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

The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany fell by 1.3 points to 17.4 in December 2017, missing market expectations of 18. Financial market experts expect to see negative effects resulting from the Brexit negotiations as well as EU reforms while uncertainty surrounding the government formation in Germany has not had any significant impact on the assessment of the economic outlook. Meanwhile, the assessment of the current economic situation increased unexpectedly by 0.5 points to 89.3 in December, beating market expectations of 88.5. Zew Economic Sentiment Index in Germany averaged 23.73 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
2017-10-17 09:00 AM ZEW Economic Sentiment Index 17.6 17 20 21.5
2017-11-14 10:00 AM ZEW Economic Sentiment Index 18.7 17.6 20.0 19.5
2017-12-12 10:00 AM ZEW Economic Sentiment Index 17.4 18.7 18.0 19.5
2018-01-23 10:00 AM ZEW Economic Sentiment Index 17.4 17.8 19
2018-02-20 10:00 AM ZEW Economic Sentiment Index 17.29
2018-03-20 10:00 AM ZEW Economic Sentiment Index 17.65


Germany Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 117.20 117.60 117.60 83.80 Index Points [+]
Services PMI 55.80 54.30 60.30 41.30 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 63.30 62.50 63.30 32.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 58.90 57.30 58.90 50.20 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 5.60 2.80 15.30 -22.00 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 3.40 -1.20 4.00 -6.90 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 6.30 2.60 15.50 -24.00 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 87.10 86.70 88.70 70.20 percent [+]
New Orders 121.90 122.00 122.00 9.70 Index Points [+]
Factory Orders -0.40 0.70 27.10 -15.70 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -3.23 -5.48 9.57 -11.49 EUR Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 1637.00 1626.00 3755.00 416.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 193.15 189.11 193.15 90.99 EUR Billion [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index 17.40 18.70 89.60 -63.90 [+]
Car Production 361700.00 579600.00 583399.00 265542.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 253950.00 302636.00 552865.00 43460.00 Cars [+]
Internet Speed 15298.72 14588.37 15298.72 3207.62 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 38794861.00 38344874.00 38794861.00 18134106.00 IP [+]
Mining Production 5.20 4.20 46.60 -30.40 percent [+]
Steel Production 3485.00 3600.00 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 10.00 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 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 January of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
17.40 18.70 89.60 -63.90 1991 - 2017 Monthly




zew economic sentiment index by Country
Country Last
Euro Area 29.00 Dec/17
France 31.80 Dec/17
Germany 17.40 Dec/17
Italy 15.30 Dec/17
Switzerland 52.00 Dec/17
United Kingdom -42.90 Dec/17


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