May 26, 2014 / 6:23 AM / 5 years ago

Germania, fiducia consumatori tiene sui massimi dal 2007 - Gfk

BERLINO, 26 maggio (Reuters) - E' stabile sui massimi
gennaio 2007 la fiducia dei consumatori tedeschi che, secondo
l'indice elaborato da Gfk, ignorano la crisi in Ucraina e sono
positivi sui possibili sviluppi dell'economia in Europa.
                                 JUNE 14   MAY 14    JUNE 13
 Consumer climate                8.5       8.5       6.5
 Consumer climate components     MAY 14    APRIL 14  MAY 13
 - willingness to buy            49.5      48.6      37.7
 - income expectations           47.8      52.3      33.9
 - business cycle expectations   38.5      32.1      -0.2

NOTE - The consumer climate indicator forecasts the development
of real private consumption in the following month.
An indicator reading above zero signals year-on-year growth in
private consumption. A value below zero indicates a drop in
comparison with the same period a year ago.
According to GfK, a one-point change in the indicator
corresponds to a year-on-year change of 0.1 percent in private
The "willingness to buy" indicator represents the balance
between positive and negative responses to the question: "Do you
think now is a good time to buy major items?"
The income expectations sub-index reflects expectations about
the development of household finances in the coming 12 months.
The additional business cycle expectations index reflects the
assessment of those questioned of the general economic situation
in the next 12 months.
    (Reporting by Michelle Martin; Editing by Stephen Brown)
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