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

Ifo Business Climate

  1. Results of the May 2015 Ifo Business Survey

    Ifo Business Climate Index Declines Marginally

    May 22, 2015: The Ifo Business Climate Index for German trade and industry edged downwards to 108.5 points in May from 108.6 points last month. Companies were once again more satisfied with their current business situation, but expressed slightly less optimism about the months ahead. The German economy remains on track. Details

Ifo Business Survey

  1. Results of the May 2015 Ifo Business Survey

    German Service Sector: Ifo Business Climate Indicator for Services Rises Sharply

    May 22, 2015: The Ifo Business Climate Indicator for the German service sector increased to 25.8 balance points in May from 22.9 points last month. Service providers’ assessments of their current business situation rose to their highest level since June 2014. Their business expectations were also more optimistic. Service providers still intend to recruit more employees. Details

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

    Further decline in the Credit Constraint Indicator

    May 27, 2015: The credit hurdle for industry and trade in Germany fell to 15.7% in May, following a level of 16.0% in the previous month. This is again a historic low. The already extremely favourable financing environment for businesses has improved again. Details

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

    Expansive personnel policies continue

    May 26, 2015: German businesses intend to hire additional new employees. The Ifo Employment Barometer rose slightly in May to 108.2 from 108.1. The greatest willingness to hire more staff is among companies in the service sector. Details

Regional Evaluation for Eastern Germany

  1. Results of the Ifo Business Survey for May 2015

    Marked decline in the Ifo Business Climate Index for Eastern Germany

    May 26, 2015: The Ifo Business Climate Index for industry and trade in eastern Germany fell from 109.2 index points last month to 107.3 in May. This is the strongest decline since the middle of 2013. The eastern German survey respondents no longer assessed their current business situation as favourably as a month ago. In addition, pessimism regarding the future course of business has increased noticeably. Uncertainty about the German domestic labour disputes and the crisis in Greece has put the eastern German economy strong under pressure. Details

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

    Saxon Economy Makes a Dynamic Start to the Second Quarter of 2015

    May 10, 2015: The Ifo Business Climate Index for trade and industry rose to 108.6 points in April from 107.9 points last month. The climate indicators for Eastern Germany and Saxony rose on a similar scale in April. The improvement in the Saxon business climate is mainly due to a better six-month business outlook. Saxon survey participants are clearly more optimistic about their future business developments and assessed them as more favourable on the whole. In their assessment of their current business situation, survey participants, by contrast, were slightly more cautious. Overall, however, firms remain very satisfied with their current business situation. The Saxon economy is showing a strong spring upturn, which promises a robust first half of 2015. Details


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