The Business climate survey is a quarterly statistical operation that collects the opinions of company representatives with activities in Catalonia, regarding the evolution and expectations for a set of variables relating to the economic development of their company.
The main objective of these statistics is to detect changing trends in the economic cycle in a fast, flexible way on the basis of information supplied by companies.
These statistics, which are produced jointly by Idescat and the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce, present quarterly results for the industrial, construction, trade, hostelery and other services sectors.
Idescat publishes the results for each of the sectors disaggregated by size of company and by activity branches, apart from the hostelry and construction sectors. In the case of the hostelry sector, the results are published by tourist regions.
The information obtained from the Business climate survey also allows the calculation of the Harmonized Business Confidence Index, an operation conducted jointly with National Statistical Institute (INE) by means of a collaboration agreement.
For more detailed information on the Business climate survey please consult the section on the collection phase.