"As a result, the Byblos Bank/AUB Expectations Index
retreated by 11 percent since last May."
As such, the Present Situation Index increased by nearly 13 per cent and the Expectations Index
improved by 10 per cent in November, the highest increase for both indices since last June.
Components of the leading composite index in March (m-o-m) consumer expectations index
(1.7p), KOSPI (1.9%), ratio of export to import prices (0.1%), spreads between long & short term interest rates (0.01%p), ratio of job openings to job seekers (-2.3%p), domestic shipments of machinery (-1.4%), value of construction orders received (-6.2%), inventory circulation indicator (-1.4%p)
Breaking down the survey sub-categories, consumer expectations index
reached 185 points in September, the highest among other sub-indexes, reflecting a clear optimism to the future conditions.
The report's expectations index
fell to 83.7 in September from 93.1 the previous month, while the present-situation index fell to 89.4 from 93.9.
The Present Situation Index increased to 88.3 from 86.3, while the Expectations Index
rose to 92.7 from 86.4 in June.
The expectations index
rose to 92.7 from an upwardly revised 86.4, while the present situation index rose to 88.3 from an upwardly revised 86.3 in June.
The results of the general index and other sub-indexes, such as 'the current situation index compared to the previous last three months', and the 'expectations index
for the next three months' according to economic activity (industrial, commercial, services, construction), showed varying rates of optimism in 2013.
The headline Expectations Index
hit 88.7, up from July's 86.0.
The Expectations Index
improved to 73.3 from 63.7 last month.
Import expectations index
was up by 3.2 point in Q1 2012 over the previous quarter at 104.6 points from 101.4 points.
The Conference Board's present situation index jumped to a three-year high, with the expectations index
the highest in seven months.