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Harmonised Business Confidence Index (HBCI)

Harmonised Business Confidence Index (HBCI) Catalonia. 1st quarter 2022
Index Quarterly variation % Year-over-year variation %
Total 131.0 -1.8 16.8
By activity sectors
Industry 125.7 -1.2 13.1
Construction 153.3 -0.5 15.2
Trade 140.1 0.2 17.1
Accommodation and food service activities and transport 134.3 -4.3 38.4
Rest of services 125.6 -2.5 14.7
By size of the business
Less than 10 wage-earners 130.9 -3.5 18.4
From 10 to 49 wage-earners 136.5 -0.6 19.7
From 50 to 199 wage-earners 131.7 -3.4 12.3
From 200 to 999 wage-earners 125.2 -1.1 14.8
1000 or more wage-earners 122.4 4.8 19.4
By chamber
Chamber of Barcelona 127.6 -0.6 19.9
Rest of chambers of Barcelona 131.7 0.7 17.9
Chambers of Girona 129.4 -7.5 13.3
Chambers of Lleida 142.2 -3.8 8.9
Chambers of Tarragona 134.4 -1.8 15.8
Units: Base 2013 I quarter = 100.
Source: Idescat and INE.
Harmonised Business Confidence Index (HBCI) Spain. 1st quarter 2022
Index Quarterly variation % Year-over-year variation %
Total 127.0 -2.5 16.2
By activity sectors
Industry 121.9 -1.6 10.7
Construction 140.3 -2.8 13.4
Trade 131.2 -3.2 15.7
Accommodation and food service activities and transport 121.9 -6.9 29.7
Rest of services 125.2 -0.9 16.5
By size of the business
Less than 10 wage-earners 128.0 -3.8 17.8
From 10 to 49 wage-earners 129.7 -2.6 18.4
From 50 to 199 wage-earners 123.8 -2.9 13.9
From 200 to 999 wage-earners 120.7 -1.5 11.0
1000 or more wage-earners 119.1 2.9 13.8
Units: Base 2013 I quarter = 100.
Source: INE.

Last update: January 19, 2022. Next update: April 20, 2022 Calendari

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Methodological note

Business confidence indicators (BCI) are based on biased or qualitative circumstantialeconomic surveys on establishments. This type of survey at any given time captures the opinion held by entrepreneurson the current and future situation of the activity of their business.

The Harmonised Business Confidence Indesx (HBCI) is constructed on the basis of Business confidence (BC). The variable used in calculating the harmonized business confidence index (HBCI) is the evolution of the business of the establishment during the preceding quarter (status indicator) and for the following quarter (expectation indicator).

Said methodology is expanded in Business Confidence Indicators.