Italy Business Confidence  1991-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The manufacturing confidence index in Italy decreased to 107.7 in April of 2018 from a downwardly revised 108.9 in March, below market expectations of 108.7. It was the lowest reading since May, as the assessment on order books (-3.5 from -0.6 in March), output outlook (14.5 from 15.2) and prospects for the economy (7.4 from 8.2) and employment (5.7 from 5.8) deteriorated. Meanwhile, inventories decreased slightly (3.7 from 4.0). The composite business morale index, combining surveys of the manufacturing, retail, construction and services sectors also fell to 105.1 from a downwardly revised 105.9, reaching its lowest level since February last year. Business Confidence in Italy averaged 102.23 Index Points from 1991 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 121.52 Index Points in February of 1995 and a record low of 71.50 Index Points in March of 2009.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-02-27 09:00 AM Business Confidence 110.6 109.9 109 110.5
2018-03-27 08:00 AM Business Confidence 109.1 110.4 110.0 109.5
2018-04-24 08:00 AM Business Confidence 107.7 108.9 108.7 109.8
2018-05-29 08:00 AM Business Confidence 107.7 109.5
2018-06-27 08:00 AM Business Confidence 109
2018-07-26 08:00 AM Business Confidence 108.5


Italy Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 107.70 108.90 121.52 71.50 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 53.50 55.10 59.00 48.00 [+]
Services PMI 52.60 52.60 57.70 42.30 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 3.60 2.50 17.40 -25.90 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 1.20 -0.50 13.50 -14.80 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 3.10 2.50 19.40 -27.00 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 77.50 78.50 81.00 64.90 percent [+]
New Orders 123.60 113.50 140.30 4.22 Index Points [+]
Factory Orders 0.50 -0.80 14.30 -12.30 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -2373.80 -706.60 5282.90 -4832.60 EUR Million [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index -16.70 -12.70 80.40 -61.60 [+]
Car Registrations 171379.00 213731.00 310337.00 53296.00 [+]
Internet Speed 9210.65 8669.14 9210.65 2453.86 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 13315518.00 13117319.00 18750460.00 5491532.00 IP [+]
Mining Production -8.10 -4.90 47.20 -26.10 percent [+]
Steel Production 2280.00 2093.00 3033.00 750.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Competitiveness Index 4.54 4.50 4.54 4.30 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 43.00 44.00 49.00 42.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 52.90 53.50 59.00 48.80 [+]
Bankruptcies 2945.00 3242.00 4543.00 955.00 Companies [+]
Ease of Doing Business 46.00 50.00 87.00 44.00 [+]
Electricity Production 22931.00 24015.00 29587.00 21113.00 Gigawatt-hour [+]
Corruption Index 50.00 47.00 55.00 29.90 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 54.00 60.00 72.00 29.00 [+]


Italy Business Confidence

In Italy, the Manufacturing Confidence Index covers 4,000 Italian companies. The questionnaire focuses on the current trend of order books, production and inventories, short-term forecasts on order books, production, prices and the general economic situation. The business confidence index is adjusted for seasonal effects and fixed to a base year of 2005. The value 100 indicates no evolution in business sentiment, a value over 100 shows increasing confidence and a value under 100 indicates low expectations. This page provides the latest reported value for - Italy Business Confidence - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Italy Business Confidence - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
107.70 108.90 121.52 71.50 1991 - 2018 Index Points Monthly




business confidence by Country
Country Last
Australia 10.00 Apr/18
Brazil 56.70 Apr/18
Canada 71.50 Apr/18
China 51.40 Apr/18
Euro Area 1.35 Apr/18
France 109.00 Apr/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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