The Business Climate Indicator (BCI) for the Euro Area stood at 0.69 in February 2019, unchanged from the previous month's two-year low and above market expectations of 0.6. Managers' production expectations, as well as their assessments of the stocks of finished products, overall and export order books clouded over. Meanwhile, the appraisals of past production rebounded from last month’s sharp drop. Business Confidence in the Euro Area averaged 0 Index Points from 1985 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 1.62 Index Points in January of 2018 and a record low of -3.29 Index Points in March of 2009.

Business Confidence in Euro Area is expected to be 0.25 Index Points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Business Confidence in Euro Area to stand at 0.99 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Euro Area Business Climate Indicator is projected to trend around 0.75 Index Points in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-11-29 10:00 AM Business Confidence 1.09 1.01 0.96 1.05
2019-01-08 10:00 AM Business Confidence 0.82 1.04 0.99 1.1
2019-01-30 10:00 AM Business Confidence 0.69 0.86 0.75 0.75
2019-02-27 10:00 AM Business Confidence 0.69 0.69 0.6 0.61
2019-03-28 10:00 AM Business Confidence 0.69 0.25
2019-04-29 09:00 AM Business Confidence 0.15
2019-05-28 09:00 AM Business Confidence 0.19


Euro Area Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 0.69 0.69 1.62 -3.29 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 49.30 50.50 60.60 33.50 [+]
Services PMI 52.80 51.20 58.30 39.20 Index Points [+]
Composite Pmi 51.90 51.00 58.80 45.70 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production -1.10 -4.20 9.70 -21.40 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 1.40 -0.90 3.20 -3.90 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -1.90 -4.00 10.00 -21.80 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 83.60 83.90 85.30 69.60 percent [+]
Changes In Inventories 12.09 25.46 25.46 -27.24 EUR Billion [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index -2.50 -16.60 89.90 -63.70 [+]
Car Registrations 926.05 927.13 1169.19 669.00 Thousand [+]
Mining Production -5.60 -6.00 42.30 -27.80 percent [+]


Euro Area Business Climate Indicator

In Euro Area, the Business Climate Indicator measures the current situation of the businesses and its future prospects. The survey is made by phone and covers 23 000 companies in the Euro Area. The questionnaire focuses on: production trends in recent months, order books, export order books, stocks and production expectations. The indicator is computed through the estimation of a factor-model and summarises the common information contained in the surveys. A rise in the indicator will point to an upswing in activity and an improvement in the business climate. This page provides the latest reported value for - Euro Area Business Confidence - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Euro Area Business Climate Indicator - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on March of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.69 0.69 1.62 -3.29 1985 - 2019 Index Points Monthly
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Country Last Previous
Australia 2.00 Feb/19
Brazil 64.50 Feb/19
Canada 50.60 Feb/19
China 49.20 Feb/19
Euro Area 0.69 Feb/19
France 103.00 Feb/19
Germany 98.50 Feb/19
India 116.20 Mar/19
Indonesia 104.71 Dec/18
Italy 101.70 Feb/19
Japan 19.00 Dec/18
Mexico 51.30 Feb/19
Netherlands 6.30 Feb/19
Russia -2.00 Feb/19
Saudi Arabia 3.00 Jun/16
Singapore -14.00 Dec/18
South Africa 28.00 Mar/19
South Korea 69.00 Feb/19
Spain -4.90 Feb/19
Switzerland 92.40 Feb/19
Turkey 97.20 Feb/19
United Kingdom -23.00 Mar/19
United States 54.20 Feb/19


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