German Ifo business climate dropped to 102.8 in October, down from 103.7, below expectation of 103.2. Current assessment gauge dropped to 105.9, down from 106.4 and missed expectation of 106.0. Expectations gauge dropped to 99.8, down from 101 and missed consensus of 100.3. Manufacturing, services and trade indices record decline in the month, but construction hit another record high.
Ifo president Clemens Fuest noted in the release that “firms were less satisfied with their current business situation and less optimistic about the months ahead. Growing global uncertainty is increasingly taking its toll on the German economy.”