Business Confidence Still Rather Weak



Finnish manufacturing confidence indicator scored -11 points in December (-10 in November). Confidence is well below its long-term average (+1).


Finnish construction confidence weakened a few points in December but the indicator is slightly better than average. It fell to -2 points (+2 points in November) while its long-term average is -8.


Improving trend in Finnish service sector confidence halted in December when the confidence indicator stood at +9 points (+10 in November). Confidence is slightly below its long-term average (+13).

Retail trade

Confidence in retail trade was weak in December. The confidence indicator figure was -15 (-14 in November) while its long-term average is -2.