Business confidence of manufacturing industry marked a record high
- Domestic economy improved for five consecutive months -
(Companies researched: 23,235 ; Valid responses: 10,214; Response rate: 44.0%; Survey start date: May 2002)
<Overview of October 2017: Recovery continues>
The economic diffusion index (DI) in October 2017 was 49.1, up 0.7 points from the previous month, and an improvement for five consecutive months. "Manufacturing" improved for nine consecutive months and marked a record high. The domestic economy continued to recover, driven by the manufacturing industry that marked a record high with strong export and active construction investment, etc.
<Future outlook: Recovery trend continues>
The recovery trend in the domestic economy is expected to continue, with anticipation of a recovery in domestic demand led by foreign demand.