United Kingdom Business Confidence  1958-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The CBI Business Optimism in the UK for the first quarter of 2017 increased to +15 from -8 in the previous period, as export prospects over the next three months increased sharply (+19 from +9 in Q4 2016), on weaker pound. Also, manufacturers predicted demand to expand strongly and expectations for output growth accelerated. Business Confidence in the United Kingdom averaged -3.46 from 1958 until 2017, 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.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-07-27 10:00 AM Q3 -47 -5 -11
2016-10-24 10:00 AM Q4 -8 -47 -21
2017-01-25 11:00 AM Q1 15 -8 -10
2017-04-24 10:00 AM Q2 15 -5.56
2017-07-25 10:00 AM Q3 -5.34
2017-10-23 10:00 AM Q4 -5.44




United Kingdom Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 15.00 -8.00 55.00 -75.00 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 55.90 56.10 61.50 34.40 [+]
Services PMI 54.50 56.20 62.50 40.10 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 4.30 2.20 22.70 -12.00 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 1.10 2.00 9.80 -8.00 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 4.00 1.70 19.60 -16.90 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 81.70 80.70 85.20 38.00 percent [+]
New Orders 13056.00 13382.00 25109.00 9381.00 GBP Million [+]
Factory Orders 8.00 5.00 21.00 -79.00 Net Balance [+]
Changes in Inventories 1636.00 941.00 11173.00 -14898.00 GBP Million [+]
Bankruptcies 5564.00 3633.00 6509.00 924.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 102743.00 101712.00 102743.00 1024.00 GBP Million [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index -41.50 -42.40 61.00 -77.20 [+]
Car Production 113976.00 169247.00 185157.00 43773.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 174564.00 178022.00 525539.00 33051.00 Cars [+]
Small Business Sentiment 16.00 11.00 40.00 -69.00 [+]
Mining Production 1.90 -0.70 851.30 -90.50 percent [+]
Steel Production 550.00 598.00 2848.00 131.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Corruption Index 81.00 78.00 87.00 74.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 10.00 10.00 20.00 10.00 [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.49 5.43 5.56 5.18 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 7.00 10.00 13.00 2.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 55.50 56.70 61.80 47.40 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 7.00 6.00 11.00 5.00 [+]
Electricity Production 31024.00 28636.00 38520.00 16152.00 Gigawatt-hour [+]



United Kingdom Business Confidence Notes

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 February of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
15.00 -8.00 55.00 -75.00 1958 - 2017 Quarterly



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