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

Ifo Business Climate

  1. Results of the March 2014 Ifo Business Survey

    Ifo Business Climate Index Falls

    Mar 25, 2014: The Ifo Business Climate Index for industry and trade in Germany fell in March to 110.7 points from 111.3 points after four successive increases. Companies expressed far less confidence in future business developments, but were more satisfied with their current business situation. The crisis of the emerging economies and the events in Crimea are impacting the confidence of German firms. Details

Ifo Business Survey

  1. Results of the March 2014 Ifo Business Survey

    German Service Sector: Ifo Business Climate Indicator Falls in German Service Sector

    Mar 25, 2014: The Ifo Business Climate Indicator for the German service sector continued to fall in March. This was primarily due to a clear deterioration in expectations on the part of service providers, which fell below the long-term average. Assessments of the current business situation, by contrast, were considerably better than last month. Despite a loss of momentum, firms still plan to recruit small numbers of additional staff. Details

  1. From the Ifo Business Survey for March 2014

    Credit Constraints Hit New Historic Low Again

    Mar 31, 2014: Credit constraints for German trade and industry once again fell to a new historic low in March, dropping to 18.5 percent from 18.6 percent in February. In other words, 18.5% of the companies surveyed reported restrictive access to bank credit. Financing conditions for German companies remain excellent. Details

  1. Ifo Employment Barometer - Results of the Ifo Business Survey for March 2014

    Employment Barometer Falls

    Mar 27, 2014: The Ifo Employment Barometer for German industry, including the service sector, failed to remain at last month’s good level and fell slightly in March. Although the index fell in all sub-segments apart from retailing, a slightly positive trend in employment is still to be reckoned with. Details

Regional Evaluation for Eastern Germany

  1. Results of the Ifo Business Survey for March 2014

    Ifo Business Climate for Eastern Germany Clouds Over

    Mar 28, 2014: The Ifo Business Climate Index for trade and industry for the Eastern German Länder fell in March 2014 for the first time since last summer. Eastern German companies assessed the current business situation just as positively as last month, but they were clearly less optimistic about future business developments. International tensions in the Ukraine conflict are fuelling insecurity in the Eastern German economy. Details

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

    Crimea Crisis Causes Uncertainty among Saxon Companies

    Apr 8, 2014: The Ifo Business Climate Index for German trade and industry fell in March. The climate indicators for the Eastern German Länder and Saxony also declined steeply. Although Saxon survey participants were more satisfied with their current business situation, they expressed less optimism regarding their future business developments. International tensions in Eastern Europe have left their mark on the future expectations of Saxon firms. Russia is Saxon manufacturers’ fifth most important foreign trade partner, meaning that the latter could be particularly strongly impacted by the EU’s economic sanctions. Details