Latest update: ESI/BCI - 26 February 2015
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|February 2015: Economic Sentiment improves in both the euro area and the EU|
In February, the Economic Sentiment Indicator (ESI) rose for the second month in a row. It increased by 0.7 points in the euro area (to 102.1) and by 0.4 points in the EU (to 105.1). The positive development in both regions was fuelled mainly by more optimistic consumers.
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.
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