The new tracer is based on the same reporting period (August) as the ‘previous’ tracer published on 12 August. On Friday 23 September, CBS will publish the new tracer for September with the most recent information, simultaneously with the second estimate of economic growth in Q2 of 2016.
No method change
The new tracer elaborates on the ‘previous’ one and ensures a smooth transition without breaks in the business cycle. The method has been revised and remained unchanged; the set of indicators, however, has been adjusted. Currently, the Business Cycle Tracer includes thirteen instead of fifteen indicators.