Ifo Investment Survey
Since 2007 the results of the Ifo Investment Survey in Western Germany 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 Western German manufacturing in Fall 2012
Jan 30, 2013: According to the results of the current Ifo Investment Survey, a good three fifths of participants plan to invest more in 2013 than they did in 2012, while 31% are planning to cut their investment budget. The remaining 7% expect their level of investment to remain constant. This means that Western German manufacturers intend to spend around 4% more on new buildings and equipment in 2013 than in 2012. Sharp investment increases in 2013 are currently only expected in a few branches. Details