Since 1954, the National Bank has conducted a monthly business survey using a panel of around 6,000 business leaders in order to find out how they view the economic situation. The results are published around the 21st of each month; they comprise not only overall indicators but also the results for each branch of activity.
In order to measure the consumer confidence the National Bank conducts a monthly survey on a variable sample of 1850 households. The results are published around the 19th of each month. The survey, which is harmonised at European level, supplies concise information on the appreciation of the consumers regarding the progress of the economy in general and regarding their own situation in particular.