Euro Area Business Climate Indicator  1985-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The Business Climate Indicator for the Euro Area rose to 1.44 in October 2017 from 1.34 in September and slightly above market expectations of 1.41. It was the highest level since March 2011, as managers' appraisals of the stocks of finished products, past production and, in particular, overall order books improved strongly. By contrast, managers' production expectations decreased slightly and their assessments of export order books remained broadly unchanged. Business Confidence in the Euro Area averaged 0 from 1985 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 1.53 in April of 2007 and a record low of -3.85 in March of 2009.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-08-30 09:00 AM Business Confidence 1.09 1.04 1.06 1.01
2017-09-28 09:00 AM Business Confidence 1.34 1.08 1.11 1.09
2017-10-30 10:00 AM Business Confidence 1.4 1.34 1.41 1.2
2017-11-29 10:00 AM Business Confidence 1.44 0.97


Euro Area Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 1.44 1.34 1.53 -3.85 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 58.50 58.10 59.00 33.50 [+]
Services PMI 55.00 55.80 58.30 39.20 Index Points [+]
Composite Pmi 56.00 56.70 56.80 45.70 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 3.30 3.90 9.20 -21.60 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.60 1.40 2.50 -4.10 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 4.40 3.80 10.10 -22.10 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 83.80 83.20 85.30 69.60 percent [+]
Changes In Inventories 3.48 7.58 26.07 -26.49 EUR Billion [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index 30.90 26.70 89.90 -63.70 [+]
Car Registrations 906.19 934.08 1130.00 669.00 Thousand [+]
Mining Production -5.50 9.40 42.30 -26.70 percent [+]


Euro Area Business Climate Indicator

In Euro Area, the Business Climate Indicator measures the current situation of the businesses and its future prospects. The survey is made by phone and covers 23 000 companies in the Euro Area. The questionnaire focuses on: production trends in recent months, order books, export order books, stocks and production expectations. The indicator is computed through the estimation of a factor-model and summarises the common information contained in the surveys. A rise in the indicator will point to an upswing in activity and an improvement in the business climate. This page provides the latest reported value for - Euro Area Business Confidence - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Euro Area Business Climate Indicator - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.44 1.34 1.53 -3.85 1985 - 2017 Monthly
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business confidence by Country
Country Last
Australia 8.00 Oct/17
Brazil 56.00 Oct/17
Canada 63.80 Oct/17
China 51.60 Oct/17
Euro Area 1.44 Oct/17
France 111.00 Oct/17
Germany 116.70 Oct/17
India 64.10 Mar/17
Indonesia 112.39 Sep/17
Italy 111.00 Oct/17
Japan 22.00 Sep/17
Mexico 49.44 Oct/17
Netherlands 8.20 Oct/17
Russia -3.00 Oct/17
South Korea 81.00 Oct/17
Spain 2.50 Oct/17
Switzerland 109.10 Oct/17
Turkey 109.50 Oct/17
United Kingdom -11.00 Dec/17
United States 58.70 Oct/17