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

The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany rose to 19.5 in April 2017 from 12.8 in the previous month and above market consensus of 14. It was the highest reading since August 2015, as 27 percent of the analysts surveyed expect to see a pickup in economic activity in the coming six months while the vast majority of experts (65.5 percent) expect the economic development to remain unchanged and 7.5 percent expect economic growth to deteriorate. Solid figures for growth in industrial production, the construction sector and retail sales from February, and the consistently high labour demand boosted sentiment. Also, the assessment of the current economic situation climbed by 2.8 points to 80.1, the highest level since July 2011. 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)
2017-02-14 10:00 AM Feb 10.4 16.6 15 14.8
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 19.5 22.4
2017-06-13 09:00 AM Jun 25.04
2017-07-18 09:00 AM Jul 26.01




Germany Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 112.30 111.10 114.20 83.70 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 58.20 58.30 62.70 32.00 [+]
Services PMI 54.70 55.60 60.30 41.30 Index Points [+]
Composite Pmi 56.30 57.10 57.10 50.20 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 2.50 -0.50 14.90 -22.00 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 2.20 2.20 4.00 -6.90 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.40 -0.40 15.50 -24.00 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 86.00 85.70 88.70 70.20 percent [+]
New Orders 114.50 109.60 119.00 9.70 Index Points [+]
Factory Orders 3.40 -6.80 27.10 -15.70 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -3.57 -5.72 9.57 -11.49 EUR Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 1664.00 1740.00 3755.00 416.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 183.83 182.35 194.72 91.01 EUR Billion [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index 19.50 12.80 89.60 -63.90 [+]
Car Production 557800.00 492100.00 583399.00 265542.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 359683.00 243602.00 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 3452.90 3648.55 4744.00 907.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production -2.00 -0.90 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 April of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
19.50 12.80 89.60 -63.90 1991 - 2017 Monthly



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Euro Area 26.30 Apr/17
France 19.60 Apr/17
Germany 19.50 Apr/17
Italy 5.30 Apr/17
Switzerland 29.60 Mar/17
United Kingdom -40.80 Apr/17