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Methodological guidelines and other documents

User guides and best practices for the Business and Consumer Surveys, workshop documents, working papers and studies documents


Methodological User Guide, May 2022

A user guide to the Joint Harmonised EU Programme of Business and Consumer Surveys (BCS) .

Explanatory Note, February 2020

A note explaining presentational changes in the BCS press release, taking effect in February 2020.

Restoration of consistent business and consumer survey data for Ireland, January 2019

A revised Consumer Confidence Indicator, December 2018

The new methodology takes effect as of 23 January 2019.

List of 'best practice' for the conduct of business and consumer surveys, March 2014
List of best practice for the colleciton of high quality Business and Consumer Survey data.

New question on capacity utilisation in the services sector, November 2013
Background and analysis of results from July 2011 to October 2013

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Workshop documents

Documents / Archive

Working papers


Studies documents

Financial Services Sector Survey, Report April 2017 by GfK Belgium