United Kingdom Small Business Sentiment  1978-2017 | Data | Chart

Small Business Sentiment in the United Kingdom increased to 16 in the first quarter of 2017 from 11 in the fourth quarter of 2016. Small Business Sentiment in the United Kingdom averaged -4.34 from 1978 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 40 in the second quarter of 1983 and a record low of -69 in the third quarter of 1980.

United Kingdom Small Business Sentiment
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United Kingdom Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 1.00 15.00 55.00 -75.00 [+]
Services PMI 55.00 53.30 62.50 40.10 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 54.20 54.50 61.50 34.40 [+]
Industrial Production 2.80 3.30 22.70 -12.00 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.70 -0.30 9.80 -8.00 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 3.30 2.60 19.60 -16.90 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 81.70 80.70 85.20 38.00 percent [+]
New Orders 12704.00 13066.00 25109.00 9381.00 GBP Million [+]
Factory Orders 4.00 8.00 21.00 -79.00 Net Balance [+]
Changes in Inventories 12.00 1448.00 11173.00 -14898.00 GBP Million [+]
Bankruptcies 5564.00 3633.00 6509.00 924.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 105484.00 102743.00 105484.00 1024.00 GBP Million [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index -40.80 -45.70 61.00 -77.20 [+]
Car Production 153041.00 147922.00 185157.00 43773.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 562337.00 83115.00 562337.00 33051.00 Cars [+]
Small Business Sentiment 16.00 11.00 40.00 -69.00 [+]
Steel Production 626.00 730.00 2848.00 131.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production -0.50 5.10 851.30 -90.50 percent [+]
Corruption Index 81.00 81.00 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 54.90 53.80 61.80 47.40 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 7.00 6.00 11.00 5.00 [+]
Electricity Production 31780.00 31024.00 38520.00 16152.00 Gigawatt-hour [+]


United Kingdom Small Business Sentiment Notes

In the United Kingdom, the Small Business Sentiment measures measures the expectations of business conditions for companies with up to 199 employees. 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 the latest reported value for - United Kingdom Small Business Sentiment - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United Kingdom Small Business Sentiment - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on April of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
16.00 11.00 40.00 -69.00 1978 - 2017 Quarterly
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