Consumer confidence indicator increased in April, following the abrupt fall registered in March, the second largest of the series, being only surpassed by the decline registered in April of 2020, when the pandemic begun. The balance of Consumers expectations regarding the future evolution of the price level decreased in April, after registering in March the largest increase of the series, which largely surpassed the previous maximum value.
The economic climate indicator slightly increased in April, after decreasing moderately in March. Confidence indicators decreased in April in Manufacturing Industry, in Trade and in Services, while the Construction and Public Works confidence indicator decreased for the third consecutive month.
The entrepreneurs’ expectations of Manufacturing Industry and of Construction, regarding the future evolution of selling prices recorded again new maximums of the respective series, while in Trade and in Services, the balances decreased, after reaching maximums in the previous month.