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Data presentation - Summary description

Opinion survey data provide timely evidence of perceptions and expectations to economic conditions. Questionnaires from qualitative opinion surveys consist of a small set of questions, asking the respondent to indicate whether an economic condition (e.g. assessment of the current business situation) has improved, has remained unchanged or has deteriorated when compared with the previous situation. Business opinion surveys are conducted in different areas of economic activity (manufacturing, construction, services, retail trade) and are addressed to senior executives whereas consumer opinion surveys are based on a sample of private households. Besides qualitative questions on assessments, some opinion surveys include quantitative questions as well.

Data presentation - Detailed description

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Methodological information
Time period

Monthly and quarterly.

Statistical concepts and definitions

For information about the naming convention (series key dimensions and metadata), refer to the SUR underlying DSD (ECB_SUR1) maintained by the ECB.

Administrative Information

SUR - Opinion surveys

Data source

European Commission (DG ECFIN), Markit, DataStream

Technical Information

Download the series catalogue containing a full list of series and associated metadata of the dataset SUR in CSV format (zipped)

Dataset last update
18 April 2024 14:29 CEST
Metadata last update
3 June 2022 14:28 CEST