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Fiducia imprese manifatturiere e di costruzione

Confidence of manufacturing and construction enterprises

In December the seasonally adjusted confidence indicator in manufacturing fell from 94.0 in November to 92.5. Assessments on order books and production expectations worsened, inventories increased.

According to the quarterly questions on export activity, in the fourth quarter 2011 respondents' assessment and expectations on export turnover worsened. The share of surveyed firms reporting the existence of considerable obstacles limiting their export activity decreased.

Starting from data referring to November 2011, the survey on the construction sector has been redesigned. Its timing is now aligned to the other business climate surveys concerning the manufacturing and service sectors. Henceforth in the current release November and December data are published.

In November the seasonally adjusted confidence index in construction rose to 87.2 from 80.5 in October. Assessments on order books and employment expectations improved (the balance rose from -46 to -42 and from -19 to -11, respectively). In December, the seasonally adjusted confidence index in construction fell to 80.1 from 87.2 in November. Both assessments on order books and employment expectations worsened (the balance from -42 to -50 and from -11 to -16, respectively).

tags:
confidence, constructions, consumer and business confidence, enterprise, manufacturing, production, statistics flash
theme:
Industry and construction
document typology:
Press release
Reference period
December 2011
Date of publication
29 December 2011
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