The Business Tendency Survey
The aim of the Business Tendency Survey is to be a fast source of reliable indicators pertaining to outcome, the present situation and expectations for important economic variables lacking current quantitative data.
The Business Tendency Survey is published on a monthly and quarterly basis. The quarterly survey was launched by the National Institute of Economic Research (NIER) in the 1950s. Monthly surveys have been conducted since 1996. The quarterly Business Tendency Survey encompasses more questions. All EU member states conduct similar business surveys each month with the questions in the NIER's Survey harmonised to EU guidelines.
Every third month (January, April, July, and October) a quarterly survey is conducted. The difference between the quarterly and the monthly survey is that the quarterly survey covers more questions.
|Business Tendency Survey||NACE Rev. 2||Sample limits Number of employees||Number of firms|
|-Sales and repair establishments for motor vehicles||45||≥20||199|
|-Retail sale of non-durable goods||47.3-9, 47.19||≥5||600|
|-Man of food||47.2, 47.11||≥50||474|
|Private Service sectors||49-96||≥20||2799|
|Total number of companies||6471|