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

The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany rose to 20.6 in May 2017 from 19.5 in the previous month while below market consensus of 22. It was the highest reading since August 2015, as 28.8 percent of the analysts surveyed expect to see a pickup in economic activity in the coming six months while the vast majority of experts (63 percent) expect the economic development to remain unchanged and 8.2 percent expect economic growth to deteriorate. The latest figures confirm that the German economy is in good shape and export environment is improving. Also, the assessment of the current economic situation climbed by 3.8 points to 83.9. Zew Economic Sentiment Index in Germany averaged 23.90 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)
2017-03-14 10:00 AM Mar 12.8 10.4 13.1 11.9
2017-04-11 09:00 AM Apr 19.5 12.8 14 14.1
2017-05-16 09:00 AM May 20.6 19.5 22 22.4
2017-06-13 09:00 AM Jun 20.6 21.66
2017-07-18 09:00 AM Jul 22.24
2017-08-22 09:00 AM Aug 22.57




Germany Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 114.60 113.00 114.60 83.50 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 59.40 58.20 62.70 32.00 [+]
Services PMI 55.20 55.40 60.30 41.30 Index Points [+]
Composite Pmi 57.30 56.70 57.30 50.20 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 1.90 2.00 15.30 -22.00 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.40 1.80 4.00 -6.90 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.40 1.40 15.50 -24.00 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 86.00 86.00 88.70 70.20 percent [+]
New Orders 115.90 114.70 119.00 9.70 Index Points [+]
Factory Orders 1.00 3.50 27.10 -15.70 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -3.57 -5.72 9.57 -11.49 EUR Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 1580.00 1664.00 3755.00 416.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 183.83 182.35 194.72 91.01 EUR Billion [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index 20.60 19.50 89.60 -63.90 [+]
Car Production 452100.00 557800.00 583399.00 265542.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 290697.00 359683.00 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 81.00 82.70 73.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 10.00 10.00 20.00 10.00 [+]
Steel Production 3882.01 3452.90 4744.00 907.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production -1.00 -1.60 46.60 -30.40 percent [+]


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 May of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
20.60 19.50 89.60 -63.90 1991 - 2017 Monthly



zew economic sentiment index by Country

Last
Euro Area 35.10 May/17
France 30.70 May/17
Germany 20.60 May/17
Italy 4.80 May/17
Switzerland 22.20 Apr/17
United Kingdom -51.00 May/17