Italy´s manufacturing confidence index fell to 106 in April 2019 from 100.8 in the previous month and below market expectations of 100.7. It was the lowest reading since February 2015, mostly due to a deterioration in both order levels (-11.8 from -11.1 in March) and inventories (4.3 from 4.9). Also, expectations regarding future production weakened (3.2 from 3.4). Italy's composite business morale index, combining surveys of the manufacturing, retail, construction and services sectors, dropped to 98.7 in April from a downwardly revised 99.1 in March. Business Confidence in Italy averaged 102.29 Index Points from 1991 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 121.52 Index Points in February of 1995 and a record low of 71.60 Index Points in March of 2009.

Business Confidence in Italy is expected to be 98.00 Index Points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Business Confidence in Italy to stand at 102.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Italy Business Confidence is projected to trend around 104.00 Index Points in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-01-30 09:00 AM Business Confidence 102.1 103.4 103 102.8
2019-02-27 09:00 AM Business Confidence 101.7 102.0 101.4 101.5
2019-03-27 09:00 AM Business Confidence 100.8 101.6 101.3 100
2019-04-19 08:00 AM Business Confidence 100.6 100.8 100.7 101.2
2019-05-29 08:00 AM Business Confidence 100.6
2019-06-27 08:00 AM Business Confidence 98
2019-07-26 08:00 AM Business Confidence


Italy Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 100.60 100.80 121.52 71.60 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 47.40 47.70 59.00 47.40 [+]
Services PMI 53.10 50.40 57.70 42.30 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 0.90 -0.80 17.50 -26.00 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.80 1.90 13.50 -14.80 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.30 -2.50 19.40 -26.90 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 76.80 78.70 81.00 64.90 percent [+]
New Orders 109.90 107.20 140.30 4.16 Index Points [+]
Factory Orders -2.70 2.10 14.30 -12.30 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -1878.40 68.40 5357.70 -4872.80 EUR Million [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index -16.80 -27.80 80.40 -61.60 [+]
Car Registrations 193662.00 177825.00 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 -1.50 -4.60 47.30 -26.20 percent [+]
Steel Production 2046.00 1959.00 3033.00 750.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Competitiveness Index 70.77 70.46 70.77 4.30 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 31.00 31.00 49.00 31.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 51.50 49.60 59.00 48.80 [+]
Bankruptcies 2170.00 2949.00 4543.00 955.00 Companies [+]
Ease of Doing Business 51.00 46.00 87.00 44.00 [+]
Electricity Production 22679.00 26840.00 29587.00 21113.00 Gigawatt-hour [+]
Corruption Index 52.00 50.00 55.00 29.90 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 53.00 54.00 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 April of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
100.60 100.80 121.52 71.60 1991 - 2019 Index Points Monthly




Country Last Previous
Australia 0.00 Mar/19
Brazil 61.90 Mar/19
Canada 54.30 Mar/19
China 50.50 Mar/19
Euro Area 0.53 Mar/19
France 102.00 Mar/19
Germany 99.60 Mar/19
India 113.50 Jun/19
Indonesia 104.71 Dec/18
Italy 100.60 Apr/19
Japan 12.00 Mar/19
Mexico 51.50 Mar/19
Netherlands 6.10 Mar/19
Russia -2.00 Mar/19
Saudi Arabia 3.00 Jun/16
Singapore -14.00 Dec/18
South Africa 28.00 Mar/19
South Korea 73.00 Mar/19
Spain -2.30 Mar/19
Switzerland 97.40 Mar/19
Turkey 102.10 Mar/19
United Kingdom -23.00 Mar/19
United States 55.30 Mar/19


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