Confidence Indicators Still at a Low Level
Finnish manufacturing confidence is well below its long-term average despite a small improvement. Confidence indicator scored -6 points in October, up from the revised figure of -9 in September. Confidence is well below its long-term average (+1).
The Finnish construction confidence indicator recovered from its recent slump. It reached +2 points (-12 points in September) while its long-term average is -8.
Service sector confidence indicator improved slightly in October. However, confidence is well below its long-term average of +13. The latest indicator figure is +6, it was +2 in September.
Confidence in retail trade is still at a low level. The confidence indicator scored -10 points (-16 points in September) while its long-term average is -2. Sales figures are expected to decline further during the rest of the year.
- Confidence Indicators, October 2015 (pdf)
- The data (excel)