Latest update: ESI/BCI - 28 April 2016
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|April 2016: Economic Sentiment picks up in both the euro area and the EU|
In April, after three consecutive months of decline, the Economic Sentiment Indicator (ESI) picked up in both the euro area (by 0.9 points to 103.9) and the EU (by 0.5 points to 105.1).
The Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN) conducts regular harmonised surveys for different sectors of the economies in the European Union (EU) and in the applicant countries. They are addressed to representatives of the industry (manufacturing), the services, retail trade and construction sectors, as well as to consumers. These surveys allow comparisons among different countries' business cycles and have become an indispensable tool for monitoring the evolution of the EU and the euro area economies, as well as monitoring developments in the applicant countries.
The publications prior to 2015 are available on the following page: archived BCS publications.