United Kingdom Small Business Sentiment  1978-2018 | Data | Chart

Small Business Sentiment in the United Kingdom increased to 6 in the third quarter of 2018 from -5 in the second quarter of 2018. Small Business Sentiment in the United Kingdom averaged -3.96 from 1978 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 40 in the second quarter of 1983 and a record low of -69 in the third quarter of 1980.

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United Kingdom Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence -3.00 -4.00 55.00 -75.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 52.80 53.80 61.50 34.40 [+]
Services PMI 54.30 53.50 62.50 40.10 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 0.90 1.10 22.60 -11.90 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.10 0.40 9.80 -7.90 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.10 1.50 19.60 -16.90 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 82.30 82.90 85.20 38.00 percent [+]
New Orders 10801.00 11628.00 25109.00 9381.00 GBP Million [+]
Factory Orders 7.00 11.00 21.00 -79.00 Net Balance [+]
Changes in Inventories 2214.00 -96.00 11295.00 -11441.00 GBP Million [+]
Bankruptcies 3918.00 4462.00 6509.00 924.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 111344.00 107899.00 111344.00 1024.00 GBP Million [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index -61.00 -59.10 61.00 -77.20 [+]
Car Production 121051.00 128799.00 185157.00 43773.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 94094.00 163898.00 562337.00 33051.00 [+]
Small Business Sentiment 6.00 -5.00 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 [+]
Leading Economic Index 0.60 0.40 1.90 -2.10 percent [+]
Private Investment 0.50 -0.40 64.50 -33.80 percent [+]
Mining Production -0.70 -4.40 852.60 -90.50 percent [+]
Steel Production 750.00 681.00 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 54.20 53.60 61.80 47.40 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 7.00 7.00 11.00 5.00 [+]
Electricity Production 24423.00 24189.00 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 Small Business Sentiment

In the United Kingdom, the Small Business Sentiment measures measures the expectations of business conditions for companies with up to 199 employees. 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 the latest reported value for - United Kingdom Small Business Sentiment - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United Kingdom Small Business Sentiment - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.00 -5.00 40.00 -69.00 1978 - 2018 Quarterly
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