In October the confidence of retail businesses in Slovakia increased significantly compared to the same month last year, up from 18.8 to 27.2.
In the same time, EU countries retail businesses confidence have decreased slightly, down from 3.1 to 2.3 on average.
Slovakia now displays the highest of retail businesses confidence in all of EU, while Belgium has the lowest confidence (-17.5 points).
|The whole country||2018 (October)||2017 (October)||Change|
|Ireland||Data is missing||Data is missing||Data is missing|
|Luxembourg||Data is missing||Data is missing||Data is missing|
This indicator is based on businesses surveyed on business situation, stocks of goods, orders placed with suppliers and firm's employment.
For all surveys the difference between positive and negative answers (in percentage points of total answers) are averaged to calculate an indicator.