United Kingdom Business Confidence  1958-2018 | 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
2018-01-23 11:00 AM CBI Business Optimism Index -11 -7
2018-04-24 10:00 AM CBI Business Optimism Index -9.48
2018-07-25 10:00 AM CBI Business Optimism Index -8.67


United Kingdom Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence -11.00 5.00 55.00 -75.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 56.30 58.20 61.50 34.40 [+]
Services PMI 54.20 53.80 62.50 40.10 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 2.50 4.30 22.60 -11.90 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.40 0.20 9.80 -7.90 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 3.50 4.70 19.60 -16.90 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 84.70 82.60 85.20 38.00 percent [+]
Factory Orders 17.00 17.00 21.00 -79.00 Net Balance [+]
New Orders 16699.00 11781.00 25109.00 9381.00 GBP Million [+]
Changes in Inventories -1409.00 -1862.00 11457.00 -11256.00 GBP Million [+]
Bankruptcies 4152.00 4547.00 6509.00 924.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 108691.00 107327.00 108691.00 1024.00 GBP Million [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index -42.90 -55.90 61.00 -77.20 [+]
Car Production 161490.00 157056.00 185157.00 43773.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 152473.00 163541.00 562337.00 33051.00 Cars [+]
Small Business Sentiment -4.00 0.00 40.00 -69.00 [+]
Internet Speed 16920.86 16337.23 16920.86 3085.89 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 27493519.00 26782989.00 27493519.00 13305856.00 IP [+]
Private Investment 0.50 0.50 64.50 -33.80 percent [+]
Mining Production 6.30 14.50 852.60 -90.50 percent [+]
Steel Production 594.00 702.00 2848.00 131.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
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 54.90 54.90 61.80 47.40 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 7.00 7.00 11.00 5.00 [+]
Electricity Production 24007.00 23079.00 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 January of 2018.

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




business confidence by Country
Country Last
Australia 6.00 Nov/17
Brazil 58.30 Dec/17
Canada 60.40 Dec/17
China 51.60 Dec/17
Euro Area 1.66 Dec/17
France 112.00 Dec/17
Germany 117.20 Dec/17
India 64.10 Mar/17
Indonesia 112.39 Sep/17
Italy 110.50 Dec/17
Japan 25.00 Dec/17
Mexico 49.60 Dec/17
Netherlands 8.90 Dec/17
Russia -5.00 Dec/17
South Korea 81.00 Dec/17
Spain 2.60 Dec/17
Switzerland 111.30 Dec/17
Turkey 103.30 Dec/17
United Kingdom -11.00 Dec/17
United States 59.70 Dec/17


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