Germany Zew Economic Sentiment Index  1991-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany rose to 16.6 in January 2017 from 13.8 in the previous month, but missing market consensus of 18.3. It remained at its strongest level since June 2016, as 25.5 percent of the analysts surveyed expect to see a pickup in economic activity in the coming six months while the vast majority of experts (65.6 percent) expect the economic development to remain unchanged and 8.9 percent expect economic growth to deteriorate. The fairly good preliminary figures recorded for the development of the German GDP last year, as well as for the industrial production of the eurozone in November 2016 boosted sentiment. Also, the assessment of the current situation climbed 13.8 points to 77.3, its highest level since July 2011. Zew Economic Sentiment Index in Germany averaged 23.99 from 1991 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 89.60 in January of 2000 and a record low of -63.90 in July of 2008.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-11-15 10:00 AM Nov 13.8 6.2 8.1 9.2
2016-12-13 10:00 AM Dec 13.8 13.8 14 15.1
2017-01-17 10:00 AM Jan 16.6 13.8 18.3 15.1
2017-02-14 10:00 AM Feb 16.6 15.76
2017-03-14 10:00 AM Mar 16.69
2017-04-11 09:00 AM Apr 17.54




Germany Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 111.00 110.40 114.20 83.70 [+]
Services PMI 54.30 55.10 60.30 41.30 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 55.60 54.30 62.70 32.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 55.20 55.00 56.40 50.20 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 2.20 1.60 14.90 -22.00 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.40 0.50 4.00 -6.90 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 2.70 1.80 15.50 -24.00 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 85.70 84.70 88.70 70.20 percent [+]
New Orders 113.90 116.80 119.00 9.70 Index Points [+]
Factory Orders -2.50 5.00 27.10 -15.70 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -6.84 -7.40 9.57 -11.49 EUR Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 1621.00 1896.00 3755.00 416.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 182.62 194.63 194.63 90.93 EUR Billion [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index 16.60 13.80 89.60 -63.90 [+]
Car Production 365100.00 525100.00 583399.00 265542.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 256533.00 276567.00 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 12.00 20.00 10.00 [+]
Mining Production -8.10 -7.10 46.60 -30.40 percent [+]
Steel Production 3334.63 3505.83 4744.00 907.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]



Germany Zew Economic Sentiment Index Notes

In Germany, 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 experts from banks, insurance companies and financial departments of selected corporations.Participants are asked about their six-months expectations concerning the economy, inflation rates, interest rates, stock markets and exchange rates. 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. 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 - Germany Zew Economic Sentiment Index - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Germany 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
16.60 13.80 89.60 -63.90 1991 - 2017 Monthly



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Euro Area 23.20 Jan/17
France 6.50 Dec/16
Germany 16.60 Jan/17
Italy -15.20 Dec/16
Switzerland 12.90 Dec/16
United Kingdom -39.70 Dec/16