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Business Climate Indicator increased slightly in May

Commission Européenne - IP/14/616   28/05/2014

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European Commission

Press release

Brussels, 28 May 2014

Business Climate Indicator increased slightly in May

In May 2014 the Business Climate Indicator (BCI) for the euro area increased slightly by 0.09 points to +0.37. Managers' evaluation of the past production improved markedly, while production expectations, overall order books and export order books booked more moderate increases. Managers' views on stocks of finished products remained broadly 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 June 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

June 2014

20 June 2014

27 June 2014

July 2014

23 July 2014

30 July 2014

August 2014

21 August 2014

28 August 2014

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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