Thursday, March 26, 2015

GfK consumer climate index: German in a buying mood – STAR

D ie consumer sentiment in Germany rises again and is as good as in the fall of 2001. “The consumer optimism also takes in March to continue. All significant sentiment indicators, which are responsible for the consumer climate, have risen again on their already high level, “said Rolf Bürkl by the market research company GfK in Nuremberg. “This means that the consumer confidence indicator for April a value of 10.0 points measures 9.7 meters in March.”

The tug of war over the fate of Greece in the euro zone can consumers so far unimpressed as GfK announced on Thursday. “Based on a weak euro, which stimulates exports, and low energy costs to consumers see the German economy clearly on the rise,” explained the experts. Accordingly, the economic expectations in March rose for the fourth consecutive year.

The income expectations placed against a background of growing employment, good wage settlements and a weak inflation again on already very high level. The money flowing into their pockets in addition, give consumers currently out like: The propensity is only slightly below its historical


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