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Ifo Business Climate Index

The Ifo Business Climate is a widely observed early indicator for economic development in Germany. The Ifo Business Climate Index is published monthly. Detailed results are published in ifo Konjunkturperspektiven. A summary is published as "Results of the Ifo Business Survey" in ifo Schnelldienst.

Current results

  1. Results of the January 2015 Ifo Business Survey

    Ifo Business Climate Index Continues to Rise

    Jan 26, 2015: The Ifo Business Climate Index for industry and trade in Germany rose to 106.7 points in January from 105.5 points last month, marking its third successive increase. Companies were far more satisfied with their current business situation and the majority was also optimistic about the business outlook. The German economy makes a good start to the year. Details

Next publication date

  1. Internet publication date of the Ifo Business Climate Index: 23 February 2015 10:30 AM CET

    Results of the Ifo Business Survey are available as of 10:00 a.m. CET via the news agencies and as of 10:30 a.m. CET here. Details

Information on the Ifo Business Climate Index

Calculating the Ifo Business Climate

How the Ifo Business Climate Index is calculated with an example to illustrate how the balance values are calculated. read on Calculating the Ifo Business Climate

Seasonal Adjustment in the Ifo Business Survey

Seasonal adjustment procedures are methods of eliminating annually recurring patterns in time series. The seasonal adjustment is a fundamental component of the calculation of the results series of the Ifo Business Survey. As of January 2015, the Ifo Institute is adopting the internationally widespread X-13ARIMA-SEATS procedure developed by the U.S. Census Bureau. This will bring Ifo’s seasonal adjustment procedure into line with international standards. read on Seasonal Adjustment in the Ifo Business Survey

Publications on the forecasting quality of the Ifo Business Climate Index

The Ifo Business Climate is a much considered indicator for the economic evolution in Germany. It is again and again the subject of scientific analyses in which the different qualities of the business climate are examined. read on Publications on the forecasting quality of the Ifo Business Climate Index

Contact

Dr. Klaus Wohlrabe

Ifo Institute
Ifo Center for Business Cycle Analysis and Surveys
Phone: +49(0)89/9224-1229
Fax: +49(0)89/9224-1463
Email: wohlrabe@ifo.de
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