Business confidence is reasonably strong across the main sectors of the Finnish economy, according to the latest confidence indicator data published by the Confederation of Finnish Industries EK. EK’s confidence indicator for the industrial sector is above the long-term average and rose slightly in December. Production is expected to increase and the situation in Finland seems better than in most other European countries.
In the retail sector the confidence indicator went up noticeably in December and is now clearly above the long-term average. The outlook for this sector in Finland is better than the EU average and sales growth is forecast to continue this year.