Es­to­nia's in­dus­trial con­fi­dence in­di­ca­tors fall in Au­gust

The Baltic Times - - BALTIC NEWS - BNS/TBT Staff

The con­fi­dence in­dex of Es­to­nian in­dus­trial en­ter­prises fell 2 points month over month to 11 points in Au­gust, com­pared with 8 points reg­is­tered for Au­gust 2016, data avail­able from the Es­to­nian In­sti­tute of Eco­nomic Re­search shows. The ex­pec­ta­tion con­cern­ing an in­crease in out­put vol­umes soared 14 points to 28 points, while the in­di­ca­tor was at 24 points in Au­gust 2016.

The as­sess­ment of man­agers, when it comes to in­ven­to­ries, rose to -6 points in Au­gust from -12 points in July, and -6 points in Au­gust 2016. The as­sess­ment of cur­rent de­mand fell from 13 points in July to -1 points in Au­gust, hav­ing been -5 points in Au­gust 2016.

The con­fi­dence in­dex of the con­struc­tion sec­tor fell 1 point to 19 points in Au­gust, com­pared with 0 points in Au­gust 2016. Con­struc­tion com­pa­nies' as­sess­ment of their or­der port­fo­lio in­creased 5 points to 16 points. The in­di­ca­tor had been -10 points in Au­gust 2016.

Con­struc­tion com­pa­nies' ex­pec­ta­tion as to the num­ber of em­ploy­ees in the com­ing three months fell 7 points to 22 points in Au­gust. The in­di­ca­tor had been 10 points in Au­gust 2016.

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