The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany jumped 21.6 points from a month earlier to -22.5 in September 2019, recovering from its lowest level since December 2011 and easily beating market expectations of -37.0, as the rather strong fears that financial experts had in the previous month regarding a further intensification of the US-China trade conflict did not come true. In addition, hopes that a no deal Brexit can be avoided and the ECBs monetary policy stimulus also supported sentiment. Meanwhile, the assessment of the economic situation in Germany worsened by 6.4 points to -19.9 in September, the lowest since May 2010. Zew Economic Sentiment Index in Germany averaged 21.49 from 1991 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 89.60 in January of 2000 and a record low of -63.90 in July of 2008.

Zew Economic Sentiment Index in Germany is expected to be -22.50 by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Zew Economic Sentiment Index in Germany to stand at -4.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Germany Zew Economic Sentiment Index is projected to trend around -3.00 in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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In Germany, the ZEW Economic Sentiment Index measures the level of optimism that analysts have about the expected economic developments over the next 6 months. The survey covers up to 350 financial and economic analysts. The index is constructed as the difference between the percentage share of analysts that are optimistic and the percentage of analysts that are pessimistic about the development of the economy. Therefore, the ZEW indicator measures the confidence on a scale of -100 (all analysts expect the economy to deteriorate) up to 100 (all analysts expect it to improve). A 0 value indicates neutrality. This page provides the latest reported value for – Germany Zew Economic Sentiment Index – plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Germany Zew Economic Sentiment Index – actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases – was last updated on October of 2019.

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