Portugal Business Confidence


Released on a monthly basis, the Business Confidence Indicator captures current business conditions in Portugal. The indicator is used to gauge the performance of the overall economy in the short-term.
Latest Release: 29-09-2014 09:00:00
Next Release: 28-10-2013 10:00:00
Source:Statistics Portugal
European Confidence Figures Soften Further
Sep 29th, 2014 at 09:06 AM

The European Commission has published updates to a broad range of sentiment indicators for the European Union member countries this morning. The headline Consumer Confidence number for September is still reading at –11.4, this compares to the anticipation of a rise to -10.0 this morning.

On the commercial side the Business Climate number has been announced as 0.07 in comparison to a 0.13 reading in August and a market consensus estimate for 0.16 today. The overall Economic Sentiment number now stands at 99.9 following last month’s 100.0 reading and compares to an anticipated figure of 100.6.

In the manufacturing sector, the Industrial Confidence number has been released as –5.5, compared to a reading of -5.6 in August and an expected figure of -5.3 this morning. Finally, the Services Confidence indicator for the EU is reading at 3.2 in comparison to the 2.6 recorded in August and an anticipated reading of 3.1 today.

The relative strength of the services sector compared to...