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. Advance results of the Ifo World Economic Survey (WES) of 2nd quarter 2016 (03 May 2016)

    Ifo Economic Climate in the Euro Area Continues to Cloud Over

    May 3, 2016: Economic sentiment in the euro area weakened. The Ifo Index for the economic climate in the euro area continued to fall, declining from 118.9 points to 112.7 points in the second quarter. The index nevertheless remains above its long-term average. The economic climate deteriorated due to both less favourable assessments of the current economic situation and slightly more sceptical business expectations. According to the survey results, economic growth will reach 1.6 percent this year. There are still no signs of a sweeping economic recovery in the euro area. Details

  2. Credit Constraint Indicator - From the Ifo Business Survey for April 2016

    Credit Constraints Hit Historic Low

    Apr 29, 2016: The credit constraints for industry and trade plunged to a historic low of 14.2 percent in April from 15.2 percent last month. Credit constraints dropped in all sectors, marking a further improvement in the financing environment for German companies. This was mainly due to the European Central Bank flooding the markets with money. Details

  3. Results of the Ifo Business Survey for April 2016

    Ifo Business Climate Index for Eastern Germany Rises Slightly

    Apr 28, 2016: The Ifo Business Climate Index for the eastern German Länder rose again slightly in April after three consecutive decreases. Eastern German survey participants’ assessments of their current business situation were marginally better than last month. Their business expectations also brightened slightly. Details

  4. Ifo Employment Barometer - Results of the Ifo Business Survey for April 2016

    German Companies Plan to Recruit More Staff

    Apr 27, 2016: German companies are planning to recruit more staff. After three consecutive decreases, the Ifo Employment Barometer rose to 108.1 points in April from 107.4 points in March and the employment dynamic gained impetus. Details

  5. Ifo Export Expectations - Ifo Business Survey for April 2016

    Export Expectations Fall

    Apr 26, 2016: German companies are less confident in export growth. Export expectations fell to 4.0 balance points in March from 6.3 points in April. The flagging dynamic in the world economy is continuing to curb growth in German exports. Details

  6. Results of the April 2016 Ifo Business Survey

    German Service Sector: Ifo Business Climate Indicator Rises

    Apr 25, 2016: Sentiment firmed in the services sector this month. After three consecutive decreases, the indicator rose to 27.8 balance points from 24.1 balance points last month. Service providers’ assessments of the current business situation improved significantly. Their business expectations improved compared to March. Service providers are planning to recruit a slightly higher number of staff than in recent months. Details

  7. Results of the April 2016 Ifo Business Survey

    Ifo Business Climate Edges Downwards

    Apr 25, 2016: The mood in the German economy remains positive. The Ifo Business Climate Index for German industry and trade dropped to 106.6 points in April from 106.7 points in March. Although companies were somewhat less satisfied with their current situation, their business expectations brightened once again. The moderate upturn in the German economy continues. Details

  8. Ifo Export Climate for March 2016

    Export Climate Improves Significantly

    Apr 25, 2016: The Ifo Export Climate rose from -0.06 points in February to 0.25 index points in March, more than compensating for February’s decline. The increase was due to a surge in confidence on the part of foreign companies, as well as an improvement in price competitiveness. Details

  9. Regional evaluation for Saxony of the Ifo Business Survey in March 2016

    Ifo Business Climate Index for Saxony Falls

    Apr 10, 2016: After three successive declines, the Ifo Business Climate Index for German trade and industry rose to 106.7 points in March from 105.7 points in February. The business climate in eastern Germany and the Free State of Saxony, by contrast, clouded over. Saxon survey participants were slightly less satisfied with their current business situation than last month. They also scaled back their business outlook considerably. Details

  10. Credit Constraint Indicator - From the Ifo Business Survey for March 2016

    Marked Increase in Credit Constraints

    Mar 29, 2016: The credit constraints for industry and trade rose to 15.2 percent in March from 14.5 percent last month – the largest increase since June 2014. This was a result of responses on the credit climate in trade, whereas manufacturers again reported an easier access to credit. For the German economy, bank financing continues to be not a problem. The recent rate cut by the European Central Bank has had no visible impact on the German market for business loans. Details


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