Slovenia’s economic sentiment index remained unchanged in December after slightly deteriorating in November when it broke a two-month recovery string, the results from the statistics office’s business tendency and consumer surveys showed on December 29.
The combined sentiment indicator measured 0 in December, the same as in November, but significantly better than December 2013's mark of minus 12 points.
Compared to November, consumer confidence improved slightly and there was also a small improvement in the manufacturing and construction confidence sub-indicators in December. By contrast, retail trade confidence deteriorated, while services sector confidence remained unchanged.
Compared to December 2013, economic sentiment saw a significant recovery in all subsections, especially in consumer confidence, retail trade and services.
Compared to the long-term average, December’s sentiment indicator was up by 3 points, similar to the previous month.
|Business and consumer indicators||Dec'14||Nov'14||Dec'13||long-term average|
|Economic sentiment indicator||0||0||-12||-3|
|Consumer confidence indicator||-19||-20||-33||N.A.|
|Confidence indicator in manufacturing||4||2||0||-2|
|Confidence indicator in retail trade||12||19||-2||8|
|Confidence indicator in services||10||10||-11||12|
|Confidence indicator in construction||-12||-13||-18||-18|
|Source: Statistics office|
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