GfK Consumer Climate powered by NIM

The GfK Consumer Climate survey, which is being conducted regularly since 1974 and monthly 1980, is regarded as an important indicator of German consumer behavior and a guiding light for Germany's economic development. The Consumer Climate is based on about 2,000 monthly consumer interviews that are conducted on behalf of the European Commission.

Since October 2023, the consumer climate data collected by GfK is being analyzed and published jointly with the Nuremberg Institute for Market Decisions (NIM). By joining forces, it will be possible to invest further in the analysis and development of the Consumer Climate study to gain an even better understanding of the background to changes in consumer confidence.

Planned publication dates (CET):

Wednesday, May 29, 2024, 8 a.m.
Wednesday, June 26, 2024, 8 a.m.
Wednesday, July 24, 2024, 8 a.m.
Tuesday, August 27, 2024, 8 a.m. (Changed! Original date: 28.8.2024)
Thursday, September 26, 2024, 8 a.m.
Tuesday, October 29, 2024, 8 a.m.
Wednesday, November 27, 2024, 8 a.m.
Thursday, December 19, 2024, 8 a.m.

Latest consumer climate

Consumer Climate: Two-Year High at a Low Level

Nuremberg, April 25, 2024 – The recovery in consumer sentiment in Germany continued in April. Income expectations grew noticeably, economic expectations and the willingness to buy are increasing moderately. The consumer climate thusimproved for the third time in a row. In the forecast for May, the indicator increases to -24.2, which is an improvement of 3.1 points compared to the previous month (revised to -27.3 points), reaching a two-year high – although still at an extremely low level. These are the current findings of the GfK Consumer Climate powered by NIM, which has been published jointly by GfK and the Nuremberg Institute for Market Decisions (NIM), the founder of GfK, since October 2023.

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