The Business Climate Survey is produced jointly by the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Shipping (Chamber of Barcelona) and Idescat by virtue of a collaboration agreementsigned in 2008. It integrates five surveys addressing different activity sectors: industry, construction, trade, hotels and othercompany services.
The Business Climate Survey collects the opinions of company representatives, with activities in Cataloniaregarding the evolution and expectations for the reference quarter for a set of variables relating to the economic development of their company
The main objective of the Business Climate Survey is to provide a rapid way of ascertaining the status and evolution ofcompanies operating in Catalonia and, on the basis of that information, anticipate possible changing trends in the economic cycle.
The population of reference is all companies in Catalonia that are involved in any of the activitiescovered by the study, regardless of where their main offices are based. The survey covers the whole of Catalonia.
The survey is quarterly. At the end of each quarter, information is requested in reference to theevolution of the business with respect to the immediately preceding quarter, and the entrepreneur'sexpectations for the following quarter.
The information is presented disaggregated by activity sectors. For industry, trade and other company services, the results are offered for 7, 6 and5 activity branches respectively.
Since the fourth quarter of 2012, having obtained the results, the information from the survey sample is integrated with the sample for Catalonia of the harmonized business confidence indicator operation conducted by the INE. Thanks to a collaboration agreement signed between Idescat and the INE allowing the use and integration of the complementary samples of the two operations, the business confidence indicators of Catalonia are harmonized and comparable with those of the State.
Matching branches of the CCAE-2009:
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Companies · Finances
Harmonised Business Confidence Index (HBCI) T
Business Climate Indicators T
Mercantile companies created and dissolved T
Capital increased by mercantile companies T
Bankruptcy proceedings. Debtors. By legal nature and type of bankruptcy T