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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).

Latest results

  1. Results of the Ifo Investment Survey for German manufacturing in Spring 2016

    German Manufacturing: Willingness to Invest Rises

    Sep 29, 2016: German manufacturers increased their investments by 2% in 2015, according to the results of the latest Ifo Investment Survey. Manufacturers plan to increase their expenditure on investment by 7% (real: 6%). The main target of investment activity on 2015 was capacity expansion and will remain so in 2016. Details

Survey design

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


Annette Weichselberger

Ifo Institute
Ifo Center for Business Cycle Analysis and Surveys
Phone: +49(0)89/9224-1215
Fax: +49(0)89/9224-1463
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