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The seasonally adjusted market services confidence indicator decreased to 72.7 in May (from 75.8 in April). The index declined in Tourism services (to 60.9) and in Information and communication (to 64.8). Instead, increased in Transportation and storage (to 77.1) and in Business services and other services (to 78.9). On a regional basis, confidence worsened in North West (to 73.6), in North East (to 70.9), but improved in the Centre (to 77.7) and in the South (to 74.0).
The seasonally adjusted retail trade confidence indicator decreased to 75.4 in May (from 80.9 in April). The confidence declined in small and medium scale distribution to 86.8 (from 90.1) and in large scale distribution (passing to 67.0 from 77.2 of the previous month).