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Harmonised Business Confidence Index (HBCI)

Harmonised Business Confidence Index (HBCI) Catalonia. 1st quarter 2021
Index Quarterly variation % Year-over-year variation %
Total 112.2 5.0 -16.7
By activity sectors
Industry 111.1 8.3 -9.5
Construction 133.0 8.0 -16.3
Trade 119.7 2.9 -14.7
Hostelry and transport 97.0 -0.6 -34.9
Rest of services 109.6 4.7 -16.5
By size of the business
Less than 10 wage-earners 110.6 2.2 -19.4
From 10 to 49 wage-earners 114.0 2.7 -18.3
From 50 to 199 wage-earners 117.3 10.8 -13.1
From 200 to 999 wage-earners 109.1 10.3 -11.7
1000 or more wage-earners 102.5 -5.7 -21.2
By chamber
Chamber of Barcelona 106.4 4.9 -20.4
Rest of chambers of Barcelona 111.7 6.8 -12.4
Chambers of Girona 114.2 4.7 -17.7
Chambers of Lleida 130.6 2.5 -10.9
Chambers of Tarragona 116.1 4.5 -15.8
Units: Base 2013 I quarter = 100.
Source: Idescat and INE.
Harmonised Business Confidence Index (HBCI) Spain. 1st quarter 2021
Index Quarterly variation % Year-over-year variation %
Total 109.3 3.6 -16.3
By activity sectors
Industry 110.1 7.1 -10.9
Construction 123.7 3.1 -13.4
Trade 113.4 1.4 -13.6
Hostelry and transport 94.0 -0.5 -30.5
Rest of services 107.5 4.6 -16.3
By size of the business
Less than 10 wage-earners 108.7 1.5 -17.5
From 10 to 49 wage-earners 109.5 1.7 -17.9
From 50 to 199 wage-earners 108.7 6.5 -14.9
From 200 to 999 wage-earners 108.7 8.1 -12.2
1000 or more wage-earners 104.7 7.2 -13.6
Units: Base 2013 I quarter = 100.
Source: INE.

Last update: January 21, 2021. Next update: April 16, 2021 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.