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Peru: Business confidence slides further into pessimistic territory in April

May 8, 2015

Business confidence came in at 46.7 points in April, according to the Central Bank’s business confidence indicator. The result was a deterioration compared to the 49.4 points registered in March and marked the lowest reading in four years. As a result of the deterioration, business confidence is further below the 50-point threshold that separates optimistic from pessimistic territory.

Businesses had lower expectations for the economy in the next three months as well as for the coming 12 months. They also had lower expectations regarding their particular sectors and in terms of new hiring in the following months. While forward-looking components of the index mostly weakened, opinions regarding the current business and financial situation improved modestly.

LatinFocus Consensus Forecast panelists expect fixed investment to grow 3.5% this year, which is down 0.3 percentage points from last month’s forecast. For 2016, panel participants see investment growing 5.0%.


Author:, Economist

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Peru Business Confidence April 2015

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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