The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for the Euro Area increased by 2.3 points to 25 in February 2024, the highest in one year and above market forecasts of 20.1. In February, 51.8 percent of the surveyed analysts expected no changes in economic activity, 36.6 percent expected improvement and 11.6 percent predicted a deterioration. In the meantime, the indicator of the current economic situation rose by 5.9 points to -53.4 and inflation expectations fell by 4.3 points to -61.1. source: Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW)

ZEW Economic Sentiment Index In the Euro Area increased to 25 points in February from 22.70 points in January of 2024. ZEW Economic Sentiment Index in Euro Area averaged 21.39 points from 1999 until 2024, reaching an all time high of 89.90 points in January of 2000 and a record low of -63.70 points in July of 2008. This page provides the latest reported value for - Euro Area Zew Economic Sentiment Index - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Euro Area ZEW Economic Sentiment Index - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2024.

ZEW Economic Sentiment Index In the Euro Area increased to 25 points in February from 22.70 points in January of 2024. ZEW Economic Sentiment Index in Euro Area is expected to be 28.00 points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Euro Area ZEW Economic Sentiment Index is projected to trend around 7.00 points in 2025 and 12.00 points in 2026, according to our econometric models.

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Euro Area ZEW Economic Sentiment Index


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2024-01-16 10:00 AM
ZEW Economic Sentiment Index
Jan 22.7 23 21.9 22
2024-02-13 10:00 AM
ZEW Economic Sentiment Index
Feb 25.0 22.7 20.1 25
2024-03-19 10:00 AM
ZEW Economic Sentiment Index
Mar 25.0 28


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Services PMI 50.00 48.40 points Feb 2024
Manufacturing PMI 46.10 46.60 points Feb 2024
Business Confidence -0.40 -0.50 points Jan 2024
Composite PMI 48.90 47.90 points Feb 2024
Industrial Production Mom 2.60 0.40 percent Dec 2023
Industrial Production 1.20 -5.40 percent Dec 2023
Manufacturing Production 1.50 -6.10 percent Dec 2023
Capacity Utilization 79.10 79.70 percent Mar 2024
Changes in Inventories 6.90 23.71 EUR Billion Sep 2023
ZEW Economic Sentiment Index 25.00 22.70 points Feb 2024
Car Registrations 771.79 779.11 Thousand Jan 2024
Bankruptcies 2.70 -10.90 percent Dec 2023
Industrial Sentiment -9.30 -9.00 points Jan 2024
Services Sentiment 8.80 8.40 points Jan 2024
Mining Production -14.30 -17.80 percent Dec 2023

Euro Area ZEW Economic Sentiment Index
In the Euro Area, 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.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
25.00 22.70 89.90 -63.70 1999 - 2024 points Monthly

News Stream
Eurozone Investor Morale Rises to 1-Year High
The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for the Euro Area increased by 2.3 points to 25 in February 2024, the highest in one year and above market forecasts of 20.1. In February, 51.8 percent of the surveyed analysts expected no changes in economic activity, 36.6 percent expected improvement and 11.6 percent predicted a deterioration. In the meantime, the indicator of the current economic situation rose by 5.9 points to -53.4 and inflation expectations fell by 4.3 points to -61.1.
2024-02-13
Eurozone Investor Morale Eases Slightly in January
The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for the Euro Area edged down by 0.3 points to 22.7 in January 2024, but still surpassing market forecasts of 21.9. In January, 37.2% of the surveyed analysts expected improvement in economic conditions, 48.3% anticipated stability and 14.5% predicted a deterioration. In the meantime, the indicator of the current economic situation increased by 3.4 points to -59.3 and inflation expectations rose by only 1.4 points to -56.8.
2024-01-16
Eurozone Investor Morale Stronger than Anticipated
The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for the Euro Area jumped by 9.2 points to 23 in December 2023, marking the highest reading in ten months and well above market forecasts of 11.2. In December, 37.6% of the surveyed analysts expected improvement in economic conditions, 47.8% predicted stability and 14.6% anticipated a deterioration. Meanwhile, the indicator of the current economic situation decreased by 0.9 points to -62.7 and inflation expectations surged by 14.5 points to -58.2.
2023-12-12