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 Expected evolution of the activity over the next 3 months (Balance) for trade
Characteristic Description
Name Expected evolution of the activity over the next 3 months (Balance) for trade by Type of trade; Monthly
Regularity Monthly
Source Statistics Portugal, Short-term statistics on business - trade survey
First available period January 1989
Last available period May 2020
Dimensions
  • Data reference period (Month)
  • Geographic localization
  • Type of trade
Concepts
  • ECONOMIC ACTIVITY:  Combination of resources such as labour, raw materials, equipment, etc., are joined, leading to the creation of specific goods or services. Regardless of the factors of production integrating the good or service produced, all activities generically imply an input of products (goods or services), a production process and an output of products (goods or services).
  • REFERENCE PERIOD:  The length of time for which data are collected, e.g. a specific day, month or year.
  • 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.
Definition Difference between the share of positive evaluation responses ("increased", "improved very much", "above average", "good", "yes, for sure", etc.) and negative evaluation responses ("decreased", "worsened somewhat", "very unfavourable", "probably not", etc.). These calculations do not include the share of neutral responses ("perhaps", "the same", etc.) and "doesn't know".
Formule %resp. (+) - %resp. (-)
Measure unit (symbol) Percentage (%)
Power of 10  0
Observations AV – Actual value (Gross value)
Last update date 28/05/2020

 

 Evaluation of the activity (Balance) for trade
Characteristic Description
Name Evaluation of the activity (Balance) for trade by Type of trade; Monthly
Regularity Monthly
Source Statistics Portugal, Short-term statistics on business - trade survey
First available period January 1989
Last available period May 2020
Dimensions
  • Data reference period (Month)
  • Geographic localization
  • Type of trade
Concepts
  • ECONOMIC ACTIVITY:  Combination of resources such as labour, raw materials, equipment, etc., are joined, leading to the creation of specific goods or services. Regardless of the factors of production integrating the good or service produced, all activities generically imply an input of products (goods or services), a production process and an output of products (goods or services).
  • 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.
Definition Difference between the share of positive evaluation responses ("increased", "improved very much", "above average", "good", "yes, for sure", etc.) and negative evaluation responses ("decreased", "worsened somewhat", "very unfavourable", "probably not", etc.). These calculations do not include the share of neutral responses ("perhaps", "the same", etc.) and "doesn't know".
Formule %resp. (+) - %resp. (-)
Measure unit (symbol) Percentage (%)
Power of 10  0
Observations AV – Actual value (Gross value)
Last update date 28/05/2020

 

 Confidence indicator (Balance) for trade
Characteristic Description
Name Confidence indicator (Balance) for trade by Type of trade; Monthly
Regularity Monthly
Source Statistics Portugal, Short-term statistics on business - trade survey
First available period January 1989
Last available period May 2020
Dimensions
  • Data reference period (Month)
  • Geographic localization
  • Type of trade
Concepts
  • REFERENCE PERIOD:  The length of time for which data are collected, e.g. a specific day, month or year.
  • 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.
Definition Difference between the share of positive evaluation responses ("increased", "improved very much", "above average", "good", "yes, for sure", etc.) and negative evaluation responses ("decreased", "worsened somewhat", "very unfavourable", "probably not", etc.). These calculations do not include the share of neutral responses ("perhaps", "the same", etc.) and "doesn't know".
Measure unit (symbol) Percentage (%)
Power of 10  0
Observations AV – Actual value (Gross value)
Last update date 28/05/2020

 

 Climate indicator (% - 3mma)
Characteristic Description
Name Climate indicator (% - 3mma); Monthly
Regularity Monthly
Source Statistics Portugal, Short-term statistics on business
First available period March 1989
Last available period May 2020
Dimensions
  • Data reference period (Month)
  • Geographic localization
Concepts
  • 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.
Measure unit (symbol) Percentage (%)
Power of 10  0
Observations SA - Seasonally adjusted series. Synthetic indicator estimated using balances of questions from the Manufacturing Industry, Trade, Construction and Public Works and Services Surveys.The methodology of this indicator is based on the factor analysis and the estimated series (the common component) is calibrated using the GDP (volume) change rates.
Last update date 28/05/2020


information presented in 3/6/2020