Ifo Institute: Export expectations are better than they have been since autumn 2018


 The re is growing optimism in the German export industry. © www.de24.news

 The  mood among companies improved noticeably in February, as the Munich-based Ifo Institute reported on Tuesday. After the recent lockdown dip at the end of 2020, the Ifo index of export expectations rose from 7.5 to 10.7 points – better than it has been in almost two and a half years. © www.de24.news

 The  triggers are therefore the well-running economy in China and rising production in the USA.

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 The  well-running economy in China and rising production in the USA are helping German exporters,” said Ifo President Clemens Fuest. © www.de24.news

 The  world’s two largest economies are the most important buyers of goods “Made in Germany”.

Chemistry and mechanical engineering on the rise

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 The  car manufacturers could also have overcome their three-month intermediate low, write the Ifo scientists. © www.de24.news

 The  chemical industry and mechanical engineering expect a significant increase in exports. For the furniture and clothing industries, on the other hand, the foreign market remains difficult: Here, companies assume that sales will decline significantly.

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 The  index is based on a monthly survey of 2,300 industrial companies. According to the Ifo Index, companies are now much more optimistic than they were at the beginning of 2020, before the Covid pathogen spread around the world.
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