In November and December 2019, the Business Cycle Survey (CE) provided data from 276 companies. Thus, the information described here is based on the situation just prior to the outbreak of the corona pandemic. The purpose of the survey is to provide current information on business and economic parameters and developments on a regular basis, twice a year. In addition, it should provide insight into the expectations and opinions of entrepreneurs.

This publication takes a closer look at the results of the survey opinion polls. Quantitative data is not discussed here and the turnover and profit are limited. First, a brief introductory consideration is given to the methodology used for the survey.