Only a Slight Improvement in Business Confidence


Manufacturing confidence improved slightly in September. However, production is not expected to grow in the near future.

Finnish manufacturing confidence indicator scored -10 points, up from -13 in August. Confidence is well below its long-term average (+1). Production is expected to stagnate during the next few months.

The Finnish construction confidence indicator gained a few points in September. It scored -12 points which is slightly stronger than in August (-15). Its long-term average is -8.

Finnish service sector confidence indicator declined slightly in September. Its latest figure is +2 points (+4 in August). The indicator is well below its long-term average of +13.

Confidence in retail trade stayed stable at a low level. The confidence indicator scored -16 points (-17 points in August) while its long-term average is -2.