The economic climate indicator in Portugal decreased to 2.2 in September 2019 from 2.3 in the previous month, the lowest since April 2017. Confidence deteriorated among manufacturers (-4.1 vs -3.2); constructors (-12.7 vs -12.2 in August) and service providers (9.9 vs 11.3). Meantime, confidence among wholesalers & retailers slightly improved (2.6 vs 2.5). Business Confidence in Portugal averaged 1.69 Index Points from 1989 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 5.10 Index Points in March of 1989 and a record low of -4 Index Points in November of 2012.
Business Confidence in Portugal is expected to be 2.50 Index Points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Business Confidence in Portugal to stand at 1.40 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Portugal Business Confidence is projected to trend around 1.00 Index Points in 2020, according to our econometric models.