|Unit||Index 2010=100, SA|
|Source||Italian National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT)|
|Release||Construction, Trade and Services Enterprises Confidence|
|Business Confidence||Dec 2021||110.2||111.3||Index 2010=100, SA||Monthly|
|Capacity Utilization||2021 Q4||77.3||78.8||%, SA||Quarterly|
|Industrial Production||Nov 2021||106.3||104.3||Index 2015=100, SA||Monthly|
|Change in Inventories||2021 Q3||-1,001||868.3||Mil. EUR, CDASA||Quarterly|
The Italian National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT) reports monthly business confidence indexes (BCI) for construction, market services, and retail trade sectors.
The business confidence survey is a part of the joint harmonized EU programme of business and consumer surveys. It surveys assessments and expectations concerning a firms' main activities. A sample of 700 firms in three different economic divisions according to NACE Rev. 2 (section F) is used. Firms that are sampled have three or more employees and are partitioned from four geographic areas.
Data is collected using CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing) technique.