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European Commission

Press release

Brussels, 27 February 2013

February 2013: Business Climate Indicator increases in February

In February 2013, the Business Climate Indicator (BCI) for the euro area increased by 0.36 points to 0.73. The assessment of current order books (overall and export), production expectations and past production improved significantly. The assessment of the adequacy of stocks of finished products remained virtually unchanged.

The BCI is based on a factor analysis of the euro area aggregate balances (seasonally adjusted) of five of the monthly questions in the industry survey (only employment and selling-price expectations are excluded).

The next BCI results are due to be published on 27 March 2013.

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

Scheduled publication dates

Flash estimate

Final release EU, euro area and Member States

March 2013

20 March 2013

27 March 2013

April 2013

22 April 2013

29 April 2013

May 2013

23 May 2013

30 May 2013

Contacts :

Audrey Augier (+32 2 297 16 07)

Vandna Kalia (+32 2 299 58 24)

Simon O'Connor (+32 2 296 73 59)

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