All short-term fluctuations in economic growth together are known as the business cycle. There are alternating periods of stronger growth (upturn) and slower growth (downturn) or even negative growth (crisis). The most commonly used indicator for an economy’s development is the gross domestic product (GDP). Aside from GDP, the Dossier Business Cycle includes a number of other important indicators that provide an indication of short-term economic developments. Visualisations such as the Business Cycle Tracer (BCT) and various radars also present updates on the business cycle.