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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 August 2014 Ifo Business Survey

    Ifo Business Climate Index in Further Decline

    Aug 25, 2014: The Ifo Business Climate Index for industry and trade in Germany fell in August to 106.3 points from 108.0 in the previous month. The firms were again less satisfied with their current business situation. Also with regard to the further course of business, they are more sceptical than in the previous month. The German economy continues to lose steam. Details

Next publication date

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