Euro Area Business Confidence  1985-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The Business Climate Indicator for the Euro Area rose marginally to 0.13 in April of 2016 from an upwardly revised 0.12 in the previous month. Managers' production expectations improved markedly and also the stocks of finished products and export order books were assessed more positively. In contrast, managers' appraisal of past production worsened and their views on total order books remained virtually unchanged. The general economic sentiment including consumers increased to 103.9 from 103. Business Confidence in the Euro Area averaged 0 from 1985 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 1.63 in April of 2007 and a record low of -3.58 in March of 2009. Business Confidence in the Euro Area is reported by the European Commission.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.13 0.11 1.63 -3.58 1985 - 2016 Monthly
In Euro Area, the Business Climate Indicator measures the current situation of the businesses and its future prospects. The survey is made by phone and covers 23 000 companies in the Euro Area. The questionnaire focuses on: production trends in recent months, order books, export order books, stocks and production expectations. The indicator is computed through the estimation of a factor-model and summarises the common information contained in the surveys. A rise in the indicator will point to an upswing in activity and an improvement in the business climate. This page provides the latest reported value for - Euro Area Business Confidence - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Euro Area Business Confidence - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-02-26 10:00 AM Feb 0.07 0.29 0.28 0.22
2016-03-30 09:00 AM Mar 0.11 0.09 0.08 0
2016-04-28 09:00 AM Apr 0.13 0.12 0.14 0.17
2016-05-30 09:00 AM May 0.13 0.07
2016-06-29 09:00 AM Jun 0.06
2016-07-28 09:00 AM Jul 0.04

Euro Area Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 0.13 0.11 1.63 -3.58 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 51.50 51.70 59.00 33.50 [+]
Services PMI 53.10 53.10 58.30 39.20 Index Points [+]
Composite Pmi 52.90 53.00 54.30 45.70 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 0.20 0.80 9.10 -21.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.80 -0.80 2.40 -4.10 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 0.20 2.10 10.00 -22.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 81.40 81.90 85.30 69.60 percent [+]
Changes In Inventories -2.11 -5.60 26.59 -26.99 EUR Billion [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index 16.80 21.50 89.90 -63.70 [+]
Car Registrations 863.00 851.00 1130.00 665.00 Thousand [+]
Mining Production -4.30 -13.10 25.80 -26.60 percent [+]




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Canada 53.10 Apr/16
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Italy 102.70 Apr/16
Japan 6.00 Mar/16
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Luxembourg 108.00 Apr/16
Macedonia 23.00 Apr/16
Malaysia 92.90 Mar/16
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Mexico 54.19 Apr/16
Mozambique 98.00 Mar/16
Netherlands 4.70 Apr/16
New Zealand 6.20 Apr/16
Nigeria -10.30 Mar/16
Norway -7.00 Mar/16
Peru 54.00 Apr/16
Philippines 41.90 Mar/16
Poland 5.40 Apr/16
Portugal 1.30 Apr/16
Qatar 19.30 Sep/15
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Russia -4.00 Apr/16
Saudi Arabia 9.00 Sep/15
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Singapore 1.00 Mar/16
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South Africa 36.00 Mar/16
South Korea 71.00 Apr/16
Spain -2.10 Apr/16
Sweden 106.30 Apr/16
Switzerland 102.69 Apr/16
Thailand 49.80 Apr/16
Turkey 110.10 Apr/16
Uganda 54.10 Apr/16
Ukraine 98.40 Mar/16
United Kingdom -5.00 Jun/16
United States 50.80 Apr/16