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.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-5.00 -4.00 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 July of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-10-26 11:00 AM Q4 -12 8 2
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 -5 -11
2016-10-26 10:00 AM Q4 -4

United Kingdom Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence -5.00 -4.00 55.00 -75.00 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 49.10 52.10 61.50 34.40 [+]
Services PMI 47.40 52.30 62.50 40.10 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 1.40 2.20 22.70 -12.00 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.50 2.10 9.80 -8.00 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.70 1.50 19.60 -16.90 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 79.00 80.30 85.20 38.00 percent [+]
New Orders 12413.00 12546.00 25109.00 9381.00 GBP Million [+]
Factory Orders -4.00 -2.00 21.00 -79.00 Net Balance [+]
Changes in Inventories 1222.00 2939.00 11173.00 -14898.00 GBP Million [+]
Bankruptcies 3694.00 3495.00 6509.00 924.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 101993.00 100023.00 105019.00 1024.00 GBP Million [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index -77.20 -12.50 61.00 -77.20 [+]
Car Production 150802.00 149334.00 185157.00 43773.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 255766.00 203585.00 525539.00 33051.00 Cars [+]
Small Business Sentiment 5.00 -5.00 40.00 -69.00 [+]
Steel Production 648.00 697.00 2848.00 131.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production -4.20 0.30 851.30 -90.50 percent [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.43 5.41 5.56 5.18 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 10.00 9.00 13.00 2.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 47.70 52.40 61.80 47.70 [+]
Corruption Index 81.00 78.00 87.00 74.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 10.00 14.00 20.00 10.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 6.00 6.00 11.00 5.00 [+]
Electricity Production 27666.00 26615.00 38520.00 16152.00 Gigawatt-hour [+]




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