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Event Previous Forecast Actual
Sep, 24 07:00
GfK Consumer Climate
GfK Consumer Climate
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Date: Sep, 24 07:00
Importance: Low
Previous: -1.2
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Oct

The German group GfK uses this report to show the results of their survey on business consumer confidence in order to gauge the health of the German economy. It is a leading indicator of economic strength.

-1.2 - -
Sep, 24 09:00
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Ifo Business Climate Index
Ifo Business Climate Index
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Date: Sep, 24 09:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: 99.4
Forecast: 99.0
Actual: -
Period: Sep

The Ifo Business Climate Index is a closely followed leading indicator for economic activity in Germany prepared by the Ifo Institute for Economic Research in Munich. It is based on ca. 7,000 monthly survey responses of firms in manufacturing, construction, wholesaling and retailing. The firms are asked to give their assessments of the current business situation and their expectations for the next six months. They can characterise their situation as "good", "satisfactorily" or "poor" and their business expectations for the next six months as "more favourable", "unchanged" or "more unfavourable". The replies are weighted according to the importance of the industry and aggregated. The balance value of the current business situation is the difference of the percentages of the responses "good" and "poor", the balance value of the expectations is the difference of the percentages of the responses "more favourable" and "more unfavourable". The business climate is a mean of the balances of the business situation and the expectations.

99.4 99.0 -
Sep, 24 09:00
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Ifo Current Assessment
Ifo Current Assessment
Country:
Date: Sep, 24 09:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: 101.4
Forecast: 101.8
Actual: -
Period: Sep

One of the country's key business sentiment surveys (Ifo - Information and Forschung Survey). The survey is conducted monthly, querying German firms on the current German business climate as well as their expectations for the next six months. As the largest economy in the Eurozone, Germany is responsible for approximately a quarter of the total Eurozone GDP.

Consequently, the German Ifo is a significant economic health indicator for the Eurozone as a whole. Positive readings bode well for the economy, suggesting increased consumer spending and economic growth. Conversely, low Ifo readings may be indicative of economic slowdown.

The index uses 100 as a centerline between positive and negative outlooks; the further the value is from 100 the stronger the sentiment. The survey presents two equally weighted sub-indices: Current Assessment and Business Expectations.

Ifo Current Assessment
Measures current German business conditions, without considering future expectations.

101.4 101.8 -
Sep, 24 09:00
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IFO - Expectations
IFO - Expectations
Country:
Date: Sep, 24 09:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: 97.5
Forecast: 96.4
Actual: -
Period: Sep

One of the country's key business sentiment surveys (Ifo - Information and Forschung Survey). The survey is conducted monthly, querying German firms on the current German business climate as well as their expectations for the next six months. As the largest economy in the Eurozone, Germany is responsible for approximately a quarter of the total Eurozone GDP. Consequently, the German Ifo is a significant economic health indicator for the Eurozone as a whole. Positive readings bode well for the economy, suggesting increased consumer spending and economic growth. Conversely, low Ifo readings may be indicative of economic slowdown.

The index uses 100 as a centerline between positive and negative outlooks; the further the value is from 100 the stronger the sentiment. The survey presents two equally weighted sub-indices: Current Assessment and Business Expectations.

Ifo Expectations
Based on firms' expectations for the next six months, where firms rate the future outlook as better, same, or worse.

97.5 96.4 -
Sep, 24 11:00
CBI retail sales volume balance
CBI retail sales volume balance
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Date: Sep, 24 11:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 60
Forecast: 35
Actual: -
Period: Sep

Level of a diffusion index based on surveyed retailers and wholesalers: above 0 indicates higher sales volume, below indicates lower. This is a survey of about 160 retail and wholesale companies which asks respondents to rate the relative level of current sales volume. It's a leading indicator of consumer spending because retailer and wholesaler sales are directly influenced by consumer buying levels.
 

60 35 -