Weekly activity index for the German economy

The weekly activity index (WAI) is an index designed to measure real economic activity in Germany in a timely manner. The index is based on daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly indicators for the German economy.

Weekly activity index and GDP growth

Update as of 10 June 2024

  • For the week of 3 June - 9 June (week 23) the WAI stands at 0.1. The WAI remains thus unchanged as in the preceding week (previously 0.1).
  • The index value indicates that trend-adjusted economic activity (measured by the WAI) in the 13 weeks up to 9 June was 0.1 % above activity in the preceding 13 weeks. 
  • The WAI-implied GDP growth rate for the last 13 weeks up to 9 June compared with the preceding 13 weeks is 0.4 %.

The next update is scheduled for 17 June 2024.


The WAI is still a work in progress; it is constantly undergoing revision and, when necessary, adjusted (see Methodology). The WAI is not an official forecast of the Deutsche Bundesbank or the Eurosystem.


Please cite this report as follows: 
Eraslan, S. and T. Götz (2020), An unconventional weekly economic activity index for Germany, Deutsche Bundesbank Technical Paper, 02/2020. Data retrieved from www.bundesbank.de/wai.