In June, the consumer confidence indicator continued to recover partially, after having presented in April the greatest reduction compared to the previous month and the minimum value since May 2013.
The economic climate indicator increased in May and June, especially in the last month, after reaching the minimum value of the series in April. The confidence indicators recovered in all sectors, with emphasis on the Manufacturing Industry, which registered the greatest increase in the series, after having recorded, in May, the minimum of the series. In Construction and Public Works and Trade, the indicators partially recovered in May and June, with Services also increasing in June, after having presented the lowest value in the series in the previous month.
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