United Kingdom Business Confidence  1958-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The CBI Business Optimism in the UK for the second quarter of 2016 worsened slightly to -5 percent from -4 percent in the previous period. However, for next quarter, more manufacturers expect new orders to increase (balance of 14 percent from 8 percent in the previous period); 30 percent of firms anticipate a rise in output volumes and 13 percent a fall, giving a balance of +17 percent (+14 in the previous quarter). Regarding employment, 23 percent expect it to increase, and 21 percent to decrease, giving a balance of +2 percent. Business Confidence in the United Kingdom averaged -3.32 from 1958 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 55 in the third quarter of 1959 and a record low of -75 in the first quarter of 1974. Business Confidence in the United Kingdom is reported by the CBI, UK.

United Kingdom Business Confidence
Receive the next reported value for United Kingdom Business Confidence in you Inbox



We will not not share your email with third parties and you can unsubscribe at any time.
Please Paste this Code in your Website

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-47.00 -5.00 55.00 -75.00 1958 - 2016 Quarterly
In the United Kingdom, the Business Optimism Index is published by the Confederation of British Industry's in its Industrial Trends Survey. An average of 400 small, medium and large companies from the manufacturing sector is surveyed each quarter. The Questionnaire accesses the overall sentiment regarding general and export business situation, investment, capacity, order books, employment, output, stocks, prices competitiveness regarding domestic, EU and non-EU markets and innovation and training. For each assessment is computed a sub-index as the percentage of positive answers minus the percentage of negative answers. The composite index is then computed as the weighted average of the sub-indices. An Optimism Index of +100 indicates that all survey respondents are much more confident about future prospects, while -100 suggests that all survey respondents are much less confident about future prospects. An index level of 0 indicates neutrality. This page provides - United Kingdom Business Confidence - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United Kingdom 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)
2016-01-25 11:00 AM Q1 -4 -12 -15
2016-04-27 10:00 AM Q2 -5 -4 -9
2016-07-27 10:00 AM Q3 -47 -5 -11
2016-10-26 10:00 AM Q4 -47 -29

United Kingdom Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence -47.00 -5.00 55.00 -75.00 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 53.30 48.30 61.50 34.40 [+]
Services PMI 52.90 47.40 62.50 40.10 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 2.10 1.40 22.70 -12.00 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.10 0.00 9.80 -8.00 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 0.80 0.60 19.60 -16.90 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 81.10 79.00 85.20 38.00 percent [+]
New Orders 13341.00 12290.00 25109.00 9381.00 GBP Million [+]
Factory Orders -5.00 -5.00 21.00 -79.00 Net Balance [+]
Changes in Inventories 2632.00 1222.00 11173.00 -14898.00 GBP Million [+]
Bankruptcies 3617.00 3694.00 6509.00 924.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 101712.00 99486.00 102149.00 1024.00 GBP Million [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index -57.00 -69.50 61.00 -77.20 [+]
Car Production 109004.00 126566.00 185157.00 43773.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 81640.00 178523.00 525539.00 33051.00 Cars [+]
Small Business Sentiment -43.00 5.00 40.00 -69.00 [+]
Steel Production 582.00 661.00 2848.00 131.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 7.20 2.40 851.30 -90.50 percent [+]
Corruption Index 81.00 78.00 87.00 74.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 10.00 14.00 20.00 10.00 [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.43 5.41 5.56 5.18 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 7.00 10.00 13.00 2.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 53.60 47.50 61.80 47.50 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 6.00 6.00 11.00 5.00 [+]
Electricity Production 24626.00 25681.00 38520.00 16152.00 Gigawatt-hour [+]




Last
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 95.20 Sep/16
Denmark -7.00 Aug/16
Ecuador 1165.10 Aug/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 109.50 Sep/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 101.90 Sep/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 79.90 Jun/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 Sep/16
Saudi Arabia 3.00 Jun/16
Sierra Leone 66.10 Dec/13
Singapore -1.00 Jun/16
Slovakia 1.00 Aug/16
Slovenia 3.00 Sep/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 105.10 Sep/16
Switzerland 99.83 Aug/16
Thailand 47.80 Aug/16
Turkey 106.50 Sep/16
Uganda 57.73 Aug/16
Ukraine 108.50 Jun/16
United Kingdom -47.00 Sep/16
United States 49.40 Aug/16