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Harmonised Business Confidence Index (HBCI)

Harmonised Business Confidence Index (HBCI) Catalonia. 4th quarter 2013
Index Quarterly variation % Year-over-year variation %
Total 115.5 2.6 9.6
By activity sectors
Industry 112.5 -0.2 15.0
Construction 107.6 -0.9 5.5
Trade 123.2 10.5 13.5
Accommodation and food service activities and transport 137.1 -2.4 12.0
Rest of services 110.0 2.5 5.6
By size of the business
Less than 10 wage-earners 115.5 3.8 ..
From 10 to 49 wage-earners 119.5 2.5 ..
From 50 to 199 wage-earners 118.3 2.2 ..
From 200 to 999 wage-earners 111.0 1.3 ..
1000 or more wage-earners 101.0 2.7 ..
By chamber
Chamber of Barcelona 114.8 4.6 ..
Rest of chambers of Barcelona 113.1 2.9 ..
Chambers of Girona 116.9 1.6 ..
Chambers of Lleida 121.8 -3.1 ..
Chambers of Tarragona 115.7 -0.7 ..
Units: Base 2013 I quarter = 100.
Source: Idescat and INE.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.
Harmonised Business Confidence Index (HBCI) Spain. 4th quarter 2013
Index Quarterly variation % Year-over-year variation %
Total 113.0 3.4 8.6
By activity sectors
Industry 110.9 1.4 ..
Construction 109.1 3.0 ..
Trade 117.1 5.4 ..
Accommodation and food service activities and transport 119.2 3.1 ..
Rest of services 110.9 3.6 ..
By size of the business
Less than 10 wage-earners 114.1 3.3 ..
From 10 to 49 wage-earners 114.5 4.1 ..
From 50 to 199 wage-earners 112.3 2.8 ..
From 200 to 999 wage-earners 110.1 2.8 ..
1000 or more wage-earners 107.4 5.5 ..
Units: Base 2013 I quarter = 100.
Source: INE.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.

Last update: October 9, 2013. Next update: October 15, 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.