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Business confidence

In August 2013 the composite business confidence climate index (IESI, Istat Economic Sentiment Indicator), obtained by summarizing the confidence climates of manufacturing, construction, market services and retail trade, increased to 82.2 from 79.8 in July.

The confidence index in manufacturing rose to 92.9 from 91.8. Assessments on order books improved (from -37 to -32) and production expectations worsened (from 0 to -1); inventories increased (from 0 to 1).

The confidence index in construction decreased slightly to 76.1 from 76.5. Employment expectations increased (from -20 to -18) and assessments on order books and construction plans remained stable (to -52).

The market services confidence index rose to 79.7 from 75.7 in July. The index increased in Transportation and storage (from 74.6 to 80.6), in Tourism services (from 62.2 to 68.8) and in Business services and other services (from 74.5 to 80.3) while it decreased in Information and communication (from 84.3 to 82.7).

The retail trade confidence index rose to 85.9 from 82.7 in July. The confidence increased in large scale distribution (from 73.3 to 80.6) and in small and medium scale distribution (from 91.0 to 92.7).

tags:
confidence, constructions, consumer and business confidence, department stores, economic activity, enterprise, manufacturing, production, services, statistics flash, trade
theme:
Industry and construction, Services
document typology:
Press release
Reference period
August 2013
Date of publication
29 August 2013
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