United Kingdom Business Confidence  1958-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The CBI Business Optimism in the UK fell to 1 in the second quarter of 2017 from 15 in the previous period as manufacturers’ anticipate that growth in new orders would moderate as a slowdown in domestic demand outweighs a rise in export orders. Business Confidence in the United Kingdom averaged -3.44 from 1958 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 55 in the third quarter of 1959 and a record low of -75 in the first quarter of 1974.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-10-24 10:00 AM Q4 -8 -47 -21
2017-01-25 11:00 AM Q1 15 -8 -10
2017-04-24 10:00 AM Q2 1 15 10
2017-07-25 10:00 AM Q3 1 6
2017-10-23 10:00 AM Q4 4




United Kingdom Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 1.00 15.00 55.00 -75.00 [+]
Services PMI 55.80 55.00 62.50 40.10 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 57.30 54.20 61.50 34.40 [+]
Industrial Production 1.40 2.50 22.70 -12.00 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.50 -0.80 9.80 -8.00 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 2.30 3.00 19.60 -16.90 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 82.50 81.70 85.20 38.00 percent [+]
Factory Orders 9.00 4.00 21.00 -79.00 Net Balance [+]
New Orders 12704.00 13066.00 25109.00 9381.00 GBP Million [+]
Changes in Inventories 1273.00 12.00 11173.00 -14898.00 GBP Million [+]
Bankruptcies 3967.00 5593.00 6509.00 924.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 108645.00 105484.00 108645.00 1024.00 GBP Million [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index -51.00 -40.80 61.00 -77.20 [+]
Car Production 122116.00 170691.00 185157.00 43773.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 152076.00 562337.00 562337.00 33051.00 Cars [+]
Small Business Sentiment 16.00 16.00 40.00 -69.00 [+]
Steel Production 712.00 649.00 2848.00 131.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Private Investment 0.60 -0.90 59.40 -33.60 percent [+]
Mining Production 0.60 -1.10 851.30 -90.50 percent [+]
Corruption Index 81.00 81.00 87.00 74.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 10.00 10.00 20.00 10.00 [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.49 5.43 5.56 5.18 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 7.00 10.00 13.00 2.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 56.20 54.90 61.80 47.40 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 7.00 6.00 11.00 5.00 [+]
Electricity Production 29277.00 34985.00 38520.00 16152.00 Gigawatt-hour [+]


United Kingdom Business Confidence Notes

In the United Kingdom, the Business Optimism Index is published by the Confederation of British Industry's in its Industrial Trends Survey. An average of 400 small, medium and large companies from the manufacturing sector is surveyed each quarter. The Questionnaire accesses the overall sentiment regarding general and export business situation, investment, capacity, order books, employment, output, stocks, prices competitiveness regarding domestic, EU and non-EU markets and innovation and training. For each assessment is computed a sub-index as the percentage of positive answers minus the percentage of negative answers. The composite index is then computed as the weighted average of the sub-indices. An Optimism Index of +100 indicates that all survey respondents are much more confident about future prospects, while -100 suggests that all survey respondents are much less confident about future prospects. An index level of 0 indicates neutrality. This page provides - United Kingdom Business Confidence - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United Kingdom Business Confidence - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.00 15.00 55.00 -75.00 1958 - 2017 Quarterly



business confidence by Country

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Australia 13.00 Apr/17
Brazil 53.70 May/17
Canada 62.40 Apr/17
China 51.20 Apr/17
Euro Area 0.90 May/17
France 109.00 May/17
Germany 114.60 May/17
India 57.20 Jun/16
Indonesia 103.42 Mar/17
Italy 106.90 May/17
Japan 12.00 Mar/17
Mexico 46.70 Apr/17
Netherlands 6.10 May/17
Russia -1.00 May/17
South Korea 83.00 Apr/17
Spain 0.50 May/17
Switzerland 101.60 May/17
Turkey 109.20 May/17
United Kingdom 1.00 Jun/17
United States 54.80 Apr/17