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

Ifo Business Climate

  1. Results of the December 2016 Ifo Business Survey

    Ifo Business Climate Improves in the Run-Up to Christmas

    Dec 19, 2016: The German economy is in a festive mood. The Ifo Business Climate Index rose in December to 111.0 points from 110.4 points in November. Assessments of the current business situation improved, reaching their highest level since February 2012. The business outlook for the first half of 2017 is also slightly more optimistic. The German economy is making a strong finish to the year. Details

Ifo Business Survey

  1. Results of the December 2016 Ifo Business Survey

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

    Dec 19, 2016: In the service sector the mood deteriorated in the run-up to Christmas. The indicator fell to 31.7 balance points in December from 35.0 balance points in November. Service providers assessed their current business situation less favourably. They also scaled back their business expectations slightly. Both indices, however, are significantly above their long-term average. Service providers remain keen to recruit additional staff. Details

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

    Ifo Credit Constraints Edge Downwards

    Dec 22, 2016: It has become slightly easier for German companies to access bank loans. Credit constraints for German trade and industry fell slightly from 14.6 percent in November to 14.5 percent in December. This is the share of companies reporting restrictive lending by banks. Financing conditions were very favourable in 2016 and are expected to remain so in 2017. Details

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

    Companies Seek to Recruit Extra Staff

    Dec 22, 2016: German companies plan to recruit additional staff. The Ifo Employment Barometer rose to 111.8 points in December from 111.1 points last month, marking a new historic record since the inclusion of service providers in the survey in 2002. The number of jobs continues to rise unabated and there is no end to the employment boom in sight. Details

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

    Falling Euro Raises German Exporters’ Hopes

    Dec 20, 2016: German manufacturers hope that exports will rise. Their export expectations rose from 6.7 balance points in November to 8.0 balance points in December. Expectations were fuelled by the US Fed’s announcement of an interest rate increase, which pushed up the US dollar exchange rate. German exporters hope that their foreign business will also improve in 2017. Details

Regional Evaluation for Eastern Germany

  1. Results of the Ifo Business Survey for December 2016

    Ifo Business Climate Index for Eastern Germany Rises

    Dec 22, 2016: The seasonally-adjusted Ifo Business Climate for the eastern German Länder brightened slightly again towards the end of the year. Thanks to a marginal upturn in business, expectations rose for the fourth month in succession. The eastern German economy will gain impetus in the New Year. Details

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

    Ifo Business Climate Index for Saxony Rises

    Jan 10, 2017: The Ifo Business Climate Index for industry and trade in the Free State of Saxony rose slightly at the end of the year. Although survey participants assessed their current business situation as marginally poorer than in November, they expressed far greater optimism about the first half of 2017. The business climate also brightened in eastern Germany and the country as a whole in December. Details


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