Italy Business Confidence  1991-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Italy's manufacturing confidence index increased to 110.4 in September 2017 from an upwardly revised 108.5 in August, and way above market expectations of 108.1. It was the highest level since August 2007, as assessments on order books improved (-0.3 from -6.6 in August) and the balance on inventories increased (2.2 from 1.4), while production expectations remained stable (at 17.4). Also, the composite business morale index, combining surveys of the manufacturing, retail, construction and services sectors, rose for the second month running to 108 from 107.1 in the previous month, also hitting its highest level since August 2007. Business Confidence in Italy averaged 102.07 from 1991 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 121.52 in February of 1995 and a record low of 71.40 in March of 2009.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-07-26 08:00 AM Business Confidence 107.7 107.3 107 107.5
2017-08-28 08:00 AM Business Confidence 108.1 107.8 108 108.1
2017-09-27 08:00 AM Business Confidence 110.4 108.5 108.1 108.5
2017-10-26 08:00 AM Business Confidence 110.4 110.0 110.9
2017-11-27 09:00 AM Business Confidence 108.39
2017-12-22 09:00 AM Business Confidence 108.46


Italy Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 110.40 108.50 121.52 71.40 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 56.30 56.30 56.30 48.00 [+]
Services PMI 53.20 55.10 56.30 42.30 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 5.70 4.60 17.50 -25.90 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 1.20 0.10 13.50 -14.80 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 4.60 4.80 19.40 -27.00 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 77.40 75.60 81.00 64.90 percent [+]
New Orders 115.20 117.80 142.20 4.22 Index Points [+]
Factory Orders 0.20 -0.70 14.70 -12.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 1398.60 950.60 5702.30 -5021.20 EUR Million [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index 5.80 14.90 80.40 -61.60 [+]
Car Registrations 166956.00 83363.00 310337.00 53296.00 Cars [+]
Competitiveness Index 4.54 4.50 4.54 4.30 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 43.00 44.00 49.00 42.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 54.30 55.80 56.80 48.80 [+]
Bankruptcies 3000.00 3356.00 4543.00 955.00 Companies [+]
Ease of Doing Business 50.00 44.00 87.00 44.00 [+]
Electricity Production 25204.00 27263.00 29587.00 21113.00 Gigawatt-hour [+]
Corruption Index 47.00 44.00 55.00 29.90 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 60.00 61.00 72.00 29.00 [+]
Steel Production 1093.00 2120.00 3033.00 750.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 8.40 2.70 47.20 -26.10 percent [+]


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 October of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
110.40 108.50 121.52 71.40 1991 - 2017 Monthly




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