The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for the Euro Area sank to -60.7 in September of 2022, from -54.9 in the previous month and worse than market estimates of -58.3. It was the lowest reading since October of 2008, as the economic outlook is expected to deteriorate further amid the ongoing energy crisis. At the same time, the indicator of the current economic situation slipped by 16.9 points to -58.9 while inflation expectations jumped by 11.4 points to -12.1. source: Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW)

ZEW Economic Sentiment Index in the Euro Area averaged 22.73 from 1999 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 89.90 in January of 2000 and a record low of -63.70 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 October of 2022.

ZEW Economic Sentiment Index in Euro Area is expected to be -60.70 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 -13.00 in 2023 and 13.00 in 2024, according to our econometric models.

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Euro Area ZEW Economic Sentiment Index



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-08-16 09:00 AM Aug -54.9 -51.1 -57 -59
2022-09-13 09:00 AM Sep -60.7 -54.9 -58.3 -56.5
2022-10-18 09:00 AM Oct -60.7 -62.3


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
ZEW Economic Sentiment Index -60.70 -54.90 Sep 2022

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
-60.70 -54.90 89.90 -63.70 1999 - 2022 Monthly

News Stream
Eurozone Investor Morale Lowest since 2008
The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for the Euro Area sank to -60.7 in September of 2022, from -54.9 in the previous month and worse than market estimates of -58.3. It was the lowest reading since October of 2008, as the economic outlook is expected to deteriorate further amid the ongoing energy crisis. At the same time, the indicator of the current economic situation slipped by 16.9 points to -58.9 while inflation expectations jumped by 11.4 points to -12.1.
2022-09-13
Eurozone Investor Morale Falls Less than Expected
The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for the Euro Area slipped to -54.9 in August of 2022, from -51.1 in the previous month, and compared with market estimates of -57. It was the lowest reading since November of 2011, as the economic outlook is expected to worsen further amid the ongoing energy crisis in Europe and the ECB's hiking cycle. At the same time, the indicator of the current economic situation increased by 2.4 points to -42 while inflation expectations rose by 2.1 points to -23.5.
2022-08-16
Eurozone Investor Morale Slips to Lowest Since 2011
The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for the Euro Area plunged to -51.1 in July of 2022, from -28 in the previous month. It was the lowest reading since December of 2011, as the economic outlook is expected to worsen amid ongoing concerns about the energy crisis in Europe, the ECB's looming hawkish stance and fresh pandemic restrictions in China. At the same time, the indicator of the current economic situation slipped by 18 points to -44.4 while inflation expectations rose by 6.8 points to -25.6.
2022-07-12