Small Business Sentiment in the United Kingdom decreased to -18 in the fourth quarter of 2018 from 6 in the third quarter of 2018. Small Business Sentiment in the United Kingdom averaged -4.05 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.

Small Business Sentiment in the United Kingdom is expected to be 1.00 by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Small Business Sentiment in the United Kingdom to stand at 10.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Small Business Sentiment is projected to trend around 10.00 in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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United Kingdom Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence -16.00 -3.00 55.00 -75.00 Index Points [+]
Services PMI 52.20 53.90 62.50 40.10 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 51.10 53.60 61.50 34.40 [+]
Industrial Production 0.00 1.00 22.70 -11.90 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.00 0.00 9.90 -8.00 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 0.50 1.30 19.60 -16.90 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 80.20 82.30 85.20 38.00 percent [+]
Factory Orders 10.00 -6.00 21.00 -79.00 Net Balance [+]
New Orders 10801.00 11628.00 25109.00 9381.00 GBP Million [+]
Changes in Inventories -854.00 1195.00 11295.00 -11441.00 GBP Million [+]
Bankruptcies 4308.00 3918.00 6509.00 924.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 114178.00 111344.00 114178.00 1024.00 GBP Million [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index -61.40 -67.90 61.00 -77.20 [+]
Car Production 127051.00 89254.00 185157.00 43773.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 153599.00 338834.00 562337.00 33051.00 [+]
Small Business Sentiment -18.00 6.00 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 [+]
Mining Production -1.80 2.10 854.60 -90.50 percent [+]
Leading Economic Index 0.60 0.70 1.90 -2.10 percent [+]
Private Investment -1.20 -0.70 63.70 -33.70 percent [+]
Steel Production 630.00 550.00 2848.00 131.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Competitiveness Index 81.99 82.11 82.11 5.18 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 8.00 6.00 13.00 2.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 52.10 54.10 61.80 47.40 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 9.00 7.00 11.00 5.00 [+]
Electricity Production 24971.00 24914.00 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 November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-18.00 6.00 40.00 -69.00 1978 - 2018 Quarterly
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Australia -4.01 Sep/18
Brazil 52.10 Oct/18
Japan 14.00 Sep/18
United Kingdom -18.00 Dec/18


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