Solid Overall Business Situation in December


Finnish manufacturing confidence gained further momentum in December. The indicator climbed to +18 points (revised figure +15 in November). Confidence is clearly stronger than its long-term average (+1).

The construction sector confidence indicator improved slightly in December. It scored +13 points which is three points more than in November. The indicator stands also above its long-term average (-7).

Service sector confidence indicator declined to +21 points from +24 points recorded in November. Confidence is still at a high level and and well above its long-term average (+13).

The retail trade confidence indicator took a few steps back but confidence is still fairly robust. The indicator scored +15 points in December (+20 in November). Confidence is well above its long-term average (-2).