The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany recorded an increase of 6.7 points in April 2019, with the corresponding indicator entering positive territory at 3.1 points. Although the indicator still remains below the long-term average of 22.2 points, economic expectations have recovered significantly from its low point in October 2018, having climbed almost 28 points since. Over the same period, however, the assessment of the economic situation in Germany has deteriorated considerably. The corresponding indicator saw yet another decrease in April and currently stands at 5.5 points, 5.6 points lower than in the previous month. The outlook for the German economy in the coming six months thus remains greatly subdued.