Ifo Investment Survey
Since 2007 the results of the Ifo Investment Survey in manufacturing have been made available in summary form. More detailed results appear, as before, in ifo Schnelldienst (in German).
Results of the Ifo Investment Survey for German manufacturing in Spring 2013
Aug 14, 2013: Western German manufacturers invested 55 billion euros in fixed assets in 2012, according to the results of the latest Ifo Investment Survey. This represented a nominal 5% increase in investments (real 4%) versus last year, which was a lower figure than originally planned. Most of these investments (87%) were used to procure equipment. The share of investment in construction totalled 13% in 2012. Details
In the framework of the Investment Survey, which is carried out bi-annually, the Ifo Institute collects data on trends in investment in German manufacturing and mining. In addition to trends in investment over the past two years, the survey also covers investment plans for 2013, as well as the main aims of investment