The Swiss investor sentiment index rose by 16.8 points from the previous month to 46.8 in December 2020, the highest level since June, as investors welcomed the COVID-19 vaccine rollouts. Still, survey participants seemed less confident in the global economic trend over the next half-year due to the ongoing pandemic crisis. Meanwhile, the assessment of the economic situation rose by 6.1 points to -31.9. source: Credit Suisse & CFA Society Switzerland

Zew Economic Sentiment Index in Switzerland averaged -5.57 from 2006 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 65 in October of 2009 and a record low of -91.10 in October of 2008. This page provides - Switzerland Zew Economic Sentiment Index- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Switzerland CS-CFA Society Economic Sentiment Index - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2021.

Zew Economic Sentiment Index in Switzerland is expected to be 15.00 by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Zew Economic Sentiment Index in Switzerland to stand at 12.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Switzerland CS-CFA Society Economic Sentiment Index is projected to trend around 14.00 in 2021 and 7.00 in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Switzerland CS-CFA Society Economic Sentiment Index

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
46.80 30.00 65.00 -91.10 2006 - 2020 Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-09-30 08:00 AM Sep 26.2 45.6 40.2
2020-10-28 09:00 AM Oct 2.3 26.2 18.5
2020-11-25 09:00 AM Nov 30.0 2.3 -6
2020-12-30 09:00 AM Dec 46.8 30 15
2021-01-27 09:00 AM Jan 46.8 50
2021-02-24 09:00 AM Feb
2021-03-31 08:00 AM Mar
2021-04-28 08:00 AM Apr


News Stream
Swiss Investor Morale at 6-Month High
The Swiss investor sentiment index rose by 16.8 points from the previous month to 46.8 in December 2020, the highest level since June, as investors welcomed the COVID-19 vaccine rollouts. Still, survey participants seemed less confident in the global economic trend over the next half-year due to the ongoing pandemic crisis. Meanwhile, the assessment of the economic situation rose by 6.1 points to -31.9.
2020-12-30
Swiss Investor Morale Rebounds in November
The Swiss investor sentiment index rose by 27.7 points from the previous month to 30.0 in November 2020, recovering from last month's sharp fall, as investors welcomed signs of COVID-19 vaccine progress. Meanwhile, the assessment of the economic situation dropped by 19.4 points to -38.0.
2020-11-25
Swiss Investor Morale Deteriorates Sharply
The Swiss investor sentiment index dropped by 23.9 points from the previous month to 2.3 in October 2020, the lowest level since March. Investors believe that the second wave of COVID-19 infections is likely to heighten the appreciation pressure on CHF, but a key rate cut is not foreseeable in Switzerland, the Eurozone or the US. Meanwhile, the assessment of the economic situation increased by 14.2 points to -18.6.
2020-10-28
Swiss Investor Morale Deteriorates in September
The Swiss investor sentiment index dropped by 19.4 points from the previous month to 26.2 in September 2020, still suggesting markets maintained an optimistic outlook for the next half-year following the coronavirus shock early this year. Survey participants said they expect the recovery to slow down and anticipate some turmoil on the labor market, but they do not foresee a deterioration in the overall situation. Meanwhile, the assessment of the economic situation increased by 12.8 points to -32.8.
2020-09-30

Switzerland CS-CFA Society Economic Sentiment Index
In Switzerland, the CS-CFA Society 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.