Short-term Statistics

The Short Term Business Statistics Surveys (Council Regulation (EC, EURATOM) No 1165/98 of 19 May 1998) are quarterly or monthly surveys used to produce timely quarterly or monthly indicators, normally in the form of Indices.



Quarrying Questionnaire
A monthly based questionnaire sent to a fixed sample of quarrying enterprises from the Business Register. These enterprises are included under Section B – Mining and Quarrying under NACE Rev 2.
Manufacturing Questionnaire
This monthly questionnaire is sent to approximately 400 manufacturing enterprises in Malta and Gozo from a fixed sample from the Business Register. These enterprises are engaged in activities listed under Section C under NACE Rev 2.
Construction Questionnaire
This is a quarterly based questionnaire on construction enterprises (site preparation and building of structures, roofs, canals, roads etc) in Malta and Gozo, for Section F under NACE Rev 2.
Water and Energy Questionnaire
This is a monthly questionnaire that considers the industries of electricity generation and water supply in Malta.
Wholesale and Retail Trade Questionnaire
This is a quarterly based questionnaire on wholesale and retail trade (including the motor trade) within Malta and Gozo, for NACE activities under Section G of NACE Rev 2. However, turnover figures in this questionnaire are on a monthly basis.
Services Questionnaire
The services questionnaire is also a quarterly based questionnaire and the information collected here refers to those enterprises falling within Sections H, I, J, L, M and N of NACE Rev 2.
Producer Price Index Questionnaire
The Industrial Producer Price Index is a monthly survey, targeting the manufacturing and energy (water and electricity) sectors. The index monitors the changes in ex-works sale prices of all leading products within a sample of around 70 large enterprises. Sampled enterprises account for over 80 per cent of total industrial turnover.
The scope of the index is to provide a measure of upstream inflation, at producer level, to supplement the measure of inflation faced by the household sector, as provided by the Retail Price Index (RPI) and Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices (HICP).
This is quarterly based questionnaire collects monetary information on stocks for all economic activities.
Industrial Production Questionnaire
This questionnaire is sent monthly to approximately 130 manufacturing enterprises to collect data on their most representative products produced within the reference period. Together with other data sources within the remit of Short-term statistics, the Index of Industrial Production, which is considered as one of the most important economic indicators, can be compiled.
Development Form Questionnaire 
The STS-Regulations require short-term statistics on building permits under the provisions of Annex B in terms of the number of dwellings and in terms of a size measure. It is the objective of the building permit indicators to show the future development of construction activity. The tracking of building permits provides a relatively simple indication of the short-term future workload of the building side of construction.


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Short-term Statistics


 Contact Information:

Mr Sam Sacco
Head of Unit​
2599 7321