Portugal Business Confidence  1989-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The Portuguese economic climate indicator rose to 1.8 in April 2017 from 1.6 in the previous month. It was the highest figure since June 2002, amid an improvement in confidence among service providers (11.9 from 11.6 in March), retailers (8.4 from 7.3), constructors (-23.7 from -25.4) and manufacturers (2 from 1.5). Business Confidence in Portugal averaged 1.57 from 1989 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 5.20 in February of 1989 and a record low of -4 in December of 2012.

Portugal Business Confidence
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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-02-27 09:30 AM Feb 1.3 1.2 1.1
2017-03-30 08:30 AM Mar 1.6 1.4 1.2
2017-04-27 08:30 AM Apr 1.8 1.6 1.5
2017-05-30 08:30 AM May 1.8 2
2017-06-29 08:30 AM Jun 1.96
2017-07-28 08:30 AM Jul 1.99




Portugal Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 1.80 1.60 5.20 -4.00 [+]
Industrial Production 1.90 2.00 13.40 -15.50 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.60 -0.90 5.50 -4.00 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.60 1.40 10.20 -19.70 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 78.59 80.03 85.37 68.47 percent [+]
New Orders 112.60 111.00 151.30 68.40 Index Points [+]
Changes in Inventories 49.99 20.14 501.35 -477.29 EUR Million [+]
Car Registrations 18829.00 25974.00 32914.00 5442.00 Cars [+]
Leading Economic Index 2.00 1.60 6.30 -4.50 percent [+]
Mining Production -18.90 -5.60 80.80 -52.10 percent [+]
Competitiveness Index 4.48 4.52 4.54 4.37 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 46.00 38.00 51.00 36.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 25.00 24.00 48.00 23.00 [+]
Electricity Production 4959.00 4993.00 5837.00 2106.00 Gigawatt-hour [+]
Corruption Index 62.00 63.00 69.70 55.60 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 29.00 28.00 35.00 19.00 [+]


Portugal Business Confidence Notes

In Portugal, the National Statistics Institute (INE) economic climate indicator on three terms moving averages is calculated in order to receive a timely composite indicator for the several sectors of economic activity. It is estimated using balances of questions from the Manufacturing Industry (1179 companies), Trade (1102 companies), Construction and Public Works (822 companies) and Services (1427 companies) surveys. The calculation is based on the factor analysis and the estimated series (the common component) is calibrated using the GDP change rates. The use of moving averages smooths out the series by removing the irregular movements, allowing the detection of the short-term trends. This page provides the latest reported value for - Portugal Business Confidence - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Portugal Business Confidence - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.80 1.60 5.20 -4.00 1989 - 2017 Monthly



business confidence by Country

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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 111.20 Apr/17
United Kingdom 1.00 Jun/17
United States 54.80 Apr/17