Denmark Business Confidence


Denmark: Business confidence drops to lowest level in three years

October 30, 2012

In October, the seasonally adjusted manufacturing confidence indicator elaborated by Statistics Denmark (DST) fell to minus 7 points from the revised 0 points observed in September (previously reported: -1 points). The reading represents the lowest level recorded since September 2009. With the monthly drop, confidence dipped into negative territory, which suggests a pessimistic outlook amongst manufacturers for the next three months. According to DST, both production expectations and order books fell into negative territory in October. In addition, stocks of finished goods increased notably, which also had a negative impact on manufacturing confidence, as it suggests lower demand levels.


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Denmark Business Confidence October 2012

Note: Value of s.a. monthly manufacturing confidence indicator index.
Source: Statistics Denmark (DST).

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