Freezone World Economic Barometer

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The Freezone World Economic Barometer (F-WEB), established in early 2018, is a sentiment indicator designed to gauge the current momentum of economic activity in the Free Zones and give indication about future trends. The questionnaire is web-based and user-friendly consisting of easy-to-answer qualitative questions on current developments and expectations regarding a limited number of key variables (turnover, output, investment, prices, etc.). The indicator is calculated on a quarterly basis and published four times a year in a separate note. A comprehensive evaluation of the F-WEB results will be presented in the annual World Freezones Economic Outlook. Based on a broad base of members of the WFZO it has the potential to provide a new genuine source of information about economic trends at the global level, comparable to what PMI indicators are at the national level.

F-WEB Notes Archive