Firm Surveys

Since 1993, IWH has conducted regular surveys among a fixed group of firms in the manufacturing and construction industry to collect individual data on economic activity. Until 2012, the surveys were carried out on a monthly basis with the construction and the manufacturing industry taking turns.

Since 2013, both surveys are conducted quarterly. They are based on a rotating panel of about 400 companies in each industry. The response rate is approximately 75%.

The results are published regularly (every month until 2012, quarterly since 2013) as reports, including figures and standard table as press releases and in the IWH publication "Wirtschaft im Wandel".

Further information:

IWH Industry Survey

IWH Construction Survey



IWH Industry Survey July: Business situation in East German manufacturing sector slightly worse – Outlook optimistic

Udo Ludwig

in: Wirtschaft im Wandel, No. 10, 1996

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IWH Industry Survey: Bleak Business situation and outlook this September

Udo Ludwig

in: Wirtschaft im Wandel, No. 13, 1996

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