Short-term Statistics

The Short-Term Business Statistics unit (STS) covers four domains/Annexes: industry (A), construction (B), retail trade (C) and services (D). Data is collected through monthly/quarterly surveys (Council Regulation 1165/98 of 19 May 1998 and Regulation 1158/2005) to produce 76 Eurostat transmissions and 32 local news releases with a monthly or quarterly frequency per year.

USE OF STS INDICATORS

  • Track business cycle of an economy in the shortest possible timeframe.
  • Formulate and monitor economic and monetary policies.

OTHER CONCEPTS RELATED TO THE STS UNIT:

  • Principal European Economic Indicators: IIP; PPIs; Construction and WRT.
  • Special Data Dissemination Standard (SDDS) – PPIs and IIP form part of the SDDS group.
  • Seasonal and Working Day Adjustments – are conducted for certain indicators, namely, manufacturing, wholesale and retail trade, are services.
  • Services Producer Price Index (SPPI) – new project in the pipeline

 

​sources and methods

Short-term Statistics

 

Contact Information: 

 
Mr Sam Sacco
Head of Unit
2599 7321
stbs.nso@gov.mt