Construction Confidence Improved in July

The Finnish construction confidence indicator improved clearly in July. It reached 0 points (revised figure -14 in June), which is slightly better than its long-term average (-8).

Manufacturing confidence stayed unchanged at a rather low level.The confidence indicator scored -9 points (-8 in June). Confidence is well below its long-term average (+1).

The service sector confidence indicator stayed unchanged in July but sales expectations are moderately positive.It stands at +2 points which equals the score one month earlier. The long-term average is +13.

Confidence in retail trade recovered somewhat in July. However, the confidence indicator is still clearly below its average level. It scored -14 points in July (revised figure -20 in June) while its long-term average is -2.