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CONFINDEX™ Quarterly Reading

jun2018-confindex-arrowWhile the CONFINDEX Overall Confidence Index rose from 116 to 119 during the second quarter of 2018, it is still down 3.3 percent on a year-ago basis. It would be simple to attribute at least some of this wobbliness to the first quarter’s winter weather and the fret and turmoil associated with potential trade wars, tariffs, and rising materials prices that characterized the second quarter.


Click here for the June 2018 CONFINDEX™ report.
Click here for the June 2018 Summary (.PDF)


CONFINDEX is CFMA's proprietary confidence index survey of CFOs in the commercial construction sector. It is the only confidence index survey asking the level of confidence from important decision makers in a critical industry of the US economy.

For some industry analysts and financial analysts, CONFINDEX is a leading economic indicator of the health of commercial construction in the US.


CONFINDEX is compiled from four sub-indices measuring critical components of the financial health of a commercial construction company:

  1. Business Conditions
  2. Financial Conditions
  3. Current Conditions
  4. Year-Ahead Outlook

CONFINDEX Survey Panel Composition

300 randomly selected CFMA General Members with the title of CFO in commercial construction companies

What the CONFINDEX Number Indicates

  • Built using a “net confidence scoring” approach
  • Measures degree to which there is a more positive or negative outlook among survey panel members
  • Neutral point is set at 100
  • Less than a 100 reading indicates pessimism among the survey participants, while a reading more than 100 indicates optimism among the survey participants

CONFINDEX™ Summaries by Year
2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009