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Ifo Business Climate Index

The Ifo Business Climate Index is a highly-regarded early indicator of economic developments in Germany published on a monthly basis. Detailed results of the Ifo Business Survey are published in the ifo Konjunkturperspektiven (in German) and a summary (in English) is available online.

Current results

  1. 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

Next publication date

  1. Internet publication date of the Ifo Business Climate Index: 24 June 2015 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

Detailed results of the Ifo Business Survey

ifo Konjunkturperspektiven

Ifo Konjunkturperspektiven is a monthly, German-language journal presenting the current results of the Ifo Business Survey in graphs, tables and descriptive analyses. read on ifo Konjunkturperspektiven

Ifo Business Survey in Brief (Summary)

A summary of the results of the Ifo Business Survey is published in German in the journal ifo Schnelldienst. To help non-German speakers to stay informed on the survey results of the Ifo Institute, we present a translation of this article. read on Ifo Business Survey in Brief (Summary)

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
Website


Short URL: www.ifo.de/w/44XzkSm3W