NAME OF COLLECTION
Business Expectations Survey
Economy Wide Statistics Section
Australian Bureau of Statistics
PO Box 10
BELCONNEN ACT 2616
Telephone: 1800 020 580
Facsimile: 1800 246 303
The Business Expectations Survey (BES) is a quarterly survey which provides data on the expectations of businesses in both the short (next three months) and medium terms (the current quarter of the following year) for a range of indicators.
The BES samples businesses in all industries except agriculture, forestry and fishing; general government; and private households. Expectations are provided by respondents as percentage changes between a constant period and two future periods. These data are classified by industry, business size and State or Territory.
Method of collection
Mail questionnaire. The survey conducted for the March quarter 1999 was based on a stratified random sample of approximately 3,000 businesses.
Data detailOperating income
Wage and salary expenses
Other labour expenses
Other operating expenses
Total operating expenses
Data items available for the energy sectors are expectations for:
Most data at the Australian total level. Some data at State level.
Frequency of data availability
Data is available for the quarters ending 31 March, 30 June, 30 September and 31 December.
Data are available from the December quarter 1993.
Products and services availableAustralian Business Expectations (cat. no. 5250.0)
Other products and servicesSpecial data services are available on request