- The Consumer confidence indicator increased in the last five months, attaining the maximum level since April 2000.
- The economic climate indicator increased in January, after decreasing in the two precedent months. In the reference month, the confidence indicators increased in Manufacturing Industry, Construction and Public Works, Trade and Services.
- The increase of the Consumer confidence indicator in January was driven by the positive contribution of all components, namely, the perspectives on the unemployment and on the evolution of the country’s economic situation and, less significantly, the opinions on savings and on the household’s financial situation.
- In Manufacturing Industry, the confidence indicator increased between October and January, registering in the last month a positive contribution of all components, namely, opinions on global demand, production perspectives and opinions on the stocks of finished products’ evolution. The confidence indicator for Construction and Public Works increased in January, due to the positive evolution of both components, employment perspectives and opinions on the order books’. In Trade, the confidence indicator slightly recovered in the reference month, reflecting the positive contribution of the opinions on the sales evolution, since the perspectives on the business activity and the opinions on the volume of stocks contributed negatively. The Services’ confidence indicator increased in January, due to the positive contribution of the perspectives on demand and the opinions on the business activity, while the opinions on current order books’ contributed negatively.