The Swiss investor sentiment index fell by 8.3 points from a month earlier to -39.1 in October 2018, the lowest reading since February 2015, as investors are anticipating a further intensification of trade conflicts between China and the US. In addition, the assessment of the current economic situation declined by 9.6 points to 75.0. Contrarily and for the first time since last year, investors expect an appreciation of the Swiss franc against the US dollar and the euro. Zew Economic Sentiment Index in Switzerland averaged -6.39 from 2007 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 65 in October of 2009 and a record low of -91.10 in October of 2008.

Zew Economic Sentiment Index in Switzerland is expected to be -8.60 by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Zew Economic Sentiment Index in Switzerland to stand at 5.10 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Switzerland CS-CFA Society Economic Sentiment Index is projected to trend around 12.20 in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-08-29 08:00 AM Economic Sentiment Index -14.3 -4 2.7
2018-09-26 08:00 AM Economic Sentiment Index -30.8 -14.3 -10.2
2018-10-31 09:00 AM Economic Sentiment Index -39.1 -30.8 -26
2018-11-28 09:00 AM Economic Sentiment Index -39.1 -12.2
2018-12-28 09:00 AM Economic Sentiment Index -8.6


Switzerland Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 100.10 102.30 121.50 67.70 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 57.40 59.70 66.90 32.90 [+]
Industrial Production 8.30 6.80 12.30 -11.10 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 8.80 7.30 12.80 -11.80 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 84.70 84.22 90.00 75.04 percent [+]
Factory Orders 11.40 11.20 17.10 -24.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -631.50 688.10 4323.60 -4191.50 CHF Million [+]
Bankruptcies 13257.00 12927.00 13257.00 3040.00 Companies and Individuals [+]
Car Registrations 22.57 34.86 37.56 1.96 Thousand [+]
Internet Speed 21683.45 21238.67 21683.45 4380.25 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 3855605.00 3760263.00 3855605.00 1700696.00 IP [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index -39.10 -30.80 65.00 -91.10 [+]
Mining Production -2.70 0.60 16.50 -22.60 percent [+]
Competitiveness Index 82.59 82.37 82.59 5.54 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 4.00 4.00 4.00 1.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 38.00 33.00 38.00 19.00 [+]
Corruption Index 85.00 86.00 91.00 84.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 3.00 5.00 12.00 3.00 [+]


Switzerland CS-CFA Society Economic Sentiment Index

In Switzerland, the CS-CFA Society 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 - Switzerland Zew Economic Sentiment Index- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Switzerland CS-CFA Society Economic Sentiment Index - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-39.10 -30.80 65.00 -91.10 2007 - 2018 Monthly




Country Last
Euro Area -22.00 Nov/18
France -20.00 Nov/18
Germany -24.10 Nov/18
Italy -49.00 Nov/18
Switzerland -39.10 Oct/18
United Kingdom -61.40 Nov/18


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