Finnish Business Confidence Improved in December

Finnish manufacturing confidence reached its long-term average in December. The confidence indicator scored +1 (-4 in November). Production is expected to increase somewhat during the next few months.

Confidence in the Finnish construction sector turned up in December. The latest confi dence indicator fi gure is 0 (-7 in November). Confi dence is currently more robust than its long-term average (-8).

The confidence indicator in services improved to +16 points in December (+12 in November). The indicator is slightly above its long-term average (+13).

The retail trade confidence indicator is at a low level despite a small upswing in December. The latest figure is -5 points (revised balance -9 in November). The long-term average is -2.

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