Euro Area Zew Economic Sentiment Index  1999-2017 | Data | Chart

The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for the Euro Area increased to 35.1 in May 2017 from 26.3 in the previous month and better than market consensus of 29.1. It is the highest reading since August of 2015, as 39.7 percent of the analysts surveyed expect to see a pickup in economic activity in the coming six months; 55.7 percent expect the economic development to remain unchanged while only 4.6 percent expect economic growth to deteriorate.The indicator for the current situation also increased by 6.8 points to 18.3. Meanwhile, prospects for inflation rate rose by 4.1 points to 17.1. Zew Economic Sentiment Index in the Euro Area averaged 25.16 from 1999 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 89.90 in January of 2000 and a record low of -63.70 in July of 2008.

Euro Area Zew Economic Sentiment Index
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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-03-14 10:00 AM Mar 25.6 17.1 19.3 17.8
2017-04-11 09:00 AM Apr 26.3 25.6 25 28.5
2017-05-16 09:00 AM May 35.1 26.3 29.1 29.5
2017-06-13 09:00 AM Jun 35.1 37.74
2017-07-18 09:00 AM Jul 40.16
2017-08-22 09:00 AM Aug 40.55




Euro Area Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Services PMI 56.20 56.40 58.30 39.20 Index Points [+]
Business Confidence 1.09 0.83 1.53 -3.90 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 57.00 56.70 59.00 33.50 [+]
Composite Pmi 56.80 56.80 56.80 45.70 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 1.90 1.40 9.20 -21.50 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.10 -0.10 2.40 -4.10 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 2.60 1.00 9.90 -22.00 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 82.60 82.50 85.30 69.60 percent [+]
Changes In Inventories 4.26 0.55 25.97 -26.91 EUR Billion [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index 35.10 26.30 89.90 -63.70 [+]
Car Registrations 809.13 903.32 1130.00 669.00 Thousand [+]
Mining Production -8.80 1.70 42.30 -26.60 percent [+]


Euro Area Zew Economic Sentiment Index Notes

In the Euro Area, 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 - Euro Area Zew Economic Sentiment Index - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Euro Area 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
35.10 26.30 89.90 -63.70 1999 - 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