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Isle of Man Business Confidence Survey

The Isle of Man Business Confidence Survey is a semi-annual survey of local employers, intended to gauge current business activity, optimism, planning, staffing and investment for all sectors of the domestic economy.

Business surveys provide essential information for economic monitoring, short-term forecasting and economic research. Business confidence surveys are widely used to detect turning points in the economic cycle. The Business Confidence Survey reflects the European Harmonized Consumer and Business Survey, and it is designed to complement official economic statistics, which are often available on delayed cycles.

In successive years, the survey will compile indices of employers’ high-level assessments of business activity, new business, capacity utilisation, product prices, turnover, employment, and business optimism. Broader topics covered in the questionnaire include the quality and cost of various business-adjacent services, regulation, and the ease of doing business on the Isle of Man.

Please forward any queries to economics@gov.im or telephone +44 1624 686107.  

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