ifo Business climate index tool

The ifo Business climate index Tool visualize the results of the Business Surveys of the ifo Institute – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich which are provided on the website of the ifo Institute.

The economic indicators reflect the attitude among the corporate leaders and are an important indicator for the economic development in Germany and other sectors. The Bitkom-ifo-Digital Index created especially for the ITC industry is a result of the collaboration between ifo Institute and bitkom.

In the above charts the business expectations for the next six months and the estimates regarding the current business situation are presented. The actual business climate is the geometric mean between business expectations and business situation.

Balance figures represent the difference between the percentage of the positive and negative answers with regard to the ifo Business Surveys; the index values are based on the Balance figures and are standardized to the base year 2015 (100).

The ifo-export– and import climate index is an indicator to estimate the German external trade activities.

Disclaimer (non-binding translation, see German site for binding version): The ifo Business climate index Tool is a free service provided by IVC Independent Valuation & Consulting Aktiengesellschaft Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft, which can be used without concluding a contract. The results must be checked and we do not accept any liability for incorrect calculations. The ifo Business climate index Tool does not replace a valuation report.