According to Istat, in September 2011 the seasonally adjusted index of confidence in the manufacturing sector recorded a marked decline, falling to 94.5 from 98.6 in August. The opinions on orders and production expectations deteriorated markedly, while the balance of responses on the level of inventories marks a slight decrease. The index dropped in all three major groupings of industries rising from 96.9 to 90.2 in capital goods, from 99.3 to 95.5 in consumer goods and from 99.3 to 97.1 in intermediate goods . In the third quarter ratings over the export turnover remain stable, but expectations worsened. Increase the proportion of those who report the presence of export barriers while decreases that of those who viewed the export prices higher than those charged domestically. In August 2011, the seasonally adjusted index of confidence of construction companies rose to 77 from 75.9 in July. The judgments of orders and / or construction plans remain unchanged, and employment expectations improved. The index dropped to 66.1 from 66.5 in the construction of buildings, as it rises from 77.2 to 91 in civil engineering and from 87.5 to 91.4 in specialized construction work.