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|October 2014: Economic Sentiment picks up in both the euro area and the EU|
In October, after four months of stagnation or decline, the Economic Sentiment Indicator (ESI) picked up in both the euro area (by 0.8 points to 100.7) and the EU (by 0.5 points to 104.0). The euro-area indicator thereby went back to just above its long-term average of 100.
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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