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

The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany fell to 18.6 in June of 2017 from 20.6 in the previous month and below market consensus of 21.5. It is the first fall in four months amid a slight drop in expectations. By contrast, the assessment of the current economic situation in Germany climbed by 4.1 points to 88 points, reaching the highest level since July of 2011. 70.8 percent of the financial market experts expect the current situation to remain as favourable as it is at the moment, and 23.9 percent even expect it to improve in the coming six months. Latest figures showed that the prospects for the German economy remain favourable. Zew Economic Sentiment Index in Germany averaged 23.87 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.

Germany Zew Economic Sentiment Index
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-04-11 09:00 AM Apr 19.5 12.8 14 14.1
2017-05-16 09:00 AM May 20.6 19.5 22 22.4
2017-06-13 09:00 AM Jun 18.6 20.6 21.5 21.4
2017-07-18 09:00 AM Jul 18.6 17.92
2017-08-22 09:00 AM Aug 17.73
2017-09-19 09:00 AM Sep 17.87




Germany Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 114.60 113.00 114.60 83.50 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 59.30 59.50 62.70 32.00 [+]
Services PMI 53.70 55.40 60.30 41.30 Index Points [+]
Composite Pmi 56.10 57.40 57.40 50.20 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 2.90 2.20 15.30 -22.00 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.80 -0.10 4.00 -6.90 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 2.20 2.30 15.50 -24.00 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 86.00 86.00 88.70 70.20 percent [+]
New Orders 113.60 115.90 119.00 9.70 Index Points [+]
Factory Orders -2.10 1.10 27.10 -15.70 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -7.97 -3.57 9.57 -11.49 EUR Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 1933.00 1580.00 3755.00 416.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 187.45 183.83 194.72 91.01 EUR Billion [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index 18.60 20.60 89.60 -63.90 [+]
Car Production 482400.00 452100.00 583399.00 265542.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 323952.00 290697.00 552865.00 43460.00 Cars [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.57 5.53 5.57 5.37 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 5.00 4.00 7.00 4.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 17.00 14.00 27.00 14.00 [+]
Corruption Index 81.00 81.00 82.70 73.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 10.00 10.00 20.00 10.00 [+]
Steel Production 3801.08 3842.39 4744.00 907.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production -0.80 0.60 46.60 -30.40 percent [+]


Germany Zew Economic Sentiment Index Notes

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 June of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
18.60 20.60 89.60 -63.90 1991 - 2017 Monthly



zew economic sentiment index by Country

Last
Euro Area 37.70 Jun/17
France 35.30 Jun/17
Germany 18.60 Jun/17
Italy 10.00 Jun/17
Switzerland 30.80 May/17
United Kingdom -59.00 Jun/17