United Kingdom Business Confidence  1958-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The CBI Business Optimism indicator in the UK fell to -4 in the second quarter of 2018 from 13 in the previous three-month period. The latest reading pointed to a slight deterioration in optimism about general business conditions, as output growth slowed while domestic orders were largely unchanged on the quarter. In contrast, optimism regarding export prospects for the year ahead continued to improve at an above-average pace, while export orders growth accelerated at the fastest rate in more than 20 years. Inventories of raw materials rose the most since 1977. In addition, employment continued to increase, with further growth expected next quarter. Business Confidence in the United Kingdom averaged -3.36 Index Points from 1958 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 55 Index Points in the third quarter of 1959 and a record low of -75 Index Points in the first quarter of 1974.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-10-23 10:00 AM CBI Business Optimism Index -11 5 4
2018-01-23 11:00 AM CBI Business Optimism Index 13 -11 -7
2018-04-24 10:00 AM CBI Business Optimism Index -4 13 6
2018-07-25 10:00 AM CBI Business Optimism Index -4 5
2018-10-23 10:00 AM CBI Business Optimism Index 4


United Kingdom Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence -4.00 13.00 55.00 -75.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 53.90 54.90 61.50 34.40 [+]
Services PMI 52.80 51.70 62.50 40.10 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 2.90 2.10 22.60 -11.90 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.10 0.10 9.80 -7.90 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 2.90 2.50 19.60 -16.90 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 82.90 81.20 85.20 38.00 percent [+]
New Orders 12701.00 16699.00 25109.00 9381.00 GBP Million [+]
Factory Orders -3.00 4.00 21.00 -79.00 Net Balance [+]
Changes in Inventories -760.00 -2026.00 11457.00 -11256.00 GBP Million [+]
Bankruptcies 4462.00 4382.00 6509.00 924.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 109353.00 108691.00 109353.00 1024.00 GBP Million [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index -46.40 -44.70 61.00 -77.20 [+]
Car Production 147471.00 145475.00 185157.00 43773.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 167911.00 474069.00 562337.00 33051.00 [+]
Small Business Sentiment -5.00 23.00 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 0.30 0.80 64.50 -33.80 percent [+]
Mining Production -2.60 1.30 852.60 -90.50 percent [+]
Steel Production 630.00 574.00 2848.00 131.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.51 5.49 5.56 5.18 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 8.00 7.00 13.00 2.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 53.20 52.50 61.80 47.40 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 7.00 7.00 11.00 5.00 [+]
Electricity Production 30349.00 30742.00 38520.00 16152.00 Gigawatt-hour [+]
Corruption Index 82.00 81.00 87.00 74.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 8.00 10.00 20.00 8.00 [+]


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 May of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-4.00 13.00 55.00 -75.00 1958 - 2018 Index Points Quarterly




business confidence by Country
Country Last
Australia 10.00 Apr/18
Brazil 55.50 May/18
Canada 71.50 Apr/18
China 51.40 Apr/18
Euro Area 1.35 Apr/18
France 109.00 May/18
Germany 102.10 Apr/18
India 59.70 Dec/17
Indonesia 106.28 Mar/18
Italy 107.70 Apr/18
Japan 24.00 Mar/18
Mexico 50.00 Apr/18
Netherlands 8.20 Apr/18
Russia -2.00 Apr/18
South Korea 77.00 Apr/18
Spain 5.50 Apr/18
Switzerland 105.30 Apr/18
Turkey 111.20 Apr/18
United Kingdom -4.00 Jun/18
United States 57.30 Apr/18


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