Euro Area Business Confidence | 1985-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Euro Area Business Confidence | 1985-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

BUZ INVESTORS  Euro Area Business Confidence The Business Climate Indicator for the Euro Area rose sharply to 1.09 in April 2017 from an upwardly revised 0.83 in March and way above market expectations of a 0.82 reading. It was the strongest figure since April 2011, as managers’ assessments of the past production, overall order books, export order books and the stocks of finished products improved, while production expectations remained virtually unchanged.




Euro Area Business Confidence

Business Confidence in the Euro Area averaged 0 from 1985 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 1.53 in April of 2007 and a record low of -3.90 in March of 2009. In Euro Area, the Business Climate Indicator measures the current situation of the businesses and its future prospects. The survey is made by phone and covers 23 000 companies in the Euro Area. The questionnaire focuses on: production trends in recent months, order books, export order books, stocks and production expectations. The indicator is computed through the estimation of a factor-model and summarises the common information contained in the surveys. A rise in the indicator will point to an upswing in activity and an improvement in the business climate. This page provides the latest reported value for – Euro Area Business Confidence – plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news.




Euro Area Consumer Confidence | 1985-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Euro Area Consumer Confidence | 1985-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

BUZ INVESTORS  Euro Area Consumer Confidence March and in line with the preliminary estimate. It was the highest reading since March 2015. In the European Union, the consumer sentiment increased by 0.8 points to -3.4, the highest since April 2015. Consumer Confidence in the Euro Area averaged -12.19 from 1985 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 2.30 in May of 2000 and a record low of -34.50 in March of 2009. In Euro Area, the Consumer Economic Sentiment Indicator measures the level of optimism that consumers have about the economy.




Euro Area Consumer Confidence

The survey is made by phone and covers 23 000 households in the Euro Area. The number of households sample varies across the zone. The questions focus on current economic and financial situation, savings intention as well as on expected developments regarding: consumer price indexes, general economic situation and major purchases of durable goods. The Consumer ESI measures consumer confidence on a scale of -100 to 100, where -100 indicate extreme lack of confidence, 0 neutrality and 100 extreme confidence. This page provides the latest reported value for – Euro Area Consumer Confidence – plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news.




Euro Area Manufacturing PMI | 2007-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Euro Area Manufacturing PMI | 2007-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

BUZ INVESTORS  Euro Area Manufacturing PM  The Markit Eurozone Manufacturing PMI rose to 56.8 in April of 2017 from 56.2 in March, beating market expectations of 56, flash estimates showed. It is the highest reading since April of 2011 as new order growth was the strongest since March of 2011, boosted by exports and employment rose the most since 2000. Price pressures remained elevated. In addition, optimism about the outlook also improved. Manufacturing PMI in the Euro Area averaged 50.35 from 2007 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 59 in February of 2011 and a record low of 33.50 in February of 2009. Manufacturing PMI in the Euro Area is reported by Markit Economics. In the Euro Area, the Markit Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index measures the performance of the manufacturing sector and is derived from a survey of 3,000 manufacturing firms. National data are included for Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Austria, the Republic of Ireland and Greece.




Euro Area Manufacturing PM

These countries together account for an estimated 90% of Eurozone manufacturing activity. The Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index is based on five individual indexes with the following weights: New Orders (30 percent), Output (25 percent), Employment (20 percent), Suppliers’ Delivery Times (15 percent) and Stock of Items Purchased (10 percent), with the Delivery Times index inverted so that it moves in a comparable direction. A reading above 50 indicates an expansion of the manufacturing sector compared to the previous month; below 50 represents a contraction; while 50 indicates no change. This page provides the latest reported value for – Euro Area Manufacturing PMI – plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news.




Euro Area Construction Output | 1996-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Euro Area Construction Output | 1996-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

BUZ INVESTORS  Euro Area Construction Output  Construction output in the Eurozone rose 7.1 percent year-on-year in February of 2017, following a downwardly revised 5.1 percent fall in the previous month. It is the biggest gain since April of 2014 as civil engineering jumped 10.3 percent (-7 percent in January) and building went up 6.2 percent (-4.7 percent in January). Among Member States for which data is available, the largest increases were recorded in Slovenia (21.4 percent from -8.8 percent), Germany (11.6 percent from -2.5 percent), the Netherlands (9.7 percent from 3.4 percent) and France (9.3 percent from -4.7 percent). On a monthly basis, construction output jumped 6.9 percent, following a 2.4 percent drop in January.




