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  Title SPF - Survey of Professional Forecasters

  Data source European Central Bank

  Contact email address Statistical Information Request form
  Dataset last update in SDW 2023-05-05 21:00:01
  Catalog Download the series catalogue of the dataset SPF in CSV format, i.e. full list of series and associated metadata: Excel 2013 (zipped) or the earlier Excel versions.
  Data presentation - Summary description The ECB Survey of Professional Forecasters (SPF) is a quarterly survey of expectations for the rates of inflation, real GDP growth and unemployment in the euro area for several horizons, together with a quantitative assessment of the uncertainty surrounding them. The participants are experts affiliated with financial or non-financial institutions based within the European Union. As of 2015 the results are reported in a standalone web publication on a quarterly basis (i.e. in February, May, August and November) on the dedicated SPF webpage.

  Data presentation - Detailed description Additional information can be found in Occasional Papers No. 8 "An introduction to the ECB Survey of Professional Forecasters"and No. 59 "The ECB Survey of Professional Forecasters - A review after eight years" experience" .

  Reference area coverage Euro area

  Sector coverage Whole economy

  Time coverage 1999 - now

  Time period 1999 - four to five years ahead of the current calendar year

  Frequency of data collection Quarterly

  Statistical concepts and definitions For information about the naming convention (series key dimensions and metadata), refer to the SPF underlying DSD (ECB_FCT1) maintained by the ECB.
  Release policy The SPF is an input to non-monetary policy meetings of the ECB"s Governing Council (in January, April, July and October) and results are released to the public on the following day.

  Release policy - release calendar The release date of the upcoming survey round is announced on the dedicated SPF webpage.

  Release policy - release calendar access An overview of the dates when the regular surveys were conducted and published is publicly available.

  Metadata last update 26/SEP/2019 15:21:10

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