Euro Area Business Climate Indicator  1985-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The Eurozone's business climate indicator fell to 1.35 in April of 2018 from an upwardly revised 1.44 in March. It is the lowest reading since August of 2017 but was above market expectations of 1.27. Managers' appraisals of the past production and overall order books worsened markedly, as did, to a lesser extent, appraisals of export order books. Meanwhile, managers' production expectations improved substantially. Only their assessment of the stocks of finished products remained virtually unchanged. Business Confidence in the Euro Area averaged 0 Index Points from 1985 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 1.64 Index Points in December of 2017 and a record low of -3.52 Index Points in March of 2009.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-02-27 10:00 AM Business Confidence 1.48 1.56 1.47 1.46
2018-03-27 09:00 AM Business Confidence 1.34 1.48 1.39 1.42
2018-04-27 09:00 AM Business Confidence 1.35 1.44 1.27 1.27
2018-05-30 09:00 AM Business Confidence 1.35 1.27
2018-06-28 09:00 AM Business Confidence 1.04
2018-07-30 09:00 AM Business Confidence 0.98


Euro Area Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 1.35 1.44 1.64 -3.52 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 55.50 56.20 60.60 33.50 [+]
Services PMI 53.90 54.70 58.30 39.20 Index Points [+]
Composite Pmi 54.10 55.10 58.80 45.70 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 3.00 2.60 9.20 -21.40 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.50 -0.90 3.30 -4.00 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 2.30 2.30 10.10 -21.70 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 84.40 84.40 85.30 69.60 percent [+]
Changes In Inventories 7.19 10.12 26.08 -26.54 EUR Billion [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index 2.40 1.90 89.90 -63.70 [+]
Car Registrations 927.41 944.73 1130.00 669.00 Thousand [+]
Mining Production 1.70 -0.30 42.30 -26.80 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 May of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.35 1.44 1.64 -3.52 1985 - 2018 Index Points Monthly
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business confidence by Country
Country Last
Australia 10.00 Apr/18
Brazil 55.50 May/18
Canada 71.50 Apr/18
China 51.40 Apr/18
Euro Area 1.35 Apr/18
France 109.00 May/18
Germany 102.10 Apr/18
India 59.70 Dec/17
Indonesia 106.28 Mar/18
Italy 107.70 Apr/18
Japan 24.00 Mar/18
Mexico 50.00 Apr/18
Netherlands 8.20 Apr/18
Russia -2.00 Apr/18
South Korea 77.00 Apr/18
Spain 5.50 Apr/18
Switzerland 105.30 Apr/18
Turkey 111.20 Apr/18
United Kingdom -4.00 Jun/18
United States 57.30 Apr/18


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