In July, the Consumer confidence indicator decreased, after recovering partially in the previous two months from the greatest reduction compared to the previous month recorded in April.
The economic climate indicator increased between May and July, after reaching the minimum value of the series in April. Confidence indicators recovered in all sectors, with emphasis on the Manufacturing Industry, which extended the greatest increase in the series registered in the previous month, after having recorded the minimum of the series in May. In Construction and Public Works and in Trade, the indicators recovered partially between May and July. The Services confidence indicator increased in June and July, after having presented the lowest value in the series in May.
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