Economic and monetary developments

Economic Bulletin

The Economic Bulletin provides a comprehensive analysis of economic and monetary developments and interim updates on key indicators. Each issue includes other articles focusing on broader topics, as well as a statistical section.

It is published two weeks after the monetary policy meeting of the Governing Council of the ECB.

Issues published after the monetary policy meetings in March, June, September and December include a discussion of the Eurosystem/ECB staff macroeconomic projections for the euro area.

The Economic Bulletin was launched in early 2015 and replaces the former Monthly Bulletin.

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Eurosystem / ECB staff macroeconomic projections

Four times a year the ECB publishes macroeconomic projections for the euro area. Eurosystem staff projections, which are produced jointly by experts from both the ECB and the euro area national central banks, are published in June and December, ECB staff projections are published in March and September.

Eurosystem/ECB staff macroeconomic projections for the euro area
New procedure for constructing ECB staff projections ranges, 3 December 2009

Surveys

The ECB also carries out several surveys that provide further input into the economic analysis.

Bank lending survey

Developed by the Eurosystem in order to enhance the understanding of bank lending behaviour in the euro area. It is designed to complement existing statistics on bank interest rates and credits. The survey is conducted four times a year, at the beginning of each quarter.

The euro area bank lending survey

Survey of Professional Forecasters

Gathers expectations for euro area inflation, economic activity and unemployment from experts affiliated to financial or non-financial institutions based in the European Union.

ECB Survey of Professional Forecasters