|Unit||Index 2010=100, SA|
|Source||Italian National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT)|
|Release||Construction, Trade and Services Enterprises Confidence|
|Business Confidence||May 2020||38.8||Index 2010=100, SA||Monthly|
|Capacity Utilization||2020 Q1||76.5||76.8||%, SA||Quarterly|
|Change in Inventories||2020 Q1||407.5||-2,049||Mil. EUR, CDASA||Quarterly|
|Industrial Production||Mar 2020||74.8||104.4||Index 2015=100, SA||Monthly|
The Italian National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT) reports monthly business confidence indexes in for construction, market services, and retail trade sectors. Figures are based 2010 = 100 and are seasonally adjusted (SA).
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.
Data is subject to revisions.