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

Ifo Business Climate

  1. Results of the September 2016 Ifo Business Survey

    Ifo Business Climate Improves Markedly

    Sep 26, 2016: Sentiment in the German economy improved considerably this month. The Ifo Business Climate Index rose from 106.3 points (seasonally-adjusted) in August to 109.5 points in September, reaching its highest level since May 2014. Companies are clearly more optimistic about the months ahead. They are also more satisfied with their current business situation. The German economy is expecting a golden autumn. Details

Ifo Business Survey

  1. Results of the September 2016 Ifo Business Survey

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

    Sep 26, 2016: In the service sector the mood continued to brighten. The business climate indicator rose from 29.8 balance points in August to 32.2 balance points in September. Companies’ assessments of the current business situation were even more favourable than last month and their business expectations also improved. In line with these developments, service providers one again plan to recruit more staff. Details

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

    Credit Constraints Increase Again

    Aug 30, 2016: The Ifo Credit Constraint Indicator for German industry and trade rose to 15.0 percent in August from 14.6 percent the previous month. This is the percentage of companies that reported a restrictive bank lending policy. Nevertheless, financing conditions for German companies remain excellent. Details

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

    Favourable Outlook for Employment in Germany

    Aug 29, 2016: Despite a bleaker economic outlook, German industry’s willingness to hire has increased slightly. The Ifo Employment Barometer rose to 108.7 index points in August after 108.1 in the previous month. Manufacturing in particular plans to recruit more new staff, despite the concern in the EU over the Brexit vote. Details

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

    Weakened Export Expectations in German Industry

    Aug 26, 2016: German industry is again anticipating fewer orders from abroad. Export expectations fell from 5.0 balance points in July to 4.7 points in August. The Brexit vote is showing its effect. Details

Regional Evaluation for Eastern Germany

  1. Results of the Ifo Business Survey for August 2016

    Ifo Business Climate Index for Eastern Germany Falls Again

    Aug 29, 2016: The Ifo Business Climate for industry and trade in the eastern German states worsened further in August. The current business situation and business expectations for the next six months were assessed significantly more poorly than in July. The eastern German businesses are showing signs of scepticism at the end of the summer. Details

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

    Ifo Business Climate Index for Saxony Falls

    Sep 10, 2016: The Ifo Business Climate for trade and industry in the Free State of Saxony fell for the third consecutive month in August. This was due to assessments of the current business situation, which dropped sharply from July’s levels. Business expectations were also scaled back. Overall, the same picture can be seen in both eastern and western Germany. Details


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