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Press release

Brussels, 29 September 2014

Business Climate Indicator decreases slightly in September

In September 2014 the Business Climate Indicator (BCI) for the euro area decreased slightly by 0.09 points to +0.07. Managers' evaluation of the level of past production, export order books and, to a lesser extent, the stocks of finished products, as well as overall order books deteriorated. By contrast, production expectations brightened somewhat.

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 30 October 2014.

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

http://ec.europa.eu/economy_finance/db_indicators/surveys/index_en.htm

Scheduled publication dates

Flash estimate

Final release EU, euro area and Member States

October 2014

23 October 2014

30 October 2014

November 2014

20 November 2014

27 November 2014

December 2014

22 December 2014

8 January 2015

Contacts :

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

Vandna Kalia (+32 2 299 58 24)

Audrey Augier (+32 2 297 16 07)

For the public: Europe Direct by phone 00 800 6 7 8 9 10 11 or by e­mail


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