Business Confidence Stayed Mostly Upbeat in July


Manufacturing confidence stayed at a high level – Construction confidence lost some points

The business confidence of the Finnish manufacturing sector was unchanged
in July. The indicator scored +14 points (+14 in June, too) while its
long-term average is +1.

Construction sector confidence lost a few points in July, but the indicator
is still above its long term average (-7). The confidence indicator’s
latest reading is -3 (+7 in June).

Service sector confidence climbed to +20 points in July, up from +18 in
June. It is above its long term average (+14).

Retail trade confidence improved to +19 points in July (+15 in June).
Confidence is well above its long-term average (-1).