The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for the Euro Area surged by 40.3 points to 16.7 in January of 2023, bouncing back into positive territory for the first time since February 2022. In January, 43 percent of the surveyed analysts expected an improvement in economic activity, 30.7 percent expected no changes while 26.3 percent predicted a deterioration. In addition, the indicator of the current economic situation went up by 2.6 points to -54.8 and inflation expectations fell by 4.4 points to 83.7. source: Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW)

ZEW Economic Sentiment Index in Euro Area averaged 22.06 points from 1999 until 2023, 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 January of 2023.

ZEW Economic Sentiment Index in Euro Area is expected to be 22.00 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 25.00 points in 2024 and 18.00 points in 2025, according to our econometric models.

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Euro Area ZEW Economic Sentiment Index



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-12-13 10:00 AM Dec -23.6 -38.7 -25.7 -28
2023-01-17 10:00 AM Jan 16.7 -23.6 -17
2023-02-21 10:00 AM Feb 16.7 18.5


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
ZEW Economic Sentiment Index 16.70 -23.60 points Jan 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
16.70 -23.60 89.90 -63.70 1999 - 2023 points Monthly

News Stream
Eurozone Investor Morale Turns Positive in January
The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for the Euro Area surged by 40.3 points to 16.7 in January of 2023, bouncing back into positive territory for the first time since February 2022. In January, 43 percent of the surveyed analysts expected an improvement in economic activity, 30.7 percent expected no changes while 26.3 percent predicted a deterioration. In addition, the indicator of the current economic situation went up by 2.6 points to -54.8 and inflation expectations fell by 4.4 points to 83.7.
2023-01-17
Eurozone Investor Sentiment Rises to 10-Month High
The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for the Euro Area improved to -23.6 in December of 2022 from -38.7 in the prior month and better than market expectations of -25.7. It was the highest reading since February, on the back of the temporary stabilization on the energy markets and the expected decline in inflation in the coming months. At the same time, the indicator of the current economic situation increased by 7.7 points to -57.4 while inflation expectations fell by 27.1 points to -79.3 points.
2022-12-13
Eurozone Investor Sentiment Improves in November
The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for the Euro Area improved to -38.7 in November of 2022 from – 59.7 in October. It was the highest reading since June and likely related to prospects that inflation could start easing soon, allowing ECB policymakers to slow the pace of its interest-rate increases. At the same time, the indicator of the current economic situation increased by 5.5 points to -65.1, while inflation expectations fell by 16.4 points to -52.2.
2022-11-15