Business Climate Indicator improves in the euro area

In December 2011, the Business Climate Indicator (BCI) for the euro area increased for the first time in ten months.

The improvement in the BCI in December was mainly driven by increased optimism about production expectations, as well as by a more positive assessment of production trends observed in recent months and export order books.

By contrast, managers were more pessimistic about their overall order books, and their assessments of stocks of finished products marginally increased.

Full details of the Business Climate Indicator are available on the Europa website:

The next BCI Results are due to be published on 30 January 2012.


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