Germany Zew Economic Sentiment Index  1991-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany rose by 0.6 points to 17.6 in October 2017, missing market consensus of 20. The improved outlook for the coming six months is mainly due to stronger than expected figures for both production and incoming orders in August. The framework conditions for German exports, which have already seen a significant rise, are further improved by positive growth figures for Europe. In October, 23.6 percent of financial market experts expect economic activity growth to pick up while 6 percent expect a slowdown and 70.4 percent expect the expansion to remain at a steady pace. Meanwhile, the assessment of the current economic situation decreased by 0.9 points to 87 in October, also missing market expectations of 89. Zew Economic Sentiment Index in Germany averaged 23.76 from 1991 until 2017, 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
2017-08-22 09:00 AM ZEW Economic Sentiment Index 10 17.5 15 15.9
2017-09-19 09:00 AM ZEW Economic Sentiment Index 17.0 10 12.5 12.9
2017-10-17 09:00 AM ZEW Economic Sentiment Index 17.6 17 20 21.5
2017-11-14 10:00 AM ZEW Economic Sentiment Index 17.6 6.66
2017-12-12 10:00 AM ZEW Economic Sentiment Index 7.79


Germany Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 115.20 115.90 116.10 83.70 [+]
Services PMI 55.60 53.50 60.30 41.30 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 60.60 59.30 62.70 32.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 57.70 55.80 57.70 50.20 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 4.70 4.20 15.30 -22.00 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 2.60 -0.10 4.00 -6.90 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 5.30 4.70 15.50 -24.00 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 86.70 86.00 88.70 70.20 percent [+]
New Orders 119.50 115.00 119.50 9.70 Index Points [+]
Factory Orders 3.60 -0.40 27.10 -15.70 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -5.48 -7.97 9.57 -11.49 EUR Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 1633.00 1732.00 3755.00 416.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 189.11 187.97 192.34 90.99 EUR Billion [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index 17.60 17.00 89.60 -63.90 [+]
Car Production 522780.00 459900.00 583399.00 265542.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 288035.00 253679.00 552865.00 43460.00 Cars [+]
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 10.00 10.00 20.00 10.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 17.00 14.00 27.00 14.00 [+]
Steel Production 3628.68 3513.98 4744.00 907.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 1.50 1.40 46.60 -30.40 percent [+]


Germany Zew Economic Sentiment Index

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 experts from banks, insurance companies and financial departments of selected corporations. Participants are asked about their six-months expectations concerning the economy, inflation rates, interest rates, stock markets and exchange rates. 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. 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 October of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
17.60 17.00 89.60 -63.90 1991 - 2017 Monthly




zew economic sentiment index by Country

Last
Euro Area 26.70 Oct/17
France 35.30 Sep/17
Germany 17.60 Oct/17
Italy 14.90 Sep/17
Switzerland 28.00 Sep/17
United Kingdom -53.60 Sep/17