Italy Business Confidence


Italy: Business confidence rises to five-month high

January 30, 2013

In January, the composite business confidence indicator (IESE, Istat Economic Sentiment Indicator) elaborated by Istat - which covers the manufacturing, construction, service and retail sectors - picked up to 79.9 points from 75.6 points in December, marking the highest result observed in five months.

The improvement in the overall index was led by stronger readings in the construction and in the services sectors. On the other hand, sentiment deteriorated in manufacturing and retail.

Author:, Head of Data Solutions

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Italy Business Confidence Chart

Italy Business Confidence January 2013

Note: Value of monthly business confidence index.
Source: National Statistical Institute (Istat).

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