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

The CBI Business Optimism in the UK for the fourth quarter of 2016 increased to -8 from -47 the previous period, as more manufacturers expected export orders to increase over the next three months, boosted by a weaker pound. Manufacturers also predicted output growth to accelerate, while they expected a drop in employment. Business Confidence in the United Kingdom averaged -3.54 from 1958 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 55.00 in the third quarter of 1959 and a record low of -75.00 in the first quarter of 1974.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-04-27 10:00 AM Q2 -5 -4 -9
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 -8 -10
2017-04-24 10:00 AM Q2 -5.56
2017-07-25 10:00 AM Q3 -5.34




United Kingdom Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence -8.00 -47.00 55.00 -75.00 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 56.10 53.60 61.50 34.40 [+]
Services PMI 56.20 55.20 62.50 40.10 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 2.00 -0.90 22.70 -12.00 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 2.10 -1.10 9.80 -8.00 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.20 -0.50 19.60 -16.90 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 80.70 81.10 85.20 38.00 percent [+]
New Orders 13056.00 13382.00 25109.00 9381.00 GBP Million [+]
Factory Orders 0.00 -3.00 21.00 -79.00 Net Balance [+]
Changes in Inventories 1636.00 941.00 11173.00 -14898.00 GBP Million [+]
Bankruptcies 3633.00 3617.00 6509.00 924.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 102743.00 101712.00 102743.00 1024.00 GBP Million [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index -39.70 -47.40 61.00 -77.20 [+]
Car Production 169247.00 151795.00 185157.00 43773.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 178022.00 184101.00 525539.00 33051.00 Cars [+]
Small Business Sentiment 11.00 -43.00 40.00 -69.00 [+]
Steel Production 598.00 707.00 2848.00 131.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 1.30 -8.70 851.30 -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 5.49 5.43 5.56 5.18 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 7.00 10.00 13.00 2.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 56.70 55.20 61.80 47.40 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 7.00 6.00 11.00 5.00 [+]
Electricity Production 28636.00 24976.00 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 January of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-8.00 -47.00 55.00 -75.00 1958 - 2016 Quarterly



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