No Major Changes in Finnish Business Confidence in January


Finnish manufacturing confidence improved slightly in January. Confidence is currently above its long-term average. The confidence indicator scored +5 points in January which is three points higher than the revised figure recorded in December. The long-term average is +1.

Construction sector confidence stayed almost on previous month level in January. The indicator declined one point to +16 points (revised figure +17 in December). The long-term average for the indicator is -7 points.

Service sector confidence indicator was almost unchanged at +14 points in January which is one point lower than in December. The indicator stands currently at its long-term average level (+14).

Retail trade confidence weakened only slightly in January. The indicator rose to +6 points from +5 in December. Nevertheless, the indicator is above its long-term average (-1).