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

Ifo Business Climate

  1. Results of the January 2015 Ifo Business Survey

    Ifo Business Climate Index Continues to Rise

    Jan 26, 2015: The Ifo Business Climate Index for industry and trade in Germany rose to 106.7 points in January from 105.5 points last month, marking its third successive increase. Companies were far more satisfied with their current business situation and the majority was also optimistic about the business outlook. The German economy makes a good start to the year. Details

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  1. Results of the January 2015 Ifo Business Survey

    German Service Sector: Ifo Business Climate Indicator for the Service Sector Edges Downwards

    Jan 26, 2015: The Ifo Business Climate Indicator for the German service sector fell to 24.5 balance points in January, from 25.8 points in the previous month. Service providers slightly scaled back their assessments of the current business situation, which nevertheless remain at a high level. Their business expectations are also slightly less optimistic than in December. The share of service providers planning price increases continued to rise. Details

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

    Credit Constraints Fall to Historic Low

    Jan 30, 2015: Credit constraints for German companies fell to 17.1 percent in January from 17.4 percent last month. This marks a new historical low. The financing conditions for German companies remain excellent at the beginning of 2015. The drop in credit constraints reflects the inflationary flood of money that banks expect from the European Central Bank. Details

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

    German Firms Step Up Search for Extra Staff

    Jan 28, 2015: The economic upturn is prompting a growing number of German firms to look for additional staff. The Ifo Employment Barometer rose to 108.2 index points in January from 106.6 points in December, reaching its highest value since March 2012. Service providers remain the main driver behind this development. Details

Regional Evaluation for Eastern Germany

  1. Results of the Ifo Business Survey for January 2015

    Ifo Business Climate for Eastern Germany Starts the Year Cautious, but Positive

    Jan 29, 2015: The Ifo Business Climate Index for the Eastern German Länder rose only slightly at the beginning of the year. The improvement in the business climate was due to better assessments of the current business situation on the part of Eastern German companies. In terms of business expectations, by contrast, Eastern German survey participants are somewhat more pessimistic. The recovery seen in the Eastern German economy in the fourth quarter of 2014 continued at the beginning of 2015. Details

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

    Saxon Economy Ends Year on a Positive Note

    Jan 10, 2015: The Ifo Business Climate Index for German trade and industry rose to 105.5 points in December from 104.7 points in the previous month. The climate indicators for Eastern Germany and Saxony also showed a clear improvement. The Saxon companies surveyed were no longer as satisfied with their current economic situation as last month. However, they were far less pessimistic overall about the future; and the business outlook for the first six months of 2015 brightened considerably. The rise in the business climate indicator in Saxony was accompanied by a considerable improvement in the economic outlook for 2015. Details


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