The field work of the Business climate survey is underway corresponding to the first quarter of 2018. The field operation is conducted from the 15th of March and takes an expected 20 calendar days.
The Business climate survey is a quarterly official statistical operation forming part of the 2017 annual programme for statistical actions, as regulated by the Law on the Statistical Plan for Catalonia 2017–2020. These statistics are governed by a collaboration agreement between Idescat and the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce.
The main objective of the Business climate survey is to quickly find out about the situation and evolution of establishments with activity in Catalonia and, on the basis of this information, foresee possible changes of tendency in the economic cycle. The operation collects data from five different activity sectors, for each of which a specific questionnaire has been designed: industry, construction, trade, hostelry and other services.