In March, the Consumer confidence indicator increased significantly, after diminishing in the previous month, attaining the highest level since April 2020.
The economic climate indicator increased in March, contrary to the reduction observed in the previous month. In March, confidence indicators increased in Manufacturing Industry, in Trade and in Services, while the Construction and Public Works indicator stabilized.
This evolution occurred in a context of improvements in the COVID-19 pandemic effects on public health.
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.