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

The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany declined by 4.8 points to 6.4 in May 2016 from 11.2 in April, missing market consensus of 12. It was the first fall in three months, as uncertainties regarding developments such as a possible Brexit weighed on sentiment. Meanwhile, assessment of the current situation rose by 5.4 points to 53.1 from 47.7 in the previous month while economists had forecast the index to increase to a lower 48.9. Zew Economic Sentiment Index in Germany averaged 24.43 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
6.40 11.20 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 financial and economic analysts. 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. Therefore, 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 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-03-22 10:00 AM Mar 4.3 1 5 5.3
2016-04-19 09:00 AM Apr 11.2 4.3 8 9.8
2016-05-24 09:00 AM May 6.4 11.2 12 12.9
2016-06-21 09:00 AM Jun 6.4 4.5
2016-07-19 09:00 AM Jul 7.2
2016-08-16 09:00 AM Aug 8.7

Germany Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 107.70 106.70 115.40 84.60 [+]
Services PMI 55.20 54.50 60.30 41.30 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 52.40 51.80 62.70 32.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 54.70 53.60 56.40 50.20 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 0.30 2.00 14.90 -22.00 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -1.30 -0.70 4.00 -6.90 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 0.70 2.10 15.50 -24.00 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 84.40 85.10 88.70 70.20 percent [+]
New Orders 111.80 109.20 119.00 9.70 Index Points [+]
Factory Orders 1.90 -0.80 27.10 -15.70 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -9.73 -8.49 9.22 -11.53 EUR Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 1842.00 1692.00 3755.00 416.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 182.56 180.39 182.56 90.93 EUR Billion [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index 6.40 11.20 89.60 -63.90 [+]
Car Production 546500.00 516100.00 583399.00 265542.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 315921.00 322913.00 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 -18.80 -19.60 46.60 -30.40 percent [+]
Steel Production 3556.00 3811.00 4744.00 907.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]




Last
Euro Area 16.80 May/16
France 6.00 May/16
Germany 6.40 May/16
Italy 15.10 May/16
Switzerland 17.50 May/16
United Kingdom -11.90 May/16