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Construction: business confidence is growing strongly

Posted: 25 April 2018

The ISTAT, or national institute of statistics, estimates that in April 2018 the consumer confidence index decreases from 117.5 to 117.1; also for the composite index of business confidence, it is estimated a decline from 105.9 to 105.1.

With reference to companies, the confidence climate is estimated to decline in the manufacturing sector (from 108.9 to 107.7) and in services (from 107.2 to 106.4).

The decline in the retail trade was very marked (from 105.0 to 97.5), while for the construction sector there was a marked increase (from 132.6 to 135.2).