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

Ifo Business Climate

  1. Results of the December 2014 Ifo Business Survey

    Ifo Business Climate Index Continues to Rise

    Dec 18, 2014: The Ifo Business Climate Index for industry and trade in Germany rose to 105.5 points in December from 104.7 points last month. Positive assessments of the current business situation remained unchanged. The outlook for the months ahead continued to brighten. Dropping oil prices and a falling euro exchange rate are seasonal gifts to the German economy. Details

Ifo Business Survey

  1. Results of the December 2014 Ifo Business Survey

    German Service Sector: Ifo Business Climate for the Service Sector Improves Significantly

    Dec 18, 2014: The Ifo Business Climate Indicator for the German service sector rose in December to 25.6 balance points, from 19.4 points in the previous month. Very favourable assessments of the current business situation continued to improve. Service providers are also far more optimistic about future business developments than in previous months, with expectations rising to their highest level since July 2011. Service providers, especially in the hotel and restaurant industry, still plan to further increase prices. Details

  1. Credit Constraint Indicator - From the Ifo Business Survey for November 2014

    Credit Constraints Rise Slightly, But Financing Opportunities Remain Excellent for German Companies

    Nov 28, 2014: Many firms still have no problems accessing bank credit, but credit constraints for German trade and industry rose to 18.3 percent in November from 17.7 percent last month. The ECB’s October bank stress test currently appears to be having no impact on bank lending in Germany. Details

  1. Ifo Employment Barometer - Results of the Ifo Business Survey for November 2014

    Firms Far More Reticent About Recruiting

    Nov 26, 2014: Only isolated German companies plan to recruit more staff. The Ifo Employment Barometer fell to 105.4 index points in November, after 106.9 points in October. For the moment there is only a slightly positive employment dynamic. Details

Regional Evaluation for Eastern Germany

  1. Results of the Ifo Business Survey for November 2014

    Decline in the Ifo Business Climate Index for Eastern Germany Grinds to Halt for Now

    Nov 27, 2014: The Ifo Business Climate for Eastern German trade and industry improved slightly, after deteriorating for four consecutive months. Eastern German companies are more satisfied with their current business situation than last month. However, unfavourable business expectations worsened for the months ahead. November offers at least temporary respite for Eastern Germany’s flagging economy. Details

  1. Regional evaluation for Saxony of the Ifo Business Survey in November 2014

    Saxon Economy Stuck in a Downturn

    Dec 10, 2014: The Ifo Business Climate Index for German trade and industry rose to 104.7 index points in November after six consecutive decreases. There was also an upturn in the climate indicator for the Eastern German Länder. The business climate for trade and industry in Saxony, by contrast, deteriorated for the seventh month in succession. Saxon companies no longer assessed their current business situation as favourably as last month. Pessimism continued to prevail in business expectations for the next six months, but future business developments were assessed less unfavourably overall. The renewed decline in the Saxon climate indicator supports last month’s statement, namely that the Saxon economy remains in a downturn. Details


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