Italy Business Confidence


Italy: Economic sentiment down in June

June 28, 2013

In June, the composite business confidence indicator (IESE, Istat Economic Sentiment Indicator) elaborated by Istat - which covers the manufacturing, construction, service and retail sectors - dropped to 76.1 points from the 80.2 points recorded in May, almost completely offsetting the improvement seen last month.

The deterioration in the overall index was mainly due to a worsening in the construction and service sectors, whereas the manufacturing sector improved compared to the previous month.

Panellists expect fixed investment to contract 3.6% in 2013, which is up 0.1 percentage points from last month's forecast. For 2014, panellists see fixed investment growing 0.7%.

Author:, Head of Data Solutions

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Italy Business Confidence June 2013

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

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