Main Content

Survey Results

Internet publications of our survey results: Ifo Business Climate Index, Ifo Business Survey Services Sector, Credit Constraint Indicator, Ifo Employment Barometer, Regional Evaluation for Eastern Germany, Regional Evaluation for Saxony, Ifo World Economic Climate, Ifo Economic Climate for the Euro Area, Ifo Investment Survey, Ifo Architects Survey, Ifo Personnel Manager Survey, Ifo Manager Survey.

Recently published

  1. Ifo Employment Barometer - Results of the Ifo Business Survey for May 2015

    Expansive personnel policies continue

    May 26, 2015: German businesses intend to hire additional new employees. The Ifo Employment Barometer rose slightly in May to 108.2 from 108.1. The greatest willingness to hire more staff is among companies in the service sector. Details

  2. Results of the Ifo Business Survey for May 2015

    Marked decline in the Ifo Business Climate Index for Eastern Germany

    May 26, 2015: The Ifo Business Climate Index for industry and trade in eastern Germany fell from 109.2 index points last month to 107.3 in May. This is the strongest decline since the middle of 2013. The eastern German survey respondents no longer assessed their current business situation as favourably as a month ago. In addition, pessimism regarding the future course of business has increased noticeably. Uncertainty about the German domestic labour disputes and the crisis in Greece has put the eastern German economy strong under pressure. Details

  3. Results of the May 2015 Ifo Business Survey

    Ifo Business Climate Index Declines Marginally

    May 22, 2015: The Ifo Business Climate Index for German trade and industry edged downwards to 108.5 points in May from 108.6 points last month. Companies were once again more satisfied with their current business situation, but expressed slightly less optimism about the months ahead. The German economy remains on track. Details

  4. Results of the May 2015 Ifo Business Survey

    German Service Sector: Ifo Business Climate Indicator for Services Rises Sharply

    May 22, 2015: The Ifo Business Climate Indicator for the German service sector increased to 25.8 balance points in May from 22.9 points last month. Service providers’ assessments of their current business situation rose to their highest level since June 2014. Their business expectations were also more optimistic. Service providers still intend to recruit more employees. Details

  5. Results of the Ifo World Economic Survey (WES) of 2nd quarter 2015 (12 May 2015)

    Ifo World Economic Climate Continues to Brighten

    May 12, 2015: The Ifo Index for the world economy rose to 99.5 points from 95.9 points last quarter. Both assessments of the current economic situation and the economic outlook improved. WES experts forecast world economic growth of 2.3 percent this year. The world economy is slowly gaining impetus. Details

  6. Regional evaluation for Saxony of the Ifo Business Survey in April 2015

    Saxon Economy Makes a Dynamic Start to the Second Quarter of 2015

    May 10, 2015: The Ifo Business Climate Index for trade and industry rose to 108.6 points in April from 107.9 points last month. The climate indicators for Eastern Germany and Saxony rose on a similar scale in April. The improvement in the Saxon business climate is mainly due to a better six-month business outlook. Saxon survey participants are clearly more optimistic about their future business developments and assessed them as more favourable on the whole. In their assessment of their current business situation, survey participants, by contrast, were slightly more cautious. Overall, however, firms remain very satisfied with their current business situation. The Saxon economy is showing a strong spring upturn, which promises a robust first half of 2015. Details

  7. Advance results of the Ifo World Economic Survey (WES) of 2nd quarter 2015 (06 May 2015)

    Ifo Economic Climate in the Euro Area Improves Significantly

    May 6, 2015: The Ifo Index for the economic climate in the euro area rose sharply to 129.2 points in the second quarter of 2015 from 112.7 points last quarter. The index rose to a level last seen prior to the outbreak of the world financial crisis and significantly above its long-term average of 106.1 points. Both assessments of the current economic situation and the six-month economic outlook brightened considerably. According to the experts surveyed, economic growth will amount to 1.5 percent this year. The euro area’s economy is experiencing a clear upturn. Details

  8. Credit Constraint Indicator - From the Ifo Business Survey for April 2015

    Credit Constraints Edge Down to Historic Low

    Apr 29, 2015: Credit constraints for German companies fell to 16.0 percent in April from 16.1 percent last month, marking a fresh historic low. German companies continue to have no problem in accessing credit for investment purposes. Details

  9. Ifo Export Climate for March 2015

    Ifo Export Climate Benefits from Improvement in German Competitiveness

    Apr 29, 2015: The Ifo Export Climate rose from 0.32 index points in February to 0.40 points in March. This was due to a significant improvement in price competitiveness. Corporate and consumer confidence abroad, by contrast, had a slightly negative effect on the export climate. Details

  10. Results of the Ifo Business Survey for April 2015

    Ifo Business Climate Index for Eastern Germany Sees Marked Spring Upturn

    Apr 28, 2015: The Ifo Business Climate Index for trade and industry in Eastern Germany rose to 109.3 index points in April from 108.5 points last month. Eastern German survey participants reported doing better business than in March. They also expect business developments to be more favourable over the next six months. Eastern Germany’s economy made a dynamic start to the second quarter of 2015. Details


Short URL: www.ifo.de/w/3fvxPxj2P