In September, the Consumer confidence indicator decreased, remaining at a level relatively close in the last three months, after the partial recovery observed in May and June, but still standing significantly below pre-pandemic levels.
The economic climate indicator increased between May and September, after reaching the minimum value of the series in April. Confidence indicators increased in Construction and Public Works and in Services, while in Manufacturing Industry and in Trade decreased, slightly in the latter case.
Despite the circumstances determined by the pandemic COVID-19, Statistics Portugal calls for the best collaboration by companies, families and public entities in responding to Statistics Portugal’s data requests. The quality of official statistics, particularly its ability to identify the impacts of the pandemic COVID-19, crucially depends on this collaboration, which Statistics Portugal thanks in advance.