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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 an increase in confidence, but the overall trend remains relatively stable in the recent months.
  • Expectations about demand and supply continue to be the main driver of overall confidence levels, with the exception mainly of Mobility-Transport-Automotive and Agri-Food, where demand expectations have significantly deteriorated compared to previous months.
  • Electronics showed the largest improvement in confidence compared to last month, thanks to the positive behaviour of Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products.
  • The largest decrease was recorded for Creative & Cultural Industries, mostly driven by the decline in Other professional, scientific and technical activities and Advertising and market research outweighing the increase in other sectors.

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