Germany Zew Economic Sentiment Index  1991-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany dropped by 8.6 points from the previous month to -24.7 in July 2018, below market expectations of -18.0. This is the lowest reading since August 2012, due to fears over an escalation of the international trade war with the United States. The positive news regarding industrial production, incoming orders and the labour market have been greatly overshadowed by the anticipated negative effects on foreign trade. Since the beginning of the year, expectations have sunk by a considerable 45.1 points. Meanwhile, the assessment of the current economic situation in the country decreased by 8.2 points to 72.4 in July. Zew Economic Sentiment Index in Germany averaged 23.16 from 1991 until 2018, 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 Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-05-15 09:00 AM ZEW Economic Sentiment Index -8.2 -8.2 -8.2 -4.4
2018-06-12 09:00 AM ZEW Economic Sentiment Index -16.1 -8.2 -14 -7.4
2018-07-10 09:00 AM ZEW Economic Sentiment Index -24.7 -16.1 -18 -20.1
2018-08-14 09:00 AM ZEW Economic Sentiment Index -17.7
2018-09-11 09:00 AM ZEW Economic Sentiment Index -10.4
2018-10-16 09:00 AM ZEW Economic Sentiment Index -2.2


Germany Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 101.80 102.30 109.80 79.90 Index Points [+]
Services PMI 54.50 52.10 60.30 41.30 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 55.90 56.90 63.30 32.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 54.80 53.40 59.00 50.20 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 3.10 1.40 15.30 -21.80 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 2.60 -1.30 4.00 -6.90 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 3.60 2.00 15.50 -24.10 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 87.70 87.90 88.70 70.20 percent [+]
New Orders 109.70 105.90 114.00 8.80 Index Points [+]
Factory Orders 2.60 -1.60 27.10 -15.70 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -5.90 -5.25 9.62 -11.40 EUR Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 1729.00 1788.00 3755.00 416.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 195.17 191.47 195.17 90.99 EUR Billion [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index -24.70 -16.10 89.60 -63.90 [+]
Car Production 485300.00 442800.00 583399.00 265542.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 341308.00 305057.00 552865.00 43460.00 [+]
Internet Speed 15298.72 14588.37 15298.72 3207.62 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 38794861.00 38344874.00 38794861.00 18134106.00 IP [+]
Mining Production -6.60 -5.90 46.60 -30.40 percent [+]
Steel Production 3900.00 3775.00 4744.00 907.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.65 5.57 5.65 5.37 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 5.00 5.00 7.00 4.00 [+]
Corruption Index 81.00 81.00 82.70 73.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 12.00 10.00 20.00 10.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 20.00 17.00 27.00 14.00 [+]


Germany Zew Economic Sentiment Index

In Germany, the ZEW Economic Sentiment Index measures the level of optimism that analysts have about the expected economic developments over 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 expect the economy to deteriorate) up to 100 (all analysts 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 July of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-24.70 -16.10 89.60 -63.90 1991 - 2018 Monthly




zew economic sentiment index by Country
Country Last
Euro Area -18.70 Jul/18
France -8.40 Jul/18
Germany -24.70 Jul/18
Italy -37.20 Jul/18
Switzerland 8.00 Jun/18
United Kingdom -53.60 Jul/18


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