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|Name||Confidence indicator (Balance) for trade by Type of trade; Monthly|
|Source||Statistics Portugal, Short-term statistics on business - trade survey|
|First available period||January 1989|
|Last available period||January 2023|
|Formule||Trade 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:
- How has (have) your business activity (sales) developed over the past 3 months? It has… (They have...) 1. + improved (increased); 2. = remained unchanged; 3. − deteriorated (decreased).
- How do you expect your business activity (sales) to change over the next 3 months? It (They) will... 1. + improve (increase); 2. = remain unchanged 3. − deteriorate (decrease).
- [Inverted Sign] Do you consider the volume of stock you currently hold to be...? 1. + too large (above normal); 2. = adequate (normal for the season); 3. − too small (below normal).
|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