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

The CBI Business Optimism in the UK dropped to -11 in the fourth quarter of 2017 from 5 in the previous period. It was the lowest reading since the third quarter of 2016, as growth in output, domestic orders and export orders eased. Also, sentiment about export prospects fell to the lowest in over a year and investment intentions for the year ahead deteriorated, with spending plans for buildings at their lowest since July 2009. Still, employment continued to rise strongly over the past three months, and hiring intentions for the quarter ahead remain above the long-run average, despite a pick up in unit costs growth. Business Confidence in the United Kingdom averaged -3.43 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 Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-04-24 10:00 AM CBI Business Optimism Index 1 15 10
2017-07-25 10:00 AM CBI Business Optimism Index 5 1 6
2017-10-23 10:00 AM CBI Business Optimism Index -11 5 4


United Kingdom Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence -11.00 5.00 55.00 -75.00 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 55.90 56.70 61.50 34.40 [+]
Services PMI 53.60 53.20 62.50 40.10 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 1.60 1.10 22.60 -11.90 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.20 0.30 9.80 -7.90 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 2.80 2.70 19.60 -16.90 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 82.60 82.50 85.20 38.00 percent [+]
Factory Orders -2.00 7.00 21.00 -79.00 Net Balance [+]
New Orders 11781.00 12866.00 25109.00 9381.00 GBP Million [+]
Changes in Inventories -2110.00 -642.00 11457.00 -11256.00 GBP Million [+]
Bankruptcies 4547.00 3967.00 6509.00 924.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 107327.00 108645.00 108645.00 1024.00 GBP Million [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index -55.10 -53.60 61.00 -77.20 [+]
Car Production 103232.00 136397.00 185157.00 43773.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 426170.00 76433.00 562337.00 33051.00 Cars [+]
Small Business Sentiment 0.00 16.00 40.00 -69.00 [+]
Steel Production 549.00 601.00 2848.00 131.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Private Investment 0.50 0.80 64.50 -33.80 percent [+]
Mining Production -6.00 -7.50 852.60 -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 5.51 5.49 5.56 5.18 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 8.00 7.00 13.00 2.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 54.10 54.00 61.80 47.40 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 7.00 6.00 11.00 5.00 [+]
Electricity Production 23079.00 23047.00 38520.00 16152.00 Gigawatt-hour [+]


United Kingdom Business Confidence

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 October of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-11.00 5.00 55.00 -75.00 1958 - 2017 Quarterly




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