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

The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany remained at 0.5 in September 2016, the same as in August and below market expectations of 2.5, as the vast majority of experts (72.9 percent) expect the economic development to remain unchanged in the coming six months; 13.8 percent of the analysts surveyed expect to see a pickup in economic activity while 13.3 percent expect economic growth to deteriorate. German exports, particularly to non-EU countries, as well as industrial production figures have disappointed while the economic environment in the European Union is improving. Meanwhile, the assessment of the current situation has slightly decreased by 2.5 points to 55.1 compared to 57.6 in August. Zew Economic Sentiment Index in Germany averaged 24.15 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. Zew Economic Sentiment Index in Germany is reported by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW).

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.50 0.50 89.60 -63.90 1991 - 2016 Monthly
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 September of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-07-19 09:00 AM Jul -6.8 19.2 9.1 11.5
2016-08-16 09:00 AM Aug 0.5 -6.8 2 1.7
2016-09-13 09:00 AM Sep 0.5 0.5 2.5 2.6
2016-10-11 09:00 AM Oct 0.5 5.1
2016-11-15 10:00 AM Nov 9.2
2016-12-13 10:00 AM Dec 11.5

Germany Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 106.20 108.30 115.40 84.60 [+]
Services PMI 50.60 51.70 60.30 41.30 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 54.30 53.60 62.70 32.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 52.70 53.30 56.40 50.20 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production -1.20 0.90 14.90 -22.00 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -1.50 1.10 4.00 -6.90 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -1.50 1.30 15.50 -24.00 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 84.70 84.40 88.70 70.20 percent [+]
New Orders 110.50 110.20 119.00 9.70 Index Points [+]
Factory Orders 0.20 -0.30 27.10 -15.70 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -7.40 -7.30 9.57 -11.49 EUR Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 1940.00 1741.00 3755.00 416.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 194.63 182.56 194.63 90.93 EUR Billion [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index 0.50 0.50 89.60 -63.90 [+]
Car Production 422000.00 410900.00 583399.00 265542.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 245076.00 278866.00 552865.00 43460.00 Cars [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.53 5.48 5.53 5.37 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 4.00 5.00 7.00 4.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 15.00 15.00 27.00 15.00 [+]
Corruption Index 81.00 79.00 82.70 73.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 10.00 12.00 20.00 10.00 [+]
Mining Production -9.90 -5.60 46.60 -30.40 percent [+]
Steel Production 3510.87 3392.95 4744.00 907.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]




Last
Euro Area 5.40 Sep/16
France -1.00 Sep/16
Germany 0.50 Sep/16
Italy -0.50 Sep/16
Switzerland 2.70 Sep/16
United Kingdom -57.00 Sep/16