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European Commission

Press release

Brussels, 30 August 2013

Business Climate Indicator increases further in August

In August 2013, the Business Climate Indicator (BCI) for the euro area rose for the fourth successive month. It increased markedly by 0.31 points to ‑0.21. The assessment of past production, the level of overall order books and production expectations improved sharply. Also the level of export order books and the stocks of finished products were appraised more positively.

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 September 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

September 2013

20 September 2013

27 September 2013

October 2013

23 October 2013

30 October 2013

November 2013

21 November 2013

28 November 2013

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