About the Economic Tendency Survey
The Economic Tendency Indicator is based on monthly surveys of households and firms and consequently captures the sentiment among these players in the Swedish economy. The indicator is based on the information contained in the confidence indicators for industry, the service sector, construction, the retail trade and consumers.
Each month we interview 6,000 firms in the business sector on actual outcomes, the current situation and future expectations. It is intended to provide a quick qualitative indication of actual outcomes and expectations regarding central economic variables for which no quantitative data are yet available. The variables in the survey include new orders, output, and employment.
1,500 Swedish households are interviewed each month. The survey provides a quick qualitative indication of household plans to purchase durable goods and consumer sentiment on the economic situation in Sweden, personal finances, inflation and saving.