The Short-Term Survey in Industry and Construction forms a relevant part of the European Statistical System (ESS), information is collected in a monthly survey of approximately 10 000 companies from sections B to F of ÖNACE 2008. Reporting is mandatory for all enterprises that exceed pre-defined cut-off thresholds. As part of the short-term statistics the survey forms an integral part of the European Business Statistics collected under the European Business Statistics Regulation.
Variables relevant to the analysis of the business cycle include turnover, incoming and level of orders, employees, hours worked and earnings. The survey also collects data on production of manufactured goods according to the EU-wide harmonised classification PRODCOM. Collected information includes quantity and value of goods, irrespective of the economic classification of the reporting units.
The survey provides important information on the business cycle and production of goods for national policy makers, businesses and academia. Respective results can be found under figures industry and construction and PRODCOM.