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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 July 2014 Ifo Business Survey

    Ifo Business Climate Index Continues to Fall

    Jul 25, 2014: The Ifo Business Climate Index for industry and trade in Germany fell to 108.0 points in July from 109.7 points last month. This marks the third decrease in succession. Assessments of the current business situation were less favourable than in June. Companies were also less optimistic about future business developments. Geopolitical tensions are taking their toll on the German economy. Details

Next publication date

  1. Internet publication date of the Ifo Business Climate Index: 25 August 2014 10:30 AM CEST

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

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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