The WIFO-Konjunkturtest (WIFO Business Cycle Survey) is a monthly survey of Austrian companies on their economic situation and development in the coming months. The aim is to record the current and forthcoming development of the Austrian economy with as little effort as possible for the respondents. The results are published twelve times a year before the end of each month of the survey. They are thus available much earlier than data from official business statistics. The results of the WIFO-Konjunkturtest are therefore available about two months before the publication of the provisional value and about three months before the publication of the first value of the production index.
Each month, around 1,600 companies with more than 200,000 employees voluntarily take part in the WIFO-Konjunkturtest. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the companies; without their participation, the WIFO-Konjunkturtest would not be possible.
As part of the WIFO-Investitionstest (WIFO Investment Survey), WIFO asks companies every six months about their investment activities. Here, too, the main objective is to have relevant economic data available even before it can be made available by the statistical offices.