Finnish Business Confidence decreased slightly in February


Finnish manufacturing confidence weakened slightly in Febuary. Confidence is currently just below its long-term average. The confidence indicator scored -2 points in February which is six points lower than the revised figure recorded in January. The long-term average is +1.

Construction sector confidence decreased from the previous month level in February. The indicator declined eight points to +8 points (revised figure +16 in January). The long-term average for the indicator is -6 points.

Service sector confidence indicator increased furthermore to +19 points in February which is five points higher than in January. The indicator stands currently at above its long-term average level (+14).

Retail trade confidence weakened only slightly in February. The indicator decreased to +5 points from +7 in January. Nevertheless, the indicator is above its long-term average (-1).