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

The Business Climate Indicator for the Euro Area rose sharply to 1.09 in April 2017 from an upwardly revised 0.83 in March and way above market expectations of a 0.82 reading. It was the strongest figure since April 2011, as managers' assessments of the past production, overall order books, export order books and the stocks of finished products improved, while production expectations remained virtually unchanged. Business Confidence in the Euro Area averaged 0 from 1985 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 1.53 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)
2017-02-27 10:00 AM Feb 0.82 0.76 0.79 0.56
2017-03-30 09:00 AM Mar 0.82 0.82 0.9 0.83
2017-04-27 09:00 AM Apr 1.09 0.83 0.82 0.85
2017-05-30 09:00 AM May 1.09 1.15
2017-06-29 09:00 AM Jun 1.12
2017-07-28 09:00 AM Jul 1.15




Euro Area Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Services PMI 56.20 56.40 58.30 39.20 Index Points [+]
Business Confidence 1.09 0.83 1.53 -3.90 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 57.00 56.70 59.00 33.50 [+]
Composite Pmi 56.80 56.80 56.80 45.70 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 1.90 1.40 9.20 -21.50 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.10 -0.10 2.40 -4.10 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 2.60 1.00 9.90 -22.00 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 82.60 82.50 85.30 69.60 percent [+]
Changes In Inventories 4.26 0.55 25.97 -26.91 EUR Billion [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index 35.10 26.30 89.90 -63.70 [+]
Car Registrations 903.32 903.62 1130.00 669.00 Thousand [+]
Mining Production -8.80 1.70 42.30 -26.60 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 May of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.09 0.83 1.53 -3.90 1985 - 2017 Monthly
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business confidence by Country

Last
Australia 13.00 Apr/17
Brazil 53.70 May/17
Canada 62.40 Apr/17
China 51.20 Apr/17
Euro Area 1.09 Apr/17
France 109.00 May/17
Germany 114.60 May/17
India 57.20 Jun/16
Indonesia 103.42 Mar/17
Italy 107.90 Apr/17
Japan 12.00 Mar/17
Mexico 46.70 Apr/17
Netherlands 8.30 Apr/17
Russia -1.00 Apr/17
South Korea 83.00 Apr/17
Spain 0.10 Apr/17
Switzerland 106.00 Apr/17
Turkey 109.20 May/17
United Kingdom 1.00 Jun/17
United States 54.80 Apr/17