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Ifo World Economic Survey

Since 1981 the Ifo Institute has conducted a quarterly survey in numerous countries on business cycle developments and other economic factors in the experts' home countries.

Latest results

  1. Results of the Ifo World Economic Survey (WES) of 3rd quarter 2016 (11 August 2016)

    Ifo World Economic Climate Suffers Setback

    Aug 11, 2016: The Ifo Index for the world economy fell by 4.5 index points to 86.0 in the third quarter, dipping to its lowest level in over three years at ten index points below its long-term average. These results contrast with the improvement seen last quarter. Experts’ assessments of the current economic situation remain unfavourable, while their economic expectations are far more negative than last quarter. Sentiment in the world economy is subdued. Details

  2. Advance results of the Ifo World Economic Survey (WES) of 3rd quarter 2016 (04 August 2016)

    Ifo Economic Climate in the Euro Area Remains Overcast

    Aug 4, 2016: Economic sentiment in the euro area weakened this quarter, although the deterioration was only marginal. The Ifo Index for the economic climate in the euro area fell to 111.6 points in the third quarter from 112.7 points in the second quarter, but nevertheless remains way above its long-term average. The deterioration in the economic climate was entirely due to less positive assessments of the economic outlook. The current economic situation, by contrast, improved. The economic recovery in the euro area continued this quarter, but lacked impetus. Details

Information on the World Economic Survey

  1. Publications on the World Economic Survey

    Since 1981 the Ifo Institute has conducted a quarterly survey in numerous countries on business cycle developments and other economic factors in the experts' home countries. Details

  2. Design of the World Economic Survey

    The Ifo World Economic Survey (WES) is designed to give an accurate picture of the economic situation and forecasts for important industrial, emerging and developing economies on a quarterly basis. Details

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Contact for participation in the survey

Johanna Garnitz

Ifo Institute
Ifo Center for Business Cycle Analysis and Surveys
Phone: +49(0)89/9224-1227
Fax: +49(0)89/907795-1227
Email: garnitz @ ifo.de
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Further information

Dr. Gernot Nerb

Ifo Institute
Ifo Center for Industrial Organisation and New Technologies
Phone: +49(0)89/9224-1236
Fax: +49(0)89/907795-1236
Email: nerb @ ifo.de
Website


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