In February, the Consumer confidence indicator diminished, after increasing in the previous two months, less markedly in January.
The economic climate indicator intensified in February the reduction observed in the previous month, decreasing to a level close to that observed in July 2020. In February, there were marked decreases in the confidence indicators of Trade and, in particular, of Services, while in Construction and Public Works, the indicator decreased slightly. Conversely, the Manufacturing Industry confidence indicator increased in the last month.
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