The Riksbank's Business Survey
The main purpose of the Riksbank's business survey is to obtain in-depth information on how the companies view the current economic situation and how they intend to act on the basis of the present conditions. This information thus supplements the other material used by the Riksbank as a basis for monetary policy decisions.
The company sample, as well as the questions asked in the interviews, is adjusted to the issues that are important to monetary policy on different occasions. The sample is thus not typical for the business sector as a whole. The interviews are carried out by experienced economists at the Riksbank three times a year.