Euro Area Business Confidence  1985-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The Business Climate Indicator for the Euro Area came in at 0.77 in January 2017, unchanged from the December's figure and slightly below market expectations of 0.8. It was the highest level since June 2011, as managers' views on the future production and export order books improved strongly, while their assessment of the past production dropped. Meanwhile, managers' assessments of their overall order books and their stocks of finished products remained broadly unchanged. The general economic sentiment including consumers rose to 108.2, the highest since March 2011. Business Confidence in the Euro Area averaged 0 from 1985 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 1.54 in April of 2007 and a record low of -3.90 in March of 2009.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-11-29 10:00 AM Nov 0.42 0.56 0.57 0.46
2017-01-06 10:00 AM Dec 0.8 0.41 0.4 0.55
2017-01-30 10:00 AM Jan 0.77 0.77 0.8 0.84
2017-02-27 10:00 AM Feb 0.77 0.79 0.56
2017-03-30 09:00 AM Mar 0.95
2017-04-27 09:00 AM Apr 0.94




Euro Area Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 0.77 0.77 1.54 -3.90 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 55.50 55.20 59.00 33.50 [+]
Services PMI 55.60 53.70 58.30 39.20 Index Points [+]
Composite Pmi 56.00 54.40 56.00 45.70 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 2.00 3.20 9.20 -21.60 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -1.60 1.50 2.70 -4.20 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.30 2.80 10.00 -22.10 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 82.50 82.30 85.30 69.60 percent [+]
Changes In Inventories -0.04 -1.52 25.85 -26.95 EUR Billion [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index 17.10 23.20 89.90 -63.70 [+]
Car Registrations 900.00 895.00 1130.00 669.00 Thousand [+]
Mining Production 9.90 7.00 42.30 -26.70 percent [+]



Euro Area Business Confidence Notes

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 February of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.77 0.77 1.54 -3.90 1985 - 2017 Monthly
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Armenia 51.00 Jun/16
Australia 10.00 Jan/17
Austria 1.20 Jan/17
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Belgium -1.10 Feb/17
Brazil 53.10 Feb/17
Bulgaria 20.20 Jan/17
Canada 57.20 Jan/17
Cape Verde 4.00 Dec/16
Chile 44.88 Jan/17
China 51.30 Jan/17
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Czech Republic 95.90 Feb/17
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Ecuador 1200.00 Dec/16
Estonia 103.90 Jan/17
Euro Area 0.77 Jan/17
European Union 108.50 Jan/17
Finland 3.60 Jan/17
France 107.00 Feb/17
Georgia 17.60 Dec/16
Germany 111.00 Feb/17
Greece 95.10 Jan/17
Hong Kong -1.00 Mar/17
Hungary 4.40 Jan/17
India 57.20 Jun/16
Indonesia 106.70 Dec/16
Ireland 16.00 Dec/16
Israel 19.80 Jan/17
Italy 106.30 Feb/17
Japan 10.00 Dec/16
Kazakhstan 2.00 Dec/16
Latvia -4.00 Jan/17
Lithuania -4.70 Jan/17
Luxembourg 113.90 Jan/17
Macedonia 26.20 Jan/17
Malaysia 81.20 Dec/16
Maldives 49.00 Dec/16
Malta 111.20 Jan/17
Mauritius 97.50 Dec/16
Mexico 42.81 Jan/17
Mozambique 91.00 Dec/16
Netherlands 6.00 Jan/17
New Caledonia 79.90 Jun/16
New Zealand 21.70 Dec/16
Nigeria -29.00 Dec/16
Norway 0.00 Dec/16
Peru 57.00 Jan/17
Philippines 39.40 Mar/17
Poland 4.50 Feb/17
Portugal 1.20 Jan/17
Qatar 20.40 Jun/16
Romania 1.20 Jan/17
Russia -3.00 Jan/17
Saudi Arabia 3.00 Jun/16
Sierra Leone 66.10 Dec/13
Singapore -14.00 Dec/16
Slovakia 9.30 Jan/17
Slovenia 11.00 Feb/17
South Africa 38.00 Dec/16
South Korea 75.00 Jan/17
Spain -0.70 Jan/17
Sri Lanka 102.00 Dec/16
Sweden 109.00 Feb/17
Switzerland 101.70 Jan/17
Thailand 50.10 Jan/17
Turkey 105.30 Feb/17
Uganda 53.99 Jan/17
Ukraine 108.70 Dec/16
United Kingdom 15.00 Mar/17
United States 56.00 Jan/17