The Swiss investor sentiment index declined by 50.6 points from the previous month to -7.8 in August 2021, falling into negative territory for the first time since March of 2020, amid renewed pandemic fears sparked by the rapid spread of the Delta variant. Meantime, the assessment of the economic situation increased to 60.5 in August from 37.2 in July. source: Credit Suisse & CFA Society Switzerland

Zew Economic Sentiment Index in Switzerland averaged -3.18 from 2006 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 72.20 in May of 2021 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 September of 2021.

Zew Economic Sentiment Index in Switzerland is expected to be -12.00 by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Switzerland CS-CFA Society Economic Sentiment Index is projected to trend around 15.00 in 2022 and 7.00 in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Switzerland CS-CFA Society Economic Sentiment Index

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-7.80 42.80 72.20 -91.10 2006 - 2021 Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-05-26 08:00 AM May 72.2 68.3 67.5
2021-06-30 08:00 AM Jun 51.3 72.2 75
2021-07-28 08:00 AM Jul 42.8 51.3 56.2
2021-08-25 08:00 AM Aug -7.8 42.8 40
2021-09-29 08:00 AM Sep -7.8 -12
2021-10-27 09:00 AM Oct
2021-11-24 09:00 AM Nov
2021-12-29 09:00 AM Dec


News Stream
Swiss Investor Morale Plunges in August
The Swiss investor sentiment index declined by 50.6 points from the previous month to -7.8 in August 2021, falling into negative territory for the first time since March of 2020, amid renewed pandemic fears sparked by the rapid spread of the Delta variant. Meantime, the assessment of the economic situation increased to 60.5 in August from 37.2 in July.
2021-08-25
Swiss Investor Morale Weakens in July
The Swiss investor sentiment index fell 8.5 points from the previous month to 42.8 in July 2021, moving further away from an all-time high of 72.2 hit in May, amid renewed COVID-induced fears. Still, the barometer of sentiment remained in optimistic territory. Meanwhile, the assessment of the economic situation decreased to 37.2 in July from 43.6 in June.
2021-07-28
Swiss Investor Morale Declines from Records
The Swiss investor sentiment index fell sharply to 51.3 in June of 2021 from a record high of 72.2 in May, reaching the lowest in 5 months. "The financial analysts' economic expectations for the next six months seem to have passed their peak in June, but remain at a historically high level. The analysts do not expect elevated inflation to persist; the majority are not currently protecting their portfolios against inflation any more than usual," Credit Suisse said.
2021-06-30
Swiss Investor Morale Hits New High
The Swiss investor sentiment index rose by 3.9 points from the previous month to a new record high of 72.2 in May 2021, pointing to a strong economic recovery over the next six months. Investors said they anticipate further improvements, also for the labor market, as well as long-term interest rates to rise. Meanwhile, the assessment of the economic situation increased to +22.3, the first positive reading in 14 months.
2021-05-26

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.