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

The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for the Euro Area increased to 30.9 in November of 2017 from 26.7 in October. In November, 58.9 percent of the analysts surveyed expect no changes in economic activity in the coming six months and 36 percent expect improvement while 5.1 percent expect it to get worse. Also, the indicator for the current situation increased 11.3 points to 47.8. Meanwhile, inflation expectations rose by 6.2 points to 42.2. Zew Economic Sentiment Index in the Euro Area averaged 25.34 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.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-09-19 09:00 AM ZEW Economic Sentiment Index 31.7 29.3 32.4 27.1
2017-10-17 09:00 AM ZEW Economic Sentiment Index 26.7 31.7 34.2 32.4
2017-11-14 10:00 AM ZEW Economic Sentiment Index 30.9 26.7 29.3 28.5
2017-12-12 10:00 AM ZEW Economic Sentiment Index 30.9 24.51


Euro Area Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 1.44 1.34 1.53 -3.85 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 58.50 58.10 59.00 33.50 [+]
Services PMI 55.00 55.80 58.30 39.20 Index Points [+]
Composite Pmi 56.00 56.70 56.80 45.70 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 3.30 3.90 9.20 -21.60 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.60 1.40 2.50 -4.10 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 4.40 3.80 10.10 -22.10 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 83.80 83.20 85.30 69.60 percent [+]
Changes In Inventories 3.48 7.58 26.07 -26.49 EUR Billion [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index 30.90 26.70 89.90 -63.70 [+]
Car Registrations 906.19 934.08 1130.00 669.00 Thousand [+]
Mining Production -5.50 9.40 42.30 -26.70 percent [+]


Euro Area Zew Economic Sentiment Index

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 November of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
30.90 26.70 89.90 -63.70 1999 - 2017 Monthly




zew economic sentiment index by Country
Country Last
Euro Area 30.90 Nov/17
France 31.40 Nov/17
Germany 18.70 Nov/17
Italy 10.60 Nov/17
Switzerland 32.00 Oct/17
United Kingdom -55.90 Nov/17