Italy Business Confidence  1991-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Italy's manufacturing confidence went up to 106.3 in February 2017 from an upwardly revised 105 in the previous month and better than market expectations of 105. It was the highest reading since February 2008, due to an improvement in assessments on order books (-6 from -10 in January) and in the balance on inventories (4 from 3), while production expectations fell slightly (12 from 13). Also, the composite business morale index, combining surveys of the manufacturing, retail, construction and services sectors, rose to 104, its highest level since December 2015, from 103.3 in the previous month. Business Confidence in Italy averaged 101.95 from 1991 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 121.52 in February of 1995 and a record low of 71.40 in March of 2009.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-12-28 09:00 AM Dec 103.5 102.2 103.9
2017-01-27 09:00 AM Jan 104.8 103.7 103.5 103.2
2017-02-24 10:00 AM Feb 106.3 105 105 104.4
2017-03-29 08:00 AM Mar 106.3 106
2017-04-27 08:00 AM Apr 107.18
2017-05-26 08:00 AM May 107.56




Italy Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 106.30 105.00 121.52 71.40 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 55.00 53.00 55.60 48.00 [+]
Services PMI 54.10 52.40 55.30 42.30 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production -0.50 6.80 17.50 -26.00 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -2.29 1.37 13.53 -14.83 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -2.40 5.60 19.40 -26.80 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 76.50 76.10 81.00 64.90 percent [+]
New Orders 109.10 101.80 142.20 4.22 Index Points [+]
Factory Orders 2.80 1.70 14.40 -12.60 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -286.24 393.94 5702.32 -5021.21 EUR Million [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index 0.50 -7.40 80.40 -61.60 [+]
Car Registrations 174848.00 171556.00 310337.00 53296.00 Cars [+]
Competitiveness Index 4.50 4.46 4.50 4.30 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 44.00 43.00 49.00 42.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 54.80 52.80 56.00 48.80 [+]
Bankruptcies 3356.00 2674.00 4543.00 955.00 Companies [+]
Ease of Doing Business 50.00 44.00 87.00 44.00 [+]
Electricity Production 27979.00 26209.00 29587.00 21113.00 Gigawatt-hour [+]
Corruption Index 47.00 44.00 55.00 29.90 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 60.00 61.00 72.00 29.00 [+]
Steel Production 1825.00 1776.00 3033.00 750.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production -5.90 2.10 47.50 -26.40 percent [+]



Italy Business Confidence Notes

In Italy, the Manufacturing Confidence Index covers 4,000 Italian companies. The questionnaire focuses on the current trend of order books, production and inventories, short-term forecasts on order books, production, prices and the general economic situation. The business confidence index is adjusted for seasonal effects and fixed to a base year of 2005. The value 100 indicates no evolution in business sentiment, a value over 100 shows increasing confidence and a value under 100 indicates low expectations. This page provides the latest reported value for - Italy Business Confidence - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Italy Business Confidence - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on March of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
106.30 105.00 121.52 71.40 1991 - 2017 Monthly



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