Peru Business Confidence April 2018


Peru: Business confidence rebounds in April

May 4, 2018

The business confidence indicator rose to 59 in April, above March’s 54. Consequently, the indicator moved further above the 50-point threshold that separates optimism from pessimism, indicating that businesses grew more optimistic in April.

Driving the increase in business sentiment was a broad-based improvement in expectations on the near-future. Firms had more favorable expectations on demand levels, the company’s economic situation and the sector’s economic situation in the next three months. That said, they had broadly stable expectations about longer-term prospects, as their expectations on their specific sector of activity and their own company in the twelve months remained virtually unchanged.

Peru Fixed Investment Forecast

Panelists expect fixed investment to contract 4.9% in 2018, which is unchanged from last month’s forecast. For 2019, panel participants see investment growing 3.8%.

Author: Massimo Bassetti, Senior Economist

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Peru Business Confidence April 2018

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

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