining Production 4.70 0.30 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 January of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
18.10 15.80 89.90 -63.70 1999 - 2016 Monthly



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Euro Area 18.10 Dec/16
France 6.50 Dec/16
Germany 13.80 Dec/16
Italy -15.20 Dec/16
Switzerland 12.90 Dec/16
United Kingdom -39.70 Dec/16