The economic sentiment indicator (ESI) in the Euro Area was little changed at 105 in May of 2022 from a downwardly revised 104.9 in April and compared to market expectations of 104.9. General confidence remains at levels not seen in a year as high inflation and the ongoing war in Ukraine continue to weigh. Sentiment worsened among industrials (6.3 vs 7.7) and retailers (-4 vs -3.9) but improved among service providers (14 vs 13.6), constructors (7.2 vs 7) and consumers (-21.1 vs -22). Meanwhile, the economic uncertainty index (EUI) declined to 23.4 from 26.5 and the employment expectations indicator (EEI) edged higher to 112.9 from 112.6. Also, consumer inflation expectations, which reached an all-time high in March, continued to decline to 45.6 in May from 50 in April and were also lower among manufacturers at 56.1, down from a record high of 60 in April. source: European Commission

Economic Optimism Index in the Euro Area averaged 99.94 from 1985 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 117.70 in July of 2021 and a record low of 61 in April of 2020. This page provides - Euro Area Economic Sentiment Indicator- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Euro Area Economic Sentiment Indicator - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2022.

Economic Optimism Index in Euro Area is expected to be 109.50 by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Euro Area Economic Sentiment Indicator is projected to trend around 104.00 in 2023 and 101.50 in 2024, according to our econometric models.

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Euro Area Economic Sentiment Indicator



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-05-02 09:00 AM Apr 105 106.7 108 107.3
2022-05-30 09:00 AM May 105 104.9 104.9 104.7
2022-06-29 09:00 AM Jun 105 103 102


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Consumer Confidence -23.60 -21.10 points Jun 2022
Economic Optimism Index 105.00 104.90 May 2022
Consumer Confidence Price Trends 45.60 50.00 points May 2022

Euro Area Economic Sentiment Indicator
In the Euro Area, the Economic sentiment indicator is a composite measure (average=100) that calculates the confidence level among: manufacturers (40 percent of the index); service providers (30 percent); consumers (20 percent); retailers (5 percent) and constructors (5 percent).
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
105.00 104.90 117.70 61.00 1985 - 2022 Monthly
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News Stream
Eurozone Confidence Remains at 1-Year Low
The economic sentiment indicator (ESI) in the Euro Area was little changed at 105 in May of 2022 from a downwardly revised 104.9 in April and compared to market expectations of 104.9. General confidence remains at levels not seen in a year as high inflation and the ongoing war in Ukraine conitnue to weigh. Sentiment worsened among industrials (6.3 vs 7.7) and retailers (-4 vs -3.9) but improved among service providers (14 vs 13.6), constructors (7.2 vs 7) and cosnumers (-21.1 vs -22). Meanwhile, the economic uncertainty index (EUI) declined to 23.4 from 26.5 and the employment expectations indicator (EEI) edged higher to 112.9 from 112.6. Also, consumer inflation expectations, which reached an all-time high in March, continued to decline to 45.6 in May from 50 in April and were also lower among manufacturers at 56.1, down from a record high of 60 in April.
2022-05-30
Eurozone Economic Sentiment Deteriorates
The economic sentiment indicator (ESI) in the Euro Area fell for a second consecutive month to 105 in April of 2022, the lowest reading since March of 2021, and below market forecasts of 108, as the war in Ukraine and soaring commodity prices hit confidence across all sectors. Sentiment weakened in industry (7.9 vs 9), retail trade (-4.3 vs -2.4), construction (7.1 vs 8.9), services (13.5 vs 13.6) and among consumers (-22 vs -21.6). Amongst the largest EU economies, the ESI fell markedly in Spain (100.2 vs 104.7) and to a lesser extent in France (102.8 vs 104.2) but remained broadly stable in Germany (107.1 vs 107.2) and improved in Italy (109.1 vs 107.5).
2022-05-02
Eurozone Economic Sentiment at 12-Month Low
The economic sentiment indicator in the Euro Area dropped by 5.4 points from a month earlier to 108.5 in March of 2022, below market expectations of 109. It was the lowest reading since March 2021, mainly due to plummeting consumer confidence (-18.7 vs -8.8 in February). Expectations also deteriorated in industry (10.4 vs 14.1), retail trade (0.2 vs 5.5) and construction (9.8 vs 9.9) although those in services improved (14.4 vs 12.9). Meanwhile, the Employment Expectations Indicator decreased to 115.5 from 116.4.
2022-03-30