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 Confidence indicator (Balance of extreme answers) for Construction
Characteristic Description
Name Confidence indicator (Balance) for construction; Monthly
Regularity Monthly
Source Statistics Portugal, Short-term statistics on business - construction and public works survey
First available period April 1997
Last available period January 2023
  • Data reference period (Month)
  • Geographic location
  • CONSTRUCTION:  A type of work (buildings, roads, bridges, dams,etc.) connected to the ground and made of construction materials. Ground workfor agricultural purposes (e.g. ploughing) does not fall under the heading of construction.
  • ENTERPRISE:  Legal entity (natural or legal person) that is an organisational unit producing goods or services, which benefits from a certain degree of autonomy in decision-making, especially for the allocation of its current resources. An enterprise carries out one or more activities at one or more locations.
  • REFERENCE PERIOD:  The length of time for which data are collected, e.g. a specific day, month or year.
Formule Construction and Public Works Confidence Indicator is calculated according to the methodology of the EC - DG ECFIN, and corresponds to the arithmetic mean of the balances of the following questions:
- Do you consider your current overall order books to be¿?: 1. + more than sufficient (above normal); 2. = sufficient (normal for the season); 3. - not sufficient (below normal).
- How do you expect your firm¿s total employment to change over the next 3 months? It will...; 1. + increase; 2. = remain unchanged; 3. - decrease
Measure unit (symbol) Percentage (%)
Power of 10  0
Observations AV - Actual value (Gross value)
Last update date 30/01/2023

information presented in 6/2/2023