Euro Area Construction Output

Construction Output in the Euro Area averaged -0.68 percent from 1996 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 18.90 percent in February of 2000 and a record low of -21.60 percent in February of 1996. The production index in construction measures the evolution of output within the construction sector, including building construction and civil engineering. This page provides the latest reported value for – Euro Area Construction Output – plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news.




Euro Area Balance of Trade | 1999-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Euro Area Balance of Trade | 1999-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

BUZ INVESTORS   Euro Area Balance of Trade  The Eurozone trade surplus declined to €17.8 billion in February 2017 from €18.2 billion surplus in the same month of the previous year while above market expectations of €16.2 billion. Exports increased 4 percent to €163.2 billion while imports went up at a faster 5 percent to €152.6 billion. Balance of Trade in the Euro Area averaged 4696.84 EUR Million from 1999 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 30230 EUR Million in July of 2015 and a record low of -16510.20 EUR Million in January of 2011.




Euro Area Balance of Trade

Euro Area runs regular trade surpluses primarily due to its high export of manufactured goods such as machinery and vehicles. Euro area is a net importer of energy and raw materials. Germany, Italy, France and Netherlands account for the largest share of total trade. Main trading partners are the United Kingdom (12 percent of total exports and 10 percent of imports) and the United States (13 percent of exports and 6 percent of imports). This page provides the latest reported value for – Euro Area Balance of Trade – plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news.




Euro Area Consumer Price Index (CPI) | 1996-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Euro Area Consumer Price Index (CPI) | 1996-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

BUZ INVESTORS Euro Area Consumer Price Index   Consumer Price Index CPI In the Euro Area increased to 101.65 Index Points in March from 100.84 Index Points in February of 2017. Consumer Price Index CPI in the Euro Area averaged 86.81 Index Points from 1996 until 2017,




Euro Area Consumer Price Index

reaching an all time high of 101.65 Index Points in March of 2017 and a record low of 70.52 Index Points in January of 1996. This page provides the latest reported value for – Euro Area Consumer Price Index (CPI) – plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news.




Euro Area Industrial Production | 1991-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Euro Area Industrial Production | 1991-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

BUZ INVESTORS Euro Area Industrial Production capital goods. Industrial Production in the Euro Area averaged 0.84 percent from 1991 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 9.20 percent in December of 2010 and a record low of -21.50 percent in April of 2009.




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Euro Area Industrial Production

In Euro Area, industrial production measures the output of businesses integrated in industrial sector of the economy such as manufacturing, mining, and utilities. This page provides the latest reported value for – Euro Area Industrial Production – plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news.




Euro Area Services PMI | 2007-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Euro Area Services PMI | 2007-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

BUZ INVESTORS  Euro Area Services PMI The final Markit Eurozone PMI Services Business Activity Index rose to 56 in March 2017, up from 55.5 in February but below the earlier flash estimate of 56.5. It was the highest reading since May 2011, as incoming new work expanded the most in almost six years and the rate of job creation picked up to the steepest in almost nine-and-a-half years. On the price front, input price inflation remained close to February’s 68-month record and average service charges increased the most since July 2011.




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Euro Area Services PMI

Optimism during the coming 12 months hit the strongest level in six years. Services PMI in the Euro Area averaged 51.44 Index Points from 2007 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 58.30 Index Points in June of 2007 and a record low of 39.20 Index Points in February of 2009. Services PMI in the Euro Area is reported by Markit Economics. The Eurozone Services PMI (Purchasing Managers’ Index) is based on data collected from a representative panel of around 2,000 private service sector firms. National services data are included for Germany, France, Italy, Spain and the Republic of Ireland. The index tracks variables such as sales, employment, inventories and prices. A reading above 50 indicates that the services sector is generally expanding; below 50 indicates that it is generally declining. This page provides the latest reported value for – Euro Area Services PMI – plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news.