Latest update: ESI/BCI - 29 November 2016
Next update: Flash CCI - 21 December 2016
|November 2016: Economic Sentiment broadly unchanged in the euro area and slightly up in the EU|
After two months of sharp increases, the Economic Sentiment Indicator (ESI) in November moved broadly sideways in the euro area (+0.1 points to 106.5) and edged up only slightly in the EU (+0.4 points to 107.3).
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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