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

The Business Climate Indicator for the Euro Area fell to 0.02 in August of 2016 from a downwardly revised 0.38 in July. It is the lowest figure since October of 2013 as managers' assessments of past production, overall orders and exports orders deteriorated markedly. In contrast, production expectations worsened much less and views on the stocks of finished products remained stable. The general economic sentiment including consumers dropped to 103.5 from 104.5, the lowest in five months. Business Confidence in the Euro Area averaged 0.01 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
0.02 0.38 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 September of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-06-29 09:00 AM Jun 0.22 0.26 0.26 0.29
2016-07-28 09:00 AM Jul 0.39 0.22 0.17 0.07
2016-08-30 09:00 AM Aug 0.02 0.38 0.36 0.25
2016-09-29 09:00 AM Sep 0.02 0.1 0.08
2016-10-28 09:00 AM Oct 0.01
2016-11-29 10:00 AM Nov -0.05

Euro Area Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 0.02 0.38 1.63 -3.58 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 52.60 51.70 59.00 33.50 [+]
Services PMI 52.10 52.80 58.30 39.20 Index Points [+]
Composite Pmi 52.60 52.90 54.30 45.70 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production -0.50 0.70 9.10 -21.50 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -1.10 0.80 2.60 -4.20 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 0.00 1.00 10.00 -22.10 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 81.60 81.40 85.30 69.60 percent [+]
Changes In Inventories -1.35 1.10 25.37 -26.71 EUR Billion [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index 5.40 4.60 89.90 -63.70 [+]
Car Registrations 851.00 854.00 1130.00 665.00 Thousand [+]
Mining Production -17.10 -11.20 25.90 -26.60 percent [+]




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Albania -5.80 Jun/16
Angola -34.00 Jun/16
Armenia 51.00 Jun/16
Australia 6.00 Aug/16
Austria -5.80 Aug/16
Bangladesh 9.96 Dec/14
Belgium -2.20 Sep/16
Brazil 53.70 Sep/16
Bulgaria 17.00 Aug/16
Canada 52.30 Aug/16
Cape Verde -7.00 Jul/16
Chile 40.18 Aug/16
China 50.40 Aug/16
Colombia 7.90 Aug/16
Croatia 3.50 Aug/16
Cyprus 116.20 Aug/16
Czech Republic 95.30 Aug/16
Denmark -7.00 Aug/16
Ecuador 1153.50 Jul/16
Estonia 101.30 Aug/16
Euro Area 0.02 Aug/16
European Union 103.80 Aug/16
Finland -9.50 Aug/16
France 103.00 Sep/16
Georgia 24.00 Jun/16
Germany 106.20 Aug/16
Greece 92.50 Aug/16
Hong Kong -6.00 Sep/16
Hungary 1.20 Aug/16
India 57.20 Jun/16
Indonesia 110.24 Jun/16
Ireland 9.00 Jun/16
Israel 18.20 Aug/16
Italy 101.10 Aug/16
Japan 6.00 Jun/16
Kazakhstan 6.00 Jun/16
Latvia -4.50 Aug/16
Lithuania -3.80 Aug/16
Luxembourg 105.50 Aug/16
Macedonia 24.60 Aug/16
Malaysia 106.40 Jun/16
Maldives -76.00 Jun/16
Malta 110.80 Aug/16
Mauritius 98.00 Jun/16
Mexico 53.83 Aug/16
Mozambique 95.20 Jul/16
Netherlands 1.20 Aug/16
New Caledonia 76.70 Mar/16
New Zealand 15.50 Aug/16
Nigeria -24.10 Sep/16
Norway -2.00 Jun/16
Peru 61.00 Jul/16
Philippines 45.40 Sep/16
Poland 3.30 Sep/16
Portugal 1.40 Aug/16
Qatar 20.40 Mar/16
Romania 0.90 Aug/16
Russia -5.00 Aug/16
Saudi Arabia 3.00 Jun/16
Sierra Leone 66.10 Dec/13
Singapore -1.00 Jun/16
Slovakia 1.00 Aug/16
Slovenia 7.00 Aug/16
South Africa 42.00 Sep/16
South Korea 71.00 Aug/16
Spain -4.70 Aug/16
Sri Lanka 86.00 Jun/16
Sweden 104.20 Aug/16
Switzerland 99.83 Aug/16
Thailand 47.80 Aug/16
Turkey 103.60 Aug/16
Uganda 57.73 Aug/16
Ukraine 108.50 Jun/16
United Kingdom -47.00 Sep/16
United States 49.40 Aug/16