Real sector confidence indices up in January

The Real Sector Confidence Index surged by 3.4 points to 109.5 in January 2022, as compared to December 2021, according to a survey by the Central Bank conducted with 1,736 companies operating in the manufacturing industry.

The general course of business, overall orders in the last three months, production and total employment planned for the next three months, fixed investment expenditures, planned export orders for the next three months, and the current stock of finished goods raised the index, while the current overall number of confirmed orders adversely affected the index.

The seasonally-adjusted Real Sector Confidence Index (RSCI-MA) rose by 1.8 points to 111.9 in the same period.

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