DMV-ifo Marketing Barometer August 2019
Opposing trends in the mood in the marketing sector
After the business climate index for the marketing sector slumped in July as in previous months (-3.1 points), this trend did not continue in August. There has been no change since the previous month. The DMV-ifo marketing barometer with its business climate thus does not follow the trend of the ifo business climate index of the German economy as a whole, which recorded a further drop of -1.5 points.
Business expectations also showed a downward trend, as was already the case in July. After a decline of -0.8 points was recorded in July, the figure for this month is similar: 0.7 points. On the other hand, the value for the business situation rose by 0.7 points. The assessment of the order backlog, on the other hand, follows another development. After this recorded a sharp drop of -13.2 points in July, this value continues to fall in August, but only by -0.8 points. Contrary trends can also be observed in the expectations for the number of employees and sales, as the former are negative and the latter positive.
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