Germany Ifo Business Climate Index  1991-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The Ifo Business Climate Index for Germany fell to 109.8 in January 2017 from a three-year high of 111 in December and below market expectations of 111.3. It was the lowest figure since September last year, as sentiment fell among manufacturers, constructors, wholesalers and retailers. The gauge of future expectations dropped to 103.2 (from 105.5 in December) while the index of current conditions increased further to 116.9 (from 116.7). Business Confidence in Germany averaged 101.84 from 1991 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 114.20 in November of 2010 and a record low of 83.70 in March of 2009.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-11-24 09:00 AM Nov 110.4 110.4 110.5 109.9
2016-12-19 09:00 AM Dec 111 110.4 110.7 110.9
2017-01-25 09:00 AM Jan 109.8 111 111.3 110.9
2017-02-22 09:00 AM Feb 109.8 109.6 109.6
2017-03-27 09:00 AM Mar 111.96
2017-04-24 08:00 AM Apr 112.18




Germany Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 109.80 111.00 114.20 83.70 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 56.40 55.60 62.70 32.00 [+]
Services PMI 53.40 54.30 60.30 41.30 Index Points [+]
Composite Pmi 54.80 55.20 56.40 50.20 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production -0.70 2.30 14.90 -22.00 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -3.00 0.50 4.00 -6.90 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -0.90 2.70 15.50 -24.00 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 86.00 85.70 88.70 70.20 percent [+]
New Orders 118.40 112.60 119.00 9.70 Index Points [+]
Factory Orders 5.20 -3.60 27.10 -15.70 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -6.84 -7.40 9.57 -11.49 EUR Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 1677.00 1621.00 3755.00 416.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 182.62 194.66 194.66 91.01 EUR Billion [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index 10.40 16.60 89.60 -63.90 [+]
Car Production 462900.00 365100.00 583399.00 265542.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 241399.00 256533.00 552865.00 43460.00 Cars [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.57 5.53 5.57 5.37 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 5.00 4.00 7.00 4.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 17.00 14.00 27.00 14.00 [+]
Corruption Index 81.00 79.00 82.70 73.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 10.00 10.00 20.00 10.00 [+]
Steel Production 3230.13 3334.63 4744.00 907.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 0.30 -7.80 46.60 -30.40 percent [+]



Germany Ifo Business Climate Index Notes

In Germany, the IFO Business Climate Index measures entrepreneurs’ sentiment about current business situation and their expectations for the next 6 months. The survey is made by phone and covers 7 000 firms in manufacturing, construction, wholesaling and retailing industry. The Business Climate Balance is constructed as the difference between the percentage share of executives that are optimistic and the share that are pessimistic. This balance can take values between -100 (all responding firms assess their situation as poor and expect business to deteriorate) and +100 (all responding firms assessed their situation as good and expect an improvement in their business). For the calculation of the IFO Business Climate Index, the Balance is normalized to the average of a base year (currently 2005). This page provides the latest reported value for - Germany Business Confidence - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Germany Ifo Business Climate Index - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
109.80 111.00 114.20 83.70 1991 - 2017 Monthly



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