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Ifo Business Climate Index

Internet publication date of the Ifo Business Climate Index: 25 January 2017 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.

Latest available results of the Ifo Business Climate Index and the Ifo Business Survey in the German Services Sector:

  1. Results of the December 2016 Ifo Business Survey

    Ifo Business Climate Improves in the Run-Up to Christmas

    Dec 19, 2016: The German economy is in a festive mood. The Ifo Business Climate Index rose in December to 111.0 points from 110.4 points in November. Assessments of the current business situation improved, reaching their highest level since February 2012. The business outlook for the first half of 2017 is also slightly more optimistic. The German economy is making a strong finish to the year. Details

  1. Results of the December 2016 Ifo Business Survey

    German Service Sector: Ifo Business Climate Indicator for the Service Sector Falls

    Dec 19, 2016: In the service sector the mood deteriorated in the run-up to Christmas. The indicator fell to 31.7 balance points in December from 35.0 balance points in November. Service providers assessed their current business situation less favourably. They also scaled back their business expectations slightly. Both indices, however, are significantly above their long-term average. Service providers remain keen to recruit additional staff. Details


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
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