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Business Climate Indicator increased slightly in February

European Commission - IP/14/200   27/02/2014

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European Commission

Press release

Brussels, 27 February 2014

Business Climate Indicator increased slightly in February

In February 2014 the Business Climate Indicator (BCI) for the euro area increased slightly by 0.12 points to +0.37. Managers' appraisal of the past production, the stocks of finished products as well as the current level of overall order books and export order books marked an improvement; production expectations were 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 28 March 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

March 2014

21 March 2014

28 March 2014

April 2014

22 April 2014

29 April 2014

May 2014

21 May 2014

28 May 2014

Contacts :

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

Audrey Augier (+32 2 297 16 07)

Vandna Kalia (+32 2 299 58 24)

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


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