Business Confidence in Ireland decreased to -26 percent in the third quarter of 2019 from 1 percent in the second quarter of 2019. Ireland Business Confidence - data, historical chart, and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2020 from its official source.

Business Confidence in Ireland averaged 16.15 percent from 2011 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 50 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014 and a record low of -26 percent in the third quarter of 2019. This page provides the latest reported value for - Ireland Business Confidence - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. source: Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association

Business Confidence in Ireland is expected to be -12.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Business Confidence in Ireland to stand at -6.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Ireland Business Confidence is projected to trend around 5.00 percent in 2021, according to our econometric models.

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Ireland Business Confidence

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-26.00 1.00 50.00 -26.00 2011 - 2019 percent Quarterly

Ireland Business Confidence
The ISME Quarterly Trends Survey measures the level of optimism that people who run small and medium companies in Ireland have about the performance of the economy and how they feel about their organizations’ prospects. The survey is based on responses from around 1000 SME owner managers across all sectors of the economy and is presented as a balance of sentiment for twelve indicators including: business expectations and environment, profitability, employment, sales, investment, exports and economic uncertainty. The result is a simple balance between positive and negative answers.