The index of current assessments of the overall economic situation increased by 6.2 points in June (excluding seasonal fluctuations) to 30.0 points and is thus in the range of the values measured in April. Increases can be seen across all sectors. In the services sectors the index rises by 5.8 points to 34.9 points but remains close to the historical lows. In the construction industry the situation index rises by 14.9 points, and at 4.5 points is now only just in negative territory. In the manufacturing sector the situation index gained 4.1 points, but at 30.3 points is still in the skeptical range.
The expectations of Austrian companies across all sectors are significantly less negative than in the previous month. The index of business expectations rose by 9.0 points in June but remained negative at 11.2 points. In the construction industry alone, the expectations index has recovered to such an extent that it is above the zero line that separates negative from positive expectations: after an increase of 5.4 points, the index now stands at 4.8 points. In the service sectors, the expectations index also increased (+8.9 points), although at 9.2 points it remains in the skeptical range. The expectations index for the manufacturing sector is also continuing to recover (+10.2 points) but is still at a skeptical level at 19.4 points. The majority of companies in the manufacturing sector in particular expects the pace of normalisation to be rather moderate in the coming months.
Details on all sectors in the current economic survey can be found here.