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Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

Confidence Indicator for the industrial ecosystems

Updated every month and based on data extracted by the Joint Harmonised EU Programme of Business and Consumer Surveys, provides a timely indication of the state of each ecosystem at the EU level.

We build a profile of the economic sentiment for each ecosystem, by calculating a weighted average of the values of those sectors included in the definition of each ecosystem; the weights are based on the share of value added that each sector has in the total value added of the ecosystem, as a measure of the relevance of that sector to that ecosystem.

Key messages of this edition

  • Half of all ecosystems recorded a decrease in confidence;
  • Four ecosystems remained stable;
  • Three ecosystems (Energy Intensive Industries, Textile, and Creative & Cultural Industries) recorded an increase compared to July;
  • The largest decrease was recorded for Tourism, followed by Digital, and Aerospace & Defence;
  • The drop in confidence for Tourism is driven mostly by the decline in Food and beverage service activities and Accommodation.

Note: For 'Retail', 'Agrifood', 'Proximity-Social Economy', 'Renewable Energies', and 'Health', data available only partially cover that ecosystem, so we used dashed lines and the related values have to be interpreted with caution