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Harmonised Business Confidence Index (HBCI)

Harmonised Business Confidence Index (HBCI) Catalonia. 4th quarter 2021
Index Quarterly variation % Year-over-year variation %
Total 133.4 0.6 24.8
By activity sectors
Industry 127.2 0.2 24.0
Construction 154.0 3.0 25.0
Trade 139.8 -3.0 20.3
Accommodation and food service activities and transport 140.3 3.7 43.8
Rest of services 128.9 1.2 23.1
By size of the business
Less than 10 wage-earners 135.6 1.7 25.4
From 10 to 49 wage-earners 137.2 -0.7 23.5
From 50 to 199 wage-earners 136.3 -1.1 28.7
From 200 to 999 wage-earners 126.6 1.4 28.1
1000 or more wage-earners 116.8 6.1 7.4
By chamber
Chamber of Barcelona 128.3 0.7 26.4
Rest of chambers of Barcelona 130.8 1.3 25.1
Chambers of Girona 139.9 2.8 28.2
Chambers of Lleida 147.8 0.2 16.0
Chambers of Tarragona 136.9 -3.6 23.2
Units: Base 2013 I quarter = 100.
Source: Idescat and INE.
Harmonised Business Confidence Index (HBCI) Spain. 4th quarter 2021
Index Quarterly variation % Year-over-year variation %
Total 130.3 1.1 23.5
By activity sectors
Industry 123.9 -0.7 20.5
Construction 144.4 1.0 20.3
Trade 135.6 0.1 21.3
Accommodation and food service activities and transport 131.0 6.1 38.6
Rest of services 126.4 1.1 23.0
By size of the business
Less than 10 wage-earners 133.1 1.8 24.3
From 10 to 49 wage-earners 133.1 0.9 23.6
From 50 to 199 wage-earners 127.5 1.8 24.9
From 200 to 999 wage-earners 122.6 0.5 21.9
1000 or more wage-earners 115.7 -2.3 18.4
Units: Base 2013 I quarter = 100.
Source: INE.

Last update: October 15, 2021. Next update: January 19, 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.