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

Italy's manufacturing confidence index fell to 109.9 in January 2018 from a downwardly revised 110.3 in the previous month and missing market expectations of 110.3. It was the third consecutive decline in the index and the lowest reading since August last year, as assessments on order books worsened (1 vs 2 in December). Meanwhile, production expectations improved (16.8 vs 15.8) and the balance on inventories increased (4.3 vs 3). The composite business morale index, combining surveys of the manufacturing, retail, construction and services sectors, fell to 105.6 in January, its lowest level since July, from 108.7 in December. Business Confidence in Italy averaged 102.17 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
2017-11-27 09:00 AM Business Confidence 110.8 110.9 111.5
2017-12-22 09:00 AM Business Confidence 110.5 110.7 111 111.5
2018-01-30 09:00 AM Business Confidence 109.9 110.3 110.3 110.9
2018-02-27 09:00 AM Business Confidence 109.9 110.3 110.5
2018-03-27 08:00 AM Business Confidence 108.92
2018-04-24 08:00 AM Business Confidence 108.40


Italy Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 109.90 110.30 121.52 71.50 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 59.00 57.40 59.00 48.00 [+]
Services PMI 57.70 55.40 57.70 42.30 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 4.90 2.30 17.50 -25.90 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 1.60 0.20 13.50 -14.80 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 2.70 4.10 19.40 -27.00 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 78.50 78.00 81.00 64.90 percent [+]
New Orders 109.70 110.10 142.20 4.22 Index Points [+]
Factory Orders 0.30 1.90 15.50 -12.50 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -1415.40 843.00 5282.90 -4832.60 EUR Million [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index 20.90 15.30 80.40 -61.60 [+]
Car Registrations 177822.00 121100.00 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 -11.20 -7.90 47.20 -26.10 percent [+]
Steel Production 1783.00 2184.00 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 59.00 56.50 59.00 48.80 [+]
Bankruptcies 3284.00 3000.00 4543.00 955.00 Companies [+]
Ease of Doing Business 46.00 50.00 87.00 44.00 [+]
Electricity Production 25087.00 23869.00 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 [+]


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 February of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
109.90 110.30 121.52 71.50 1991 - 2018 Index Points Monthly




business confidence by Country
Country Last
Australia 12.00 Jan/18
Brazil 59.00 Jan/18
Canada 55.20 Jan/18
China 51.30 Jan/18
Euro Area 1.54 Jan/18
France 113.00 Jan/18
Germany 117.60 Jan/18
India 59.70 Dec/17
Indonesia 111.02 Dec/17
Italy 109.90 Jan/18
Japan 25.00 Dec/17
Mexico 50.40 Jan/18
Netherlands 10.30 Jan/18
Russia -3.00 Jan/18
South Korea 77.00 Jan/18
Spain 3.70 Jan/18
Switzerland 106.90 Jan/18
Turkey 108.30 Jan/18
United Kingdom 13.00 Mar/18
United States 59.10 Jan/18


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