Manuals, Guides, Task Force Reports
Eurostat Metadata - Background information in Euro SDMX metadata structure on all methodological aspects of STS.
National Metadata - Hyperlinks to national STS metadata are available in the annexes of Eurostat's metadata.
Principal European Economic Indicators (PEEIs)
Principal European Economic Indicators PEEIs are key macro economic indicators which describe the economic and labour market situation and price developments in the euro area and the European Union. They are of particular importance for economic and monetary policy.
Almost half of the PEEIs come from short-term statistics. The reports "PEEI in focus" provide, for each Member State detailed information on definitions, coverage and sampling issues, response rates, index compilation, error identification, seasonal adjustment and other quality aspects of these indicators.
- Import price index (2011)
- Building permits indicators (2011)
- Services producer price index (2010)
- Index of turnover in services (2009)
- Index of production in construction (2008)
- Domestic producer price index (2007)
- Retail trade turnover and volume of sales indices (2006)
- Industrial production index (2005)
Quality Reports and Rolling Reviews
Every three years the European Commission (Eurostat) informs the European Parliament and the Council about the quality of short-term statistics.
The STS quality reports to the European Parliament and the Council for earlier years are available through the STS Group on CIRCABC.
Short-term statistics are also subject to rolling reviews which assess quality of the data and the data production process.
STS CIRCABC group
The link to the CIRCABC group "Short-term Statisitics (STS)" gives access to a wide range of background information concerning STS, including methodology, quality reports, release calendars and weights.
CROS Portal for STS
At the portal for Collaboration in Research and Methodology for Official Statistics (CROS) a General Interest Group for short-term business statistics has been created for the exchange of best practices and the discussion of solutions to common methodological issues.
European Business Statistics Manual
Eurostat and the National Statistical Institutes are developing a new cross-cutting methodological manual on European business statistics, referred to as the EBS manual. Click here for more information.