ERMG Surveys

The ERMG surveys provide a unique picture of the impact of the coronavirus crisis on Belgian businesses. They resulted from a collaboration between various federations representing Belgian businesses and self-employed persons (Boerenbond, BECI, NSZ, UCM, UNISOC, UNIZO, UWE, VOKA and the VBO) and the ERMG, supported by the NBB. There were 22 rounds of the survey, which was conducted weekly or fortnightly in the spring of 2020, and monthly from August 2020 to June 2021. The questionnaire was tailored to the current situation and included questions on turnover, online sales channels, teleworking, bankruptcy risk, liquidity problems, funding sources, investment, employment, recruitment problems, supply chain problems and costs.