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

Ifo Business Climate

  1. Results of the May 2016 Ifo Business Survey

    Ifo Business Climate Index Rises

    May 25, 2016: Business confidence in German industry and trade has improved in all four main sectors. In construction a new record high has even been reached. The Ifo Business Climate Index rose from 106.7 points in April (this figure was revised due to the seasonal adjustment) to 107.7 points in May. The companies are significantly more satisfied with their current business situation. In addition, they are noticeably more optimistic with regard to the coming months. The German economy is growing at a robust pace. Details

Ifo Business Survey

  1. Results of the May 2016 Ifo Business Survey

    German Service Sector: Ifo Business Climate Indicator Falls

    May 25, 2016: In services, business confidence has weakened somewhat. The indicator fell from 28.0 in April to 24.8 balance points in May. The assessments of the current situation were less favourable but still remain at a very good level. Expectations for the coming months are likewise slightly less optimistic than in the previous month. Hiring plans of the service providers are still expansionary but less so than in the previous month. Details

  1. Credit Constraint Indicator - From the Ifo Business Survey for April 2016

    Credit Constraints Hit Historic Low

    Apr 29, 2016: The credit constraints for industry and trade plunged to a historic low of 14.2 percent in April from 15.2 percent last month. Credit constraints dropped in all sectors, marking a further improvement in the financing environment for German companies. This was mainly due to the European Central Bank flooding the markets with money. Details

  1. Ifo Employment Barometer - Results of the Ifo Business Survey for May 2016

    German Companies Continue to Hire

    May 27, 2016: German companies plan to continue hiring new employees. The Ifo Employment Barometer stands unchanged at 108.2. The employment dynamics in German thus remain slightly expansionary. Details

  1. Ifo Export Expectations - Ifo Business Survey for May 2016

    Rising Export Expectations

    May 26, 2016: German businesses are somewhat more confident with regard to export growth. Export expectations rose from 4.1 in the previous month to 5.9 balance points in May. Global economic momentum remains weak and German exports will only grow slightly as a result. Details

Regional Evaluation for Eastern Germany

  1. Results of the Ifo Business Survey for April 2016

    Ifo Business Climate Index for Eastern Germany Rises Slightly

    Apr 28, 2016: The Ifo Business Climate Index for the eastern German Länder rose again slightly in April after three consecutive decreases. Eastern German survey participants’ assessments of their current business situation were marginally better than last month. Their business expectations also brightened slightly. Details

  1. Regional evaluation for Saxony of the Ifo Business Survey in April 2016

    Ifo Business Climate Index for Saxony Rises

    May 10, 2016: The Ifo Business Climate for Saxon trade and industry brightened significantly in April. The Ifo Business Climate Index for Germany, by contrast, edged downwards from 106.7 points in March to 106.6 points in April, whereas it rose somewhat in eastern Germany. Saxon survey participants assessed their current business situation equally as favourably as last month and were far less pessimistic overall about their business expectations than in March. Details


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