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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 September 2014 Ifo Business Survey

    Ifo Business Climate Index Continues to Fall

    Sep 24, 2014: The Ifo Business Climate Index for industry and trade in Germany fell in September to 104.7 points from 106.3 points in the previous month. The index dropped to its lowest level since April 2013. Assessments of the current business situation were once again less favourable than last month. Expectations with regard to the six-month business outlook fell to their lowest level since December 2012. The German economy is no longer running smoothly. Details

Next publication date

  1. Internet publication date of the Ifo Business Climate Index: 27 October 2014 10:30 AM CET

    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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