Economic Sentiment Indicator characterises general social economic situation in a defined period.

Definitions

Economic Sentiment Indicator characterises general social economic situation in a defined period. For all Member States of the European Union it is calculated according to a uniform methodology, by the Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, using the Business Survey data. These surveys are conducted by the CSB in accordance with the Joint Harmonised EU Programme of Business and Consumer Surveys, using funding of the European Commission.

Data availability

Dissemination format and Release calendar

Statistikas tēma Dati par periodu Plānotais publicēšanas datumssort icon Piezīmes
Economic Sentiment Index
  • December 2017
09.01.2018
Economic Sentiment Index
  • January 2018
31.01.2018
Economic Sentiment Index
  • February 2018
28.02.2018
Economic Sentiment Index
  • March 2018
29.03.2018
Economic Sentiment Index
  • April 2018
02.05.2018

Statistikas tēma Dati par periodu Datu publicēšanas datumssort icon Piezīmes
Economic Sentiment Index
  • November 2017
30.11.2017
Economic Sentiment Index
  • October 2017
31.10.2017
Economic Sentiment Index
  • September 2017
29.09.2017
Economic Sentiment Index
  • August 2017
31.08.2017
Economic Sentiment Index
  • August 2018
31.08.2017

Publications

Download CSB publications on various time periods (starting from 2007) in section E-publications and subscribe for paper publications in section Publications.

Theme Title Release datesort icon ZIP/PDF
Business Tendency Business survey results 2016/04 (only in Latvian) 28.11.2016
Business Tendency Business survey results 2016/03 (only in Latvian) 02.09.2016
Business Tendency Business survey results 2016/02 (only in Latvian) 02.06.2016
Business Tendency Business survey results 2016/01 (only in Latvian) 02.03.2016
Business Tendency Business survey results 2015/04 (only in Latvian) 02.12.2015
Business Tendency Business survey results 2015/03 (only in Latvian) 04.09.2015
Business Tendency Business survey results 2015/02 (only in Latvian) 02.06.2015
Business Tendency Business survey results 2015/01 (only in Latvian) 03.03.2015
Business Tendency Business survey results 2014/04 (only in Latvian) 25.11.2014
Business Tendency Business survey results 2014/03 (only in Latvian) 03.09.2014
Business Tendency Business survey results 2014/02 (only in Latvian) 02.06.2014
Business Tendency Business survey results 2014/01 (only in Latvian) 21.02.2014
Business Tendency Business Survey Results 2013/04 (only in Latvian) 21.11.2013
Business Tendency Business Survey Results 2013/03 (only in Latvian) 30.09.2013
Business Tendency Business Survey Results 2013/02 (only in Latvian) 28.06.2013

Customised data sets

If you would like to obtain statistical data that are not available in publications or in the CSB online data base, please send us an information request:
 - postal mail: 1 Lāčplēša Street, Riga, Latvia, LV-1301;
 - e-mail: info [at] csb [dot] gov [dot] lv;
 - visiting Information centre.

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Data collection

Survey method and data source

Data are collected from the Business Tendency Surveys carried out by the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia (see more detailed description of methodology) and Consumer Surveys conducted by the market and public opinion research centre "Latvijas Fakti".

Statistical Processing

Calculation methods

Economic Sentiment Indicator characterises general social economic situation in a defined period.
 
For all Member States of the European Union Economic Sentiment Indicator is calculated according to a uniform methodology, by the Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, taking as a basis 15 different seasonally adjusted components included in industry, construction, retail trade and services sectors, as well as in consumer confidence indicator.
 
Value of indicator over 100, indicates that numeric characterisation of economic situation exceeds long-term (for time period 1993-2014) mean value. In its turn, indicator's value less than 100 indicates that characterisation of economic situation is lower than long-term mean value.

Comparability

Comperability over time

Comparable data are available since April 1993.

International comparability

Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs

https://ec.europa.eu/info/business-economy-euro/indicators-statistics/economic-databases/business-and-consumer-surveys_en

Confidentiality

Confidentiality of the information provided by respondents is protected by the Section 17 of the Statistics Law stipulating rights and obligations of the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia and other state authorities producing official statistics. Read more

Quality

Quality reports are prepared in accordance with the EU requirements in specific statistical domain.

They provide detailed information on the data life cycle and data quality. Quality reports are available here.

Contact person on methodology

Last update

27.05.2016

Confidence indicator in construction

Confidence indicator in manufacturing

Confidence indicator in retail trade

Confidence indicator in services sector

Confidence indicators

Explanation of symbols

-

Magnitude zero

0

Less than half of the unit employed

...

Data not available or too uncertain for presentation

X

Figure not applicable because column heading and stub line make entry impossible, absurd or meaningless

.

Data not released for confidentiality reasons

If data are absolute numbers

0

Magnitude zero