The Freezone World Economic Barometer (F-WEB), established in early 2018 by the World Free Zones Organization in partnership with the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, is a sentiment indicator designed to gauge the current momentum of economic activity in the Free Zones and give indication about future trends.
The F-WEB survey is web-based and user-friendly consisting of easy-to-answer qualitative questions on current developments and expectations regarding a limited number of key variables (turnover, output, investment, prices, etc.).
The indicator is calculated on a quarterly basis and published four times a year. A comprehensive evaluation of the F-WEB results is presented in an annual Economic Outlook Report.
click here to download the Outlook Report 2020
Given the broad based participation of Free Zone representatives, it provides a new genuine source of information about economic trends at the global level, comparable to what PMI indicators are at the national level. More information on the design and methodology of the F-WEB can be found here. FWEB Breifing Video
HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SURVEYS:
Members to our F-WEB mailing list receive an email containing a brief description, access key and a link to the current survey.
If you are interested to participate in future surveys, please send an email to FWEB.email@example.com. To ensure that the email reaches you please add this email to you email contact list.
F-WEB Survey Results :
In the first quarter of 2021, Free Zones around the globe have started to recover from the COVID-19 shock. This is the result of the 2020Q1 F-WEB survey conducted in March 2021. Click Here to download the report. FWEB Breifing Video
Note: Participants will have preferential access to the results of the survey.