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Peru: Business confidence drops into pessimistic territory in June

July 4, 2014

Business confidence fell to 49.7 points in June according to the Central Bank’s business confidence indicator. The result marked a significant deterioration over the 52.9 points registered in May. Business confidence has not been this low since August 2013.

Businesses’ perceptions across most areas of the index declined in June. They were notably more pessimistic regarding their current financial situations as well as sales compared to the previous month. Moreover, expectations for demand and overall sector performance in the coming months also declined. Nonetheless, firms’ outlook on hiring personnel in the next three months were stable.

LatinFocus Consensus Forecast panelists expect fixed investment to grow 5.8% this year, which is unchanged from last month’s forecast. For 2015, panel participants see investment growing 6.8%.


Author:, Economist

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Peru Business Confidence June 2014

Note: Business Confidence Index (Indice de Confianza Empresarial). Values above 50 indicate an optimistic assessment in business climate while values below 50 indicate a pessimistic assessment.
Source: Peru Central Bank (BCRP).


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