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Business Climate Indicator broadly unchanged in December

European Commission - IP/14/8   09/01/2014

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European Commission

Press release

Brussels, 9 January 2014

Business Climate Indicator broadly unchanged in December

In December 2013, the Business Climate Indicator (BCI) for the euro area remained broadly unchanged at +0.27. The level of overall order books and the stocks of finished products were assessed more positively. The appraisal of past production and production expectations, on the other hand, deteriorated, while there was no change in the assessment of the level of export order books.

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 January 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

January 2014

23 January 2014

30 January 2014

February 2014

20 February 2014

27 February 2014

March 2014

21 March 2014

28 March 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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