Germany Zew Economic Sentiment Index  1991-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany rose to 13.8 in November 2016 from 6.2 in October and above market expectations of 8.1. It was the strongest reading since June this year, as 26.5 percent of the analysts surveyed expect to see a pickup in economic activity in the coming six months while the vast majority of experts (60.8 percent) expect the economic development to remain unchanged and 12.7 percent expect economic growth to deteriorate. Positive economic figures seen in the US and China boosted sentiment while the US presidential election and the resulting political and economic uncertainties had little impact. Meanwhile, the assessment of the current situation decreased slightly to 58.8 from 59.5 in October. Zew Economic Sentiment Index in Germany averaged 24.05 from 1991 until 2016, 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)
2016-09-13 09:00 AM Sep 0.5 0.5 2.5 2.6
2016-10-11 09:00 AM Oct 6.2 0.5 4.3 5.1
2016-11-15 10:00 AM Nov 13.8 6.2 8.1 9.2
2016-12-13 10:00 AM Dec 13.8 11.5
2017-01-19 10:00 AM Jan
2017-02-16 10:00 AM Feb




Germany Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 110.40 110.40 115.40 84.60 [+]
Services PMI 55.10 54.20 60.30 41.30 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 54.30 55.00 62.70 32.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 55.00 55.10 56.40 50.20 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 1.20 2.40 14.90 -22.00 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -1.80 3.00 4.00 -6.90 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.60 2.80 15.50 -24.00 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 85.70 84.70 88.70 70.20 percent [+]
New Orders 110.90 111.60 119.00 9.70 Index Points [+]
Factory Orders -0.60 0.90 27.10 -15.70 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -6.84 -7.40 9.57 -11.49 EUR Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 1789.00 1805.00 3755.00 416.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 182.62 194.63 194.63 90.93 EUR Billion [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index 13.80 6.20 89.60 -63.90 [+]
Car Production 472800.00 528500.00 583399.00 265542.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 276567.00 262724.00 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 -4.10 -3.40 46.60 -30.40 percent [+]
Steel Production 3505.83 3245.66 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 December of 2016.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
13.80 6.20 89.60 -63.90 1991 - 2016 Monthly



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Euro Area 15.80 Nov/16
France 1.90 Nov/16
Germany 13.80 Nov/16
Italy -4.00 Nov/16
Switzerland 8.90 Nov/16
United Kingdom -47.40 Nov/16