The ECB Survey of Professional Forecasters (SPF) collects information on the expected rates of inflation, real GDP growth and unemployment in the euro area at several horizons, ranging from the current year to the longer term. Expectations are reported not only as point forecasts, but also as probability distributions, providing a quantitative assessment of risk and uncertainty.
The Survey of Professional Forecasters began in 1999. The aggregate results and microdata are published four times a year. The next release will be published on 23 April 2021 (provisionally).
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Reflecting the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic, mitigation measures and continuing uncertainties, expectations for euro area inflation, growth and unemployment were all revised further in this release.Read the press release
Explore in detail the latest survey respondents' expectations on future inflation, economic growth, unemployment and other economic variables.Read the report
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