Confidence Indicators in Decline


Finnish manufacturing confidence indicator weakened slightly in September. The latest indicator figure is -11, down from -8 in August. Confidence is well below its long-term average (+2).

Construction confidence deteriorated further in September to a low level. The latest indicator figure is -40 points (-34 in August) while the long-term average is -7.

The service sector confidence indicator dipped in September. The indicator fell to -9 points from +4 in August. The long-term average is +14.

Finnish retail trade confidence continued sliding in September. The confidence indicator ascended four points to -23 points (-19 in August). The long-term average is -1.