Albania’s industrial confidence index declined to -29.7 in the second quarter of 2020 from an upwardly revised -5.7 in the previous period. It was the lowest reading in industrial morale since on record, amid the coronavirus crisis. Sentiment weakened regarding the financial situation (-59.8 vs -6.5 in Q1); and expectations over employment (-2.5 vs 4.9) deteriorated. Meanwhile, expectations improved regarding output (33.9 vs 32.7) and selling prices (7.3 vs 1.7).

Business Confidence in Albania averaged -7.26 points from 2002 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 5.50 points in the second quarter of 2017 and a record low of -29.70 points in the second quarter of 2020. This page provides - Albania Business Confidence - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Albania Industry Confidence Indicator - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2020.

Business Confidence in Albania is expected to be -7.00 points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Business Confidence in Albania to stand at -12.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Albania Industry Confidence Indicator is projected to trend around -8.00 points in 2021 and -6.00 points in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Albania Industry Confidence Indicator

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-29.70 -5.70 5.50 -29.70 2002 - 2020 points Quarterly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-10-07 02:00 PM Q3 4.2 -3.1 -3.1
2020-01-08 11:30 AM Q4 -1.1 4.0 2.5
2020-04-06 10:45 AM Q1 -4.8 -1.6 -12
2020-07-06 10:30 AM Q2 -29.7 -5.7 -8
2020-10-05 11:30 AM Q3 -29.7 -7


News Stream
Albania Industrial Sentiment Falls to Record Low
Albania’s industrial confidence index declined to -29.7 in the second quarter of 2020 from an upwardly revised -5.7 in the previous period. It was the lowest reading in industrial morale since on record, amid the coronavirus crisis. Sentiment weakened regarding the financial situation (-59.8 vs -6.5 in Q1); and expectations over employment (-2.5 vs 4.9) deteriorated. Meanwhile, expectations improved regarding output (33.9 vs 32.7) and selling prices (7.3 vs 1.7).
2020-07-06
Albania Industry Confidence Falls to Over 3-1/2-Year Low
Albania’s industrial confidence index decreased to -4.8 in the first quarter of 2020 from a downwardly revised -1.6 in the previous period. It was the lowest reading in industry morale since the second quarter of 2016, mainly due to a decline in financial situation (-4.4 vs 12.3). On the other hand, expectations improved for output (32.8 vs 24.5), employment (5.6 vs 2.1) and selling prices (1.7 vs -0.6).
2020-04-06
Albania Industry Morale Worsens in Q4
Albania’s industrial confidence index decreased to -1.1 in the fourth quarter of 2019 from a downwardly revised 4.0 in the previous period, as expectations deteriorated for output (21.4 vs 27.6 in Q3) and employment (1.3 vs 6.8). On the other hand, improvements were seen regarding financial situation (14.1 vs 9.7) and selling prices (-0.6 vs -1.2).
2020-01-08
Albania Industry Morale Improves in Q3
The Industry Confidence Indicator in Albania increased by 7.3 points to 4.2 in the third quarter of 2019 from a revised -3.1 in the previous period, boosted by an improvement in production over the past three months (19.4 vs 4 in Q2) and order books (-10.4 vs -19.3). In contrast, stocks of finished products weighed on sentiment (-3.7 vs -6.1).
2019-10-07

Albania Industry Confidence Indicator
In Albania, the Industrial Confidence Indicator measures entrepreneurs’ sentiment about production expectations, employment, order books and stocks of finished products. The Index is seasonally adjusted and varies between -100 and 100. The ICI equals -100 when there is extreme lack of confidence, 0 indicates neutrality and 100 extreme confidence.