Malta - Business Confidence

Malta: Business Confidence

Mnemonic CIB.IMLT
Unit SA
Monthly 105.36 %
Data Nov 2021 -0.3
Oct 2021 5.6

Series Information

Source European Communities, EUROSTAT
Release Eurostat - Business and Consumer Survey
Frequency Monthly
Start Date 11/30/2002
End Date 11/30/2021

Malta: Business

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Capacity Utilization 2021 Q4 74.1 78.3 %, SA Quarterly
Business Confidence Nov 2021 -0.3 5.6 SA Monthly
Change in Inventories 2021 Q3 21,236 20,419 Ths. EUR, NSA Quarterly
Industrial Production Sep 2021 100.7 101.4 Index 2015=100, SA Monthly
Real Change in Inventories 2009 -14,743,020 40,522,741 NCU Annual

Release Information

Business and consumer surveys provide essential information for economic surveillance, short-term forecasting and economic research. Moreover, they are widely used to detect turning points in the economic cycle. Surveys are therefore a key complement to official statistics, which are often available after long delays.

Business and Consumer Surveys are compiled in accordance with the framework of the Joint Harmonized EU Program of Business and Consumer Surveys - for the following fields: industry, retail trade, building, service sector, investment and consumer. Nowadays the Program includes the current 28 Member States of the European Union.

Confidence indicators are computed for industry, services, building, retail trade and consumers. A composite Economic Sentiment Indicator (ESI) is also computed as an indicator of developments in the industrial, services, construction, consumer and retail trade sectors.

Figures are presented as seasonally adjusted balances, defined as the difference (in percentage points of total answers) between positive and negative answers. Exceptions: ESI (index), confidence indicators (arithmetic average of balances), current level of capacity utilization (percentage) and estimated months of production assured by orders (number of months).

Figures are seasonally adjusted if the series contain at least 36 monthly or 12 quarterly observations.

In general, data are disseminated starting in 1985. For some countries and the service survey, information is only partially available.

 Revisions are rare

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