Germany Zew Economic Sentiment Index
Sep 30, 2023
Oct 17, 2023
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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.
The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany increased slightly to -11.4 in September 2023, up from the previous month's reading of -12.3 and surpassing market expectations of -15.0. These improved economic prospects for Europe's largest economy are in line with a notably more optimistic view of international stock market developments, driven by growing expectations of stable interest rates in the Eurozone and the US, along with anticipations of a further easing of China's interest rate policy. However, the assessment of the economic situation saw a significant drop of 8.1 points, falling to -79.4, marking its lowest level in three years.
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