Germany Ifo Business Climate rose from 94.8 to 95.7 in January, above expectation of 94.7. Current Assessment index dropped from 96.9 to 96.1, matched expectations. Expectations index improved from 92.7 to 95.2, above expectation of 93.0.
By sector, manufacturing rose from 17.4 to 19.9. Services rose from 4.6 to 7.7. Trade rose from -4.1 to -1.3. Construction rose from 7.6 to 8.7.
Ifo said: “While companies’ assessments of the current situation were somewhat less positive, their expectations improved considerably. The German economy is starting the new year with a glimmer of hope.”