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Latest releases of our survey results of the Ifo Business Survey.

Ifo Business Climate

  1. Results of the July 2015 Ifo Business Survey

    Ifo Business Climate Index Rises

    Jul 27, 2015: The Ifo Business Climate Index for German trade and industry rose to 108.0 points in July from 107.5 points last month. Assessments of the current business situation improved significantly after last month’s setback. Business expectations were also somewhat more optimistic after declining for three consecutive months. The recent easing of the Greece situation contributed to stronger sentiment in the German economy. Details

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  1. Results of the July 2015 Ifo Business Survey

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

    Jul 27, 2015: The Ifo Business Climate Indicator for the German service sector fell to 25.9 balance points in July from 27.4 points last month. While very favourable assessments of the current business situation improved slightly, optimistic business expectations were scaled back. Service providers expect to implement fewer price increases in the months ahead. Details

  1. Credit Constraint Indicator - From the Ifo Business Survey for June 2015

    Credit Constraints Hit Successive Historic Lows

    Jun 29, 2015: It has never been so easy for German companies to access bank credit. Credit constraints for German companies fell to 15.1 percent in June from 15.7 percent last month, hitting a historic low once again. The flood of money in Europe from the European Central Bank is having an impact. German companies are almost being pressed to accept bank loans. Details

  1. Ifo Employment Barometer - Results of the Ifo Business Survey for June 2015

    German Companies Scale Back Recruitment Plans Slightly

    Jun 26, 2015: German companies are currently hiring a slightly lower number of new staff than in May. The Ifo Employment Barometer edged downwards in June to 107.8 index points from 108.2 points last month. The service sector remains the main driver behind these developments. Details

  1. Ifo Export Expectations - Ifo Business Survey for July 2015

    Export Outlook Continues to Cloud Over

    Jul 28, 2015: The export expectations for German companies continued to decline this month, falling to 7.6 balance points in July from 9.2 points in June. The increase in exports continued to weaken. The expansive effects of the euro depreciation are slowly dissipating. In addition, cautious economic activity in several emerging economies is having a negative impact on the German export dynamic. Details

Regional Evaluation for Eastern Germany

  1. Results of the Ifo Business Survey for June 2015

    Ifo Business Climate for Eastern Germany Clouds Over

    Jun 26, 2015: The Ifo Business Climate Index for industry and trade in eastern Germany fell in June from 107.2 points in May to 105.7 points this month. This brings the climate indicator back down to a level last seen in mid-2013. The deterioration in the business climate was due to assessments of the current business situation, which were markedly more cautious. Moreover, eastern German survey participants continued to assess their six-month business outlook somewhat less favourably. The wrestling over Greece is sparking uncertainty in the eastern German economy. Details

  1. Regional evaluation for Saxony of the Ifo Business Survey in June 2015

    Turbulence in Greece Fuels Uncertainty in the Saxon Economy

    Jul 22, 2015: The Ifo Business Climate Index for German trade and industry fell to 107.4 points in June from 108.5 last month. The climate indicators for the eastern German Länder overall and for Saxony also declined markedly. The Saxon companies surveyed are no longer as satisfied with their current business situation as last month. Pessimism regarding business expectations, by contrast, dissipated slightly. The turbulence surrounding Greece is increasingly unsettling companies in Saxony. Details


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