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

The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany rose by 3 points to 20.4 in January 2018, easily beating market expectations of 17.8. It was the highest reading since May, as 26.1 percent of the analysts surveyed expect a pick up in economic growth, while 68.2 percent antecipate no changes and only 5.7 percent forecast a slowdown in activity. Meanwhile, the assessment of the current economic situation increased sharply by 5.9 points to a record high of 95.2 in January, also above market consensus of 89.8. Private consumption is likely to continue to stimulate growth and the global economic environment in Europe and the US is much more favourable than it was at the end of 2017, according to the survey participants. Zew Economic Sentiment Index in Germany averaged 23.71 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
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 20.4 17.4 17.8 19
2018-02-20 10:00 AM ZEW Economic Sentiment Index 20.4 22.5
2018-03-20 10:00 AM ZEW Economic Sentiment Index 22.73
2018-04-17 09:00 AM ZEW Economic Sentiment Index 23.20


Germany Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 117.20 117.60 117.60 83.80 Index Points [+]
Services PMI 57.00 55.80 60.30 41.30 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 61.20 63.30 63.30 32.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 58.80 58.90 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 20.40 17.40 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
20.40 17.40 89.60 -63.90 1991 - 2018 Monthly




zew economic sentiment index by Country
Country Last
Euro Area 31.80 Jan/18
France 31.80 Dec/17
Germany 20.40 Jan/18
Italy 15.30 Dec/17
Switzerland 52.00 Dec/17
United Kingdom -42.90 Dec/17


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