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Istat: construction confidence index improved in October

Posted: 8 November 2018

In October 2018, according to Istat, the consumer confidence index improved slightly from 116.1 to 116.6; on the contrary the composite business confidence climate index weakened for the third consecutive time, going from 103.6 to 102.6.

In particular, for companies, the confidence index registered, with different intensity, a negative dynamic in all the sectors (in manufacturing went down from 105.6 to 104.9, the market services confidence index dropped from 105.1 to 103.7 and the retail trade confidence index decreased from 104.3 to 101.7) while the confidence index in construction increased from 136.9 to 138.9.