Switzerland Zew Economic Sentiment Index  2007-2017 | Data | Chart

The ZEW-CS-Indicator for the economic sentiment in Switzerland rose for the fourth consecutive month to 12.9 in December 2016 from 8.9 in November. It was the strongest reading since June, as more analysts expected to see a pickup in economic activity in the coming six months (22 percent from 17.7 percent in November) while the vast majority of experts expected the economic development to remain unchanged (67.7 percent from 73.5 percent in November) and 9.7 percent expected an economic growth to deteriorate (from 8.8 percent in November). Meanwhile, the assessment of the current situation decreased to 9.7 from 14.7 in the previous month. Zew Economic Sentiment Index in Switzerland averaged -11.05 from 2007 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 65 in October of 2009 and a record low of -91.10 in October of 2008.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-10-12 09:00 AM Oct 5.2 2.7 12.2
2016-11-16 10:00 AM Nov 8.9 5.2 11.4
2016-12-14 10:00 AM Dec 12.9 8.9 15.6
2017-01-25 10:00 AM Jan 12.9 14.8
2017-02-15 10:00 AM Feb 13.78
2017-03-15 10:00 AM Mar 14.01




Switzerland Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 102.20 102.20 118.20 69.00 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 56.00 56.60 66.00 32.40 [+]
Industrial Production 0.40 -1.30 13.60 -8.90 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 0.34 -1.11 15.87 -8.81 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 80.96 80.61 90.00 75.04 percent [+]
Factory Orders 6.60 -4.70 17.10 -24.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -2205.00 -1717.50 4607.40 -2648.50 CHF Million [+]
Bankruptcies 488.00 604.00 757.00 232.00 Companies [+]
Car Registrations 27.15 23.29 34.72 1.96 Thousand [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.81 5.76 5.81 5.54 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 1.00 1.00 4.00 1.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 31.00 29.00 31.00 19.00 [+]
Corruption Index 86.00 86.00 91.00 84.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 7.00 5.00 12.00 5.00 [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index 12.90 8.90 65.00 -91.10 [+]



Switzerland Zew Economic Sentiment Index Notes

In Switzerland, 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 - Switzerland Zew Economic Sentiment Index- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Switzerland Zew Economic Sentiment Index - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
12.90 8.90 65.00 -91.10 2007 - 2016 Monthly



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Euro Area 23.20 Jan/17
France 6.50 Dec/16
Germany 16.60 Jan/17
Italy -15.20 Dec/16
Switzerland 12.90 Dec/16
United Kingdom -39.70 Dec/16