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Economy and Finance

Business and consumer surveys

Regular harmonised surveys are conducted by the Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs for different sectors of the economies in the European Union (EU) and in the applicant countries.

Schedule

Latest update: Flash Consumer Confidence Indicator - 23 May 2024.

Next update: Press release business and consumer survey results (incl. ESI, EEI, EUI, sectoral CIs) - 30 May 2024.

See also the full schedule for 2024.

Business and consumer surveys

The Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs of the European Commission conducts regular harmonised surveys for different sectors of the economies in the European Union (EU) and in the applicant countries. They are addressed to representatives of the industry (manufacturing), services, retail trade and construction sectors, as well as to consumers. These surveys allow comparisons among different countries' business cycles and have become an indispensable tool for monitoring the evolution of the EU and the euro area economies, as well as monitoring developments in the applicant countries.